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Simple Netgear WNR3500L Router Open Port Instructions

This is the open port guide for the Netgear WNR3500L v2. We also have the following related guides:

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Netgear WNR3500L v2 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 WNR3500L router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced button.
    • Click on Advanced Setup.
    • Click on Port Forwarding / Port Triggering.
    • Click the Add Custom Service button.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Netgear WNR3500L v2 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 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 we are going to login to your Netgear WNR3500L v2 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:


192.168.1.1

In the picture above the address bar has 192.168.1.1 in it. Just replace all of that with the IP address of your Netgear WNR3500L v2 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: 192.168.1.1

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

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

  • The Default Netgear WNR3500L Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Netgear WNR3500L Router Password is: password

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Netgear WNR3500L v2 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 WNR3500L v2 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Netgear WNR3500L v2 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:

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Click the Advanced button near the top of the page.

The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Advanced Setup.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding / Port Triggering.

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Click the Add Custom Service button near the center of the page.

Netgear WNR3500Lv2 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:

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.

In the Service Type box select the protocol that you want to forward these ports over.

If you are just forwarding a single port number then you can simply enter that same number into both the External Starting Port and the External 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 External Starting Port box and then enter highest number into the External Ending Port box.

Enable the Use the same port range for Internal port checkbox by putting a check in it.

Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Internal 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.

Click the Apply button when you are all done.

Your ports should now be open. It is time to test them.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Netgear WNR3500L v2 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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