Dlink DFL-200 routers include a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network form unwanted access from the internet. Since this firewall blocks incoming connections you may need open a port through it for certain games and applications. This process of opening a port is frequently called a port forward, since you are forwarding a port from the internet to your home network.
The basic process to open a port is:
- Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
- Login to your D-Link DFL-200 Firewall router.
- Navigate to the port forwarding section.
- Click the Firewall button.
- Click the Port Mapping link.
- Click the Add new link.
- Create a port forward entry.
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Dlink DFL-200 router.
It is important to setup a static ip address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. This ensures that your ports will remain open even after your device reboots.
- Recommended - Our free Static IP Setter will set up a static IP address for you.
- Another way to get a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP reservation.
- Or, manually create a static ip address with our Static IP Guides.
This step is important because you want a permanent IP address in your device. If you do not set up a permanent IP address in your device, then when you device reboots it may get a new IP address.
Now we are going to login to your Dlink DFL-200 router. Your router has a web interface, so you will login to it using your web browser. This can be either Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge. It usually does not matter which browser you choose to use.
Open up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something like this:
Above is an example of what a web browser address bar looks like. Find the address bar in your router and type in your router's IP address.
The default D-Link DFL-200 Firewall IP Address is: 192.168.1.1
After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
- The Default D-Link DFL-200 Firewall Router Username is: admin
- The Default D-Link DFL-200 Firewall Router Password is: admin
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Dlink DFL-200 router.
Dlink Usernames and Passwords
If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default D-Link Router Passwords page.
If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Dlink DFL-200 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Dlink DFL-200 router back to its factory settings.
Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the first page in your router:
Click the Firewall button near the top of the page.
Click the Port Mapping link near the left of the page.
Click the Add new link.
Here are the ports to forward for Xbox Live:
- TCP Ports: 3074
- UDP Ports: 3074
If you are looking for the ports for a different application you can find it by either:
Create a name for this forward and put it in the Name box. The name is only used as a reminder and has no effect on the port forward.
Leave the Source Nets: box empty.
Leave the Users/Groups: box empty.
Go ahead and leave the Destination IP: box empty.
Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the Service box.
The Custom source ports: box cab be left empty.
Type the ports to forward into the destination ports: box.
Your ports can be entered as a list 23,24,25, a range 500-600, or a combination of both 23,45,500-600.
Go ahead and leave the pass to ports: box empty.
You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Pass To box. It's possible for this to be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address on your network that you want ports forwarded to.
Select Always from the Schedule dropdown box.
When you are finished, click the Apply button.
Your ports should now be open. It is time to test them.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DFL-200 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.
To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.
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