Your Archer C60 router helps to protect your network by blocking incoming internet connections. This is an important feature that helps you to control which applications have access to your network. Sometimes you want to allow network access to a specific application in order to play a game, connect a device, or use an app. The TP-Link Archer C60 can unblock certain incoming connections through port forwarding or by opening a port. You can open ports in your Archer C60 by assigning specific ports to an IP address. Forwarding these ports directs incoming data to a specific device or application.
Follow the steps below to open ports in your TP-Link Archer C60 router:
- Set up a static IP address on the device or computer you are forwarding these ports to.
- Login to your TP-Link Archer C60 router.
- In your TP-Link Archer C60 router, navigate to the Virtual Servers section.
- Click the Advanced tab, which is at the top of the screen.
- Find the NAT Forwarding tab located near the left of the screen and click on it.
- Click on Virtual Servers.
- Create a Virtual Servers entry.
The process of opening ports in your router may seem like a difficult task. If so, you are not alone! We are here to help walk you through the steps to open a port in the TP-Link Archer C60 router.
Step 1 - Setup A Static IP Address
In order to ensure that your ports remain open in your device even after it reboots, it is important to set up a static IP address in your device.
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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 TP-Link Router
The TP-Link Archer C60 router uses a web interface to display router settings. In order to login to the TP-Link Archer C60 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 Archer C60 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 TP-Link Archer C60 router's default IP address is: 192.168.0.1
After typing your router's IP address into the address bar, make sure to click the enter button on your keyboard. You should see a box similar to the one shown below.
Enter the username and password for your TP-Link Archer C60 router. Note: If you have changed these numbers in the past, you will need to enter in the those values.
- The default TP-Link Archer C60 Router Username is: admin
- The default TP-Link Archer C60 Router Password is: admin
Once you have entered your username and password, remember to click the Log In button to login to your TP-Link Archer C60 router.
TP-Link Usernames and Passwords
If the username and password did not work I recommend checking out our Default TP-Link Router Passwords page.
If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't login you may need to consider a reset for your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. After resetting the TP-Link Archer C60 router your username and password are reverted back to factory defaults.
Step 3 - Find The Port Forwarding Section
After successfully logging in to your TP-Link Archer C60 router you should see the router's home page on your screen. Find the Virtual Servers section of your router.
- Click on the Advanced tab, which is at the top of the screen.
- Find the NAT Forwarding tab at the left of the screen and click it.
- Click on Virtual Servers.
You should now be on a page that says Virtual Servers.
Step 4 - Create A Port Forward Entry
Make sure that you must open a port in your router before doing so since this will allow data to come through the firewall portion of your router to a specific device. It is possible that this could lead to malicious traffic on your network. However, don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it because the risk is very low.
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 button labeled Add.
Make up a name to put in the Service Type box. The name does not have any effect on the functionality of the forward; it's simply there so you can know why it was created.
If you are forwarding a single port number, enter it into the External Port box. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the External Port box, followed by a hyphen followed by the largest number. For example, a range of port numbers might look like this: 1000-2000.
Find the Internal IP box and enter the IP address that you want ports forwarded to. This can be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address for devices on your network that you want to forward ports for.
Leave Internal Port blank.
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.
Make sure that the box called Enable This Entry is checked.
Make sure to click the Save button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes, when you are completely finished.
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 TP-Link Archer C60 router correctly. Open Port Checker is the only online port checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.
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