Network Utilities

How to Open Ports in a Trendnet TEW-811DRU Router

Trendnet TEW-811DRU 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 Trendnet TEW-811DRU router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced link.
    • Click on Gaming.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Trendnet TEW-811DRU router.



We think that forwarding a port should be easy. That's why we created Network Utilities. Our software does everything that you need to forward a port.

Get Started Now!

When you use Network Utilities you get your port forwarded right now!

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.

  • Recommended - Our free program will setup a static IP address for you.
  • Or follow our Static IP Address guides to setup a static IP address.

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 Trendnet TEW-811DRU 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:


192.168.10.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.10.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Trendnet TEW-811DRU 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: 192.168.10.1

After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:

Trendnet TEW-811DRU

Look for your password on the bottom of your router or in the paperwork that came with your router.

Trendnet TEW-811DRU

Click the Advanced link near the left of the page.

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

Trendnet TEW-811DRU 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 IP address that you want to forward these ports to in the LAN IP Addres box. You can enter either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another computer or device on your network.

If you are forwarding a single port then you can enter that port number into the left TCP Ports and the right UDP Ports boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the left TCP Ports box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the right UDP Ports box.

Use the Schedule dropdown box to select Always.

Enable the Enabled checkbox by putting a check in it.

When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Trendnet TEW-811DRU 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.

Trendnet TEW-811DRU Router Screenshots

We also have the Internets largest collection of Router Screenshots.