This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Dlink DI-784 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-784 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-784 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Dlink DI-784, follow our Dlink DI-784 Login Guide.
Starting on the Home page of the Dlink DI-784 router, click the tab near the top of the page titled Advanced.
This opens up a new set of choices on the left side of the page. Pick Virtual Server from this new list.
Now to forward a port, make the following changes:
Tick the Enabled radio button.
It isn't really important what you enter in the Name box. We suggest entering the name of program here for future reference.
In the Private IP space, enter the internal IP address of the specific computer you are forwarding this port to. If you don't know how to find your computer's IP address, clicking the link of What is my IP Address takes you to our guide on how to find your computer's internal IP address.
Enter the port you want to forward in the Private Port box, and again in the Public Port box.
Next, set the Schedule to Always.
Once you are finished, click the green button labeled Apply.
Congratulations, you did it!
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DI-784 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-784 info that you might be interested in.