Netgear WiFi router comes with inbuilt firewall security to guard your home network from intruders. By default, Netgear router blocks unauthorized traffic or access over your local home network. To gain remote access over the LAN applications, a user has to add an inbound/outbound firewall rule to their Netgear router.

An inbound firewall rule is a set of protocols that allows users to access LAN services via the Internet and deny if any, further incoming network requests. But if we talk about outbound firewall rule then, it will deny Internet access with the help of the LAN device and permit all other outgoing traffic.

What if a user fails to connect his/her LAN devices to the Internet? What if the firewall prevents various applications to run properly with the Internet? What if you are not able to play games via the Netgear router? If you are struggling with any of these questions, then try to fix Netgear router inbound/outbound firewall rule.

Steps to Fix Netgear Router Inbound/Outbound Firewall Problem

  1. Launch any of your preferred Internet web browsers and visit the web page. Press the Enter key to proceed further.

  1. Now, try to enter default Netgear router login credentials in the appropriate fields. However, if a user has changed the default password then, provide a customized password to proceed further.

  1. To fix Netgear router inbound/outbound issues, just hit on the ‘Firewall Rules’ option, available under the ‘Security’ menu. Now click on the ‘Add’ button to add the rule as per the requirements.

  1. Select the preferred ‘service’ option listed there. If required, the user can also customize service. To add a new service, continue with the following steps.

  1. Hit on the ‘Service’ option, available under the ‘Security’ menu on the left panel.

  1. Click on the ‘Add Custom Service’ button and, then provide a “new service name”.

  1. Select your choice rule to work with the service.

  1. Mention ‘Starting’ as well as ‘Ending’ port.

  1. Click on the ‘Apply’ button to finish the process of new custom service.

  1. Select the correct action for data packets that are enclosed with this rule. You can locate it under the “Action” button. To know the exact schedule which is used in these collections, just select the ‘Schedule’ option, available on the Content Security or filtering section.

  1. To fix Netgear inbound/outbound firewall issues, type your system’s IP address on the LAN option, present under the ‘Send to LAN Server’ box. This process will get all inbound/outbound traffic protected by the Netgear router firewall. 

Note: If you find any difficulty locating the right IP address, simply try for Netgear wireless router login, then navigate towards the ‘Maintenance’ option present on the left side of the panel, and click the “Router Status”. Lastly, note down the current IP address of your Netgear WiFi router.

  1. Select the ‘WAN users’ option which will describe the protocol shelters packets type; totally depending on the IP address source.

  1. Now, choose the ‘Log’ option which will guide users about which data packet is protected by the firewall rule and are recorded. Click on the ‘Apply’ button to save all Netgear router changes.

If still you face some issues regarding your Netgear WiFi router or have some confusion with the above-mentioned steps, get in touch with our professional experts for the best solutions. Our experts are proficient and have sound knowledge about Netgear routers. Share your queries with us through comments.