How to Forward Ports in a Level One WBR 6001 Router

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Level One WBR-6001 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 Level One WBR 6001 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced button.
    • Click the forwarding Rules button.
    • Click on Virtual Server.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Level One WBR-6001 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.

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.

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Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Level One WBR-6001 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:

Image of a browser address bar
Browser address bar

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 Level One WBR 6001 IP Address is: 192.168.0.1

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

Level One WBR-6001
Level One WBR-6001.

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

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Level One WBR-6001 router.

Level One Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Level One WBR-6001 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Level One WBR-6001 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:

Level One WBR-6001
Level One WBR-6001.

Click the Advanced button near the top of the page.

Level One WBR-6001
Level One WBR-6001.

Click the forwarding Rules button near the top of the page.

The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Virtual Server.

Level One WBR-6001 port forward
Level One WBR-6001 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:

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

Type the port to forward into the Service Ports box.

Select the required protocol for these ports from the Protocol dropdown box.

Make sure that the Enable checkbox is checked.

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

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Level One WBR-6001 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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