Simple Thomson Alcatel SpeedTouch 545 Router Open Port Guide
Thomson-Alcatel SpeedTouch545 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 Thomson Alcatel SpeedTouch 545 router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Advanced link.
- Click on NAPT.
- Create a port forward entry.
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Thomson-Alcatel SpeedTouch545 router.
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After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.
Now we are going to login to your Thomson-Alcatel SpeedTouch545 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:
In the picture above the address bar has 10.0.0.138 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Thomson-Alcatel SpeedTouch545 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: 10.0.0.138
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
- The Default Thomson Alcatel SpeedTouch 545 Router Username is: blank
- The Default Thomson Alcatel SpeedTouch 545 Router Password is: blank
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Thomson-Alcatel SpeedTouch545 router.
Thomson-Alcatel Usernames and Passwords
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Click the Advanced link near the left of the page.
You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click NAPT.
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 New link near the bottom of the page.
Select the required protocol for these ports from the Protocol dropdown box.
Enter the IP address of the device that you want to forward ports to into the Inside IP box. This can be either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network.
Verify that Outside IP is set to 10.0.0.138.
Enter the port to forward into both the Inside Port and the Outside Port boxes.
When you are done click the Apply button.
Most people will never need to use this, but I'm going to explain why they have Inside Port and Outside Port here.
The Inside Port and Outside Port entries are actually rather useful. They are there so you can direct traffic at two devices on your network.
Let's say that you have two devices running Ftp servers on your network. Let's call these devices device one(10.0.0.138) and device two(10.0.0.138).
Let's also say both these ftp servers are running on port 21. Okay we setup your router to forward port 21 to device one(10.0.0.138:21).
So every external IP address request from ftp goes to device one. How do we get to the second device? Well the Inside Port and Outside Port entries allow us to specify another outside port to connect to our internal port 21. Lets make the additional port, port 30. We would now setup a rule in the router with the Public Port set to 30 and the Private port set to 21. The IP address in that rule would be 10.0.0.138. So when you wanted to ftp to device two you would specify port 30 in your ftp client.
The router would see these requests coming in on port 30 and forward them to (10.0.0.138:21). This would allow you to ftp to both devices.
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 Thomson-Alcatel SpeedTouch545 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.
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