Port Forwarding the Motorola NVG510 Router for DIRECTV GenieGO

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Motorola NVG510 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:

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Login to the Motorola NVG510 Router

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

How To Find Your Motorola NVG510 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Motorola NVG510 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Motorola NVG510 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 Motorola NVG510 router. By default the IP address should be set to

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How to Port Forward DIRECTV GenieGO on the Motorola NVG510

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Motorola NVG510?

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.

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Now that you are logged in to your Motorola NVG510 router you should see the following:

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Click the Firewall link near the top of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click NAT/Gaming.

Forward Ports 8082-8083 on the Motorola NVG510

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. DIRECTV GenieGO requires you to forward the following ports: 8082-8083. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Servers menu.


Click the Custom Services button near the bottom of the screen.


Go ahead and enter the following settings in to your router's Custom Services page.

Service Name
Global Port Range -
Base Host Port

When you're finished, click the Add button to save the entry.
Now the entry needs to be assigned to a device, so go ahead and click the Return to NAT/Gaming button.


Here you need to select the entry you just created and then select a device to forward it to.

Needed by Device

When you're finished, click the Add button to assign the forward to a device.

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for DIRECTV GenieGO on the Motorola NVG510 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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