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Fastest Encore ENDSL-AR4 Router Open Port Guide

Encore ENDSL-AR4 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 Encore ENDSL-AR4 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Virtual Server link.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Encore ENDSL-AR4 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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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 Encore ENDSL-AR4 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:


10.0.0.2

In the picture above the address bar has 10.0.0.2 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Encore ENDSL-AR4 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: 10.0.0.2

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

Encore ENDSL-AR4

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

  • The Default Encore ENDSL-AR4 Router Username is:
  • The Default Encore ENDSL-AR4 Router Password is: conexant

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Encore ENDSL-AR4 router.

Encore Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Encore ENDSL-AR4 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Encore ENDSL-AR4 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:

Encore ENDSL-AR4

Click the Virtual Server link near the left of the page.

Encore ENDSL-AR4 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:

Put a number that has not yet been in the ID box.

If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Public Port - Start, Private Port and the Public 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 Public Port - Start, Private Port box and the highest number of that range into the Public Port - End box.

Choose the protocol that you are forwarding from the Port Type radio button.

In this router if you need both TCP and UDP forwarded then you need to create a duplicate configuration. One of the configurations has TCP selected and the other one has UDP selected.

Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to into the Host IP Address box. Note that if you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on a device other than your computer then you can enter your device's IP address into that box instead.

When you are finished, click the Add This Setting button.

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

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Encore ENDSL-AR4 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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