Forwarding Ports on the Netgear FVS318 Router

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 Netgear FVS318 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:

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

Login to the Netgear FVS318 Router

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

How To Find Your Netgear FVS318 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Netgear FVS318 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Netgear FVS318 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 in it. Just replace all of that with the internal IP address of your Netgear FVS318 router. By default the IP address should be set to

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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 FVS318 Router Username is: admin

The Default Netgear FVS318 Router Password is: password

Click the Ok button to log in to your Netgear FVS318 router.

Default Usernames and Passwords for other Netgear Routers

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 FVS318 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Netgear FVS318 router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward any port on the Netgear FVS318

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Netgear FVS318?

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 Netgear FVS318 router you should see the following:

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Click the Add Service link near the left of the page.

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Click the Add Custom Service button near the center of the page.

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Enter the name of the program into the Name box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded would be a good idea.

Use the Type drop down box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding.

If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the Start Port and the Finish Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Start Port box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the Finish Port box.

Click the Ports link near the left of the page.

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Click the Add button.

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Select the service you created from the Service drop down box.

Select ALLOW always from the Action drop down box.

Enter the ip address to forward these ports to into the Send to LAN Server box. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on your device, you should enter your device's ip address into that box.

Select Any from the WAN Users drop down box.

Select Never from the Log drop down box.

When you are finished, click the Apply button.

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for any port on the Netgear FVS318 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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