Fastest TP-Link TL-WR845N v4 Router Open Port Instructions

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December 10, 2019 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 5 minutes

A TP-Link TL-WR845N v4 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-WR845N v4 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.

In order to open ports in your TP-Link TL-WR845N v4 router, you need to:

  1. Set up a static IP address on the computer or device that you are forwarding ports to.
  2. Login to your TP-Link TL-WR845N v4 router.
  3. In your TP-Link TL-WR845N v4 router, navigate to the Virtual Server section.
    • Click on the Forwarding tab at the left of the screen.
  4. Create a Virtual Server entry.

The process of opening ports in your TP-Link TL-WR845N v4 router may seem daunting. Remember, however, that you are not alone and do not have to feel discouraged. Let us walk you through the steps for opening ports in your router. Let's get this figured out!

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Setup A Static IP Address

If you want to ensure that your ports remain open even after your device reboots, set up a static IP address in the device that you are opening a port for.

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

Login To Your TP-Link Router

Log in to your TP-Link TL-WR845N v4 router. To log in you will need to use a web browser since the TP-Link TL-WR845N v4 uses a web interface to access router configurations.

Open up whichever internet browser that you are comfortable with. If you are not sure which one to use, then go ahead and open Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

To help with confusion, we have simplified this step for you with this link: Login to your TL-WR845N v4 Router

Once you have opened a web browser, find the address bar which is usually located at the top of the screen. The image below shows an example of 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 web browser and type in your router's IP address.

The TP-Link TL-WR845N v4 router's default IP address is: 192.168.0.1

After typing your router's IP address into the address bar, make sure to click the enter button on your keyboard. You should see a box similar to the one shown below.

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

Enter the username and password for the TP-Link TL-WR845N v4 in the corresponding boxes. Important Note: If you have changed them in the past, you need to enter in those values.

To log in to your TP-Link TL-WR845N v4 router, enter your username and password, and then click the Log In button.

TP-Link Usernames and Passwords

If the username and password did not work, go to our Default TP-Link Router Passwords page for help.

If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't log in you may need to consider a reset for your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. **Note:**After resetting the TP-Link TL-WR845N v4 router your username and password revert back to factory defaults.

Find the Port Forwarding Section

You should be on your routers home page once you complete logging in. Find the Virtual Server section on the home page of the TP-Link TL-WR845N v4 router.

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

You should now be on a page that says Virtual Server.

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

Create A Port Forward

Make sure that you must open a port in your router before doing so since this will allow data to come through the firewall portion of your router to a specific device. It is possible that this could lead to malicious traffic on your network. However, don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it because the risk is very low.

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
This is the port forwarding page from your TP-Link router.
  1. Click the button labeled Add New.

  2. The Service Port box accepts either a single number or a range of numbers. If you are forwarding a single port number, then enter that port number into the Service Port box. If you are forwarding a range of ports such as 1000-2000, then you can enter the lowest number of that range into the Service Port box, followed by a hyphen, followed by the largest number.

  3. In the IP Address box, enter the IP address that you want ports forwarded to. This may be the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network that you want to forward ports 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. Choose Enabled from the Status drop-down list.

  6. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes when you are completely finished.

Test Your Open Ports

Finally, test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the TP-Link TL-WR845N v4 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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