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Netgear WGR614 Router Port Forwarding Instructions

This is the open port guide for the Netgear WGR614 v4. We also have the following related guides:

Pick the guide that most closely matches your router.

The Netgear WGR614 v4 router has a basic firewall included that helps protect your home network from any unwanted access from the Internet. A firewall by nature blocks all incoming and outgoing connections to and from the Internet unless you tell it otherwise. By default there are several connections that are opened so you can use the Internet. Sometimes you need an additional connection unblocked for a variety of different reasons. To unblock a connection through your firewall is to open a port or create a port forward.

This process includes:

  1. Setting up a Static IP Address on the computer or device you want to forward ports to.
  2. Logging into your Netgear WGR614 v4 router.
  3. Find the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Port Forwarding link.
    • Click the Add Custom Service button.
  4. Finally, create a open port or port forward.

Don't worry if all of this sounds overwhelming. We will guide you through each and every step along the way.



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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.

  • Recommended - Our free program will setup a static IP address for you.
  • 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.

Step 2

Now it's time to login to the Netgear WGR614 v4 router. To do this you need to use a web browser because your router uses a web interface.

Go ahead and open up the web browser of your choice such as Edge, Chrome, Internet Browser or any other browser you choose to use.

Open up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something like this:


192.168.0.1

In the picture above you can see the address bar is at the top of the page. Simply replace this with the Netgear WGR614 v4 router's IP Address. Sometimes the router's IP Address is called the Computer's Default Gateway.

The default Netgear WGR614 v4 router's IP Address is: 192.168.0.1

Once you have entered the router's IP Address simply click the Enter key on your keyboard.

Netgear WGR614v4

Next, you should see a box similar to the one above asking for a username and password.

  • The Default Netgear WGR614 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Netgear WGR614 Router Password is: password

Go ahead and enter the username and password and click the OK button to login to the Netgear WGR614 v4 router.

Netgear Usernames and Passwords

If the username and password do not work, we recommend trying some of the other Netgear usernames and passwords the manufacturer uses. Check out the Netgear list on our Default Netgear Router Passwords page.

If you are still unable to login to the Netgear WGR614 v4 router you may have simply changed them in the past and forgotten them. You may need to consider a router reset. When you reset this router you are reverting all settings back to how they were from the factory. Learn more in our guide titled How to Reset a Router.

Step 3

This step is locating the port forwarding page in your router. To do that, follow these steps:

Netgear WGR614v4

Click the Port Forwarding link in the left sidebar.

Netgear WGR614v4

Near the bottom of the page, click the option of Add Custom Service.

Netgear WGR614v4 port forward

Step 4

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 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 forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the Starting Port and the Ending Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the Starting Port box. Then enter the highest number of that range into the Ending Port box.

Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Server IP Address box. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on a device other than your computer then you can enter your device's IP address into that box.

After you are done click the Apply button.

Congratulations. You are finished.

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