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Sitecom WLR-5000 Router Port Forwarding Instructions

Sitecom WLR-5000 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 WLR-5000 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced Settings link.
    • Click the Port Forwarding or the Virtual Server button to forward ports.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Sitecom WLR-5000 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 WLR-5000 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:


192.168.0.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.0.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Sitecom WLR-5000 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: 192.168.0.1

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

Sitecom WLR-5000 Login

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

  • The Default Sitecom WLR-5000 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Sitecom WLR-5000 Router Password is: printed on bottom of router

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Sitecom WLR-5000 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 WLR-5000 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Sitecom WLR-5000 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 WLR-5000 System Status

Click the Advanced Settings link near the top of the page.

Sitecom WLR-5000 NAT

This router has two different sections that allow you to forward ports. One section allows you to forward a range of ports, and the other allows you to forward a single port. To forward a range of ports, click Port Forwarding. To forward a single port, click Virtual Server.

Sitecom WLR-5000 Port Forwarding

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:

Forwarding a Port Range

Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Local IP box. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on a device other than your computer then you can enter your device's IP address into that box.

The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Type box.

If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number into the left Port Range box and the highest number into the right Port Range box. If you are only forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into both the left Port Range and the right Port Range boxes.

Enter the name of the program into the Comment 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.

When you are all done click the Add button.

Sitecom WLR-5000 Virtual Server

Forwarding a Single Port

Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Local IP box. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on a device other than your computer then you can enter your device's IP address into that box.

Enter the port to forward into the Local Port and the Public Port boxes.

In the Type box select the protocol that you want to forward these ports over.

Make up a name to put in the Comment 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.

Click the Add button when you are all done.

When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Sitecom WLR-5000 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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