Setup Port Forwarding on TP-Link Router:
TP-Link TL-WR940N routers help you protect your home network from doubtful access to the internet. All of it is done using the firewall as it prevents incoming connections. But what if you want to have access but still the firewall is connected?
The solution to it is having a port to have access to your applications or games through the process of port-forwarding. Here is your guide to Setup Port Forwarding on TP-Link Router:
Go to the Port Forwarding Section
- To look for the port forwarding section into your router, on the left corner of your screen click on the Forwarding link.
- A new menu or a new window will appear on your screen. Click on the “Virtual servers” option.
- Lastly, at the center of your window, hit the Add button and you will land on the port forwarding section.
Click the Forwarding
Example: Here are the ports to forward for Xbox Live:
TCP Ports: 3074
UDP Ports: 3074
- Put the port to forward in the service port box and then insert your IP address (in which you want to forward your ports to).
- In the next screen, you will be prompted to choose the protocol that you desire to forward these ports over in the protocol box.
- Now, click on Enabled from the Status drop-down box.
- Lastly, click on save once you are done.
- The ports will now be open for you.
Launch a Static IP Address on Your Computer Device in Which You want to Forward a Port
In order to keep your ports open all the time (even at the times when your device will reboot), you will have to set up a static IP address on the device in which you want to forward your port.
- Start with opening the control panel and then from the left panel of the screen click on ‘Network’ and then on ‘WAN’.
- Under the ‘WAN Connection Type’, from the drop-down menu, click on the ‘PPTP/Russia PPTP’
- In the username and password fields, enter your PureVPN ‘Username’ and ‘Password’ as provided by PureVPN.
- Next, click on ‘Dynamic IP’ and in the ‘Service IP Address’ field, enter your IP address in ‘VPN Server’.
- Now, Click on the ‘DHCP’ and then type Primary and Secondary DNS.
Following that, hit the ‘Basic Security’ option and enable the following:
IP Sec Passthrough
- Now, you will be prompted to choose whether you would like to be reconnected: manually, on-demand or always.
- Lastly, click on “Save”, once you are done with the above.
Log in to Your TP-Link TL-WR940N Router.
- Go to the web browser of your choice and then locate the address bar. It will be already filled with 192.168.1.1 in it. You will then have to replace that one with your TP-Link router’s IP address (computer’s default gateway).
- Press Enter once you will enter the IP address.
- In the next step, you will be prompted to enter the username and password. Below are the default username and password for the TP-Link router.
(The Default TP-Link TL-WR940N Router Username is: admin
The Default TP-Link TL-WR940N Router Password is admin)
- Next, enter your username and password and then hit the login button in order to login to your TP-Link router.
Expand the Virtual servers tab and then on “Add new.
Lastly, create a port forward entry.
We hope the above article helped you to Setup Port Forwarding on TP-Link Router.