Dlink DSL-2740B-F1 Port Forwarding Instructions

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This page will show you how to setup a port forward on the Dlink DSL-2740B-F1 router.

If you are not sure what port forwarding is you can read our What is Port Forwarding guide to help get started.

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This is the port forwarding guide for the Dlink DSL-2740B-F1.We also have the following guides for the same router:

Configure your Computer to Have a Static IP Address

Port forwarding the Dlink DSL-2740B-F1 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-2740B-F1

To get started forwarding a port you need to login to your Dlink DSL-2740B-F1 router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Dlink DSL-2740B-F1, follow our Dlink DSL-2740B-F1 Login Guide.

Forward a Port on the Dlink DSL-2740B-F1 router

Find The Port Forwarding Section of the Dlink DSL-2740B-F1

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This is the setup page from your Dlink router.

You begin on the Setup Wizard page of the Dlink DSL-2740B-F1 router. To forward a port, click the Advanced link at the top of the page. Then, on the left choose Port Forwarding, then, in the pop up box Advanced Settings.

Configure the Port Forwarding section of your Dlink DSL-2740B-F1

Now to forward a port, make the following changes:

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This is the port forwarding page from your Dlink router.

On this new page, tick the button near the bottom of the page labeled Add.

This takes you to a new page, where first you need to click the Custom Server radio button, and enter the name of the program you are forwarding these ports to in the available box. This is mostly for your future reference.

Next is the Schedule, select Always from this drop down menu.

In the Server IP Address box, enter the internal IP address of the specific computer 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 our guide on that subject.

The Inbound Filter can be set to Allow All.

If you are forwarding a single port, enter that number in all 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 100-500, 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.

Use the Protocol drop down menu to choose the type of protocol you need to use while forwarding these ports.

When you are done, click Apply.

Congratulations, you did it!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DSL-2740B-F1 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-2740B-F1 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DSL-2740B-F1 info that you might be interested in.

This is the port forwarding guide for the Dlink DSL-2740B-F1.We also have the following guides for the same router: