Simple TP-Link TL-WR841N v14 Router Open Port Guide

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December 09, 2019 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 5 minutes

A TP-Link TL-WR841N v14 router protects your home network by blocking unwanted incoming internet connections and acting as a basic firewall. Sometimes you need to open a port in your router in order to get a good connection for a game or to use a specific device on your network. The TL-WR841N v14 lets you choose the applications that are allowed to connect through an open port. By opening a port in your router you allow a specific application or game to send data from the internet to your home network.

Follow the steps below to open ports in your TP-Link TL-WR841N v14 router:

  1. Go ahead and set up a static IP address on the computer or device that you are forwarding these ports to.
  2. Log in to your TP-Link TL-WR841N v14 router.
  3. In your TP-Link TL-WR841N v14 router, navigate to the Virtual Server section.
    • Find the Forwarding tab located near the left of the screen and click it.
  4. Go ahead and create a Virtual Server 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 TL-WR841N v14 router.

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Step 1

In order to keep the ports in your router open, even after a reboot or disconnect, it is important to set up a static IP address in the device that you are forwarding a port to.

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

Step 2

The TP-Link TL-WR841N v14 router uses a web interface to display router settings. In order to login to the TP-Link TL-WR841N v14 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 TL-WR841N v14 Router

Find the address bar in your browser window. This is usually found at the top of the page, like in the image below.

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 web browser and type in your router's IP address.

The TP-Link TL-WR841N v14 router's default IP address is: 192.168.0.1

Enter your router's IP address into the address bar of your browser and click the enter button on your keyboard. A box like the one below should appear.

login
This is the login page from your TP-Link router.

Enter the username and password for your TP-Link TL-WR841N v14 router. Note: If you have changed these numbers in the past, you will need to enter in the those values.

Once you have entered your username and password, remember to click the Log In button to login to your TP-Link TL-WR841N v14 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 TL-WR841N v14 router your username and password are reverted back to factory defaults.

Step 3

After a successful login to the TP-Link TL-WR841N v14 router you should be on the home page of your router. Now you need to find the Virtual Server section.

home
This is the home page from your TP-Link router.

You should now be on a page called Virtual Server.

port forwarding
This is the port forwarding page from your TP-Link router.

Step 4

Opening a port to a specific device may solve problems that you are having on your network. Make sure that it is necessary though, before opening a port, because you are effectively creating a pinhole in the firewall portion of your router that could lead to malicious traffic on your network. The risk is exceedingly low, though, so don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it.

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:

port forwarding add
Screenshot of port forwarding add.
  1. Click on the button that says Add New.

  2. If you are forwarding a single port number, enter it into the Service Port box. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Service Port box, followed by a hyphen followed by the largest number. For example, a range of port numbers might look like this: 1000-2000.

  3. Go ahead and enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to into the IP Address box. It is possible for this to be either the IP address of your computer or of any other device on your network that you want ports forwarded to.

    • It's ok to leave the Internal Port box blank.
  4. In the Protocol dropdown box, select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. Choose Both if your router has that option. 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 the Both option, then you need to create two entries.

  5. Select Enabled from the Status drop-down box.

  6. When you are completely finished, click the Save button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes.

Test Your Open Ports

Finally, test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the TP-Link TL-WR841N v14 router correctly. To do this you can use Network Utilities, which includes a free Open Port Checker tool. Open Port Checker is the only online port-checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.

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