The Amped Wireless RTA2600 router uses a firewall to block connections from the Internet that it does not consider safe. Sometimes a game or application will run much smoother if some of these blocked connections are opened. In order to open these connections you need to tell the firewall they are safe. This is called a port forward.
In this guide we walk you through each and every step in the port forwarding process:
- Setting up a Static IP address on the device you want to forward these ports to.
- Logging into the Amped Wireless RTA2600 router.
- Navigating to the port forwarding section of the router.
- Entering the correct data to make the proper port forward.
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 show you how to login to the Amped Wireless RTA2600 router.
The very first step in logging into your router is to open a web browser. Make sure you use either Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (8.0 and up) or Safari. These are the web browsers this router supports.
After opening the desired web browser, 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 Amped Wireless RTA2600 IP Address is: 192.168.3.1
Once you have entered the proper IP address into the address bar, click the Enter key on your keyboard. This takes you to a page like this:
By default there is not a username or password needed to access the router's menu. However if you have created a username and password for this Amped Wireless RTA2600 router you need to enter that first.
Now we need to find the port forwarding section of the router. Starting on the Dashboard page, click the option of More Settings in the left sidebar.
A new set of choices will appear at this point. Click the option of Firewall Settings.
Finally, under that click Port Forwarding.
The page you see above is the port forwarding 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:
Enable the Enable Port Forwarding checkbox by putting a check in it.
You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the 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.
Select the required protocol for these ports from the Protocol dropdown box.
If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number into the left Port Range box and the highest number into the right Port Range box. If you are only forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into both the left Port Range and the right Port Range boxes.
Make up a name to put in the Comment 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.
After you are done click the Apply button.
When you are finished, be sure to click the green Apply button to save your port forward.
Test Your Ports
It is always a good idea to check your work. We have a FREE Open Port Checker you can use to see if your ports are open. This Open Port Checker is part of our free trial version of the Network Utilities. Our port checker uses a local application to listen for the server trying to connect. This way we can confirm that your port is forwarded.
For more port forwarding guides check these out.
If you are interested in more router specific guides, check out setuprouter.com.