Port Forwarding the TP-Link TD-W8901G Router for Two Worlds Hosting


What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the TP-Link TD-W8901G router your computer 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 computer, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your computer here:

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Login to the TP-Link TD-W8901G Router

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

How To Find Your TP-Link TD-W8901G Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your TP-Link TD-W8901G router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The TP-Link TD-W8901G 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 TP-Link TD-W8901G router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.1.

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

The Default TP-Link TD-W8901G Router Username is: admin

The Default TP-Link TD-W8901G Router Password is: admin


Click the Ok button to log in to your TP-Link TD-W8901G router.


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How to Port Forward Two Worlds Hosting on the TP-Link TD-W8901G


Having trouble forwarding ports on the TP-Link TD-W8901G?

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 TP-Link TD-W8901G router to save you time and hassle.

TP-Link TD-W8901G Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your TP-Link TD-W8901G router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced Setup button near the top of the page.

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Click the NAT link near the top of the page.

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Click the Virtual Server link near the bottom of the page.

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Forward Ports 17171 on the TP-Link TD-W8901G

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Two Worlds Hosting requires you to forward the 17171,17771 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu and then click Save.

Rule Index :
Application :
Protocol :
Start Port Number :
End Port Number :
Local IP Address :


Forward Ports 17771 on the TP-Link TD-W8901G

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

Rule Index :
Application :
Protocol :
Start Port Number :
End Port Number :
Local IP Address :

And that is it! You are done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Two Worlds Hosting on the TP-Link TD-W8901G 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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