Port Forwarding the Virgin Media Netgear_CG3101D Router for Skype

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 Virgin Media Netgear_CG3101D 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 Virgin Media Netgear_CG3101D Router

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

How To Find Your Virgin Media Netgear_CG3101D Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Virgin Media Netgear_CG3101D router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Virgin Media Netgear_CG3101D 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 Virgin Media Netgear_CG3101D router. By default the IP address should be set to

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How to Port Forward Skype on the Virgin Media Netgear_CG3101D

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Virgin Media Netgear_CG3101D?

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.

Before we can forward ports for Skype, we need to figure out what port Skype is using. Here is a brief walkthrough on how to do that. Go ahead and open up Skype.

Click Tools in the menu at the top of your screen. In the list that drops down click Options.

In the menu on the left hand side of this new page click the Connection option. You should now see the menu shown in the screenshot above. The number in the Use Port for incoming Connections box contains the port you need to forward. You can change the port number, if you want to. Please enter the port you chose into the box below.

Skype's Port for incoming connections

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Now that you are logged in to your Virgin Media Netgear_CG3101D router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced Settings link near the center of the page.

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Click the Port Forwarding link near the left of the page.

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Forward User Defined Port on the Virgin Media Netgear_CG3101D

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Skype requires you to forward the ports you entered above. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Forwarding menu and then click Add.

Name Start Port End Port Protocol Local IP Address

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Skype on the Virgin Media Netgear_CG3101D 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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