Port Forwarding the TP-Link TL-R460v2 Router for Wake on LAN

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 TL-R460v2 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 TP-Link TL-R460v2 Router

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

How To Find Your TP-Link TL-R460v2 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your TP-Link TL-R460v2 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The TP-Link TL-R460v2 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 TL-R460v2 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 TP-Link TL-R460v2 Router Username is: admin

The Default TP-Link TL-R460v2 Router Password is: admin

Click the Ok button to log in to your TP-Link TL-R460v2 router.

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Please visit our Default TP-Link 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 TP-Link TL-R460v2 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your TP-Link TL-R460v2 router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward Wake on LAN on the TP-Link TL-R460v2

Having trouble forwarding ports on the TP-Link TL-R460v2?

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.

TP-Link TL-R460v2 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your TP-Link TL-R460v2 router you should see the following:

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Click the Forwarding link near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Virtual Servers.

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Click the Add New button near the center of the page.

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Forward Ports 7 on the TP-Link TL-R460v2

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Wake on LAN requires you to forward the 7,9 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Servers menu and then click Save.

Service Port:  
IP Address:  

Forward Ports 9 on the TP-Link TL-R460v2

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

Service Port:  
IP Address:  

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Wake on LAN on the TP-Link TL-R460v2 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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