How to Port Forward a Netgear Router with Genie Firmware


This guide will help you Port Forward your Netgear Router. Port forwarding is necessary in order to access your computer remotely. If you do not port forward your router, you will only be able to access your device on the internal network. 

Step 1: Login to the Netgear router via the default gateway address.

Step 2: Select “Advanced” and then “Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.”

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Step 3: Select “Add Custom Service.” 

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Step 4: Enter a Device Name, Starting Port, End Port, and IP Address. Select “TCP/UDP” under Protocol.  

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You should now be able to connect to your device via a web browser. Simply enter your hostname followed by the port number into the address bar. For example http://hostname.ddns.net:8000

Please Note: If you are using a mobile application, you will simply need to use your hostname to connect. The application should already specify the port when attempting to make the connection.