Fastest TP-Link TL-WR340GD Router Port Forwarding Guide

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

TP-Link TL-WR340GD 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:

  1. Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
  2. Login to your TP-Link TL-WR340GD router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Forwarding link.
    • Click on Virtual Servers.
    • Click the Add New button.
  4. 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-WR340GD router.

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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.

After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your TP-Link TL-WR340GD 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:

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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-WR340GD 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:

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Screenshot of TP-Link TL-WR340GD.

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 TL-WR340GD 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-WR340GD router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your TP-Link TL-WR340GD router back to its factory settings.

Step 3

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:

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Screenshot of TP-Link TL-WR340GD.

Click the Forwarding link near the left side of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Virtual Servers.

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Screenshot of TP-Link TL-WR340GD.

Click the Add New button near the center of the page.

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Screenshot of TP-Link TL-WR340GD 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:

Enter the port to forward into the Service Port box.

Enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the IP Address box. This is either the IP address of a computer or the IP address of another device on your network.

Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Protocol box.

In the Status dropdown box pick Enabled.

Click the Save button when you are all done.

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-WR340GD 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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