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Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the CNET CAR2-804 Router

CNET CAR2-804 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 CNET CAR2-804 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced button.
    • Click on Port Forwarding.
    • Click the Custom Port Forwarding link.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your CNET CAR2-804 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 CNET CAR2-804 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:


192.168.1.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.1.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your CNET CAR2-804 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: 192.168.1.1

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 CNET CAR2-804 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default CNET CAR2-804 Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your CNET CAR2-804 router.

CNET Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your CNET CAR2-804 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your CNET CAR2-804 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 Advanced button near the top of the page.

The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.

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Click the Custom Port Forwarding link.

CNET CAR2-804 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:

Select an available connection from the Connection dropdown box.

Make sure that the Enable checkbox is checked.

You need to name this entry in the Application box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward.

The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Protocol box.

Type 192.168.1.1 into the Source IP Address and Source Netmask box.

Enter the IP address of the device that you want to forward ports to into the Destination IP Address box. This can be either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network.

The default for Destination Netmask is set to 192.168.1.1. Leave it like this.

If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Destination Port Start, Destination Port Map and the Destination Port End boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Destination Port Start, Destination Port Map box and the highest number of that range into the Destination Port End box.

When you are finished, click the Apply button.

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Use the LAN IP box to choose a device to forward ports to. This box contains a list of device names that are visible on your network.

Put a dot into the User radio button.

Select the applications you just created in the Available Rules list, then click the Add > button to move them to the Applied Rules box.

When you are finished, click the Apply button.

When you're finished, click Save All near the left of the screen to save your changes.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the CNET CAR2-804 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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