Netgear R6900 - Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router User Manual (en)

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With port triggering, the router monitors traffic to the Internet from an outbound “trigger” port that you specify. For
outbound traffic from that port, the router saves the IP address of the computer that sent the traffic. The router
temporarily opens the incoming port or ports that you specify in your rule and forwards that incoming traffic to that
destination.
Port forwarding creates a static mapping of a port number or range of ports to a single local computer. Port triggering
can dynamically open ports to any computer when needed and close the ports when they are no longer needed.
If you use applications such as multiplayer gaming, peer-to-peer connections, real-time
communications such as instant messaging, or remote assistance, enable Universal Plug and
Play (UPnP). See 
 on page 68.
Note
Add a Port Triggering Rule
The router does not provide default services and applications for port triggering rules. You must define a custom
service or application for each port triggering rule.
To add a port triggering rule:
1.
Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
2.
Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3.
Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
4.
Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Port Forwarding / Port Triggering.
The Port Forwarding / Port Triggering page displays.
Manage Port Forwarding and Port Triggering
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Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router Model R6900