2wire 2701HG-G routers include a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network form unwanted access from the internet. Since this firewall blocks incoming connections you may need open a port through it for certain games and applications. This process of opening a port is frequently called a port forward, since you are forwarding a port from the internet to your home network.
The basic process to open a port is:
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your 2wire 2701HG-G router.
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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.
Now we are going to login to your 2wire 2701HG-G router. Your router has a web interface, so you will login to it using your web browser. This can be either Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge. It usually does not matter which browser you choose to use.
Open up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something like this:
In the picture above the address bar has gateway.2wire.net in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your 2wire 2701HG-G router. Your router's IP address can also be refered to as your computer's default gateway.
By default the IP address is set to: gateway.2wire.net
After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:
Look for your password on the bottom of your router or in the paperwork that came with your router.
Click the Application Support button near the top of the page.
Click the Enable Application Support link near the top of the page.
Use the Select a computer box to choose a device to forward ports to. This box contains a list of device names that are visible on your network.
Click the Add a new user-defined application link near the bottom of the 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:
Enter the name of the program into the Application Name box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded is be a good idea.
Choose the protocol that you are forwarding from the Protocol radio button.
In this router if you need both TCP and UDP forwarded then you need to create a duplicate configuration. One of the configurations has TCP selected and the other one has UDP selected.
If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the Port (or Range) From and the Port (or Range) To boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Port (or Range) From box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the Port (or Range) To box.
Use the Protocol Timeout (seconds) box you need to enter a protocol timeout. Unless you have a reason to use different numbers then you should use the default protocol timeouts: 86400 for TCP and 600 for UDP.
The Map to Host Port box cab be left empty.
Make sure that Application Type is set to None.
Click the Add Definition button.
Click the Back button.
Select the applications you just created in the Applications list, then click the Add button to move them to the Hosted Applications box.
When you are finished, click the Done button at the bottom of your screen.
Now that you have forwarded ports on the 2wire 2701HG-G you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.
To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.
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