How do I set up port forwarding with the FritzBox router?

Katherine Sadowski

Katherine Sadowski

PaperOffice Europe

Port forwarding with the Fritz! Box router is very easy. The following video, as well as the description below, describes all the steps in detail.

Step 1

  • Login to your FRITZ!Box web interface using your web browser.
  • You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
  • Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your FRITZ!Box router.

Step 2

  • Click the Internet link on the left menu.
  • You should now see a new submenu. In this new menu, click Permit Access.

Step 3

  • On the "Port Sharing" tab click on "Add Device for Sharing".
  • From the device dropdown list select your device (NAS, own Windows server, ... ) which is hosting the Database server. For this example we select our QNAP NAS.
  • Now click the "New Port Forwarding" button, a new window will pop up.

Step 4

  • For Application select "Other applications" and add a description e.g.: MySQL Server.
  • For Protocol select "TCP".
  • For the ports enter the port from your Database-Server e.g.: 3306 and then click "OK"

Step 5

  • On the "Sharing for Device" window click on "OK".
  • When you're back on the "Port Sharing" window you will now see the port forwarding rule for your device.
  • To finish click on "Apply"

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