I am trying to forward a port to use an IP based Web Cam with the Netgear ProSafe FVS336G. I have been trying to solve this issue for over a year now with no luck. I have been using a Linksys router to accomplish this task (Linksys port forwarding is simple). I would like to use the more secure FVS336G, but even with the manual I have had no luck in accomplishing this task. Is there anyone out there who can give me a clue as to how to accomplish a port forward on a Netgear FVS336G?
Hi, Thanks for the reply! My FVS336G is a version 1 and resembles the screens in #3A. Router Status correctly shows the external IP address (using only WAN1). LAN Setup - DHCP is Enabled: Starting IP 192.168.1.2 and Ending IP 192.168.1.100
#3 In the name field, type in a name that you want to call the rule. For example, My Web Cam
#4 In the type field, select TCP. That is unless your web cam uses UDP. Latter on, I will tell you what to do if this web cam uses both TCP and UDP.
#5 In the Start and End Field, type in 500
#6 In the Default QoS area, leave that alone.
#7 Click Add
#8 In the router go to Security -> Firewall -> LAN WAN Rules
#9 There are outbound and inbound rules.
#10 Under where it says inbound, click add
#11 In the service area, select the name of the service that you created.
#12 In the action area, select always allow.
#13 In the schedule area, leave that alone.
#14 Where it says send to LAN Server, type in the IP Address of the computer that you want to host on.
In your case 192.168.1.199
#15 Where it says Translate To Port Number, WAN Destination IP Address,, LAN Users, and Bandwith profile : Leave those settings alone.
#16 Where it says Log, and WAN Users you may leave that alone or change it. Move details, soon..
#17 Press Apply
#18 Now, let me give an example(s) of why you would want to change WAN Users
a) Let's say that you only want to allow an user from 63.168.256.255 to connect to your computer. In the router for WAN users, you would change it from Any to Single Address and type in 63.168.256.255
b) Let's say that you only want to allow users in the 63.168.256 block to connect your computer. In the router for WAN users, you would change it from Any to Address Range and then type in the first address as 63.168.256.0 and type in 63.168.256.255 as the last address.
#19 An example of why you might enable to log: To check if your ISP is blocking the ports (or something else) is preventing traffic from the net from reaching your computer.