Opening Ports for Magicjack on the Netgear FVS338 Firewall

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In the picture above the address bar has http://www.google.com in it. Just replace all of that with the internal IP address of your router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.1.

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

The Default Router Username is: admin

The Default Router Password is: password


Click the Ok button to log in to your router.


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We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to setup your router's firewall for Magicjack. Go ahead and enter the settings shown below into the Inbound Packet Filter menu.

Click the Security link near the top of the screen.

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Enter the following information into your router.


Name Type ICMP Type Start Port Finish Port Default QoS Priority Add


When you've finished entering the above information, click the add button.


Click the Firewall Rules link near the top of the screen.

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Click the Inbound Services Add button.



Enter the following information into your router.


Inbound Service
Service :
Action :
Select Schedule :
Send to LAN Server :--- 
Translate to Port Number :
WAN Destination IP Address : ---
LAN Users : Start : ---
    Finish : ---
WAN Users : Start : ---
    Finish : ---
Log :


When you've finished entering the above information, click the Apply button.

You should see another page of settings below that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Inbound Packet Filter page. Go ahead and enter those settings now.

Click the Security link near the top of the screen.

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Enter the following information into your router.


Name Type ICMP Type Start Port Finish Port Default QoS Priority Add


When you've finished entering the above information, click the add button.


Click the Firewall Rules link near the top of the screen.

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Click the Inbound Services Add button.



Enter the following information into your router.


Inbound Service
Service :
Action :
Select Schedule :
Send to LAN Server :--- 
Translate to Port Number :
WAN Destination IP Address : ---
LAN Users : Start : ---
    Finish : ---
WAN Users : Start : ---
    Finish : ---
Log :


When you've finished entering the above information, click the Apply button.

Click the Security link near the top of the page.

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Enter the name of the program into the Name box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded would be a good idea.

Use the Type drop down box to select the protocol type of the ports you are opening.

If you need to allow a single port, enter that port number into the Start Port and the Finish Port boxes. If you need to allow a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Start Port box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the Finish Port box.

When you are finished, click the add button.

Click the Firewall Rules link near the top of the page.

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Click the Inbound Services Add button near the center of the page.

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Select service you created from the Service drop down box.

Select ALLOW always from the Action drop down box.

Enter the ip address to allow traffic to into the Send to LAN Server box. If you are allowing traffic so you can run a program on your computer, you should enter your computer's ip address into that box.

Select Any from the WAN Users drop down box.

Select Never from the Log drop down box.

When you are finished, click the Apply button.

And that is it! You are done!


To test if your port has been properly opened, you can use our Port Checker tool.

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