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Telewell TW-EA501 Router Open Port Instructions

Telewell TW-EA501 v3 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:

  1. Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
  2. Login to your Telewell TW-EA501 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Configuration button.
    • Click on Virtual Server.
    • Click the Add button.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Telewell TW-EA501 v3 router.



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Step 1

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.

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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

Now we are going to login to your Telewell TW-EA501 v3 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:


192.168.0.254

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.0.254 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Telewell TW-EA501 v3 router. Your router's IP address can also be refered to as your computer's default gateway.

By default the IP address is set to: 192.168.0.254

After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:

Telewell TW-EA501v3

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.

  • The Default Telewell TW-EA501 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Telewell TW-EA501 Router Password is: admin

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Telewell TW-EA501 v3 router.

Telewell Usernames and Passwords

If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Telewell Router Passwords page.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Telewell TW-EA501 v3 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Telewell TW-EA501 v3 router back to its factory settings.

Step 3

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:

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Click the Configuration button near the left of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Virtual Server.

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Click the Add button near the center of the page.

Telewell TW-EA501v3 port forward

Step 4

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:

Use the Service select dropdown box to choose User Defined.

The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Protocol box.

If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Public Start Port and the Public End Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Public Start Port box and the highest number of that range into the Public End Port box.

You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Mapped Private IP Address box. It's possible for this to be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address on your network that you want ports forwarded to.

Click the Return button when you are done.

When you're finished, click Save Config to FLASH near the left of the screen to save your changes.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Telewell TW-EA501 v3 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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