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Fastest Way to Forward Ports on the Pace Plc 3800HGV-B Router

The Pace Plc 3800HGV-B router has a firewall that helps protect your home network from unwanted Internet access. The firewall works by blocking all connections to and from the Internet unless otherwise specified. Some online games and programs work much better if additional ports are opened. This requires you to create a rule frequently called a port forward.

In this guide we will walk you through each of the steps in port forwarding the Pace Plc 3800HGV-B router. These steps are:

  • How to setup a static IP address on the device or game console you want to forward these ports to.
  • How to login to the Pace Plc 3800HGV-B router.
  • How to find the port forwarding section of the router.
  • How to make a port forward entry.


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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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  • Or follow our Static IP Address guides to setup a static IP address.

After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

NOTE: Write this address down. You need it for Step 4.

Step 2

It is time to login to the Pace Plc 3800HGV-B router. To do this you need to open up a web browser. It typically doesn't matter which browser you decide to use. I recommend picking the one you are the most familiar with. Some common web browsers are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Firefox.

After opening the web browser, look for the address bar. This is normally at the top of the page like this:


192.168.1.254

The address bar in the image above is located at the top of the page and has 192.168.1.254 in it. All you need to do is replace what is in this bar with the router's IP address. The router's IP address is also referred to as the computer's default gateway or the router's GUI address.

The default Pace Plc 3800HGV-B IP address is: 192.168.1.254

After entering the router's IP address into the address bar, click the Enter key on the keyboard. You should now see the following image:

Pace Plc 3800HGV-B Login

the router's IP address has been changed to. To help you with this, follow the instructions on our How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.

Simply input the router's password in the space given and press Submit.

Having Trouble?

This is a common place to get stuck. Here are three things you can do:

  • Try other Pace Plc passwords. If you have a slightly different firmware version you could easily have a different username and password combination. Her is our list of different Default Pace Plc Router Passwords.
  • How about using our Router Password Cracker. It finds the password for you.
  • If you are still unable to access the Pace Plc 3800HGV-B router's interface you may need to consider a factory reset. A factory reset erases all the previously configured settings. This is not advisable unless you have no other options. Learn the basics of resetting a router on this How to Reset a Router page.

Step 3

You should now be in the router interface. It is time to find the port forwarding section of the router. We begin on the Home page:

Pace Plc 3800HGV-B Home

First, click the Settings tab at the top of the page.

Pace Plc 3800HGV-B System Info

Next, click the Firewall option in the sub-menu.

Finally, under that click the option of Applications, Pinholes, and DMZ

Pace Plc 3800HGV-B Applications Pinholes and DMZ

You are now on the correct page to make a port forward entry.

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:

Enter the name of the program into the Application Profile 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 is be a good idea.

Choose the protocol that you are forwarding from the Protocol radio button.

In this router if you need both TCP and UDP forwarded then you need to create a duplicate configuration. One of the configurations has TCP selected and the other one has UDP selected.

If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the From and the To boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the From box and the highest number of that range into the To box.

In the Protocol Timeout box you need to enter a protocol timeout. The default protocol timeouts are 86400 for TCP and 600 for UDP. Unless you have a reason to use different numbers these timeouts should work fine.

In the Map to Host Port box type the port to forward.

When you are all done click the Add to List button.

Are Your Ports Open

It is now time to check your ports. This is always a good idea. We have a FREE tool that checks for you. You can find our Open Port Checker here. Our open port checker uses a local application to see if the server is listening on the selected ports.

More Information

Port forwarding your Pace Plc 3800HGV-B should be easy. If you are having problems, please use our Port Forwarding Software. Our software helps troubleshoot, diagnose, and solve your port forwarding issues.

We have more than just port forwarding guides. Check out our list of guides here.

If you are looking for guides on how to setup your router, take a look at setuprouter.com for setting up a secure WiFi network, changing the wireless channel, and much more.