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Open Ports on the Actiontec GT701WG Router

This is the open port guide for the Actiontec GT701WG v2. We also have the following related guides:

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Actiontec GT701WG v2 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:

  1. Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
  2. Login to your Actiontec GT701WG router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced Setup button.
    • Click on Applications.
    • Click the User radio button.
    • Click the New button.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Actiontec GT701WG v2 router.



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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 guides to setup a static IP address.

After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Actiontec GT701WG v2 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:


192.168.0.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.0.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Actiontec GT701WG v2 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: 192.168.0.1

After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:

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You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.

  • The Default Actiontec GT701WG Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Actiontec GT701WG Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Actiontec GT701WG v2 router.

Actiontec Usernames and Passwords

If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Actiontec Router Passwords page.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Actiontec GT701WG v2 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Actiontec GT701WG v2 router back to its factory settings.

Step 3

Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the first page in your router:

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Click the Advanced Setup button near the top of the page.

The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Applications.

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Put a dot into the User radio button.

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Click the New button near the bottom of the page.

Actiontec GT701WGv2 port forward

Step 4

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:

Make up a name to put in the Rule Name box. The name does not have any effect on the functionality of the forward, it's simply there so you can know why it was created.

Select the required protocol for these ports from the Protocol dropdown box.

If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the Port Map, Port Start and the Port End boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Port Map, Port Start box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the Port End box.

When you are all done click the Apply button.

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Select the applications you just created in the Available Rules list, then click the Add>> button to move them to the Applied Rules box.

When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Actiontec GT701WG v2 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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