Port Forwarding the CNET 914-W Router for XBOX360 Alpha Protocol

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the CNET 914-W router your device needs to have a static IP address. You should complete one of the following steps first:

Now that you have setup a Static IP Address on your device, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your device here:

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Login to the CNET 914-W Router

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

How To Find Your CNET 914-W Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your CNET 914-W router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The CNET 914-W 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 CNET 914-W router. By default the IP address should be set to

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You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.

The Default CNET 914-W Router Username is: admin

The Default CNET 914-W Router Password is: admin

Click the Ok button to log in to your CNET 914-W router.

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Please visit our Default CNET Router Passwords page if the username and password shown below did not work for you.

If you can't login to your router because you forgot your CNET 914-W router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your CNET 914-W router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward XBOX360 Alpha Protocol on the CNET 914-W

Having trouble forwarding ports on the CNET 914-W?

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 router to save you time and hassle.

CNET 914-W Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your CNET 914-W router you should see the following:

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Click the Firewall link near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.

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Forward Ports 3074 on the CNET 914-W

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. XBOX360 Alpha Protocol requires you to forward the 3074 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Forwarding menu and then click Apply Changes.

Enable Port Forwarding
IP Address Protocol Port Range: - Comment:

When you're finished, click Save/Reload Settings near the left of the screen to save your changes.

And that's it! You're done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for XBOX360 Alpha Protocol on the CNET 914-W 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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