This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Dlink DGL-5500 router.
If you are not sure what port forwarding is you can read our What is Port Forwarding guide to help get started.
Port forwarding the Dlink DGL-5500 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.
To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Dlink DGL-5500 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Dlink DGL-5500, follow our Dlink DGL-5500 Login Guide.
Begin on the My Network page of the Dlink DGL-5500 router. To forward a port, click the choice on the left labeled Advanced. Then, at the top of the new page, click Port Forwarding.
Now to forward a port, make the following changes:
In the first empty row of boxes, place a checkmark in the first box on the left. This box needs to be checked in order to enable the following ports.
Moving to the right, is the Name box. Enter the name of the program you are forwarding these ports for in this box. This isn't a crucial step in the configuration process, but for your future information.
Under that is the IP Address box. Every computer in your local network has it's own unique local IP address, enter the LAN IP address of the specific computer you are forwarding these ports to.
Go ahead and skip the next two boxes on the right.
In the Ports To Open boxes. There is the TCP box, and the UDP box. Enter the ports you are forwarding in both of these boxes. These ports can be entered individually, like 80,82,888, a range, 80-100, or a mixture of the two, 80,81,888,500-600.
Next is the Schedule. Use this drop down menu to select the choice of Always.
Below that is the Inbound Filter. This should be set to Allow All.
When you are finished, click the Save Settings button at the top of the page.
You're done, congratulations!
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DGL-5500 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.
Don't forget about our other Dlink DGL-5500 info that you might be interested in.