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3 Messages

Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 8:59 PM

BGW320-500 Port Forwarding Not Working

Yes I've searched the forums and yes I've seen the descriptions on how to do it, and I'm doing it properly.

I shouldn't have get a SECOND router and do a passthrough set up for this to work.  The AT&T hardware should just do its job properly. 

I've factory reset the router, twice.  Online port checkers always say the port is closed; and is proved by the fact that no one can see the server (Minecraft in this case) running from the outside.

Is there any resolution to it?

Community Support

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232.9K Messages

9 months ago

We understand, and we're here to assist with your port forwarding, @ArchV1!

 

To forward ports on the BGW320-500 modem, you can try the following steps:

  • Login to the BGW320-505 modem by going to the IP address printed on the modem (192.168.1.254)
  • Go to Firewall > IP Passthrough > Set Allocation Mode to Passthrough
  • Passthrough Mode: DHCPS-fixed, then select the MAC address of your router from the list
  • Enter the Device Access Code found on the side of your gateway
  • Select NAT/Gaming
  • If you get a warning message, restart your Wi-Fi gateway. Then, continue with these steps.
  • Alternatively, you could set up IP Passthrough to your own router, then set up Port Forwarding in that router4

 

Let us know if this helps.

For further assistance feel free to get back to us!

 

Sara, AT&T Community Specialist

 

 

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3 Messages

9 months ago

I don't have a second router.  Port forward should work on the AT&T device alone.

How do I do this step?  If AT&T has port forwarding blocked at the account level, this is certainly the problem:

If you receive a warning message, visit the AT&T Port Forwarding tool to enable port forwarding on your account

Thanks

Community Support

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232.9K Messages

9 months ago

Hey @ArchV1, we understand were you are coming from, let's point you at the right direction. 

 

We recommend that you use ⁠Set up port forwarding for BGW210 and try again as it includes advance steps. If the issue still persist please reach out to our technical support team.

 

Please feel free to reach out to us if you need further assistance.

 

Sara, AT&T Community Specialist

3 Messages

9 months ago

I've done all those steps previously.  Looks like I'll be contacting tech support.  This device may be defective.  

Community Support

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232.9K Messages

9 months ago

Hi @ArchV1,


We'll happily guide you get the required assistance from our tech support team.

 

Since you've already tried the given troubleshooting steps. We'd recommend that you coordinate with our technical support team via 800.321.2000 /  800.247.2020 for further assistance.

 

If you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

 

David, AT&T Community Forum Specialist 

 

ACE - Expert

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35.9K Messages

9 months ago

@ArchV1 , are you 100% sure that the port is actually open for access off the server PC?  A quick test would be to try to access it from another PC on your network using the private IP address.  If that works, then, you should continue to look at Port Forwarding issues.  If that doesn't work, then you need to find out why:

  • Is the software not running?
  • Is the software not opening the correct port?
  • Is the OS (or other third-party software) firewall blocking the access.

Check to make sure the software is running (start it, check the service, etc.)

You can search the output of "netstat -a" to see if your port shows up as a port being listened to

Check the log of your firewall and/or the configuration to ensure it will pass the traffic.

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