Dlink DIR-451 Port Forwarding Instructions

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This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Dlink DIR-451 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-451 Guides

This is the port forwarding guide for the Dlink DIR-451.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Dlink DIR-451 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-451

To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Dlink DIR-451 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Dlink DIR-451, follow our Dlink DIR-451 Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Dlink DIR-451 router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Dlink DIR-451

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This is the setup page from your Dlink router.

Begin on the Internet Connection page of the Dlink DIR-451 router. Click the choice at the top of the page labeled Advanced.

A new set of choices now appears in the left sidebar. Pick the Port Forwarding link.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Dlink DIR-451

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

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This is the port forwarding page from your Dlink router.

You may notice that we did not have you choose Virtual Server. The Virtual Server page only allows for single port forwards, where the Port Forwarding page allows for single port forwards and ranges.

On the Port Forwarding Rules page, choose an empty row of boxes, and put a check mark in the small box to the far left. This action enables the rule you are about to create.

To the right of that is the Name box. It isn't very important what you enter here, we recommend entering the name of the program you are forwarding ports for.

Beneath that is the IP Address. You need to enter the internal IP address of the computer you are forwarding these ports to. If you aren't sure of how to find the internal IP address of a computer, What is my IP Address is our guide on how to find the computer's IP address.

Now, skip over the Start and End boxes. If you are forwarding a single port, enter that number in both boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number in the Start box, and the highest number in the End box.

Use the Traffic Type drop down menu to choose the type of protocol you need to use to forward these ports.

Set the Schedule to Always.

That's it, you did it!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DIR-451 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-451 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DIR-451 info that you might be interested in.

This is the port forwarding guide for the Dlink DIR-451.We also have the following guides for the same router: