This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Dlink DI-714P+ 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-714P+ 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-714P+ router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Dlink DI-714P+, follow our Dlink DI-714P+ Login Guide.
You start on the Setup Wizard page of the Dlink DI-714P+ router. To forward a port, first click the option of Advanced at the top of the page. Then look to the left, choose the option of Virtual Server.
Now to forward a port, make the following changes:
Once on this new page, click the dot titled Enabled.
Then, in the box labeled Name, enter something that helps you remember why you are forwarding this port. We suggest entering the name of the program you are forwarding these ports for.
Next is the Private IP. You need to enter the local IP address of the specific computer you are forwarding these ports to. If you are unsure of your computer's local IP address, clicking this guide, What is my IP Address, will take you to our guide on how to find your computer's local IP address.
Use the Protocol Type drop down menu to choose the type of protocol you need to use while forwarding these ports.
Enter the ports you want to forward in the Private Port box, and again in the Public Port box. These can be entered several ways. You can enter them as a list, 22,25,55, or a range, 80-200, or even a mixture of the two, 22,55,80-100.
Set the Schedule to Always.
Finally, when you are finished, click the green checkmark labeled Apply before you exit.
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DI-714P+ 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-714P+ info that you might be interested in.