An important aspect of having a Netgear router on your home network is internet security. In general, routers block incoming internet connections and protect your network by only allowing the connections that you specifically set up. Sometimes it is necessary to unblock certain connections in your router or open a port in order to play a game or use an application. To help you get a better connection for gaming or using an application, you can open a port in your C6300BD and allow a direct connection.
The following steps will show you how to open ports on the Netgear C6300BD router:
- On the computer or device that you are forwarding ports to, you will need to set up a static IP address.
- Go ahead and log in to your Netgear C6300BD router.
- Navigate to the Port Forwarding section in your Netgear C6300BD router.
- Find the Advanced tab located near the top of the screen and click on it.
- Find the Advanced Setup tab at the left of the screen and click it.
- Click Port Forwarding / Port Triggering.
- Go ahead and create a Port Forwarding 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 Netgear C6300BD router.
If you want to ensure that your ports remain open even after your device reboots, set up a static IP address in the device that you are opening a port for.
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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.
The Netgear C6300BD router uses a web interface to display router settings. In order to login to the Netgear C6300BD router you need to use a web browser.
Open your favorite web browser. If you don't have a favorite or are not sure what this means, open up Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. If you are already in a browser window, go ahead and open up a new tab.
We have simplified this step for you with this link: Login to your C6300BD Router
Find the address bar in your browser window. This is usually found at the top of the page, like in the image below.
Above is an example of what a web browser address bar looks like. Find the address bar in your web browser and type in your router's IP address.
The Netgear C6300BD router's default IP address is: 192.168.0.1
Once you have finished entering your router's IP address into the address bar, click the enter button on your keyboard. A box similar to the one below should appear.
To login, enter the username and password for the Netgear C6300BDs. Important Note: If you have changed them in the past, you need to enter in those values.
- The default Netgear C6300BD Router Username is: admin
- The default Netgear C6300BD Router Password is: password
Once you enter your username and password, click the Log In button.
Netgear Usernames and Passwords
If the username and password did not work, go to our Default Netgear Router Passwords page for help.
If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't log in you may need to consider a reset for your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. **Note:**After resetting the Netgear C6300BD router your username and password revert back to factory defaults.
After successfully logging in to your Netgear C6300BD router you should see the router's home page on your screen. Find the Port Forwarding section of your router.
- Find the Advanced tab at the top of the screen and click it.
- Find the Advanced Setup tab located near the left of the screen and click on it.
- Click Port Forwarding / Port Triggering.
You should now be on a page that says Port Forwarding / Port Triggering.
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:
Make sure there's a dot in the Port Forwarding radio button, then click the button called Add Custom Service.
Create a name for this forward and type it into the Service Name box. Since the name does not have an effect on the functionality of the forward, choose a name that will help you remember why the forward was created.
Use the Service Type 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.
Go ahead and enter the port number into the External Starting Port and the External Ending Port boxes, to forward a single port. To forward a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the External Starting Port box and then enter the highest number of that range into the External Ending Port box.
Put a check in the box labeled Use the same port range for Internal port.
Enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to into the Internal IP Address box. It is possible to forward a port to the IP address of your computer or to the IP address of a specific device on your internal network.
Make the Any selection in the External IP Address drop-down list.
To apply these changes, remember to click the Apply button at the top of the page when you are completely finished.
Test Your Ports To See If They Are Open
Use our Network Utilities software, (which includes a free Open Port Checker tool) to test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the Netgear C6300BD router correctly. Open Port Checker is the only online port checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.
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