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How to open a port on the Netgear FVS114

Netgear FVS114 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 Netgear FVS114 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Netgear FVS114 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 guide to setup a static IP address.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Netgear FVS114 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:

In the picture above the address bar has in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Netgear FVS114 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:

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

Netgear FVS114 Screenshot 1

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

  • The Default Netgear FVS114 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Netgear FVS114 Router Password is: password

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Netgear FVS114 router.

Netgear Usernames and Passwords

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

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Netgear FVS114 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Netgear FVS114 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:

Step 4

Now we are ready to enter some data in your router. In order to show you exactly how to configure your router we need you to answer 2 questions:

Application :
IP Address :

(The IP Address to forward to should be the same "static ip address" that you setup above)

Our router simulator shows you exactly what data to enter in your router based on your choices above. We are currently showing the ports for XBox Live. You should fill out the boxes in the router as you see them here:

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Netgear FVS114 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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AllProtocolTag Click Services in the menu on the left side of the screen.

Click Add Custom Service.

Service Definition  
Start Port:
Finish Port:

Enter a name for the program you are forwarding ports for into the Name box. If you are forwarding a single port, enter that number into the Start Port and End Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Start Port box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the Finish Port box. Leave the protocol type set to TCP/UDP. When you are finished, click Apply. Now, click Rules in the menu on the left side of the screen.

Click Add in the Outbound or Inbound Services section. If you are unsure whether the program you are using will use these ports for inbound or outbound, repeat the process for both Inbound and Outbound.

Send to LAN Server ...
WAN Users

Select the service you previously made using the Service drop down box. Set Action to ALLOW always. Enter the IP address you want to forward these ports to in the Send to LAN Server boxes. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on your computer, you should enter your computer's IP address into the Send to LAN Server boxes. WAN Users should be set to Any, unless you want to limit who can connect to these ports. This would be useful if, lets say, you only wanted your office computer to be able to FTP into your home computer. In that case you would put your office computer's IP address into both the start and finish boxes. Generally Log should be set to never, unless of course you want to create a log of network activity. When you are finished, click Apply.