An important aspect of having a Technicolor router on your home network is internet security. In general, routers block incoming internet connections and protect your network by only allowing the connections that you specifically set up. Sometimes it is necessary to unblock certain connections in your router or open a port in order to play a game or use an application. To help you get a better connection for gaming or using an application, you can open a port in your TG799vacXTREAM and allow a direct connection.
You need to follow the steps below to open ports in your Technicolor TG799vacXTREAM router:
- Set up a static IP address on the device or computer you are forwarding these ports to.
- Log in to your Technicolor TG799vacXTREAM router.
- In your Technicolor TG799vacXTREAM router, navigate to the Port Forwarding section.
- Click the WAN Services box at the center of the screen.
- Create a Port Forwarding entry.
The process of opening ports in your Technicolor TG799vacXTREAM router may seem daunting. Remember, however, that you are not alone and do not have to feel discouraged. Let us walk you through the steps for opening ports in your router. Let's get this figured out!
Step 1 - Setup A Static IP Address
Set up a static IP address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. This is an important step that keeps your ports open even after a reboot, power outage, or another type of device or router disconnect.
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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
The Technicolor TG799vacXTREAM router uses a web interface to display router settings. In order to login to the Technicolor TG799vacXTREAM 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 TG799vacXTREAM 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 Technicolor TG799vacXTREAM router's default IP address is: 192.168.10.1
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.
Go ahead and enter the username and password for the Technicolor TG799vacXTREAM router in the spaces available. Remember if you have changed them in the past, you need to enter those values.
- The default Technicolor TG799vacXTREAM Router Username is: admin
- The default Technicolor TG799vacXTREAM Router Password is: printed on router
Enter your username and password, and then click the Sign in button to log in to your Technicolor TG799vacXTREAM router.
Technicolor Username and Password Trouble
If the username and password that you typed in did not work, check out our Default Technicolor Router Passwords page for other ideas about possible passwords.
If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't log in, you may need to reset your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. After resetting the Technicolor TG799vacXTREAM router your username and password are reverted back to factory defaults. Router settings may also change when you reset, so make a note of your current router settings before you reset.
Step 3 - Find The Port Forwarding Section
After successfully logging in to your Technicolor TG799vacXTREAM router you should see the router's home page on your screen. Find the Port Forwarding section of your router.
- Find the WAN Services box located near the center of the screen and click it.
You are now on the WAN Services page.
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:
To start adding an entry, scroll to the IPv4 Port Forwarding section and click the button called Add New IPv4 Port Mapping.
Type in a name for this forward in the Name 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.
Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. If your router has the option of Both, then choose that. Otherwise, choose either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP and your router does not have Both, then you have to create two entries.
You can enter either a single number or a range of numbers in the WAN Port box. If you are forwarding a single port number you can enter it into the WAN Port box. To forward a range of ports you can enter the lowest number of that range into the WAN Port box, followed by a colon, followed by the largest number. An example would look like this: 1000:2000.
In the LAN Port box, enter the same values that you entered into the WAN Port box.
Enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to into the Destination IP box. It is possible to forward a port to the IP address of your computer or to the IP address of a specific device on your internal network.
Click the Plus/Add button at the right of the page when you are completely finished to apply these changes.
Test Your Ports To See If They Are Open
Use our Network Utilities software, (which includes a free Open Port Checker tool) to test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the Technicolor TG799vacXTREAM router correctly. Open Port Checker is the only online port checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.
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