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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To setup port forwarding on the Netgear DG834 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:
Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.
It's ok if you don't know your Netgear DG834 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:
Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.
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 Netgear DG834 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.0.1.
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.
Click the Ok button to log in to your Netgear DG834 router.
Please visit our Default Netgear Router Passwords page if the username and password shown below did not work for you.
If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Netgear DG834 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Netgear DG834 router back to its factory settings.
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 Netgear DG834 router to save you time and hassle.
Before we can forward ports for Easy File Sharing Web Server, we need to figure out what ports Easy File Sharing Web Server is using. Here is a brief walkthrough on how to do that. Go ahead and open up Easy File Sharing Web Server.
On the main page of Easy File Sharing Web Server, you will see a bunch of options. There should be a Port box right at
the top of the Easy File Sharing Web Server page. This box contains the port that needs to be forwarded in your router for Easy File Sharing Web Server
to work. You can change this port to whatever you like. If you change the port to something other than 80, people connecting to Easy File Sharing Web Server
will have to specify that port number when connecting. Let's say your routers external ip address is 220.127.116.11, and you specified port 500 in
Easy File Sharing Web Server. Someone connecting to Easy File Sharing Web Server would type http://18.104.22.168:500 into their web browser. Please
enter the port you chose for Easy File Sharing Web Server below.
Now that you are logged in to your Netgear DG834 router you should see the following:
We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Easy File Sharing Web Server requires you to forward the ports you entered above. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu and then click Add.Under Security in the left hand menu click Services.
|Send to LAN Server||...|
And that is it! You are done!
Now that you have forwarded ports for Easy File Sharing Web Server on the Netgear DG834 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.