How to Port Forward a Netgear Router (Old Firmware)

This guide for the older firmware of the Netgear router. If you are looking for the latest genie firmware, please review this article.

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

Step 2: Click “Port Forwarding” under “Advanced” on the left-hand navigation bar.

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Step 3: Select “Add Custom Service.”

Step 4: Enter a Service Name, Starting Point, End Point and IP Address. Then click “Apply.” 

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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