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:
We will walk you each and every step in the process to get your ports open on the Technicolor TC7200 router.
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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.
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:
Just replace whatever is in the address bar with the Technicolor TC7200 router's IP address. Sometimes the router's IP Address is referred to as the computer's default gateway.
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.
Go ahead and enter the username and password and click the Login button to access the web user interface.
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.
Time to enter some data into the Technicolor TC7200 router. We want to show you exactly how to configure the router, to do this you need to answer the following 2 questions:
(Remember the IP Address above needs to match the static IP Address you setup in Step 1)
This next part is our router simulator. This shows you what to enter in your router depending on what choices you made above. Right now we are showing the ports for XBox Live. Simply fill in the boxes in your router exactly as you see them here.
NOTE: You need to click the Add row button for each additional entry.
When you're finished, click the SAVE button near the bottom of the screen to apply your changes.
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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