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Learn to Open Ports on the 2wire 2700HG

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This 2wire 2700HG v2 router includes a basic firewall that helps to protect your home network from unwanted Internet access. This firewall blocks incoming connections that you may want unblocked for a game or application. This process of unblocking a connection is called a port forward.

In this guide, we will show you how to port forward the 2wire 2700HG v2 router.

We will walk you through each of the following steps:

  1. Settings up static IP address on the device you want to port forward to.
  2. Login to your 2wire 2700HG router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Firewall button.
    • Click the Firewall Settings button.
    • Use the Select a computer to select the device to forward ports to.
    • Click the Add a new user-defined application link.
  4. Make port forward entry.

Don't panic if you feel like this is overwhelming, don't panic, we will walk you through each step in the process.

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Step 1

It is important to setup a static ip address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. This ensures that your ports will remain open even after your device reboots.

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  • Or follow our Static IP Address guide to setup a static IP address.

Step 2

It is now time to login to the 2wire 2700HG v2 router. Your router has a web interface which means you need to use a web browser. It doesn't matter which browser you decide to use. Some common options for web browser are: Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.

After picking the web browser of your choice, find the address bar.

2wire 2700HG address-bar-circled

Do you see the address bar in the image above. I have circled it for you in red. Simply replace what is in the address bar with the router's IP address. This may be called the default gateway.

If you have changed the router's IP address and don't remember what you changed it to, read this How To Find Your Router's IP Address guide.

By default the 2wire 2700HG v2 router is:

This should log you to your router. If you are asked for a username and password, check your paperwork that came with the router.

Step 3

Now that you have logged into the 2wire 2700HG v2 router, you need to find your way to the port forwarding section. To do this let us start with the Network at a Glance page.

2wire 2700HG-V2 Screenshot 1

Now click the Firewall option at the top of the page.

2wire 2700HG-V2 Screenshot 2

Some new options appear under that, click the Firewall Settings link.

2wire 2700HG-V2 Screenshot 3

Now you should see the page above. First, use the Select a computer drop down list and pick the device you plan on forwarding these ports to. This is the device you setup the static IP address on in step 1.

Then, select the link labeled Add a new user-defined application.

2wire 2700HG-V2 Screenshot 4

You need to end up on the Edit Application page.

Step 4

It is now time to enter some data into your router to make a port forward. In order fro us to show you exactly how to configure the router you need to give us a little more information:

Application :
IP Address :

(It is not necessary to enter the Static IP address above. You have already designated the device you are forwarding ports to.)

Below is our router simulator. It shows you exactly what data you need to enter in your router to get the correct ports forwarded. We are currently showing the ports for XBox Live. If this is correct, simply fill out the boxes as you see them in the boxes below:

Now, click the BACK button in the lower right corner.

2wire 2700HG-V2 Screenshot 3

Using the Applications box, choose the name of the application you just created. Then click ADD to move them to the Hosted Applications box.

When you are finished, click the DONE button in the lower right corner of the page.

Test if Your Ports are Open

After you have finished forwarding the ports on the 2wire 2700HG v2 router you need to test them to see if they forwarded correctly.

To test if the ports forwarded correctly we recommend using our Open Port Checker. It is part of our Network Utilities free trial version. This port checker is not only free to use but uses a local application to check for open ports, making it guaranteed to work.

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  Application Name:  
  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