Easiest Way to Get an Open Port on the Belkin F9K1009v2 Router

Thumbnail image of Port Forward Staff
Port Forward Staff
March 08, 2017 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 5 minutes

On this Belkin F9K1009v2 router there is a firewall that helps protect your home network from unwanted Internet access. The router's firewall does this by blocking connections both to and from your local home network. In order to unblock these connections for a game or other program to run well you need to make a port forward on the Belkin F9K1009v2 router.

In this guide we take you through each of the following steps:

We think that forwarding a port should be easy. That's why we created Network Utilities. Our software does everything that you need to forward a port.

Get Started Now!

When you use Network Utilities you get your port forwarded right now!

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.

This step is important because you want a permanent IP address in your device. If you do not set up a permanent IP address in your device, then when you device reboots it may get a new IP address.

Use a VPN Instead

Have you considered using a VPN instead of forwarding a port? For most users, a VPN is a much simpler and more secure choice than forwarding a port.

NordVPN birthday deal!

We use and recommend NordVPN because not only is it the fastest VPN, it includes a new feature called Meshnet that makes forwarding a port no longer necessary for most applications. With NordVPN Meshnet, you can connect to your devices from anywhere in the world, completely secure, over a highly encrypted VPN tunnel.

Every time you click on one of our affiliate links, such as NordVPN, we get a little kickback for introducing you to the service. Think of us as your VPN wingman.

Step 2

Now that you have setup a static IP address for the computer you are forwarding these ports to, let's login to your Belkin F9K1009v2 router.

This Belkin F9K1009v2 router uses a web interface menu, which means you need to access the interface using a web browser. It does not matter what browser you decide to use, simply pick your favorite. Some of the more common web browsers include Internet Explorer, Chrome, Edge, and Firefox.

Image of a browser address bar
Browser address bar

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 F9K1009v2 IP Address is:

Type this address into the address bar and click the Enter key on your keyboard. If everything went as it should have, you see the following page:

Belkin F9K1009v2 Dashboard
Screenshot of Belkin F9K1009v2 Dashboard.

The page you are shown should look very similar to the one shown above, except it will have a Login option in the upper right corner of the page. Click this link and press submit because the Belkin F9K1009v2 router does not have a default username or password.

At this point you should be logged in to your Belkin F9K1009v2 router.

Not Logged In?

If you are unable to login to the Belkin F9K1009v2 router, here are a few things you can try:

  • First, we strongly recommend trying other Belkin username password combinations. If you have a slightly different firmware version then you may also have a different username and password. Here is our list of Default Belkin Router Passwords.
  • If the first troubleshooting idea did not work, it is because you changed the username and/or password in the past and don't remember what you changed them to. You can try guessing what you changed them to or you can use our Find Password App to help you figure it out. This password cracker automates the process of guessing thousands of different combinations. Learn all about it on our Router Password Cracker page.
  • Finally, if you are still stuck, it may be time to consider a factory reset. When you reset the Belkin F9K1009v2 router, it erases all previously configured settings. Everything goes back to factory defaults. We recommend exhausting your other options first. To learn how to reset the Belkin F9K1009v2 router, read this How to Reset a Router guide.

Step 3

To find the port forwarding section of the router we begin on the Dashboard.

Belkin F9K1009v2 Dashboard
Screenshot of Belkin F9K1009v2 Dashboard.

On this screen, click the green link labeled Advanced Settings.

Belkin F9K1009v2 Dashboard Advanced Settings
Screenshot of Belkin F9K1009v2 Dashboard Advanced Settings.

Once you have opened the Advanced Settings menu, select the link under Firewall labeled Port Forwarding.

Belkin F9K1009v2 Port Forwarding
Screenshot of Belkin F9K1009v2 Port Forwarding.

You should now be on the correct page to setup a 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:

Don't forget to sign up for NordVPN's promo deal before it's gone.

NordVPN faster than ever deal!

You might notice that most of our site doesn't have ads on it. This is because we use partnerships with companies like NordVPN to keep the site running. Thank you for supporting us by using our referral links.

Make sure that the Enable checkbox is checked.

Enter the name of the program into the Description box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded is be a good idea.

If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the left hand Inbound port and Private port boxes. Then enter the highest number of that range into the right hand Inbound port and Private port boxes.

If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into both of the Inbound port and both of the Private port boxes.

In the Type box select the protocol that you want to forward these ports over.

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.

Try to find a save button on this page when you are finished. Most likely you can find one at the bottom of the page.

Test Your Ports

Now that you have finished with the port forwards, you need to check your work. In order to check them you need to see if the ports are open. We recommend using our Open Port Checker. It is free and part of our Network Utilities. Our port checker is one of the only ones online that uses a local application to see if the server is listening on the selected ports. This makes it guaranteed to be accurate.

Additional Information...

If you are still having trouble give our Port Forwarding Software a try. Our port forwarding software includes everything you need to diagnose, troubleshoot, and fix any port forwarding issues you might have.

Don't forget to check out our other guides for gaming, networking, and firewalling. Here at portforward.com we are your best computer information source.

For guides written specifically for your router, check out setuprouter.com We have guides for securing your WiFi network, changing your wireless channel, and much more.

More From Portforward