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How to Forward Ports on a NetGear WNR1000 v2

posted this on May 12, 2010 00:25

Here, File File! makes every effort to automatically configure your network, but sometimes the only option is manual configuration. In this post, I'll walk you through how to manually configure your NetGear WNR1000 to allow access to Here, File File! from 3G or EDGE.

Who This Tutorial Is For

If you use a Netgear WNR1000 v2 to setup your local wireless network, and if you are seeing the following message in the Here, File File! status window, then this tutorial is for you. 


The manual for the WNR1000 is available from Netgear's website (pdf). The necessary section is 5-6.


Step 1: Open Netgear Configuration Utility

Connect to the wireless router by typing in the address field of your browser, and then press Enter. A login window displays.

The default username is admin and the default password is password.



The next screen may prompt you to upgrade your firmware. If it does prompt you, then choose Yes to upgrade the firmware. When uploading firmware to the N150 Wireless Router, do not interrupt the Web browser by closing the window, clicking a link, or loading a new page. If the browser is interrupted, it could corrupt the firmware.

Once the router is updated, re-login and you should see:



Step 2: Enable the support page

Select Port Forwarding/Port Triggering under Advanced in the main menu. The Port Forwarding/Port Triggering screen displays.



Step 3: Add HereFileFile Service


Click Add Service button.


In the Service Name field, type "HereFileFile"

In the Service Type field, select TCP/UDP.

In the Starting Port field, enter the lower of the port numbers shown on the Mac app status screen

In the Ending Port field, enter the higher of the port numbers shown on the Mac app status screen

In the Server IP Address field, enter the IP address shown on the Mac app status screen

Click Apply


You may need to restart the router for the changes to take effect.


Step 4: Turn Off Auto-Configuration for Here, File File!

Since we have configured the Airport manually, we need to turn off auto-configuration in Here, File File! From the menubar, choose Preferences. 


In the preferences window, click the advanced tab and uncheck "Enable auto-port forwarding" 

Click the Done button and then restart the Here, File File! Mac app. 


After Here, File File! restarts, you should see the following message: 


If you continue to have trouble, follow these instructions to email us a support ticket.