Port Forwarding with Netgear Routers


In order to forward a port in Netgear, first access your router. If you’re connected to the router already, you can either reach it via http://www.routerlogin.net or via

You’ll be on the BASIC tab. Click on the ADVANCED. Now go to Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding / Port Triggering. Here’s where you’ll be allowing ports in computers to be accessed for remote purposes.

So click on the button + Add Custom Service. There, enter the following:

  • Service Name: Choose any name
  • Service Type: TCP/UDP
  • External Port Range: Choose the port that you wish to forward (e.g. 8080)
  • Internal Port Range: Use the same as the “External Port Range”
  • Internal IP Address: Enter or choose the machine that you wish its port to be exposed.

Finally, click on the Apply button, and you should have access.