How do I configure Port Forwarding on my router?

Example: Some applications require port forwarding to be set up in order to communicate with other computers over the Internet.

Step 1: Open your Internet browser and enter http://dlinkrouter, http://dlinkrouter.local, or into the address bar.

Step 2: The default username is Admin. Enter your administrator password. If you have not changed the default password, this field should be left blank. Click Login.

Step 3: Click Manual Setup.

Step 4: Click the Advanced tab at the top of the page and then click Advanced Port Forwarding Rules from the menu on the left-hand side.

Step 5: Check the box beside the rule to enable the rule. For pre-defined applications, use the Application Name drop-down menu and click on the arrow button (<<) next to the drop-down menu to auto-fill the appropriate fields. For non-pre-defined applications, enter a Name for the rule, and enter the desired port rage under the Public Port and Private Port sections. Select the protocol type to be used from the Traffic Type drop-down menu.

Step 6: Enter the IP Address of the computer to which this rule applies. If the computer is currently connected to the router as a DHCP client, select the computer or device from the Computer Name drop-down menu and click the arrow button (<<) to automatically populate the field.

Step 7: Click Save Settings when finished.

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