Your Sonicwall TZ-210 router protects your home network by limiting incoming connections from the internet. Sometimes it is necessary to unblock some of those connections like when you want to create a direct connection for gaming, use a specific application, or set up a new device on your network. This process is called forwarding or opening a port. In your Sonicwall TZ-210 router you many need to open a port, which means assigning a port number or set of port numbers to a specific IP address. This routes the incoming data to the correct device on your network.
To open a port in your Sonicwall TZ-210 router, follow these important steps:
- Set up a static IP address on the computer or device that you are forwarding ports to.
- Login to your Sonicwall TZ-210 router.
- Make your way to the Port Forwarding section of the Sonicwall TZ-210 router.
- Find the Network tab at the left of the screen and click on it.
- Click on the Services link at the left of the screen.
- Go ahead and create a Port Forwarding entry.
The process of opening ports in your router may seem like a difficult task. If so, you are not alone! We are here to help walk you through the steps to open a port in the Sonicwall TZ-210 router.
Setup A Static IP Address
If you want to ensure that your ports remain open even after your device reboots, set up a static IP address in the device that you are opening a port for.
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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.
Login To Your Sonicwall Router
The Sonicwall TZ-210 router uses a web interface to display router settings. In order to login to the Sonicwall TZ-210 router you need to use a web browser.
Open your favorite web browser. If you don't have a favorite or are not sure what this means, open up Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. If you are already in a browser window, go ahead and open up a new tab.
We have simplified this step for you with this link: Login to your TZ-210 Router
Find the address bar in your browser window. This is usually found at the top of the page, like in the image below.
Above is an example of what a web browser address bar looks like. Find the address bar in your web browser and type in your router's IP address.
The default IP address for the Sonicwall TZ-210 router is: 192.168.168.168
Once you have entered your router's IP address in the address bar go ahead and click the enter button on your keyboard. You should see a box like the one shown below.
To login, enter the username and password for the Sonicwall TZ-210s. Important Note: If you have changed them in the past, you need to enter in those values.
- The default Sonicwall TZ-210 Router Username is: admin
- The default Sonicwall TZ-210 Router Password is: password
Once you enter your username and password, click the Login button.
Sonicwall Usernames and Passwords
If the username and password did not work I recommend checking out our Default Sonicwall Router Passwords page.
If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't login you may need to consider a reset for your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. After resetting the Sonicwall TZ-210 router your username and password are reverted back to factory defaults.
Find the Port Forwarding Section
After successfully logging in to your Sonicwall TZ-210 router you should see the router's home page on your screen. Find the Port Forwarding section of your router.
- Find the Network tab at the left of the screen and click it.
- Find the Services link at the left of the screen and click on it.
You are now on the Port Forwarding page.
Create A Port Forward
Make sure that you must open a port in your router before doing so since this will allow data to come through the firewall portion of your router to a specific device. It is possible that this could lead to malicious traffic on your network. However, don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it because the risk is very low.
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:
- Under Services click the Add button to create a new custom service.
- Create a name for this forward and type it into the Name box. Since the name does not have an effect on the functionality of the forward, choose a name that will help you remember why the forward was created.
- Select the protocol type of the ports that you are forwarding from the Protocol dropdown box. If your router has the option of Both, then go ahead and select that. Otherwise, select either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP, but your router does not have Both, then you will need to create two entries.
- To forward a single port, enter the port number into the Port Start and the Port End boxes. To forward a range of ports, enter the lowest number in the range into the Port Start box. Then enter the highest number in the range into the Port End box.
- Click the Add button to save this custom service.
- Now under Service Groups click the Add Group button. We are going to bind this service that you just created to a network device.
- Choose the service that you created using the Name that you made up.
- Choose the device on your network that you want to forward this service to.
- Click the Save button at the bottom of the page when you are completely finished to apply these changes.
Test Your Open Ports
Finally, test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the Sonicwall TZ-210 router correctly. To do this you can use Network Utilities, which includes a free Open Port Checker tool. Open Port Checker is the only online port-checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.
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