Guide to using the BT Business Smart Hub

How do I create a Port Forwarding rule on my Smart Hub?

Port forwarding lets you route incoming traffic to a specific device on your network depending on the port that it uses.

You don’t normally need Port Forwarding but if it is, your application provider will tell you what port(s) ranges and protocols you need to forward.

From the Hub Manager home page, go to -

  1. Advanced Settings.
  2. Firewall.
  3. Click on the Create a new port forwarding rule button on the right hand side.
  4. You will then need to specify the following -

    Rule name: this is a name assigned to the rule, usually the name of the application the rule applies to.

    Select device: select the device that the rule must apply to.

    External and internal ports: specify the port or port range for the rule. If there is a single port that you need to forward, then enter the same number in the Start and End fields.

    Protocol: set if the rule applies to traffic using TCP, UDP, or both (TCP/UDP). Your application provider should be able to give you this information.

Screen shot from Hub Manager - port forwarding