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Forwarding Ports in a StarTech BR4100DC Router

This is the open port guide for the StarTech BR4100DC v2. We also have the following related guides:

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StarTech BR4100DC v2 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 StarTech BR4100DC router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the General Setup button.
    • Click on NAT.
    • 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 StarTech BR4100DC v2 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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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 StarTech BR4100DC v2 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:


192.168.22.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.22.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your StarTech BR4100DC v2 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: 192.168.22.1

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

StarTech BR4100DCv2

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

  • The Default StarTech BR4100DC Router Username is: admin
  • The Default StarTech BR4100DC Router Password is: 1234

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your StarTech BR4100DC v2 router.

StarTech Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your StarTech BR4100DC v2 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your StarTech BR4100DC v2 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:

StarTech BR4100DCv2

Click the General Setup button near the left of the page.

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

StarTech BR4100DCv2

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.

StarTech BR4100DCv2 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:

Forwarding a Port Range

In the Enable Port Forwarding checkbox put a checkmark.

Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Private 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.

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

If you are just forwarding a single port number then you can simply enter that same number into both the Left Port Range and the Right Port Range boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, usually separated by a hyphen, then you need to enter the lowest number of that range into the Left Port Range box and then enter highest number into the Right Port Range box.

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 finished.

Forwarding a Single Port

Make sure that the Enable Virtual Server checkbox is checked.

Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to in the Private IP box. You can enter either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another computer or device on your network.

Enter the same port number to be forwarded into both the Private Port and the Public Port boxes.

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

You need to name this entry in the Comment box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward.

After you are done click the Add button.

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 StarTech BR4100DC v2 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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