Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the Netis WF2411 Router

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March 16, 2017 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 4 minutes

The Netis WF2411 router has a firewall to help protect your home network. A firewall blocks all traffic to and from the Internet unless the router considers it safe. To make the router consider certain traffic safe you need to create rules for the router. When you get your router from the manufacturer there are certain rules already in place. However when you want to play certain games online or use online programs you may need to create additional rules. These rules are frequently called port forwarding rules.

In this guide we will show you how to create port forwards for your Netis WF2411 router. We will walk you through the following steps:

  1. How to create a static IP address on the device or game console you are forwarding the ports to.
  2. How to login to the Netis WF2411 router.
  3. How to find the port forwarding section of the router interface.
  4. How to create a port forward entry.

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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.

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.

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Step 2

It is now time to login to the Netis WF2411 router. To do this you need to use a web browser because these type of routers use a web interface to make setting changes to the device. We recommend using the web browser you feel most comfortable with. Some of the more common browsers are Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.

Once you have picked a browser, open it up and locate the address bar. Normally it is at the top of the page like this:

Image of a browser address bar
Browser address bar

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 Netis WF2411 IP Address is:

If the default router IP address did not work or if you know you changed it in the past and don't remember what you changed it to, you need to find out what it is. To do this follow our directions on this How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.

Once you have finished entering the correct IP address into the address bar, click the Enter key on your keyboard and you should be shown a page like this:

Netis WF2411 Home
Screenshot of Netis WF2411 Home.

Step 3

It is now time to find the port forwarding section of the Netis WF2411 router. To help you with this, we begin on the Home page:

Netis WF2411 Home
Screenshot of Netis WF2411 Home.

Press the Advanced option in the upper right corner of the page.

Netis WF2411 Status
Screenshot of Netis WF2411 Status.

You should now see a page similar to the one you see above.

Pick the option of Forwarding in the left sidebar.

Then make sure that the option of Virtual Servers is chosen under that.

Netis WF2411 Virtual Servers
Screenshot of Netis WF2411 Virtual Servers.

Congratulations. This is the page you want when you port forward on the Netis WF2411 router.

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:

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Enter the name of the program into the Description box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded is be a good idea.

Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to in the 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.

The protocol that you want to forward is selected from the Protocol box.

If you are forwarding a range of ports then you need to enter the lowest number of that range into the left hand External Port and Internal Port boxes and the highest number of that range into the right hand External Port and Internal Port boxes.

If you are forwarding a single port then you can enter that same port number into both of the External Port and both of the Internal Port boxes.

After you are done click the Add button.

Make sure you click the Add button after each port forward entry to add it to the list of rules.

That's it, you are done port forwarding.

Did Your Ports Open Correctly?

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