In this guide I will be showing you how to properly forward a port for the Netgear WGR614 router. Your router comes with a basic firewall included that helps to protect your network from the Internet. A firewall automatically blocks connections from the Internet unless you tell it otherwise. To tell it otherwise is to create a port forward or open port.
To create a port forward entry on the Netgear WGR614 you need to:
- Setup a static IP address on the computer or device you want these ports forwarded to.
- Login to the Netgear WGR614 router.
- Locate the port forwarding section of the router:
- Click the Port Forwarding link.
- Click the Add Custom Service button.
- Make a port forward entry or rule
This might sound difficult at first, but don't worry we will walk you through every step in the process.
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.
- Recommended - Our free Static IP Setter will set up a static IP address for you.
- Another way to get a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP reservation.
- Or, manually create a static ip address with our Static IP Guides.
This step is important because you want a permanent IP address in your device. If you do not set up a permanent IP address in your device, then when you device reboots it may get a new IP address.
It is time to login to the Netgear WGR614 router. In order to do this you need to open a web browser because your router uses a web interface. It shouldn't matter what web browser you use. It can be Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer or any other browser you wish to use.
Go ahead and open up the web browser. Now look for the address bar. Normally this is along the top of the page like this:
Above is an example of what a web browser address bar looks like. Find the address bar in your router and type in your router's IP address.
The default Netgear WGR614 IP Address is: 192.168.1.1
If you entered the correct IP Address you should see the following box:
Do you see a box prompting you for a username and password? If so, good job you are on the right track. Go ahead and enter the router's username and password in order to login to the router setup pages.
- The Default Netgear WGR614 Router Username is: admin
- The Default Netgear WGR614 Router Password is: password
Click the OK button.
Netgear Usernames and Passwords
If the username and password did not work, we recommend trying some other common Netgear passwords and usernames. Check out our list of all known Netgear usernames and passwords on this Default Netgear Router Passwords page.
If you still can't login to the Netgear WGR614 router it is possible you changed it in the past and have forgotten. It may be time to consider a router reset. A reset takes all the settings you have changed and returns them to factory defaults. Learn more about it in our How to Reset a Router Password guide.
It is now time to find the port forwarding section of the router. To do that follow these steps:
- Click the Port Forwarding option in the left sidebar of the page.
- Click the Add Custom Service button at the bottom of the page.
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 that the Enable checkbox is checked.
Make up a name to put in the Service Name box. The name does not have any effect on the functionality of the forward, it's simply there so you can know why it was created.
If you are just forwarding a single port number then you can simply enter that same number into both the Starting Port and the Ending Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, usually separated by a hyphen, then you need to enter the lowest number of that range into the Starting Port box and then enter highest number into the Ending Port box.
Enter the IP address of the device that you want to forward ports to into the Server IP Address box. This can be either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network.
Click the Add button when you are all done.
Don't forget to click the Apply button after each entry.
Testing if Your Ports are Open
So, your ports are all forwarded. How do you know? Test them of course. A great way to do this is use our Network Utilities tool. It includes a free Open Port Checker. That open port checker is the only one online with Guaranteed Results.