A Technicolor TC8717T router contains a basic firewall to help protect your home network. A Firewall blocks incoming connections by nature. Sometimes you need to unblock some of these connections so you can run a game or application. This is called opening a port or port forwarding. Port forwarding is literally forwarding a port from the internet to your home network.
Follow the steps below to open ports in your Technicolor TC8717T router:
- Go ahead and set up a static IP address on the computer or device that you are forwarding these ports to.
- Go ahead and log in to your Technicolor TC8717T router.
- Find the Port Forwarding section in your Technicolor TC8717T router.
- Click the Advanced tab at the left of the screen.
- Click Port Forwarding.
- Go ahead and create a Port Forwarding entry.
If the process of forwarding ports in your router seems difficult to you, you are not alone! Do not get discouraged. Let us walk you through the steps for opening a port in the Technicolor TC8717T router. Just follow along as we lead you through the process of opening a port in your router.
Step 1 - 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.
Step 2 - Login To Your Technicolor Router
Log in to your Technicolor TC8717T router. To log in you will need to use a web browser since the Technicolor TC8717T uses a web interface to access router configurations.
Open up whichever internet browser that you are comfortable with. If you are not sure which one to use, then go ahead and open Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.
To help with confusion, we have simplified this step for you with this link: Login to your TC8717T Router
Once you have opened a web browser, find the address bar which is usually located at the top of the screen. The image below shows an example of this.
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 Technicolor TC8717T router's default IP address is: 192.168.0.1
Enter your router's IP address into the address bar of your browser and click the enter button on your keyboard. A box like the one below should appear.
Enter the username and password for the Technicolor TC8717T in the corresponding boxes. Important Note: If you have changed them in the past, you need to enter in those values.
- The default Technicolor TC8717T Router Username is: admin
- The default Technicolor TC8717T Router Password is: password
To log in to your Technicolor TC8717T router, enter your username and password, and then click the Login button.
Technicolor Usernames and Passwords
If the username and password did not work I recommend checking out our Default Technicolor 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 Technicolor TC8717T router your username and password are reverted back to factory defaults.
Step 3 - Find The Port Forwarding Section
You should be on your routers home page once you complete logging in. Find the Port Forwarding section on the home page of the Technicolor TC8717T router.
- Find the Advanced tab at the left of the screen and click it.
- Click Port Forwarding.
You should now be on a page called Port Forwarding.
If it's not already, go ahead and make sure that the Enable Port Forwarding toggle is Enabled.
Step 4 - Create A Port Forward Entry
Opening a port to a specific device may solve problems that you are having on your network. Make sure that it is necessary though, before opening a port, because you are effectively creating a pinhole in the firewall portion of your router that could lead to malicious traffic on your network. The risk is exceedingly low, though, so don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it.
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:
Click the Add Service button.
Make the Other selection in the Common Services drop-down list.
Type in a name for this forward in the Other Service box. Choose a name that will help you remember why this forward was set up since it does not affect the functionality of the forward.
Select the protocol type of the ports that you are forwarding from the Service Type 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.
Find the Server IP Address box and enter the IP address that you want ports forwarded to. This can be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address for devices on your network that you want to forward ports for.
To forward a single port, enter the port number into the Starting Port and the Ending Port boxes. To forward a range of ports, enter the lowest number in the range into the Starting Port box. Then enter the highest number in the range into the Ending Port box.
To apply these changes, remember to click the Add button at the bottom of the page when you are completely finished.
Test Your Open Ports
Finally, test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the Technicolor TC8717T 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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