Belkin F5D7234-4 Port Forwarding Instructions

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This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Belkin F5D7234-4 router.

If you are not sure what port forwarding is you can read our What is Port Forwarding guide to help get started.

Other Belkin F5D7234-4 Guides

This is the port forwarding guide for the Belkin F5D7234-4 v3.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Belkin F5D7234-4 to your computer can be more reliable if you first configure a static IP address on your computer. We have instructions to setup a static IP address for Windows 7, Windows 8, and a variety of other devices on our Static IP Address Settings page.

Please note that while setting up a static IP address on your computer is optional, it is still a very good idea to go ahead and do it. In the long run it will make your port forward much more reliable.

Login To The Belkin F5D7234-4

To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Belkin F5D7234-4 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Belkin F5D7234-4, follow our Belkin F5D7234-4 Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Belkin F5D7234-4 router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Belkin F5D7234-4

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This is the status page from your Belkin router.

Now that you have finished logging into the Belkin F5D7234-4v3 you are going to start on the Status page of your router. On the left is a dark gray bar, find the link labeled Virtual Servers, this is under the heading of firewall.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Belkin F5D7234-4

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

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This is the port forwarding page from your Belkin router.

You are now on the Firewall>Virtual Servers page. First, put a check mark in the box labeled Enable.

The next box to the right is the Description. Enter the name of the program here. You don't need to do that, but it would be a good idea to help you remember why you are forwarding these ports.

Next to this is the Inbound port. If you are forwarding a single port, enter that number in this box, also enter it in the box on the far right labeled Private port. If you are forwarding a range of ports enter them in both of these boxes also. Enter them in a format like 500-600, with the lowest number then a dash and the highest number.

The next box is the Type. Use this drop down menu to choose the type of protocol you are going to use when forwarding these ports.

Now the Private IP address. Enter the IP address you are forwarding these ports to in this box. For example if you are forwarding a port to run a certain program on your computer, be sure to use that computer's IP address in this box.

All there is left to do is to click the Add button at the top of the page, and then the Apply Changes button close to the bottom of the page.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Belkin F5D7234-4 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your ports are forwarded you should use our Open Port Check tool.

Other Belkin F5D7234-4 Info

Don't forget about our other Belkin F5D7234-4 info that you might be interested in.

This is the port forwarding guide for the Belkin F5D7234-4 v3.We also have the following guides for the same router: