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Simple New Link NLWL-ROU01 Router Port Forwarding Instructions

New Link NLWL-ROU01 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 New Link NLWL-ROU01 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Access 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 New Link NLWL-ROU01 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 New Link NLWL-ROU01 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 New Link NLWL-ROU01 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:

New Link NLWL-ROU01

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

  • The Default New Link NLWL-ROU01 Router Username is: unknown
  • The Default New Link NLWL-ROU01 Router Password is:

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your New Link NLWL-ROU01 router.

New Link Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your New Link NLWL-ROU01 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your New Link NLWL-ROU01 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:

New Link NLWL-ROU01

Click the Access button near the left of the page.

New Link NLWL-ROU01

The menu near the top should change. In this new menu, click Virtual Server.

New Link NLWL-ROU01 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:

Select the Enable radio button.

You need to name this entry in the Name 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.

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

Enter the port to forward into both the Private Port and the Public Port boxes.

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

When you are finished, click the add 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 New Link NLWL-ROU01 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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