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Forwarding Ports in a Buffalo WZR-G300N Router

Buffalo WZR-G300N routers include a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network form unwanted access from the internet. Since this firewall blocks incoming connections you may need open a port through it for certain games and applications. This process of opening a port is frequently called a port forward, since you are forwarding a port from the internet to your home network.

The basic process to open a port is:

  1. Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
  2. Login to your Buffalo WZR-G300N router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Internet Games {Port Mapping} link.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Buffalo WZR-G300N router.



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Step 1

It is important to setup a static ip address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. This ensures that your ports will remain open even after your device reboots.

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  • Or follow our Static IP Address guides to setup a static IP address.

After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Buffalo WZR-G300N router. Your router has a web interface, so you will login to it using your web browser. This can be either Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge. It usually does not matter which browser you choose to use.

Open up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something like this:


192.168.11.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.11.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Buffalo WZR-G300N router. Your router's IP address can also be refered to as your computer's default gateway.

By default the IP address is set to: 192.168.11.1

After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:

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You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.

  • The Default Buffalo WZR-G300N Router Username is: root
  • The Default Buffalo WZR-G300N Router Password is: blank

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Buffalo WZR-G300N router.

Buffalo Usernames and Passwords

If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Buffalo Router Passwords page.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Buffalo WZR-G300N router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Buffalo WZR-G300N router back to its factory settings.

Step 3

Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the first page in your router:

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Click the Internet Games {Port Mapping} link near the left of the page.

Buffalo WZR-G300N port forward

Step 4

Here are the ports to forward for Xbox Live:

TCP Ports:3074
UDP Ports:3074

If you are looking for the ports for a different application you can find it by either:

These entries are protocol specific. If the ports you are forwarding need to be forwarded using the TCP protocol, you should enter those ports into the TCP section. If the ports you are forwarding need to be forwarded with the UDP protocol, you should enter those ports into the udp section.

Put the ports to forward into the TCP or UDP box.

You can enter the ports as a list 23,24,25, a range 500-600, or a combination of both 23,45,500-600.

Enable the Manual Configuration radio button.

Enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the LAN IP Address box. This is either the IP address of a computer or the IP address of another device on your network.

Click the Apply button when you are all done.

Your ports should now be open. It is time to test them.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Buffalo WZR-G300N you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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