TekComm ADSL2-2 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:
- Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
- Login to your TekComm ADSL2 2 router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Advanced button.
- Click the Port Forwarding button.
- Click the Custom Port Forwarding link.
- Create a port forward entry.
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your TekComm ADSL2-2 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 Static IP Setter will set up a static IP address for you.
- Another way to get a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP reservation.
- Or, manually create a static ip address with our Static IP Guides.
This step is important because you want a permanent IP address in your device. If you do not set up a permanent IP address in your device, then when you device reboots it may get a new IP address.
Now we are going to login to your TekComm ADSL2-2 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:
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 TekComm ADSL2 2 IP Address is: 192.168.1.1
After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
- The Default TekComm ADSL2 2 Router Username is:
- The Default TekComm ADSL2 2 Router Password is: Admin
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your TekComm ADSL2-2 router.
TekComm Usernames and Passwords
If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default TekComm Router Passwords page.
If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your TekComm ADSL2-2 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your TekComm ADSL2-2 router back to its factory settings.
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:
Click the Advanced button near the top of the page.
Click the Port Forwarding button near the left of the page.
Click the Custom Port Forwarding link near the right 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:
Select an available connection from the Connection dropdown box.
Verify that you have the Enable checkbox checked.
Enter the name of the program into the Application box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded is be a good idea.
The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Protocol box.
Try putting 192.168.1.1 in the Source IP Address box. 192.168.1.1 is a special number that stands for any assigned IP address. When you enter that number it means any external IP address that has been assigned to your router will work. If that does not work you will have to enter your external IP address manually, which can be a problem because your external IP address may change often. If it changes then those ports will not be forwarded properly anymore.
Enter 192.168.1.1 into the Source Netmask box.
Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to in the Destination IP Address box. You can enter either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another computer or device on your network.
Verify that Destination Netmask is set to 192.168.1.1.
If you are just forwarding a single port number then you can simply enter that same number into both the Destination Port Map, Destination Port Start and the Destination Port End 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 Destination Port Map, Destination Port Start box and then enter highest number into the Destination Port End box.
When you are done click the Apply button.
Select the applications you just created in the Available Rules list, then click the Add > button to move them to the Applied Rules box.
When you're finished, click Save Settings near the left of the screen to save your changes.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports on the TekComm ADSL2-2 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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