Hi, if you are using a netgear router they all support upnp so you shouldn't need to port forward. If you still want to do it go to the netgear site and the help section for your model will tell you how to do it. It is pretty simple.
>If you still want to do it go to the netgear site and the help section for your model will tell you how to do it. It is pretty simple.
Gotta love them helpful type's.
Port forwarding is function that tell the router that any incomming (from web to router) connections on a given port should be forwarded to the internal machine on a given IP address.
So for instance if you where running a web server (port 80) on a private machine with the IP address of 192.168.1.250. you would add a new port forward that said Port 80 is forwarded to IP 192.168.1.250.
To open ports on the WNR2000 (which is most probably the router you have with the 50MB service).
On the left hand menu scroll down to ADVANACED and then click on Port Forwarding / Port triggering.
Select the button for Port Fowarding.
you can then add a forward in two ways.
You can select one of the preconfigured services from the drop down menu (called Service Name) and then imput the correct IP address on the right hand side.
If the service isnt listed under the drop down menu then you can click on the button that says add custom service. You can give it a name and a start/end port TCP and/or UDP and an internal IP Address.
You should not need to open any specific ports for any of the games consoles.
But do make sure both port triggering and uPNP are enabled.
Cid. * i do not have an MCSE and therefore my advice is not endorsed by the Lord *