How to set up PORT FORWARDING on your router
Port forwarding is different for every router, so the first step is to turn your router upside down, and write down the manufacturers name and the model number. Next write down the default user ID and password for that model of router. Normally these are written on the bottom of the router.
Step 1 – get the make/model number of the router
eg TP Link Model TD-WD8690N
Step 2 – Look up the router guide by manufacturer
In our case, we’re using TP Link – so need a “T”. Yay, that was easy.
Step 3 – Select your manufacturer eg TP Link
Step 4 – Look up the model number of the router
Step 5 – Default guide.
Here we select the default guide… and you can see the screenshots
Step 6 – Login in to your router.
We access the Routers config via a web browser like Firefox. Most Routers have the IP address of 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1.
So open up firefox and type in 192.168.1.1. A login screen will launch after a few seconds. For TP Link the user id is Admin.
If you get the login wrong, you’ll get this error page. 😦
If you’ve changed the password, then you may have to hit the “RESET” button on your router, to make it return to the default settings.
Port Forward’s advice on how to login to your router…
Follow the Port forward guide on how to configure the ports. You’ll have to rely on Port Forward for this part… as there are simply thousands of different options, and I’d only be duplicating their sterling work. However, you’re in safe hands, as their screen shots will help you follow it.
Step 7 – Install their port checker tool – to check that it’s worked
This tool will test to see if you’ve punched a hole through your router.
This will scan your port – and ensure that port forwarding is working for you.
Viola! That was easy. These visual guides are great, and the screenshots help us.