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.

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 v3.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

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

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This is the status page from your Belkin router.

Now that you have logged into the Belkin F5D8235-4v3 you begin on the Status page. Click the choice on the left side of the page labeled Virtual Servers, this is under 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 router.

Find an empty line, or rule as they are sometimes called. Place a check in the box labeled Enable.

To the right of this is the Description. Enter the program name, or something that helps you remember why you are forwarding these ports. This box is for your information, not critical to the forwarding process.

If you are forwarding a single port, enter this number in the boxes labeled Inbound port and Private port. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter these numbers in both of these boxes. Enter them in a format with the lowest number first, a dash, then the highest number. 22-33 is one example of this.

Now there is a drop down menu, labeled Type. Use this menu to choose the type of protocol you are going to use to forward these ports.

Next is the Private IP address. Enter the IP address you are forwarding these ports to. For example if you are forwarding a port to run a program on your computer, use that computer's IP address here.

All that is left to do is click the Add button and the Apply Changes button.

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 v3.We also have the following guides for the same router: