How to Port Forward a Google Wifi Router

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August 02, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

A Google Wifi router protects your home network by blocking unwanted incoming internet connections and acting as a basic firewall. Sometimes you need to open a port in your router in order to get a good connection for a game or to use a specific device on your network. The Wifi lets you choose the applications that are allowed to connect through an open port. By opening a port in your router you allow a specific application or game to send data from the internet to your home network.

To open ports in your Google Wifi router, follow the steps below:

  1. Go ahead and set up a static IP address on the computer or device that you are forwarding these ports to.
  2. Open the Google Home app.
  3. Navigate to the Port Management section in your Google Home app.
    • Click Wi-Fi.
    • Click Settings.
    • Click on Advanced Networking.
    • Click on Port Management.
  4. Go ahead and create a Port Management entry.

The process of opening ports in your router may seem like a difficult task. If so, you are not alone! We are here to help walk you through the steps to open a port in the Google Wifi router.

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Step 1 - Setup A Static IP Address

It is important to set up a static IP address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. This ensures that your ports remain forwarded even after a reboot, power outage, or another type of device or router disconnect.

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

Step 2 - Find The Port Forwarding Section

Step 3 - Create A Port Forward Entry

Make sure that you must open a port in your router before doing so since this will allow data to come through the firewall portion of your router to a specific device. It is possible that this could lead to malicious traffic on your network. However, don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it because the risk is very low.

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:

  1. Select the IPv4 tab to create a forward for an IPv4 address, or the IPv6 tab for an IPv6 address.

  2. Select the device you're creating the forward for and click Next.

  3. Go ahead and enter the port number into the Internal Port Start and the Internal Port End boxes, to forward a single port. To forward a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Internal Port Start box and then enter the highest number of that range into the Internal Port End box.

  4. Take the same values that you entered into the Internal Port box, and enter them into the External Port box.

  5. Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. If your router has the option of Both, then choose that. Otherwise, choose either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP and your router does not have Both, then you have to create two entries.

  6. Make sure to click the Done button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes, when you are completely finished.

Test Your Open Ports

Finally, test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the Google Wifi router correctly. To do this you can use Network Utilities, which includes a free Open Port Checker tool. Open Port Checker is the only online port-checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.

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