Do you use online programs or play online games? Do you keep getting kicked out of the game or experience lag? If you do, then you need to make a port forward for that game. Your Actiontec Telus T1200H router has a firewall that helps protect your home network from unwanted Internet threats. The firewall does this by blocking all incoming and outgoing connections that are not recognized. Your game or program ports are being blocked. This process of opening ports is called a port forward.
In this guide we will show you exactly how to port forward the Actiontec Telus T1200H router. We will walk you through the following steps:
- How to create a static IP address for the exact device you are forwarding these ports to.
- How to login to the Actiontec Telus T1200H router.
- How to find the port forwarding section of the router.
- How to create a port forward entry.
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 program will setup a static IP address for you. Download Network Utilities today!
- Another highly recommended way of getting a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP Reservation.
- Or, follow our Static IP Address Setup guides.
With DHCP reservations you can manage your devices from your router. This centralizes the management of your network and helps prevent IP address conflicts. Using this method you do not have to log in to your devices separately.
In this step, we will be showing you how to login to the Actiontec Telus T1200H router. Your router uses a web interface program to manage it's settings. This means you need to login to the management pages using a web browser. It should not matter what browser you decide to use. I recommend picking the one you are the most comfortable using. The common web browsers are Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
Once you have opened the web browser of your choice, find the address bar. This is normally at the top of the page like this:
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 Actiontec T1200H IP Address is: 192.168.1.254
If you have changed the router's IP address in the past and don't remember what you changed it to, check out this page titled How To Find Your Router's IP Address.
Once you have finished entering the router's IP address into the address bar, simply press the enter key on your keyboard. This should take you to a login page like this:
Look in the upper right section of the page. It reads Log in to make changes to the modem's settings. It then gives you two boxes to enter a username and password. In these spaces enter the username and password for your router and press the green Login button.
- The Default Actiontec T1200H Router Username is: admin
- The Default Actiontec T1200H Router Password is: password
Are you stuck at this point? This is a common place to get stuck. Here are a few things you can try:
- One is other Actiontec passwords. If you have a different firmware version you could have a different username and password as well. Here is our list of Default Actiontec Router Passwords.
- Another option is to try and guess what you changed it to. If the above option did not work, it is because you changed the username and/or password in the past and don't remember. If you need help with this step, check out our Find Password App. It will automate the process of guessing thousands of different combinations. If you are interested in this you can learn more on this Router Password Cracker page.
- Finally, if you have tried everything else and are still stuck, it might be time to consider a factory reset. A reset like this one is a big step and should not be taken lightly. We strongly recommend exhausting your other troubleshooting options before you decide to reset the Actiontec Telus T1200H router. Learn more about this on this page titled How to Reset a Router.
In step 3 we show you how to find the port forwarding section of the Actiontec Telus T1200H router. To do that we start on the first page:
The Home page.
Here on the Home page, click the option at the top of the page labeled Firewall.
Now look in the left sidebar and pick the option of Port Forwarding.
Congratulations, you have found the Port Forwarding page of the Actiontec Telus T1200H router.
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:
Choose Manually enter the IP address from the Select LAN Device dropdown box.
You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the LAN IP Address box. It's possible for this to be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address on your network that you want ports forwarded to.
If you are only forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into the External (WAN) Start Port, External (WAN) End Port, Internal (LAN) Start Port and Internal (LAN) End Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number of the range into the External (WAN) Start Port and Internal (LAN) Start Port boxes and the highest number of the range into the External (WAN) End Port and Internal (LAN) End Port boxes.
Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding.
When you have finished forwarding all the ports you wanted forwarded, click the green Apply button.
How to Test Your Ports
When you have finished forwarding the ports, it is a very good idea to check them to see if they forwarded properly.
To do this we recommend using our Open Port Checker. It is free if you download our trial version of the Network Utilities. Our Open Port Checker is better than others out there because we use a local application to see if the server is listening on those ports. This GUARANTEES a true result.
Don't forget to check out the other guides we have here at portforward.comWe have everything from gaming guides to networking and software guides.
How about guides written specifically to help you setup your router. Do you need a guide to help setup your wireless network? How about setting up the DNS or changing the radio channel? We have these and more on setuprouter.com.