Opening Ports in a TP-Link TL-R470T Plus Router
TP-Link TL-R470T_Plus 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 TP-Link TL-R470T Plus router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the NAT link.
- Click the Virtual Server link.
- Create a port forward entry.
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your TP-Link TL-R470T_Plus router.
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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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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 TP-Link TL-R470T_Plus 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 192.168.0.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your TP-Link TL-R470T_Plus 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: 192.168.0.1
After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
- The Default TP-Link TL-R470T Plus Router Username is: admin
- The Default TP-Link TL-R470T Plus Router Password is: admin
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your TP-Link TL-R470T_Plus router.
TP-Link Usernames and Passwords
If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default TP-Link Router Passwords page.
If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your TP-Link TL-R470T_Plus router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your TP-Link TL-R470T_Plus 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 first page in your router:
Click the NAT link near the left of the page.
Click the Virtual Server link near the top of the page.
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:
Put a name for this forward in the Name box so that you can remember why you set this forward up. The name does not matter so pick something that has meaning to you.
If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into both of the External Port and both of the Internal Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the left hand External Port and Internal Port boxes. Then enter the highest number of that range into the right hand External Port and Internal Port boxes.
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 Internal Server IP box. This can be either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network.
Make sure that the Activate radio button is selected.
Click the Add button when you are finished.
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 TL-R470T_Plus 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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