TP-Link TL-WR1043ND Router Port Forwarding

This is the port forwarding guide for the TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v2 Kibosh.We also have port forwarding guides for the following related routers:

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April 06, 2017 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 5 minutes

The **TP-Link Kibosh TL-WR1043ND ** router has a firewall that helps to keep your home network protected from unwanted Internet access. The firewall does this by blocking all the incoming and outgoing connections from your network unless otherwise specified. In order to open these ports or connections up for a game or other online application you need to create a port forward for that game or program for a specific device on your network.

In this guide we will show you exactly how to do this. We will walk you through each of the following steps:

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Step 1

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.

This step is important because you want a permanent IP address in your device. If you do not set up a permanent IP address in your device, then when you device reboots it may get a new IP address.

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NOTE: Write this static IP address down on a slip of paper. You need it a little later in step 4.

Step 2

It is now time to login to the TP-Link Kibosh TL-WR1043ND router. To do this:

Image of a browser address bar
Browser address bar

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 TL-WR1043ND IP Address is:

If the default IP address did not work or you changed the address in the past and don't remember what you changed it to, follow the directions on this How To Find Your Router's IP Address page to locate it.

After entering the router's IP address into the address bar, click the Enter key on your keyboard. The following box appears:

TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v2 - Kibosh Login
Screenshot of TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v2 - Kibosh Login.

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your TP-Link Kibosh TL-WR1043ND router.

Having Trouble?

This is a pretty common place to get stuck. Don't panic yet, there are a few things you can try:

  • First, try other TP-Link username and password combinations. If you have a different firmware version you may also have a different username and password. Here is our list of Default TP-Link Router Passwords
  • Second, try to guess what it might be. There is a good chance you changed the username and/or the password and simply forgot. If you need a little extra help, use our Find Password App. It does the guessing for you. If you want to learn more about it, read this Find Password App page.
  • Finally, you may need to reset the TP-Link Kibosh TL-WR1043ND router. This erases all configurations you have ever changed. This last option you should only use as a last resort. Learn how to reset a router on this How to Reset a Router page.

Step 3

Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the Status page in your router:

TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v2 - Kibosh Overview
Screenshot of TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v2 - Kibosh Overview.

The first thing you need to do is click the Firewall option in the left sidebar.

A new set of choices appear, click the one labeled Port Forwarding.

TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v2 - Kibosh Port Forwarding
Screenshot of TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v2 - Kibosh Port Forwarding.

You are now on the correct page to make a port forward.

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:

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Forwarding a Single Port

Put a name for this forward in the Description 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.

Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding.

Enter the same port number to be forwarded into both the From Port and the To Port boxes.

Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to into the To IP 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.

Click the Add button when you are finished.

Forwarding a Port Range

Make up a name to put in the Description 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.

Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding.

If you are just forwarding a single port number then you can simply enter that same number into both the Start Port and the End Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, usually separated by a hyphen, then you need to enter the lowest number of that range into the Start Port box and then enter highest number into the End Port box.

Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to in the To IP box. You can enter either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another computer or device on your network.

When you are all done click the Add button.

When you are finished, click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page .

Test if Your Ports are Open

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