Port Forwarding the Motorola SBG6782-AC Router for Wake on LAN


What is Port Forwarding?

If you don't know what Port Forwarding is yet, you might want to start by reading our What is Port Forwarding guide.

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Motorola SBG6782-AC router your computer 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 computer, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your computer here:

Don't Skip This Step!

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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 SBG6782-AC router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.0.1.

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

The Default Motorola SBG6782-AC Router Username is: admin

The Default Motorola SBG6782-AC Router Password is: motorola


Click the Login button to log in to your Motorola SBG6782-AC router.


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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Motorola SBG6782-AC router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Motorola SBG6782-AC router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward Wake on LAN on the Motorola SBG6782-AC


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Motorola SBG6782-AC?

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 Motorola SBG6782-AC router to save you time and hassle.

Motorola SBG6782-AC Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Motorola SBG6782-AC router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced button near the top of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.

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Click the Create IPv4 button near the center of the page.


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Forward Ports 7 on the Motorola SBG6782-AC

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Wake on LAN requires you to forward the 7,9 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the IPv4 Entry menu and then click Apply.

Local IP Address
& Start/End Port
External IP Address
& Start/End Port
Description Protocol Enabled





Forward Ports 9 on the Motorola SBG6782-AC

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers IPv4 Entry page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Apply.

Local IP Address
& Start/End Port
External IP Address
& Start/End Port
Description Protocol Enabled



And that is it! You are done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Wake on LAN on the Motorola SBG6782-AC 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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