Netgear DGN2200v3 Router Open Port Guide

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October 16, 2019 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 6 minutes

A Netgear DGN2200v3 router contains a basic firewall to help protect your home network. A Firewall blocks incoming connections by nature. Sometimes you need to unblock some of these connections so you can run a game or application. This is called opening a port or port forwarding. Port forwarding is literally forwarding a port from the internet to your home network.

You need to follow the steps below to open ports in your Netgear DGN2200v3 router:

  1. Set up a static IP address on the device or computer you are forwarding these ports to.
  2. Go ahead and log in to your Netgear DGN2200v3 router.
  3. In your Netgear DGN2200v3 router, navigate to the Firewall Rules section.
    • Click the Firewall Rules link at the left of the screen.
  4. Create a Custom Service entry.
  5. Navigate to the Port Forwarding / Port Triggering section in your Netgear DGN2200v3 router.
    • Click the Port Forwarding / Port Triggering link, which is at the left of the screen.
  6. Create a Port Forwarding entry.

If the process of forwarding ports in your router seems difficult to you, you are not alone! Do not get discouraged. Let us walk you through the steps for opening a port in the Netgear DGN2200v3 router. Just follow along as we lead you through the process of opening a port in your router.

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Step 1

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

In order to login to the Netgear DGN2200v3 router you need to use a web browser. The Netgear DGN2200v3 router uses what is called a web interface where you can access and control router settings.

Go ahead and open up 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 this step is confusing, we have simplified it for you with this link: Login to your DGN2200v3 Router

Find the address bar once you have opened up a web browser. This is usually located at the top of the page, like in the image below.

Image of a browser address bar
Browser address bar

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 default IP address for the Netgear DGN2200v3 router is:

Once you have entered your router's IP address in the address bar go ahead and click the enter button on your keyboard. You should see a box like the one shown below.

Basic Authentication

Enter the username and password for your Netgear DGN2200v3 router. Note: If you have changed these numbers in the past, you will need to enter in the those values.

Once you have entered your username and password, remember to click the Log In button to login to your Netgear DGN2200v3 router.

Netgear Usernames and Passwords

If the username and password did not work I recommend checking out our Default Netgear Router Passwords page.

If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't login you may need to consider a reset for your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. After resetting the Netgear DGN2200v3 router your username and password are reverted back to factory defaults.

Step 3

You should be on your routers home page once you complete logging in. Find the Firewall Rules section on the home page of the Netgear DGN2200v3 router.

router IP address lan home network
This is the lan page from your Netgear router.

You are now on the Firewall Rules page.

router firewall security
This is the firewall page from your Netgear router.

Step 4

Opening a port to a specific device may solve problems that you are having on your network. Make sure that it is necessary though, before opening a port, because you are effectively creating a pinhole in the firewall portion of your router that could lead to malicious traffic on your network. The risk is exceedingly low, though, so don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it.

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:

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  1. Click on the button that says Add Custom Service.
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This is the port forwarding page from your Netgear router.
  1. In the Name box, type in a name for this forward. This will serve as a reminder to you in the future as to why this forward was set up, so give it a name that makes sense to you.

  2. Use the 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.

  3. Enter the port number into the Start Port and the End Port boxes to forward a single port. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Start Port box and then enter the highest number of that range into the End Port box.

  4. Click the Apply button at the bottom of the page when you are completely finished to apply these changes.

Step 5

Now you need to assign your custom service to a device, completing the port forward. This is done in the Port Forwarding section of the router.

You should now be on a page called Port Forwarding / Port Triggering.

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This is the port forwarding page from your Netgear router.

Step 6

  1. Make sure there's a dot in the Port Forwarding radio button, then click the button labeled Add.
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This is the port forwarding page from your Netgear router.
  1. Select the custom service you created earlier from the Service menu.

  2. Choose ALLOW always from the Action drop-down box.

  3. You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to into the Send to LAN Server box. This can be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address on your network that you want ports forwarded to.

  4. Choose Any from the WAN Servers drop-down list.

  5. It's up to you to decide if you want to log things or not, but typically you want to choose never from the Log drop-down box.

  6. When you are completely finished, click the Apply button at the bottom of the page to apply these changes.

Test Your Open Ports

Finally, test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the Netgear DGN2200v3 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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