Dlink DIR-300 Port Forwarding Instructions

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This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Dlink DIR-300 router.

If you are not sure what port forwarding is you can read our What is Port Forwarding guide to help get started.

Other Dlink DIR-300 Guides

This is the port forwarding guide for the Dlink DIR-300.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Dlink DIR-300 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.

Login To The Dlink DIR-300

To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Dlink DIR-300 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Dlink DIR-300, follow our Dlink DIR-300 Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Dlink DIR-300 router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Dlink DIR-300

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This is the setup page from your Dlink router.

You start on the INTERNET CONNECTION page of the Dlink DIR-300 router. To forward a port, first click the link at the top labeled ADVANCED. This creates a new set of choices in the left sidebar, pick Port Forwarding from this new list.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Dlink DIR-300

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

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This is the port forwarding page from your Dlink router.

You are now on the correct page to create a Port Forwarding Rule.

You first need to enable this rule you are about to create, find an empty row of boxes, and place a checkmark in the small box on the far left.

Next, enter something that will help you to remember why you are doing this in the Name box. We suggest entering the name of the program you are forwarding these ports for.

Below that in the IP Address space, the rule needs to know where to send the ports to, so enter the local IP address of the specific computer you are forwarding these ports to. What is my IP Address is a great guide on how to find any computer's internal IP address.

Skip the middle two boxes and place your cursor in the Private Port box. If you want to forward only one port, enter that number in all four boxes of the Private Port and Public Port. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of the range in the left boxes of the Private Port and the Public Port. Enter the highest number of the range in the right boxes of Private Port and Public Port.

On the far right is the drop down menu labeled Traffic Type. Use this drop down menu to choose the type of protocol you need to use to forward these ports.

Finally, click the box at the top of the page labeled Save Settings.

Congratulations, you did it!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DIR-300 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.

Other Dlink DIR-300 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DIR-300 info that you might be interested in.

This is the port forwarding guide for the Dlink DIR-300.We also have the following guides for the same router: