Port Forwarding the 2wire 2701HG-B Router for Warcraft III


What is Port Forwarding?

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Login to the 2wire 2701HG-B Router

Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.

How To Find Your 2wire 2701HG-B Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your 2wire 2701HG-B router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The 2wire 2701HG-B Router Using Your Web Browser

Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.

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In the picture above the address bar has http://www.google.com in it. Just replace all of that with the internal IP address of your 2wire 2701HG-B router. By default the IP address should be set to 172.16.0.1.

How to Port Forward Warcraft III on the 2wire 2701HG-B


Having trouble forwarding ports on the 2wire 2701HG-B?

If you are having trouble with this guide, then perhaps PFConfig may be your solution. PFConfig is a software tool that will automatically forward ports for your 2wire 2701HG-B router to save you time and hassle.

We are going to show you how to forward port 6112 TCP, which is the only port that must be forwarded for Warcraft III. You can change the port that Warcraft III uses for hosting on the Options/Gameplay screen. If you decide to change the port that Warcraft III is uses for hosting you should select a port in the 6113-6119 range. You would really only want to do this when you had two computers on your network that were trying to host custom games. Remember that you would need to forward the port that the second computer will be hosting on to the second computer.

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Now that you are logged in to your 2wire 2701HG-B router you should see the following:

Look for your password on the bottom of your router or in the paperwork that came with your router.

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Click the Firewall button.

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Click the Firewall Settings button.

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Use the Select a computer box to choose a computer to forward ports to. This box contains a list of computer names that are visible on your network.

Click the Add a new user-defined application link.

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Forward Ports 6112-6119 on the 2wire 2701HG-B

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Warcraft III requires you to forward the 6112-6119 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Edit Application menu and then click Add Definition.

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  Application Name:  
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  Protocol: TCP UDP   
  Port (or Range): From: To:   
  Protocol Timeout (seconds): TCP default=86400
UDP default=600
  
  Map to Host Port: Default= the same port as
defined above
  
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Forward Ports 6112-6119 on the 2wire 2701HG-B

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Edit Application page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Add Definition.

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  Application Name:  
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  Protocol: TCP UDP   
  Port (or Range): From: To:   
  Protocol Timeout (seconds): TCP default=86400
UDP default=600
  
  Map to Host Port: Default= the same port as
defined above
  
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Click the Back button.

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Select the applications you just created in the Applications list, then click the Add button to move them to the Hosted Applications box.

When you are finished, click the Done button at the bottom of your screen.

And that is it! You are done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Warcraft III on the 2wire 2701HG-B you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Open Port Check tool. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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