Your Netgear WGR614 router includes a firewall that helps to protect your home network. A firewall by design blocks all access both in or out of your network unless you specify otherwise. Your router manufacturer has unblocked some of these connections for you so you are able to use the Internet. What happens when you want to unblock a connection? That's where a port forward comes in. When you forward a port you are creating an open port that allows access through that port to your network. This is extremely helpful to play certain games or run certain applications.
The basics to open a port are:
- Setting up a static IP address on the device you are forwarding these ports to.
- Logging into your Netgear WGR614 router.
- Find your way to the port forwarding section. To do that:
- Click the Port Forwarding / Port Triggering link.
- Click the Port Forwarding radio button.
- Click the Add Custom Service button.
- Create a port forward entry.
This might sound difficult at first, but don't worry we will walk you through each step in order.
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 now time to login to the Netgear WGR614 router. To make changes to your router you need to use a web interface. This interface is accessed through a web browser. The web browser can be Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge. It really doesn't matter what browser you decide to use.
After opening the web browser, look for the address bar. The address bar is usually at the top of the page:
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 When you have entered the router's IP Address in the address bar, simply hit the Enter key on your keyboard. You should then see a box similar to this one:
You should see a box asking for your router's username and password. Simply enter these values and click the OK button to login to your Netgear WGR614 router web interface.
- The Default Netgear WGR614 Router Username is: admin
- The Default Netgear WGR614 Router Password is: password
Netgear Usernames and Passwords
Did the username and password work? If they didn't we first recommend trying some other common Netgear usernames and passwords. Check out our list of them on our Default Netgear Router Passwords page.
Still unable to login? The most common reason for this is that your changed the router's username and password in the past and have since forgotten. It may be time to consider a router reset. This reset reverts all settings back to how they were from the factory. If this is something you need to do check out our guide titled How to Reset a Router.
Now that you are logged into the Netgear WGR614 router you need to locate the port forwarding section of the router. To do this let's start on the following page:
On this page, click the Port Forwarding/Port Triggering link in the left sidebar.
On this page find the section that reads Please select the service type. Make sure there is a dot in the radio button titled Port Forwarding.
Then click the button closer to the bottom of the page labeled 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.
From the Service Type box select the protocol for the ports that you want to forward.
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 that you are forwarding ports to in the Server IP Address box. This is either the IP address of a computer or the IP address of another device on your network.
When you are finished, click the Apply button.
Don't forget to click the Apply button after each entry.
That's it, you are finished.
Test if Your Ports are Open
After you have finished forwarding the ports you wanted forwarded it is always a good idea to see if you forwarded them correctly. To do this we recommend using our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. This port checker is the only one online that has Guaranteed Results.
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