Is there a basic "How to configure your router" page that will allow remote access?



I see several threads with this question, but none with my specific router, Netgear Nighthawk. I travel quite a bit and not having access to my stuff has been a major bummer lately. After an update it stopped working.

Anyone please help!


Plenty of info in the FAQ and I have participated in at least 6 threads this week covering router setup and port forwarding


Unfortunately it varies based on manufacturer, model type, and even different firmware versions on the same router.

What typically varies will be the names, but the basics will always be the same.

  1. Goto the port forwarding tab.
  2. Forward external port (IE 32400) of your choice to internal port 32400 (The internal port must be 32400) on the IP address of the machine running Plex Media Server.
  3. Goto into the Plex Media Server remote access settings, type in the external port you picked in step 2 (IE 32400) and check the box for manually specifying a port and click apply…

In the above example 32501 is the external port. is the IP address of the machine running PMS.
32400 is the local port that must be set to 32400.
TCP is the default (If not TCP or Both should work equally well)

In the above is the external port that was forwarded (32501).
I blanked out my IP addresses, but for this example the private would be and public would be the machines public IP address:32501.

If different IP addresses are showing up there then there might be a bigger issue (such as a double NAT)