To port forward the Netgear WGR614 router you need to first understand how a firewall works. This router has a basic firewall to help protect your home network. How does it do this? A firewall blocks all access to and from the Internet unless you tell it otherwise. Some connections come from the router manufacturer unblocked so you can actually use the Internet. There are times that additional connections need to be unblocked for whatever reason. This is called creating an open port or port forward.
In order for additional ports to be unblocked you need to:
- Setup a static IP address on the device you are forwarding these ports to.
- You need to login to the Netgear WGR614 router
- Then you need to find the port forwarding section of the router.
- Click the Port Forwarding/Port Triggering link.
- Select the Port Forwarding radio button.
- Click the Add Custom Service button.
- Enter the appropriate data to create a port forward.
Don't worry if this sounds overwhelming, we will walk you through the entire 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 program will setup a static IP address for you. Download Network Utilities today!
- Another highly recommended way of getting a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP Reservation.
- Or, follow our Static IP Address Setup guides.
With DHCP reservations you can manage your devices from your router. This centralizes the management of your network and helps prevent IP address conflicts. Using this method you do not have to log in to your devices separately.
Now let's login to the Netgear WGR614 router. This router has a web interface, which means you need to login to it using a web browser. This can be any web browser you like such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Safari. It really shouldn't matter what web browser you use.
Go ahead and open the web browser and find the Address Bar at the top of the page. It looks 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 After you have entered the router's IP Address, simply click the Enter key on your keyboard. You should then see a box like this:
This box should be asking you for your username and password.
- The Default Netgear WGR614 Router Username is: admin
- The Default Netgear WGR614 Router Password is: password
Once you have entered the username and password click the OK button.
Netgear Usernames and Passwords
If you're unable to login to the router using this username and password, we recommend trying some of the other Netgear usernames and passwords. Check them out here on our Default Netgear Router Passwords page.
If you still can't login to the Netgear WGR614 router because you forgot your router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Netgear WGR614 router back to its factory settings.
After a successful login you need to find the port forwarding section. To do that, let's start from the following page in your router:
In the left sidebar click the Port Forwarding/Port Triggering link.
Next, in the center section of the page, click the radio dot labeled Port Forwarding.
Finally, click the option of Add Custom Service.
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:
You need to name this entry in the Service Name box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward.
Select the required protocol for these ports from the Service Type dropdown box.
If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Starting Port and the Ending Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Starting Port box and the highest number of that range into the Ending 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 are done click the Apply button.
That's it, you're finished.
Test if Your Ports are Open
It is now time to test the ports you just forwarded to see if they were forwarded correctly. To do this we recommend using our Network Utilities tool. This tool includes a Open Port Checker. Our Open Port Checker is the only one online that has Guaranteed Results.
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