The TP-Link TD-W8151N router has a firewall. This firewall protects your home network by blocking incoming and outgoing connections that are not authorized. Some online games or programs require additional connections to be opened so they can run smoothly. The process of opening additional ports is called a port forward.
In this guide I will walk you step-by-step through the port forwarding process on the TP-Link TD-W8151N router. I will show you how to:
- setup a static IP address on the device you plan on forwarding these ports to.
- login to the TP-Link TD-W8151N router web interface.
- find the port forwarding page in the router's web interface.
- setup a port forward for the online game or program of your choice.
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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- 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 we are going to login to your TP-Link TD-W8151N router. Your router has what is called a web interface, so you will login using your web browser. I recommend using one you are comfortable with such as 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 TP-Link TD-W8151N 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:
Of course, if you did not get a login screen similar to the one above, you need to find out what the router's IP address has been changed to. Follow the instructions on the How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
- The Default TP-Link TD-W8151N Router Username is: admin
- The Default TP-Link TD-W8151N Router Password is: password
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your TP-Link TD-W8151N router.
TP-Link Usernames and Passwords
If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default TP-Link Router Passwords page.
Second, try and guess what the password/username was changed to. Use our Find Password App to make this step easier.
If you still can't login to your TP-Link TD-W8151N router, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your TP-Link TD-W8151N 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 Status page of your router:
Begin by clicking the Advanced Setup link at the top of the page.
You are taken to a page like the one above. Select the option of NAT near the top of the page.
Now select the option of Virtual Server in the center section of the page.
The page above is the correct page to be on in order to create a port forward entry.
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:
You need to name this entry in the Application box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward.
Select the required protocol for these ports from the Protocol dropdown box.
If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Start Port Number box and the highest number of that range into the End Port Number box. If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Start Port Number and the End Port Number boxes.
Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Local IP Address box. 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.
When you are all done click the Save button.
When you are finished click the SAVE button to apply the rules to your router's firewall.
Your ports should now be open. It is time to test them.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports on the TP-Link TD-W8151N 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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