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Simple Western Digital N900 Router Port Forwarding

Western Digital N900 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 Western Digital N900 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced Settings button.
    • Click on Additional Features.
    • Click on Port Forwarding.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Western Digital N900 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 Western Digital N900 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 Western Digital N900 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:

Western Digital N900

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

  • The Default Western Digital N900 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default Western Digital N900 Router Password is: password

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Western Digital N900 router.

Western Digital Usernames and Passwords

If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default Western Digital Router Passwords page.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Western Digital N900 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Western Digital N900 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:

Western Digital N900

Click the Advanced Settings button near the top of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Additional Features.

The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.

Western Digital N900 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:

In the Enabled checkbox put a checkmark.

Enter the name of the program into the Name 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 to forward these ports to into the 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.

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

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

Select the required protocol for these ports from the Protocol dropdown box.

When you're finished, click Save near the top of the screen to save your changes.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Western Digital N900 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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