Port Forwarding the Netgear WNR2000v4 Router for Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 3


What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Netgear WNR2000v4 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:

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

Login to the Netgear WNR2000v4 Router

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

How To Find Your Netgear WNR2000v4 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Netgear WNR2000v4 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Netgear WNR2000v4 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 WNR2000v4 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.1.

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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 WNR2000v4 Router Username is: admin

The Default Netgear WNR2000v4 Router Password is: password


Click the Ok button to log in to your Netgear WNR2000v4 router.


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How to Port Forward Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 3 on the Netgear WNR2000v4


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Netgear WNR2000v4?

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 WNR2000v4 router to save you time and hassle.

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Now that you are logged in to your Netgear WNR2000v4 router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced button near the top of the page.

The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Advanced Setup.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding / Port Triggering.

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

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Forward Ports 3074 on the Netgear WNR2000v4

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 3 requires you to forward the 3074,27000-27050 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Forwarding menu and then click Apply.

Service Name  
Service Type
External Starting Port
External Ending Port
Use the same port range for Internal port
Internal Starting Port
Internal Ending Port
Internal IP Address ...


Forward Ports 27000-27050 on the Netgear WNR2000v4

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Port Forwarding page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Apply.

Service Name  
Service Type
External Starting Port
External Ending Port
Use the same port range for Internal port
Internal Starting Port
Internal Ending Port
Internal IP Address ...

And that is it! You are done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 3 on the Netgear WNR2000v4 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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