Port Forwarding the Netgear DG834PN Router for XBOX360 Alien Hominid HD


What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Netgear DG834PN 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:

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Login to the Netgear DG834PN Router

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

How To Find Your Netgear DG834PN Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Netgear DG834PN router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Netgear DG834PN 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 Netgear DG834PN 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 Netgear DG834PN Router Username is: admin

The Default Netgear DG834PN Router Password is: password


Click the Ok button to log in to your Netgear DG834PN router.


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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Netgear DG834PN router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Netgear DG834PN router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward XBOX360 Alien Hominid HD on the Netgear DG834PN


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Netgear DG834PN?

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 DG834PN router to save you time and hassle.

Netgear DG834PN Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Netgear DG834PN router you should see the following:

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Forward Ports 3074 on the Netgear DG834PN

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. XBOX360 Alien Hominid HD requires you to forward the following ports: 3074. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Edit SUA/NAT Server Set menu.

Under Security in the left hand menu click Services.
You should see the following menu.
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Click Add a Custom Service
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Service Definition 
Name
Protocol
Port Start
Port End

Go ahead and name your service. It doesn't really matter what the name is, but something easy to remember would be good. Select tcp or udp under type. If you are unsure of the type just select both. Last put in the Start and Finishing port numbers. If the service only requires one port, put that port number in both the start and the finish box. You may need to setup multiple services, depending upon the number of ports/port ranges the software you want to run requires. Click Apply when you have finished. Now we need to go to the second section to continue setting up our port forwarding. Under Security in the left hand menu click Firewall Rules.
You should see the following menu.
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Go ahead and click Add in the Inbound services section.
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Lan Server IP Address ...
Category
Services

Select the service we previously created. Action should be set to ALLOW always. Enter the ip address you want to forward these ports to in Send to LAN Server. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on your computer, you should enter the your computers ip address into this box. Wan Users should be set to Any, unless you want to limit who you want to connect to these ports. This would be useful, lets say, if you only wanted your office computer to be able to ftp into your home computer. In that case you would put your office computers ip address in both the start and finish box. Generally log should be set to never, unless of course you want to create a log of network activity.
When you are finished with that configuration go ahead and click Apply.


Forward Ports 3074 on the Netgear DG834PN

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

Under Security in the left hand menu click Services.
You should see the following menu.
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Click Add a Custom Service
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Service Definition 
Name
Protocol
Port Start
Port End

Go ahead and name your service. It doesn't really matter what the name is, but something easy to remember would be good. Select tcp or udp under type. If you are unsure of the type just select both. Last put in the Start and Finishing port numbers. If the service only requires one port, put that port number in both the start and the finish box. You may need to setup multiple services, depending upon the number of ports/port ranges the software you want to run requires. Click Apply when you have finished. Now we need to go to the second section to continue setting up our port forwarding. Under Security in the left hand menu click Firewall Rules.
You should see the following menu.
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Go ahead and click Add in the Inbound services section.
DG834PN10.jpg



Lan Server IP Address ...
Category
Services

Select the service we previously created. Action should be set to ALLOW always. Enter the ip address you want to forward these ports to in Send to LAN Server. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on your computer, you should enter the your computers ip address into this box. Wan Users should be set to Any, unless you want to limit who you want to connect to these ports. This would be useful, lets say, if you only wanted your office computer to be able to ftp into your home computer. In that case you would put your office computers ip address in both the start and finish box. Generally log should be set to never, unless of course you want to create a log of network activity.
When you are finished with that configuration go ahead and click Apply.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for XBOX360 Alien Hominid HD on the Netgear DG834PN 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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