This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Dlink DIR-825v2 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 DIR-825v2 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 DIR-825v2 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Dlink DIR-825v2, follow our Dlink DIR-825v2 Login Guide.
This guide starts on the INTERNET CONNECTION page of the Dlink DIR-825v2 router. To create a port forwarding rule, click the link near the top of the page labeled ADVANCED. Then, looking to the left side of the page, click PORT FORWARDING.
Now to forward a port, make the following changes:
You are now on the correct page. First, locate an empty row of boxes, and place a check mark in the small square on the left side of the page. This enables the rule you are about to create.
Moving to the right, place your cursor in the Name box, and enter the name of the program you are forwarding these ports for. It's not important what you enter here, so long as it reminds you of why you are forwarding these ports.
Beneath that is the IP Address. This box needs to contain the internal IP address of the computer you are forwarding these ports to. If you are unsure of the computer's internal IP address, the guide of What is my IP Address is available for your reference.
Now, skip over to the Port to Open boxes. Enter the port numbers you want to forward, in the TCP and UDP boxes. These numbers can be entered as a list, 22,23,24, a range, 500-600, or even a combination of the two, 55,68,80-100.
Select Always for the Schedule, and Allow All for the Inbound Filter.
Click Save Settings, at the top of the page.
Congratulations, you did it!
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DIR-825v2 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.
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