This 2wire 2700HG 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 router.
We will walk you through each of the following steps:
- Settings up static IP address on the device you want to port forward to.
- Login to your 2wire 2700HG router.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Recommended - Our free Static IP Setter will set up a static IP address for you.
- Another way to get a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP reservation.
- Or, manually create a static ip address with our Static IP Guides.
This step is important because you want a permanent IP address in your device. If you do not set up a permanent IP address in your device, then when you device reboots it may get a new IP address.
It is now time to login to the **2wire 2700HG ** 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.
Above is an example of what a web browser address bar looks like. Find the address bar in your router and type in your router's IP address.
The default 2wire 2700HG IP Address is: 192.168.1.254 This should log you in to your router. If you are asked for a username and password, check your paperwork that came with the router.
Now that you have logged into the 2wire 2700HG 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.
Now click the Firewall option at the top of the page.
Some new options appear under that, click the Firewall Settings link.
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.
You need to end up on the Edit Application page.
Here are the ports to forward for Xbox Live:
- TCP Ports: 3074
- UDP Ports: 3074
If you are looking for the ports for a different application you can find it by either:
Create a name for this forward and put it in the Application Name box. The name is only used as a reminder and has no effect on the port forward.
Select the protocol type using the Protocol radio button. If you need both TCP and UDP then create a duplicate configuration.
The first configuration needs to have TCP selected while the second one has UDP selected.
If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Port (or Range) From and the Port (or Range) To boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Port (or Range) From box and the highest number of that range into the Port (or Range) To box.
Enter the protocol timeout into the Protocol Timeout (seconds) box. The protocol timeout should be set to 86400 if you are using the TCP protocol, or 600 for the UDP protocol.
The Map to Host Port box cab be left empty.
Make sure that Application Type is set to None.
Click the Add Definition button.
Now, click the BACK button in the lower right corner.
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 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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