All D-Link DI-514 routers include a basic firewall that helps protect your home network. A firewall is designed to block incoming connections and sometimes you want a couple of these connections opened for a game or application. This process of opening a port is commonly called a port forward because you are forwarding a port through the firewall directly into your home network.
The steps involved in opening a port are:
While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through every step for your D-Link DI-514 router.
We think that forwarding a port should be easy. That's why we created Network Utilities. Our software does everything that you need to forward a port.
When you use Network Utilities you get your port forwarded right now!
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.
It is time to login to the D-Link DI-514 router. This router has a web interface, so you need to login to it using a web browser. This can be Chrome, Internet Explorer, or just about any other web browser you can think of. It usually doesn't matter what browser you decide to use.
Once you open the web browser of your choice you need to locate the address bar. It looks like this:
In the image above the address bar has the numbers 192.168.0.1 in it. This is not what will be in your address bar when you first open the web browser. Simply erase what is in the bar and replace it with the IP address of the D-Link DI-514 router. Sometimes the router's IP address is referred to as the computer's default gateway.
By default the IP address of the D-Link DI-514 router is: 192.168.0.1
If you have changed the IP Address of your router and have forgotten what it is, check out this Router IP Address guide to help you obtain it.
After entering the router's IP Address, just click the Enter key. If all went as it should have you will see the image below:
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.
Once you have entered the password, click the OK button to access the router user interface.
If the username and password did not work then we strongly recommend trying other common D-Link usernames and passwords. Visit our Default Dlink Router Passwords page.
If you still can't login to the D-Link DI-514 router it is most likely you changed the username and password in the past and have forgotten what they are. We have a Find Password App that helps you find a lost password on your home network.
As a last resort, if nothing seems to work then it may be time to consider a reset. A reset will erase all personal data on your router so we advise trying other troubleshooting options first. If you believe a reset is your only course of action left, check out our How to Reset a Router guide.
It is now time to find the port forwarding section of your router. To do that let's start from the home page.
Click the blue Advanced tab at the top of the page.
Now, look at the left sidebar. Some new options have appeared. Select the link titled Virtual Server.
You should now be on the page you see above. It is time to begin entering data into your router. We want to show you exactly what to enter so you need to answer the following 2 questions:
(The IP address above needs to be the same as the static IP Address you setup in step 1)
The next section is our router simulator, it will show you exactly what to enter based on the choices you made above. We are currently showing the ports for XBox Live. Go ahead and fill out the boxes in your router as you see them below:
Don't forget to click the green Apply button after each entry is finished.
Once you have finished forwarding the ports on the D-Link DI-514 router you should test them to be sure they were forwarded correctly. To do this we recommend using our free Open Port Checker. This is included in our Network Utilities tool. Our Open Port Checker is the only one online that has Guaranteed Results. Learn more in our guide titled How to Check for Open Ports.