Dlink DSL-2642B Port Forwarding Instructions

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This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Dlink DSL-2642B 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 DSL-2642B Guides

This is the port forwarding guide for the Dlink DSL-2642B.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Dlink DSL-2642B 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 DSL-2642B

To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Dlink DSL-2642B router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Dlink DSL-2642B, follow our Dlink DSL-2642B Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Dlink DSL-2642B router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Dlink DSL-2642B

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This is the setup page from your Dlink router.

This guide begins on the Setup Wizard page of the Dlink DSL-2642B Router. To forward a port, or ports, click the choice at the top of the page labeled Advanced. Then on the left side of the page, click Port Forwarding.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Dlink DSL-2642B

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

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This is the port forwarding page from your Dlink router.

At the bottom of this new page, click the button labeled Add.

This takes you to a new page, which unfortunately we do not have the screenshot for.

On this new page, place a dot in the radio button labeled Server Name. Then, to the right of that, key in the name of the program you are forwarding these ports for. This is not essential to the process, but for your future reference.

Next, is a Schedule drop down menu. Select Always.

In the Server IP Address, enter the internal IP address of the computer you are forwarding these ports to. If you are unsure of how to find your computer's IP address, click the following link, What is my IP Address.

To Forward A Single Port:

To Forward a Range of Ports:

Next, use the Protocol drop down menu to choose the type of protocol you need to use to forward these ports.

Set the Remote IP to 0.0.0.0

When you are finished, click Apply.

That's all there is to it, congratulations!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DSL-2642B 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 DSL-2642B Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DSL-2642B info that you might be interested in.

This is the port forwarding guide for the Dlink DSL-2642B.We also have the following guides for the same router: