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 R6300 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:
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 R6300 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.1.
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 R6300 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 R6300 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Netgear R6300 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 R6300 router to save you time and hassle.
Now that you are logged in to your Netgear R6300 router you should see the following:
Click the Advanced link near the top of the page.
Click the Advanced Setup link near the left of the page.
You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding / Port Triggering.
Put a dot into the Port Forwarding radio button.
Click the Add Custom Service button near the bottom of the page.
Enter the name of the program into the Service 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 Service 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 External Starting Port and the External Ending Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the External Starting Port box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the External Ending Port box.
Put a checkmark in the Use the same port range for Internal port checkbox.
Enter the ip address to forward these ports to into the Internal IP Address box. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on your computer, you should enter your computer's ip address into that box.
When you are finished, click the Apply button.
And that is it! You are done!
Now that you have forwarded ports for any port on the Netgear R6300 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.