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Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the Canyon CN-WF514M Router

Canyon CN-WF514M 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.

The basic process to open a port is:

  1. Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
  2. Login to your Canyon CN-WF514M router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the General Setup button.
    • Click the NAT link.
    • Click the Port Forwarding or the Virtual Server button to forward ports.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Canyon CN-WF514M router.



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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.

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  • Or follow our Static IP Address guides to setup a static IP address.

After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Canyon CN-WF514M router. Your router has a web interface, so you will login to it using your web browser. This can be either Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge. It usually does not matter which browser you choose to use.

Open up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something like this:


172.16.0.1

In the picture above the address bar has 172.16.0.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Canyon CN-WF514M router. Your router's IP address can also be refered to as your computer's default gateway.

By default the IP address is set to: 172.16.0.1

After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:

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You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.

  • The Default Canyon CN-WF514M Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Canyon CN-WF514M Router Password is: 1234

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Canyon CN-WF514M router.

Canyon Usernames and Passwords

If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Canyon Router Passwords page.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Canyon CN-WF514M router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Canyon CN-WF514M router back to its factory settings.

Step 3

Now 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:

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Click the General Setup button near the left of the page.

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Click the NAT link near the left of the page.

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This router has two different sections that allow you to forward ports. One section allows you to forward a range of ports, and the other allows you to forward a single port. To forward a range of ports, click Port Forwarding. To forward a single port, click Virtual Server.

Canyon CN-WF514M 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:

Forwarding a Port Range

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 Private IP 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.

Use the Type dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding.

If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the left Port Range box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the right Port Range box. If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the left Port Range and the right Port Range boxes.

Create a name for this forward and put it in the Comment box. The name is only used as a reminder and has no effect on the port forward.

When you are finished, click the Add button.

Forwarding a Single Port

Verify that you have the Enable Virtual Server checkbox checked.

Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to in the Private IP box. You can enter either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another computer or device on your network.

Put the same port number into both the Private Port and the Public Port boxes.

Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Type box.

Create a name for this forward and put it in the Comment box. The name is only used as a reminder and has no effect on the port forward.

Click the Add button when you are all done.

When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Canyon CN-WF514M you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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