Dlink DIR-815 Port Forwarding Instructions

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This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Dlink DIR-815 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-815 Guides

This is the port forwarding guide for the Dlink DIR-815.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Dlink DIR-815 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-815

To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Dlink DIR-815 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Dlink DIR-815, follow our Dlink DIR-815 Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Dlink DIR-815 router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Dlink DIR-815

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This is the general page from your Dlink router.

You begin on the INTERNET CONNECTION screen of the Dlink DIR-815 router. First, you need to click ADVANCED at the top of the page, then PORT FORWARDING on the left.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Dlink DIR-815

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 forwarded port.

Place a checkmark in the small box on the far left. This enables the rule you are creating.

Moving to the right, enter the name of the program you are forwarding these ports for, this is only a suggestion, and only for your future reference.

Under that is the IP Address. You need to enter the LAN IP address of the computer you are forwarding these ports to. If you don't know how to find the internal IP address of a computer, click the following guide, What's my IP Address.

Enter the ports you want forwarded in the Public Port boxes and the Private Port boxes. If you are forwarding only one port, enter that one number in all four boxes. If you are forwarding a range, enter the lowest number in the left box of both and the highest number in the right box of both.

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

The Schedule should be set to Always.

Once you are done, click Save Settings at the top of the page.

Congratulations, you created a port forward!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DIR-815 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-815 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DIR-815 info that you might be interested in.

This is the port forwarding guide for the Dlink DIR-815.We also have the following guides for the same router: