How to fix “Netgear Conflict with other HS Port forwarding service”?

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Netgear Conflict with other HS Port forwarding service

Netgear by far is one of the most popular and in demand networking service brands out there. Primarily based in the US, Netgear has quite a wide variety of network solution services to offer.

From providing ISP services primarily in the US, to manufacturing and exporting superior network goods such as modems and routers elsewhere around the globe, Netgear covers it all.

And, since you are already here looking for ways on How to fix Netgear “Conflict with other HS Port forwarding service”?, my guess is that you are already a consumer of Netgear’s services or products and have recently been confronted by the following conflict error message. 

Well, there is nothing to worry as such issues are more common than you might have guessed. And the solutions to which similarly, might turn out to be even more common and simple than you would have expected.

All of which, we shall be discussing in our following article here today, so that you can fix the issue on your own and in no time. 

Top 4 ways to fix “Netgear Conflict with other HS Port forwarding service”

This type of error is most common in cases where the user has either tried to forward a port manually on his/her own, or simply tried connecting to a different computer or device elsewhere on the network. 

But, no matter what the cause behind the conflict, the solutions to fixing it are pretty much the same for almost all the cases.

And thus, without any further ado, let us quickly have a look at all the solutions and fixes out there to help us solve the particular issue. 

Fix 1: Power Cycle your Modem | Router

Does not really matter whether you are just using a single modem or both a modem and router. For this method you have to power cycle all the network devices connected to the Internet. 

Now, in order to power cycle your network devices. All you need to do is simply switch off all the devices connected to the network.

Let it sit and cool down for a while. Somewhere, from around 2 minutes to 5 minutes should do just fine. Once, the time is up and the device has cooled down.

Try switching on the device and see whether you can connect to the internet and browse. Then, try forwarding to a HS port and see whether the conflict still arises again.

Fix 2: Reset your network device

The second fix you can give a try is resetting your router. Most often, unnecessary cached data or settings get saved up on its own. Due to which, carrying out even the simplest of tasks may be confronted with problems or conflicts.   

And thus, in order to get rid of any such unnecessary data or changes made in the past, we can simply go for a reset and bring the router back to its very first initial settings. 

To do so, simply try and locate the Reset button on the device. In most cases, it should be behind the router, either as a hole or a small button. 

In case, if the reset button is a hole and not a typical button. Then, take a small pointed object like a paperclip or blunt thin safety pin and put it inside the hole, press on it and hole it for around seven to ten seconds. 

Then, release and take out the paper clip or pin away from the reset hole and give the router a few seconds to reboot and reset to its default factory settings. 

Once, all that is done. Try connecting to the internet and see if the error still arises when trying to forward a port over the network.

Also, for those of you who have a router with an actual reset button and not a hole. You can too follow the steps as shown above, by just pressing on the reset button with your finger and letting it go after seven seconds.

Fix 3: Check the port your are trying to forward 

There are times, when the port you are trying to forward to might already be configured to some other service or device elsewhere.

If so, then the best option is to check and see whether the port number you are trying to forward to is engaged to somewhere else or some other default configured rule. 

In case of a port being configured to some default rule or device, you can try making changes to the port number or simply disable the existing rule and then try forwarding.

Fix 4: Disable UPnP service

For those of you who have the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) service enabled on your router. You can try disabling it first on your router device and then try port forwarding.

This solution has seemed to have worked for most users out there and can be definitely given a try if all the mentioned solutions above didn’t seem to work for you.

Now, to disable the UPnP service on your respective router devices, you can follow the steps as shown below:

NOTE: The following steps have been shown for only Netgear router users and not routers belonging to other brands or services. If you have a different router device other than Netgears, then it is advised to look out for steps to disabling the UPnP service for the particular device by searching it on Google or contacting the manufacturer or ISP service for the steps to do so. 

  • Launch any web browser on your computer device and then go on to the following link:
  • Once you are redirected to the site, you should have a login window in front of you. 
  • There, you have to feed in your user name and password, which in most cases by default should be admin and password respectively. If for some reason, you cannot seem to login to your account with the default username and password, then try contacting Netgear Helpdesk and ask them for their assistance to login to your account. 
  • After logging into your account. Next, go to the Advanced Setup option under Advanced settings and click on the UPnP option.
  • From the UPnP page, disable the UPnP service by Unchecking the UPnP check box and then click on the Apply button to save the changes made. 

Doing this should disable the UPnP service on your router and you can try and see if the conflict still arises while trying to forward port on your router.


If for some reason, none of the solutions mentioned above solves the problem. Then the best option for you would be to directly contact Netgear’s HelpDesk and ask for their assistance to solve the particular issue. If it is a hardware issue, then they should send technicians to fix up the issue or ask you to get your device replaced.

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