Forwarding Ports on the Netgear R6300 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 R6300 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:

Don't Skip This Step!

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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 R6300 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 R6300 Router Username is: admin

The Default Netgear R6300 Router Password is: password

Click the Ok button to log in to your Netgear R6300 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 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.

How to Port Forward any port on the Netgear R6300

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Netgear R6300?

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 R6300 router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced link near the top of the page.

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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.

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Put a dot into the Port Forwarding radio button.

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

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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 device, you should enter your device's ip address into that 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 R6300 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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