Your Belkin F9K1007v1 router has a firewall that helps protect your home network from unwanted Internet activity. The firewall works by blocking connections that have not been authorized. Certain online games and applications run much smoother if you allow additional connections through the firewall. This process is normally called a port forward.
In this guide I will show you how to port forward on the Belkin F9K1007v1 router. I will show you how to:
- setup a static IP address on the device you plan on forwarding these ports to.
- login to the Belkin F9K1007v1 router web interface.
- find the port forwarding page in the router's web interface.
- setup a port forward for the online game or program of your choice.
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 Setup guides.
After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.
TIP: Write this static IP address down, you need it a little later.
In order to login to the Belkin F9K1007v1 router interface you need to open a web browser. It typically doesn't matter what browser you decide to use, I recommend picking the one you are most comfortable with such as Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox.
Once you have opened the web browser, find the address bar. If you don't know what this is, it is located 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 Belkin F9K1007v1 IP Address is: 192.168.2.1
After you enter the router's IP address into the address bar, click the Enter key and you should be taken to a login page similar to this one:
You should see a login page asking for a username and password. If you do not, then the wrong IP address was used in the address bar. To find out what your router's current IP address is, follow the instructions on this How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.
- The Default Belkin F9K1007v1 Router Username is: admin
- The Default Belkin F9K1007v1 Router Password is: password
After you enter the proper login username and password, press the OK button to login to your Belkin F9K1007v1 user interface.
This is a pretty common place to get stuck. If you find yourself here, don't panic, there are a few things you can try:
- First, check all the different Belkin default combinations. Here is our list of all known Default Belkin Router Passwords.
- Second, try and guess what the password/username was changed to. Use our Find Password App to make this step easier.
- Finally, if you still are stuck after trying both of the above options, it may be time to consider a factory reset. Learn more about this option on the How to Reset a Router page.
It is now time to find the port forwarding section of the router. To help you with this step, we begin on the Home page.
On this page, open up the green Advanced link in the center section of the page.
This opens up a bunch of new links. Find the one titled Port Forwarding under the heading of Firewall.
You are now on the correct page to make a port forward entry.
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:
Put a checkmark in the On checkbox.
Make up a name to put in the Description 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.
Put the same port number into both the Inbound port and the Private port boxes.
From the Type box select the protocol for the ports that you want to forward.
You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Private 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.
Test Your Ports
Are your the ports you just forwarded really open? An easy way to find out is use our free Open Port Checker. It uses a local application to see if the ports are open or not. This guarantees our port checkers accuracy.
Check out our other guides here. We have a growing list of free gaming, networking, and software guides here at portforward.com.
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