Dlink DSL-2730B Port Forwarding Instructions

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This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Dlink DSL-2730B 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-2730B Guides

This is the port forwarding guide for the Dlink DSL-2730B.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Dlink DSL-2730B 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-2730B

To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Dlink DSL-2730B router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Dlink DSL-2730B, follow our Dlink DSL-2730B Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Dlink DSL-2730B router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Dlink DSL-2730B

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This is the setup page from your Dlink router.

You are to begin on the Setting Up Your Internet page of the Dlink DSL-2730B. To forward a port or range of ports, click the choice near the top of the page labeled Advanced. A new set of choices now appears to the left of the page, from this list, pick Port Forwarding.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Dlink DSL-2730B

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

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This is the port forwarding page from your Dlink router.

First, click the Add button found close to the bottom of the page.

At this point, you are directed to a new page, click the radio button labeled Custom Server, and enter the name of the program you are forwarding these ports to in the available box. This is mostly for your future reference.

Select Always from the Schedule drop down menu.

In the Server IP Address space, enter the specific computer's IP address that you are forwarding these ports to. If you don't know how to find the computer's local IP address, What is my IP Address is a great guide on that subject.

The Inbound Filter needs to be set to Allow All.

If you are forwarding only one port, enter that number in four boxes. First in, External Port Start, then External Port End, next is Internal Port Start, and finally, Internal Port End. If you want to forward a range of ports, like 80-100, enter the lowest number in the External Port Start box, and Internal Port Start box. Enter the highest number of the range in the External Port End, and Internal Port End.

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

The Remote IP should be set to 0.0.0.0

Finally, click the Apply button before you exit.

That's it, you're done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DSL-2730B 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-2730B Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DSL-2730B info that you might be interested in.

This is the port forwarding guide for the Dlink DSL-2730B.We also have the following guides for the same router: