How to Open a Port on a Router
If you have login access to your router, you can manually configure port settings. This isn't something you'll need very often, but it's useful to know how to do it in case you need it.
What is a port?
Ports are like house numbers. They're used to help direct packets and network traffic to specific applications and devices. Each application uses a unique port number.
Most port management happens automatically in the background, but sometimes you may need to manually adjust your port settings. This is especially common when setting up multiplayer servers for gaming on your home network. In cases like this, you may need to open a specific port.