Network Utilities

Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 Router

Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 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 Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Firewall link.
    • Click on Port Forwarding.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 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.

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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 Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 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:


192.168.0.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.0.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 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: 192.168.0.1

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

Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 Login

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

  • The Default Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 Router Username is: unknown
  • The Default Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 Router Password is: unknown

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 router.

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If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Xperio Labs Router Passwords page.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 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:

Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 Setup Wizard

Click the Firewall link near the left of the page.

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

Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 Port Forwarding

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:

Enable the Port Filtering checkbox by putting a check in it.

Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the IP Address box. 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.

The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Protocol box.

If you are only forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into both the left Port Range and the right Port Range boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number into the left Port Range box and the highest number into the right Port Range box.

Create a name for this forward and put it in the Comment box. The name is only used as a reminder and has no effect on the port forward.

After you are done click the Apply Changes button.

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 Xperio Labs XL-8121W12 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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