How To Set Up Port Forwarding On Dlink Router

Carry out the procedure given below to set up port forwarding on your D-Link router.

  • Press the Windows and R buttons together to open the Run dialog box.
  • In the Run dialog box, enter "cmd" and click OK.
  • When the Command Prompt window appears, type "ipconfig" and press Enter.
  • You can view your router's IP address on the displayed in the prompt window.
  • Note down the "Default Gateway" IP address under the Wireless LAN Adaptor Wi-Fi section.
  • Also, note the Link-local IPv6 Address to enter it in the Port Forwarding section.
  • Launch your web browser and open a new nab. Enter the IP address of the D-Link router, which you have noted.
  • On the D-Link router's page, choose the username as Admin and enter the password. Then, click on the Login button.
  • In most cases, check the router's label bottom side for the default username and password. Enter the correct password if you have changed the default password.
  • When you are logged in to your router's page, select the Advanced tab.
  • Navigate to the Port Forwarding section on the left panel.
  • Click Add under the Port Forwarding Setup page. Select Custom Server as a suitable name in its specified box.
  • In the Server IP address or Hostname section, enter the noted "Link-local IPv6 Address."
  • Type the External Port Start range and External Port End range. Enter the same values for the Internal ports. Then, click Apply to save the changes.
  • After you have done the above settings, port forwarding will be activated on the D-Link router.

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