Amped Wireless TAP-R2 Port Forwarding Instructions

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This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Amped Wireless TAP-R2 router.

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If you are not sure what port forwarding is you can read our What is Port Forwarding guide to help get started.

Other Amped Wireless TAP-R2 Guides

This is the port forwarding guide for the Amped Wireless TAP-R2. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Amped Wireless TAP-R2 to your computer can be more reliable if you first configure a static IP address on your computer. We have instructions to setup a static IP address for Windows 7, Windows 8, and a variety of other devices on our Static IP Address Settings page.

Please note that while setting up a static IP address on your computer is optional, it is still a very good idea to go ahead and do it. In the long run it will make your port forward much more reliable.

Login To The Amped Wireless TAP-R2

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To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Amped Wireless TAP-R2 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Amped Wireless TAP-R2, follow our Amped Wireless TAP-R2 Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Amped Wireless TAP-R2 router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Amped Wireless TAP-R2

router setup
This is the setup page from your Amped Wireless TAP-R2 router.

After you have finished logging into the Amped Wireless TAP-R2 router you should begin on the Dashboard page, like the one above.

First, click the option in the left sidebar labeled More Settings.

This opens more options under that. Pick the new option of Firewall Settings.

Finally, to get to the correct page you need to click the option in the left sidebar of Port Forwarding.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Amped Wireless TAP-R2

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

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This is the port forwarding page from your Amped Wireless TAP-R2 router.

You should now be on the page you see above.

First, put a checkmark in the box labeled Enable Port Forwarding.

Second, enter the IP address of the device you are forwarding ports to in the IP Address box. This means if you are forwarding a port to specific computer you need to enter that specific computer's LAN IP address here.

Next is the Protocol. Use the drop down list to choose the type of protocol you need to use to forward your ports.

To forward a single port - enter the port number into both the left and right Port Range boxes.

To forward a range of ports - enter the lowest number of the range in the left Port Range box and the highest number in the right Port Range box.

In the Comment box you can enter the name of the program you are forwarding these ports for. This is for your reference only and you can write whatever you want in this box.

Finally, if you are satisfied with your changes go ahead and click the green APPLY button.

You're done, congratulations!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Amped Wireless TAP-R2 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your ports are forwarded you should use our Open Port Check tool.

Other Amped Wireless TAP-R2 Info

Don't forget about our other Amped Wireless TAP-R2 info that you might be interested in.

This is the port forwarding guide for the Amped Wireless TAP-R2. We also have the following guides for the same router: