Your KAON Media AR4010 router has a firewall that helps to protect your home network from unwanted Internet activity. The firewall works by blocking incoming transmissions that you may actually want opened for an online game or application. To open more ports you need to create a port forward so the ports or connections can go through the firewall.
In this guide I will show you how to create a port forward on the KAON Media AR4010 router. I will show you how to:
- setup a static IP address on the device you plan on forwarding these ports to.
- login to the KAON Media AR4010 router web interface.
- find the port forwarding page in the router's web interface.
- setup a port forward for the online game or program of your choice.
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.
- Recommended - Our free Static IP Setter will set up a static IP address for you.
- Another way to get a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP reservation.
- Or, manually create a static ip address with our Static IP Guides.
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.
TIP: Write this static IP address down, you need it in Step 4.
It is now time to login to the router interface. Your KAON Media AR4010 router uses a web interface meaning you need to login using a web browser. It typically doesn't matter what browser you decide to use. Almost always Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox are mentioned as good web browsers to use.
Now that the web browser is open, find the address bar. This should be at the top of the page like this:
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 KAON Media AR4010 IP Address is: 192.168.1.254
Now press Enter. If the correct IP address was entered you will see a login screen that will probably look like this:
If you do not see a login window like this or not, it most likely means the wrong IP address was entered in the address bar. To find out what the router's current IP address is, follow the instructions on our How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.
Go ahead and enter the router's account name and password.
- The Default KAON Media AR4010 Router Username is: admin
- The Default KAON Media AR4010 Router Password is: password
Now press the blue Login button. You should now have complete access to the router's interface.
This is a pretty common place to get stuck. If you find yourself here, don't panic, there are a few things you can try:
- First, check all the different KAON Media default combinations. Here is our list of all known Default KAON Media Router Passwords.
- Second, try and guess what the password/username was changed to. Use our Find Password App to make this step easier.
- Finally, if you still are stuck after trying both of the above options, it may be time to consider a factory reset. Learn more about this option on the How to Reset a Router page.
It is now time to find the port forwarding section of the router. To help you with this step, we begin on the Home page.
On this page, click the option at the top of the page labeled Firewall.
You should now see a sidebar menu on the left. Under the Firewall heading select the link titled Port Forwarding.
You are now on the correct page to make a port forward entry.
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 checkmark in the Enable Port Forwarding checkbox.
Enter the IP address of the device that you want to forward ports to into the IP Address box. This can be either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network.
Select the required protocol for these ports from the Protocol dropdown box.
Enter the port to forward into both the In Port and the Ext Port boxes.
You need to name this entry in the Comment 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.
Click the Apply Changes button when you are all done.
Make sure to click the blue Apply Changes button after each entry.
Test Your Ports
Are your the ports you just forwarded really open? An easy way to find out is use our free Open Port Checker. It uses a local application to see if the ports are open or not. This guarantees our port checkers accuracy.
Check out our other guides here. We have a growing list of free gaming, networking, and software guides here at portforward.com.
Our other site setuprouter.com can help you setup a secure home network with your exact router.