Your Netgear DG814 v4.0 router has a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network from unwanted Internet access. The firewall works by blocking incoming and outgoing connections that are not authorized. Some of the online games and programs will run much smoother if you allow additional connections. To allow more connections you need to create a port forward.
In this guide we will be opening ports on the Netgear DG814 v4.0 router. We will show you:
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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.
TIP: Write this static IP address down. You need it in Step 4.
Now we are going to login to your Netgear DG814 v4.0 router. Your router has a web interface, so you 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:
In the picture above the address bar has been circled for you. Simply replace what is in the address bar with the router's IP address. The router's IP address can be referred to as the computer's default gateway.
By default the IP address is set to: 192.168.0.1
After typing in the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. If you do not, you need to make sure the router's IP address has been changed. To do this follow the directions on our How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.
Enter your username and password, and then click the OK button to login to your Netgear DG814 v4.0 router.
Trouble Logging in?
If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Netgear Router Passwords page.
You can try and guess what the router's login information has been changed to. If you need help use our Find Password App.
If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Netgear DG814 v4.0 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Netgear DG814 v4.0 router back to its factory settings.
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:
Begin by clicking the Advanced option in the left sidebar.
In the new menu that appears, click the option of Server.
You are now on the correct page to make a port forward.
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:
If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Start Port and the End Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Start Port box and the highest number of that range into the End Port box.
Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to in the Server IP Address box. You can enter either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another computer or device on your network.
When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Netgear DG814 v4.0 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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