Netopia 2246N-VGx 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:
- Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
- Login to your Netopia 2246N-VGx router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Expert Mode link.
- Click the Yes~~ button.
- Click on Configure.
- Click on NAT.
- Click the Define Custom Service button.
- Click the Port Forwarding: Range of Ports radio button.
- Click the Next button.
- Create a port forward entry.
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Netopia 2246N-VGx router.
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 program will setup a static IP address for you. Download Network Utilities today!
- Another highly recommended way of getting a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP Reservation.
- Or, follow our Static IP Address Setup guides.
With DHCP reservations you can manage your devices from your router. This centralizes the management of your network and helps prevent IP address conflicts. Using this method you do not have to log in to your devices separately.
Now we are going to login to your Netopia 2246N-VGx 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:
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 Netopia 2246N-VGx IP Address is: 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:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
- The Default Netopia 2246N-VGx Router Username is: admin
- The Default Netopia 2246N-VGx Router Password is: 1234
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Netopia 2246N-VGx router.
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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:
Click the Expert Mode link near the left of the page.
Click the Yes, enter expert mode button near the center of the page.
The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Configure.
You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click NAT.
Click the Define Custom Service button near the center of the page.
Put a dot into the Port Forwarding: Range of Ports radio button.
Click the Next button.
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:
Make up a name to put in the Service Name box. The name does not have any effect on the functionality of the forward, it's simply there so you can know why it was created.
If you are just forwarding a single port number then you can simply enter that same number into both the Base Host Port, Left Global Port Range and the Right Global Port Range boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, usually separated by a hyphen, then you need to enter the lowest number of that range into the Base Host Port, Left Global Port Range box and then enter highest number into the Right Global Port Range box.
Select the protocol type using the Protocol radio button. If you need both TCP and UDP then create a duplicate configuration.
The first configuration needs to have TCP selected while the second one has UDP selected.
Click the Next button when you are all done.
Select the service you created from the Service Name drop down box.
Click the Enable 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 Netopia 2246N-VGx 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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