Do you know your Netgear Orbi RBK50 router comes with wireless that blocks unwanted internet access? If you are fond of games and apps, then you will find those working a lot smoothly after unblocking some of these connections. The process of unblocking connections is known as ‘port forward’ because you are forwarding a port through the firewall to a certain device on your local network.
Let us find out how to forward a port through the firewall.
Begin with setting up a static IP address in which the device that you want to forward a port. With this, your ports will remain open even after your device reboots.
Once you have set up a static IP address on your devices, you will have to log in to your router.
Now, you will have to log into your Netgear Orbi RBK50 Router for which, you will have to open up a web browser. It doesn’t matter as to which browser you opt to use because any will work. Once you have opened up the web browser, enter default gateway or router’s IP address in the address bar. The default IP address of Netgear Orbi RBK50 would be 192.168.1.1. Hit enter, and you will see a screen where you will have to enter your username and password, which is ‘admin’ and ‘password’ respectively. Once entered, press ‘OK’ button.
- To get to the port-forwarding page, you need to go to the home page and then, select the tab named ‘Advanced’.
- On this ‘Advanced Home’ page, look in the left sidebar followed by clicking the link labeled ‘Advanced Setup’.
- There will be a new option under that option named ‘Port Forwarding/Port Triggering’.
- You will see a new page where you will click the radio button corresponding to the ‘Port Forwarding’ option.
- Select ‘Add custom service’ in the middle section of the page.
If you are using Xbox Live, then you need to forward these ports:
- TCP Ports: 3074
- UDP Ports: 3074
You need to add a name for this forward in ‘Service Name’ box that you can remember as to why you set this forward up. You can add any name as long as it makes meaning to you.
- Select the protocol from the ‘Protocol’ box for the ports that you would like to forward.
- Enter the ports to forward in ‘External port range’ box.
- You can enter the ports as a list 23, 24, 25, a range 500-600 or a combination of both.
- Keep in mind to check the box corresponding to ‘Use the same port range for internal port’.
- Type in the IP address that you want to forward these ports to in the ‘Internal IP address’ box. You can enter the IP address of your computer or another computer or device on your network.