Port Forwarding the TP-Link TD-W8901G Router for eMule


What is Port Forwarding?

If you don't know what Port Forwarding is yet, you might want to start by reading our What is Port Forwarding guide.

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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:

Don't Skip This Step!

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 eMule 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.

Before we can forward ports for eMule, we need to figure out what ports eMule is using. Here is a brief walkthrough on how to do that. Go ahead and open up eMule.

Click the Options button in the menu at the top of your screen.

Click the Connection option on the left hand side of your screen. You should see a TCP box and an UDP box. Enter a random port into each of these boxes. It doesn't matter what ports you choose, but a port numbers between 10000 and 60000 would be a good idea. A higher numbered port is generally the best to use, because most ISP's do not block the higher numbered ports. Please enter the port you chose for the TCP box into the box below.

eMule's port for incoming TCP connections

Please enter the port you chose for the UDP box into the box below.

eMule's port for incoming UDP connections

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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 User Defined Port 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. eMule requires you to forward the ports you entered above. 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 User Defined Port 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 eMule 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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