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How to open a port on the O2 TG585

O2 O2-TG585v7 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 O2 TG585 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Toolbox button.
    • Click on Game & Application Sharing.
    • Click the Create a new game or application link.
    • Enter a name in the Name box.
    • Click the Manual Entry of Port Maps radio button.
    • Click the Next button.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your O2 O2-TG585v7 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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Step 2

Now we are going to login to your O2 O2-TG585v7 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:


192.168.1.254

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.1.254 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your O2 O2-TG585v7 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: 192.168.1.254

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

O2 O2-TG585v7 Screenshot 1

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

  • The Default O2 O2-TG585v7 Router Username is: unknown
  • The Default O2 O2-TG585v7 Router Password is: unknown

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your O2 O2-TG585v7 router.

O2 Usernames and Passwords

If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default O2 Router Passwords page.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your O2 O2-TG585v7 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your O2 O2-TG585v7 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:

O2 O2-TG585v7 Screenshot 2

Click the Toolbox button near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Game & Application Sharing.

O2 O2-TG585v7 Screenshot 3

Click the Create a new game or application link near the bottom of the page.

O2 O2-TG585v7 Screenshot 4

Enter the name of the program into the Name box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded would be a good idea.

Put a dot into the Manual Entry of Port Maps radio button.

Click the Next button near the bottom of the page.

O2 O2-TG585v7 Screenshot 5
Step 4

Now we are ready to enter some data in your router. In order to show you exactly how to configure your router we need you to answer 2 questions:

Application :
IP Address :

(The IP Address to forward to should be the same "static ip address" that you setup above)

Our router simulator shows you exactly what data to enter in your router based on your choices above. We are currently showing the ports for XBox Live. You should fill out the boxes in the router as you see them here:

Click the Apply button near the top of the page.

Click the Assign a game or application to a local network device link near the bottom of the page.

O2 O2-TG585v7 Screenshot 3

Use the Device box to choose a device to forward ports to. This box contains a list of device names that are visible on your network.

Select the application you created using the Game or Application drop down box. Then click Add to enable it.

And that is it! You are done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for on the O2 O2-TG585v7 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 Utilites 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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