Port Forwarding the Belkin F5D6230-3 Router for Need for Speed

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Belkin F5D6230-3 router your device needs to have a static IP address. You should complete one of the following steps first:

Now that you have setup a Static IP Address on your device, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your device here:

192.168.2. <-- Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the Belkin F5D6230-3 Router

Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.

How To Find Your Belkin F5D6230-3 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Belkin F5D6230-3 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Belkin F5D6230-3 Router Using Your Web Browser

Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.

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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 Belkin F5D6230-3 router. By default the IP address should be set to

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You should see a box prompting you for your Belkin F5D6230-3 password. Enter the password now.

The Default Belkin F5D6230-3 Router Password is: blank

Click the Login button to log in to your Belkin F5D6230-3 router.

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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Belkin F5D6230-3 router password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Belkin F5D6230-3 router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward Need for Speed on the Belkin F5D6230-3

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Belkin F5D6230-3?

If you are having trouble with this guide, then perhaps PFConfig may be your solution. PFConfig is a software tool that will automatically forward ports for your router to save you time and hassle.

Belkin F5D6230-3 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Belkin F5D6230-3 router you should see the following:

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Click the Virtual Server link near the left of the page.

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Forward Ports 9442 on the Belkin F5D6230-3

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Need for Speed requires you to forward the following ports: 9442. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu.

  Private IP Private Port Type Public Port
1. 192.168.2. TCP

Forward Ports 9442 on the Belkin F5D6230-3

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

  Private IP Private Port Type Public Port
2. 192.168.2. TCP

When you're finished, click Enter near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

And that's it! You're done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Need for Speed on the Belkin F5D6230-3 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Open Port Check tool. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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