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Setting up Port Forwarding or Port Triggering on a Netgear router  
Article #5205

How do I set up port forwarding or port triggering on my Netgear router?

Port Triggering and Port Forwarding are NAT/firewall-related features and functions. These features are available on most, if not all, SOHO (Small Office Home Office) routers; they are usually not available on higher-end routers or firewalls.  Port Triggering and Port Forwarding, DO NOT contribute to QoS/call-quality improvements.  

Set up Port Triggering or Port Forwarding only if:

  1. Security changes were made to your network configuration, or router, and are now unable to make calls using the RingCentral phone system, or experiencing one-way audio.  This is due to connectivity issues to/from RingCentral’s SIP servers.
  2. You installed a new router. After confirming that internet connectivity is OK, and the phone is powered on, and you still are unable to make calls using the RingCentral system, or experiencing one-way audio, then port triggering or port forwarding may be necessary.

Follow the steps below to proceed:

Port Forwarding
Port Triggering

Port Forwarding

  1. Access your router’s web-based setup page.
  2. On the left navigation pane, under the Advanced category, click Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.

    Under advanced category list, click Port Forwarding/Port Triggering.

  3. Select Port Forwarding.

    Select radio button for either Port Forwarding or Port Triggering

  4. Click the Add  Add button icon  button to create a custom service.
  5. Create a service name for the port to be forwarded in the Service Name field.
  6. Set the Service User to Any.
  7. Choose UDP for the Service Type and enter the port number in the Triggering Port field.
  8. Under the Required Inbound Connection section, set the Connection Type to UDP.
  9. Indicate the Starting Port and Ending Port for the RingCentral service:
    • 5060-5090 for the first service name
    • 16384-16482 for the second service name
    • 8000-8200 for the third service name
  10. Click the Apply button to save the changes.

Port Triggering

  1. Login to your Netgear router’s web-based setup page.
    QUICK TIP: This can be done by going to www.routerlogin.com or by typing the router’s IP address on your browser’s address bar. Enter your login credentials on this page.
  2. Under the Advanced section, click the Port Forwarding / Port Triggering link.

    Advanced options list

  3. Select the Port Triggering radio button.

    Select either port forwarding or port triggering radio button.

  4. Click the Add button.
  5. Enter the following values on the Port Trigger Service page:
    • Check Enable
    • Service Name: Office@Hand
    • Outgoing Start Port: 5060
    • Outgoing End Port: 5090
    • Incoming Start Port: 5060
    • Incoming End Port: 5090

      Port trigger service screen.

  6. Click Apply.
  7. Repeat steps 4 to 6 for port ranges 8000 to 8200 and 16384 to 16482.
  8. Check the Turn on Port Triggering box then click Apply.

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