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Actiontec GT704-WG Router Port Forwarding Instructions

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Actiontec GT704-WG 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. \n \nThe basic process to open a port is: \n \n1. Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to. \n2. Login to your Actiontec GT704-WG router. \n3. Navigate to the port forwarding section. \n - Click the Setup / Configuration link. \n - Click the Advanced Setup link. \n - Click the Begin Advanced Setup button. \n - Click the Application Level Gateway link. \n - Click the User radio button. \n - Click the New button. \n4. Create a port forward entry. \n \nWhile these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Actiontec GT704-WG router. \n

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\n \n#### Step 1 \n \nIt 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. \n
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After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

\n \n#### Step 2 \n \nNow we are going to login to your Actiontec GT704-WG router. Your router has a web interface, so you will login to it using your web browser. \nThis can be either Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge. It usually does not matter which browser you choose to use. \n \nOpen up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something like this: \n
\n \nIn the picture above the address bar has in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Actiontec GT704-WG router. \nYour router's IP address can also be refered to as your computer's default gateway. \n \nBy default the IP address is set to: \n \nAfter entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen: \n \nYou should see a box prompting you for your username and password. \n
  • The Default Actiontec GT704-WG Router Username is: NOLOGIN
  • The Default Actiontec GT704-WG Router Password is: NOLOGIN
\n \nEnter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Actiontec GT704-WG router. \n \n> ### Actiontec Usernames and Passwords \n> \n> If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Actiontec Router Passwords page. \n> \n> If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Actiontec GT704-WG router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Actiontec GT704-WG router back to its factory settings. \n \n#### Step 3 \n \nNow 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: \n \nActiontec GT704-WG \n \nClick the Setup / Configuration link. \n \nActiontec GT704-WG \n \nClick the Advanced Setup link near the left of the page. \n \nActiontec GT704-WG \n \nClick the Begin Advanced Setup button. \n \nActiontec GT704-WG \n \nClick the Application Level Gateway link near the left of the page. \n \nActiontec GT704-WG \n \nPut a dot into the User radio button. \n \nClick the New button. \n \nActiontec GT704-WG \n \n#### Step 4 \n

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:

\n \nCreate a name for this forward and put it in the Rule Name box. The name is only used as a reminder and has no effect on the port forward. \n \nSelect the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Protocol box. \n \nIf you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Port Start, Port Map and the Port End boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Port Start, Port Map box and the highest number of that range into the Port End box. \n \nClick the Apply button. \n \nWhen you are finished, click the Back button. \n \nActiontec GT704-WG \n \nUse the LAN Device box to choose a device to forward ports to. This box contains a list of device names that are visible on your network. \n \nSelect the applications you just created in the Available Rules list, then click the Add>> button to move them to the Applied Rule box. \n \nWhen you're finished, click Save and Restart near the left of the screen to save your changes. \n \n### Test if Your Ports are Open \n \nNow that you have forwarded ports on the Actiontec GT704-WG you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly. \n \nTo test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. \nOur Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results. \n \n#### Actiontec GT704-WG Router Screenshots \n \nWe also have the Internets largest collection of Router Screenshots. \n \n