In this guide we show you how to port forward the Technicolor TC7200 router.
Before we begin I want to explain a tiny bit about firewalls. First of all the Technicolor TC7200 router has a basic firewall. This is to help protect your home network against unwanted access from the Internet. A firewall basically blocks all connections to and from the Internet unless your router tells it otherwise. Some connections are open in order for you to actually use the Internet.
If you are wanting to unblock a connection for a game or application you are wanting to open a port. This process is more commonly called a port forward. A port forward literally forwards a port or connection through your firewall and directs it at a device of your choosing on your home network.
The basic process to open a port on the Technicolor TC7200 router is:
- Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
- Login to your Technicolor TC7200 router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Advanced link.
- Click on Forwarding.
- Click the Add row button.
- Create a port forward entry or rule.
We will walk you each and every step in the process to get your ports open on the Technicolor TC7200 router.
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.
- Recommended - Our free program will setup a static IP address for you. Download Network Utilities today!
- Another highly recommended way of getting a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP Reservation.
- Or, follow our Static IP Address Setup guides.
With DHCP reservations you can manage your devices from your router. This centralizes the management of your network and helps prevent IP address conflicts. Using this method you do not have to log in to your devices separately.
It is now time to login to the Technicolor TC7200 router. This router has a web user interface. This means if you want to change settings on your router you need to first open a web browser. It doesn't matter which one (just pick your favorite). Some common choices are Edge, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Chrome.
After opening your browser find the address bar at the top of the page. It should look like this:
Above is an example of what a web browser address bar looks like. Find the address bar in your router and type in your router's IP address.
The default Technicolor TC7200 IP Address is: 192.168.0.1 After you have entered the IP address of the Technicolor TC7200 router simply press the Enter button on your keyboard. You should see the following page:
If you see boxes prompting you for your Username and Password you are on the correct page.
- The Default Technicolor TC7200 Router Username is: admin
- The Default Technicolor TC7200 Router Password is: admin
Go ahead and enter the username and password and click the Login button to access the web user interface.
Technicolor Usernames and Passwords
If your username and password do not work then please check out our Default Technicolor Router Passwords page and try some other common Technicolor usernames and passwords.
If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Technicolor TC7200 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router guide to set your Technicolor TC7200 router back to its factory settings.
This third step involves finding the port forwarding section of the router. To do that you need to start from the first page:
Select the ADVANCED option in the blue bar at the top of the page.
Now look in the left sidebar, click the option of FORWARDING.
Finally, click the Add row button in the center section of the page.
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 Public Port Range and the Target Port Range boxes.
Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to into the Target IP Address box. Note that 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 instead.
Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Protocol box.
When you're finished, click the SAVE button near the bottom of the screen to apply your changes.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Once your ports have been forwarded on the Technicolor TC7200 router you need to test them to see if the ports were forwarded correctly. To test the ports I recommend using our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker.
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