Your Totolink N100RE router has a firewall that helps keep unwanted Internet access from reaching your local network. This firewall does this by blocking all connections (ports) that have not been authorized. In order to authorize these ports for games or other online applications you need to create a port forward.
In this guide we will be showing you how to create a port forward on the Totolink N100RE router. We will explain each of the following steps in detail:
- How to setup a static IP address on the device you plan on forwarding these ports to.
- How to login to the Totolink N100RE router.
- How to find the port forwarding section of the router interface.
- How to create a port forward entry.
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 program will setup a static IP address for you. Download Network Utilities today!
- Another highly recommended way of getting a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP Reservation.
- Or, follow our Static IP Address Setup guides.
With DHCP reservations you can manage your devices from your router. This centralizes the management of your network and helps prevent IP address conflicts. Using this method you do not have to log in to your devices separately.
Now, let's login to the Totolink N100RE router. To do that we need to open a web browser because this router uses a web interface to interact with the routers's settings.
It normally does not matter what browser you decide to use. I recommend using one you are familiar with. Some common ones are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge.
Once you have opened the web browser, find the address bar. This can normally be found at the top of the page 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 Totolink N100RE IP Address is: 192.168.0.1
Once you have entered the IP address, click the enter button and you should be shown a dialog box like this:
In this box you are asked for a username and password. Enter these values and press the the OK or Login button.
- The Default Totolink N100RE Router Username is: admin
- The Default Totolink N100RE Router Password is: password
This is where a lot of people get stuck. Here are a few things you can try if you are unable to login to the Totolink N100RE router:
- Other Totolink password/username combinations. If you have a different firmware version you could also have a different username and password. Here is our list of Default Totolink Router Passwords.
- Try to guess what you may of changed the username and/or password to. If the defaults did not work it is because the username and/or password was changed. If you need help guessing, use our Find Password App. It automates the process of guessing what you changed the password to. Our Find Password App is a great way to crack your router's password. Learn more on this Router Password Cracker page.
- As a last resort you may need to perform a factory reset. A factory reset like this one erases all your personal data. We highly recommend exhausting your other troubleshooting methods before you decide to reset this router. To learn the basics of resetting a router, read this How to Reset a Router page.
You have now logged into the Totolink N100RE router and are ready to find the port forwarding section of the device interface. Let's begin on the Easy Setup page.
On the Easy Setup page select the button on the right near the top labeled Advanced Setup.
This takes you to the System Status page. You should notices a new group of links on the left side of the page. Click the new option of Firewall.
This opens up another group of settings. Pick the option of Port Forwarding
You should now be on a page like the one shown above. This is the port forwarding page and you are now ready to enter the proper information. On to 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:
From the Port Forwarding On/Off dropdown box select Enable.
Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to into the IP Address box. Note that if you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on a device other than your computer then you can enter your device's IP address into that box instead.
In the Protocol box select the protocol that you want to forward these ports over.
If you are only forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into both the left Port Range and the right Port Range boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number into the left Port Range box and the highest number into the right Port Range box.
Enter the name of the program into the Comment 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.
Make sure to click the Apply button after each entry.
Test if Your Ports are Open
After you have finished this port forwarding process it is always a good idea to check them to see if they actually forwarded correctly.
To do this we have an Open Port Checker that uses one of your local network applications to see if the server is listening on those ports. If it is listening you have an open port. If the server is not listening on those ports then the port forward did not go through properly.
If you had trouble with the port forward process we recommend using our Port Forwarding Software. A port forward should be easy but sometimes other things prevent it from going through. Our software will troubleshoot, diagnose, and fix all your port forwarding issues for you guaranteed.
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