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Fastest Encore ENHWI-G2 Router Open Port Guide

Encore ENHWI-G2 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 ENHWI-G2 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Firewall link.
    • Click on Port Forwarding.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Encore ENHWI-G2 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 ENHWI-G2 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 Encore ENHWI-G2 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:

Encore ENHWI-G2

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

  • The Default Encore ENHWI-G2 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Encore ENHWI-G2 Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Encore ENHWI-G2 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 ENHWI-G2 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Encore ENHWI-G2 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 ENHWI-G2

Click the Firewall link near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.

Encore ENHWI-G2 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:

Verify that you have the Enable Port Forwarding checkbox checked.

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

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

If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number into the left Port Range box and the highest number into the right Port Range box. If you are only forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into both the left Port Range and the right Port Range boxes.

Put a name for this forward in the Comment box so that you can remember why you set this forward up. The name does not matter so pick something that has meaning to you.

When you are all done click the Apply Changes button.

Your ports should now be open. It is time to test them.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Encore ENHWI-G2 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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