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How to Open Ports in a Sitecom WL-122 Router

Sitecom WL-122 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 Sitecom WL-122 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Setup link.
    • Click on Advanced.
    • Click the Add button.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Sitecom WL-122 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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  • 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.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Sitecom WL-122 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 Sitecom WL-122 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:

Sitecom WL-122

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

  • The Default Sitecom WL-122 Router Username is: blank
  • The Default Sitecom WL-122 Router Password is: sitecom

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Sitecom WL-122 router.

Sitecom Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Sitecom WL-122 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Sitecom WL-122 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:

Sitecom WL-122

Click the Setup link near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Advanced.

Sitecom WL-122

Click the Add button near the center of the page.

Sitecom WL-122 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:

Enter the port to forward into both the Incoming Port and the Destination Port boxes.

Select the protocol that you are forwarding in the Protocol radio button.

If you need both TCP and UDP forwarded then you need to create a duplicate configuration. One configuration has TCP selected and the other one has have UDP selected.

You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Destination IP box. It's possible for this to be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address on your network that you want ports forwarded to.

Click the Ok button when you are finished.

Most people will never need to use this, but I'm going to explain why they have Incoming Port and Destination Port here.

The Incoming Port and Destination Port entries are actually rather useful. They are there so you can direct traffic at two devices on your network.

Let's say that you have two devices running Ftp servers on your network. Let's call these devices device one(192.168.1.254) and device two(192.168.1.254).

Let's also say both these ftp servers are running on port 21. Okay we setup your router to forward port 21 to device one(192.168.1.254:21).

So every external IP address request from ftp goes to device one. How do we get to the second device? Well the Incoming Port and Destination Port entries allow us to specify another outside port to connect to our internal port 21. Lets make the additional port, port 30. We would now setup a rule in the router with the Public Port set to 30 and the Private port set to 21. The IP address in that rule would be 192.168.1.254. So when you wanted to ftp to device two you would specify port 30 in your ftp client.

The router would see these requests coming in on port 30 and forward them to (192.168.1.254:21). This would allow you to ftp to both devices.

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 Sitecom WL-122 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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