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First, you need to get into the user interface for the router.  To do that, just open your web browser, type in & hit enter.  A login prompt will pop up if you're able to access the router.

If you've never done this before, the username is blank & the password is admin

What, exactly do you want to do with the NAT firewall?

To enable/disable NAT: click on setup, then click on advanced routing.

To filter Internet NAT redirection: click on security, then click on filters.

You can find this information in the User guide provided by LinkSys at:

Select your version number, then click on User Guide when it comes up.  User guides & Interfaces for the BEFSR41 are almost identical on every version.

Posted on Oct 27, 2007

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SOURCE: port setting to allow my xbox to run games

Hello djand2kidz,

Inorder to resolve this we need to open application ports for the Xboxconnection. This problem can be resolve by any of the following:

  1. Opening port Numbers TCP 88, TCP/UDP 3074
  2. Lowering MTU size and Disabling SPI
  3. Enabling UPnP
  4. Enabling DMZ
  5. Upgrading the firmware of the router.
  6. Set NAT filtering to open (Only available on WGR614v6, v7, and v8)
Here are theoptions on how your Xbox connected to the internet. Opening Port Numbers TCP 88, TCP/UDP 3074:
1. Make sure that Xbox has valid IPaddress of the same range of the Netgear router.
Assign static IP address on Xbox.The following values should be used while assigning static IP address on theXbox.

IP Address: 192.168.1.x (e.g.
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:

Note: Here ‘x’ can be any uniquenumber from 2 to 254 depending upon the IP address assigned to remainingcomputers in your network.

3. Oncestatic IP address is assigned, the requisite port numbers can be open using thesteps below.

a. Open the browser(Internet Explorer or Netscape) and type the IP address of the Router( in the address bar.
b. It will prompt youto Login into the Router (Username = “admin” & Password = “password”).
c. Select "Port Forwarding" under "Advance"
d. Select "Port Forwading" under "Service Type"
e. Click on "Add Custom Service"
f. Prepare the following Service for opening port 88 TCP/UDP.
g. Clcik on "APPLY" after creating Xbox_1
h. Again click on ‘Add Custom service and thenenter the values to open port number TCP/UDP 3074.
i. Click on ‘Apply’ after creating Service Xbox_2.
j. OnceXbox_1 and Xbox_2 services are created you will there entries under ‘PortForwarding/Port Triggering Option.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: nat problems

You can reduce the MTU settings on the router to 1365.
disable the firewall on the router.
you will also need to open the ports on the router for the X-Box
The port numbers will be 53, 80-88, 3074
Click Here for more info about the networking.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i change my NAT setting from strict to open

i have the same problem and i cant play COD with any of my friends

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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SOURCE: I am unable to open

Thanks for posting your problem with fixya.
I understood your issue and I would request you to follow the below steps 1. Type in on your web browser. 2. At Router's login page, type your username and password(Default Username: admin Password: (blank) ).[ Contact DLINK customer support for details. Toll free number on products box] 3.Once you are in, browse the different tabs and look for UPnP 4.Save and test your XBL connection.
If no go, I would request you to follow the steps on this link. It would be really helpful for you.
Great time. I appreciate your feedback.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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