Google Wi-Fi Port Forwarding: Easy Set Up Within Minutes
Google Wi-Fi provides internet coverage to multiple devices at a given time. It features a firewall which acts as a barrier between the Internet and your Wi-Fi network. This firewall protects your data from incoming unauthorized connections and hacker attacks. However, to effectively run some programs and applications, you need to open or port forward specific ports on the Google Wi-Fi firewall. Through port forwarding, other devices can connect to your server and access the specific services that you are hosting. We give you a simplified step by step guide on how to set up Google Wi-Fi port forwarding and enjoy a more stable and fast connection while running your programs.
Things You’ll Need Beforehand
To port forward your google Wi-Fi, you need:
- The TCP and UDP ports that you will forward
- The Google Wi-Fi app
How To Port Forward Google Wi-Fi
To port forward Google Wi-Fi, follow the following steps:
- Open the Google Wi-Fi app
- Go to the Settings and Actions tab and select Network and General
- Under Network, select Advanced Networking then click on Port Management
- Create a new port management rule by selecting the + button at the bottom of the screen
- Select the IP address type tab, whether IPv4 or IPv6 that you are forwarding
- Select the Device you want from the device list and click Next
- Enter the Internal and External Ports that you want to forward.
- For IPv4, the internal port should be one that the device uses on the local network, and the external port should be the one it uses on the WAN. Make sure the internal and external ranges are the same if entering a range of ports.
- For IPv6, you will enter the port range of the ports you are forwarding. Depending on the device you are using, you might get suggestions of the ports to use while other devices will let you chose from a list of options. However, if you are not sure about the ports you should forward, you should check the device manual or contact the manufacturer.
- On the protocol dropdown, select the port protocol, whether TCP, UDP, or Both. These protocols are useful in sending data over the internet.
- Select the Done tab to apply the above changes.