Buffalo WCR-GN Port Forwarding Instructions

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This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Buffalo WCR-GN router.

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If you are not sure what port forwarding is you can read our What is Port Forwarding guide to help get started.

Other Buffalo WCR-GN Guides

This is the port forwarding guide for the Buffalo WCR-GN. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Buffalo WCR-GN to your computer can be more reliable if you first configure a static IP address on your computer. We have instructions to setup a static IP address for Windows 7, Windows 8, and a variety of other devices on our Static IP Address Settings page.

Please note that while setting up a static IP address on your computer is optional, it is still a very good idea to go ahead and do it. In the long run it will make your port forward much more reliable.

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To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Buffalo WCR-GN router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Buffalo WCR-GN, follow our Buffalo WCR-GN Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Buffalo WCR-GN router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Buffalo WCR-GN

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This is the status page from your Buffalo WCR-GN router.

Starting on the System Info page of the Buffalo WCR-GN router, click the choice at the very top of the page labeled LAN Config.

Some new choices now appear below that, pick the one titled Port Forwarding.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Buffalo WCR-GN

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

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This is the port forwarding page from your Buffalo WCR-GN router.

You should now be on a page labeled Add Port Forwarding.

  • Enter the name of the program you are forwarding this port for in the box labeled Group Name. This is for your future reference only.
  • In the drop down menu labeled Internet Side IP Address, choose the option titled AirStation's Internet IP Address.
  • Next is the Protocol section. Tick the radio button labeled TCP/UDP, then choose the type of protocol you want to use from the drop down menu in this section.
  • Enter the port number you want to forward in the box labeled Port Number, and again in the box labeled TCP/UDP Port.
  • The only box left to fill in is the LAN Side IP Address. Enter the local IP Address of the computer you want to forward this port to.
  • Click the Add button.

That's it, you did it!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Buffalo WCR-GN you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your ports are forwarded you should use our Open Port Check tool.

Other Buffalo WCR-GN Info

Don't forget about our other Buffalo WCR-GN info that you might be interested in.

This is the port forwarding guide for the Buffalo WCR-GN. We also have the following guides for the same router: