Belkin F5D8235-4 Port Forwarding Instructions

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This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Belkin F5D8235-4 router.

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

Other Belkin F5D8235-4 Guides

This is the port forwarding guide for the Belkin F5D8235-4 v2. We also have the following guides for the same router:

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Belkin F5D8235-4 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 F5D8235-4

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To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Belkin F5D8235-4 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Belkin F5D8235-4, follow our Belkin F5D8235-4 Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Belkin F5D8235-4 router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Belkin F5D8235-4

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your Belkin F5D8235-4 router.

Once you have logged into the Belkin F5D8235-4v2 you are placed on the Status page. On the left is a list of links, click the one labeled Virtual Servers, just beneath Firewall.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Belkin F5D8235-4

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

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This is the port forwarding page from your Belkin F5D8235-4 router.

First, put a check in the box labeled Enable.

Under the Description heading, enter the program name, or something similar that helps you remember why you are forwarding these ports, this box is for your information only.

Next is the Inbound port, and Private port. If you are forwarding a single port, enter that number in all four boxes. Enter that port number in both of the boxes under Inbound port and both boxes under Private port. Now, if you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number in the left box of both Inbound port and Private port. Enter the highest number in the right box of both of these port boxes.

In the Type box is a drop down menu. Choose from this menu which type of protocol you are going to use when forwarding these ports.

Almost done! In the Private IP address box, enter the IP address that you are forwarding these ports to. For example, if you are forwarding ports to run a certain program on your personal computer, then make sure that you use that personal computer's IP address in this box.

Click Add near the top, and Apply Changes. You are finished, congratulations!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Belkin F5D8235-4 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 F5D8235-4 Info

Don't forget about our other Belkin F5D8235-4 info that you might be interested in.

This is the port forwarding guide for the Belkin F5D8235-4 v2. We also have the following guides for the same router: