This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Dlink DI-524 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 DI-524 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 DI-524 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Dlink DI-524, follow our Dlink DI-524 Login Guide.
This guide starts on the Setup Wizard page of the Dlink DI-524 router. To forward a port, click the link at the top of the page titled Advanced.
Now, look to the left of the page, click the link labeled Virtual Server.
Now to forward a port, make the following changes:
This router only allows for single port forwards. If you need to forward multiple ports, you need to create a new configuration for each port.
First, tick the radio button next to Enabled.
Then, in the Name box, enter the name of the program you are forwarding this port for. This isn't crucial to the process, but a good idea for your future reference.
Next is the Private IP. Each computer in your local network has it's own LAN IP address to identify it. Enter the LAN IP address of the computer you are forwarding this port to.
Below that is the Protocol Type. Select the type of protocol you nee to use while forwarding this port.
Enter the port number you are forwarding into the box labeled Private Port. Enter that same number again into the Public Port box.
The Schedule should be set to Always.
Once you are finished, click the green Apply button.
That's it, you did it!
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DI-524 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 DI-524 info that you might be interested in.