This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Dlink DI-524v4 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-524v4 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-524v4 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Dlink DI-524v4, follow our Dlink DI-524v4 Login Guide.
You start on the Home page of the Dlink DI-524v4 router. To forward a port, tick the link at the top of the page labeled Advanced. Then on the left side of the page, pick Virtual Server.
Now to forward a port, make the following changes:
First, tick the Enabled radio button.
Second, in the Name box, enter the name of the program you are forwarding these ports for. This is for your future reference only.
Third, enter the LAN IP address of the specific computer you are forwarding this port to in the Private IP box.
Next, select the type of protocol you need to use while forwarding this port.
Enter the port number in the Private Port box, and enter that same number in the Public Port box.
Click the radio button Always next to Schedule.
Finally, click the green Apply when you are finished.
That's it, you did it!
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DI-524v4 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-524v4 info that you might be interested in.