How to Enable Dmz On Router?

DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) is a feature on the router that allows forwarding all incoming traffic from the internet to a specified device. It can be used for special purposes like video conferencing or internet gaming.

Carry out the guidelines given below to enable DMZ on Router.

  • Step 1:Initially, make sure your wireless router is turned on and is connected to a computer.
  • Step 2:On your computer connected to the router, go to the web-based setup page of the router from your web browser.
  • Step 3:For this, you have to enter the IP address of the router in the address section of the browser.
  • Step 4:To know the IP address of your wireless router, go to the Start menu of your Windows computer and type “cmd.”
  • Step 5:Right-click on the Command Prompt option and select the Run as administrator option.
  • Step 6:Type “ipconfig” in the terminal window and tap Enter.
  • Step 7:You can find the IP address of the router in the Default Gateway section.
  • Step 8:Once you are on the router’s web-based setup page, select the Applications & Gaming tab and click DMZ.
  • Step 9:The settings vary on each router. Note: In Linksys router, the DMZ option is listed under the Applications & Gaming menu. In TP-Link routers, the option is under the Forwarding menu. If you own a Netgear router, then you can access the DMZ option from Advanced > Setup > WAN Setup > Default DMZ Server.
  • Step 10:Now, if you find the Features section, select Firewall and enable DMZ on Router.
  • Step 11:Choose the Enabled option and select the source IP address and destination.
  • Step 12:If you want your computer to be exposed to all IP addresses, select Any IP address.
  • Step 13:For choosing a specified device, enter the MAC address or IP address of the device in the Destination section. Then, click Save Settings.
  • Step 14:Now, DMZ has been enabled on your router, and all incoming traffic will be forwarded to the selected device.