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Add A Custom Port Forwarding Service Or Application - NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk User Manual

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Add a Custom Port Forwarding Service or Application

The router comes with default services and applications that you can use for port forwarding. If the service
or application is not predefined, you can add a custom port forwarding service or application.
To add a custom service or application:
Find out which port number or range of numbers the application uses.
You can usually find this information by contacting the publisher of the application or user groups or
news groups.
Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to the router network.
A login window opens.
Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The password is the one that you specified the first time that you logged in.
The user name and password are case-sensitive.
The Dashboard displays.
Select Settings > Advanced Settings > Port Forwarding.
The Port Forwarding page displays.
Click the Add Custom Service button.
The Ports - Custom Services page displays.
In the Service Name field, enter a descriptive name.
From the Protocol menu, select the protocol.
If you are unsure, select TCP/UDP.
In the External port range field, type the port numbers and port ranges.
Divide ports and port ranges by commas and hyphens, for example, 20, 40-50, 34700-34710.
Specify the internal ports by one of these methods:
Leave the Use the same port range for Internal port check box selected.
Type the port numbers and port ranges in the Internal port range field, dividing ports and port ranges
by commas and hyphens, for example, 30, 50-60, 65500-65510.
In the Internal IP address field, type the IP address or select the radio button for an attached device
listed in the table.
Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved. The service or application is added to the table on the Port Forwarding page.
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