The D-Link DI-514 router has a basic firewall included that helps to protect your home network from unwanted access from the Internet. This firewall blocks incoming connections that you may want opened for better gaming or smoother applications. This process of opening a port is more commonly called a port forward because you forward a port through the firewall directly to a device on your home network.
The steps to opening a port are:
- Setup a static IP address on the computer or device you want ports forwarded to.
- Login to your D-Link DI-514 router.
- Locate the port forwarding section.
- Click the Advanced button.
- Click on Virtual Server.
- Finally you can create a port forward entry.
These steps sound difficult, but if you follow the next 4 steps we will get your ports forwarded on the D-Link DI-514 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.
It is time to login to the D-Link DI-514 router. This router uses a web interface, meaning you need to login using a web browser. It does not matter what browser you use. Some of the more common browsers are Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Edge. Just pick your favorite web browser.
Open up the web browser and find the address bar. An address bar looks 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 DI-514 IP Address is: 192.168.0.1
If that IP address did not work then you probably changed it at some point in the past. To help you obtain your router's current IP address read this Router IP Address guide.
After entering the router's IP Address simply press the Enter key. The following box should appear on your screen:
Do you see the spaces asking for your username and password?
- The Default D-Link DI-514 Router Username is: admin
- The Default D-Link DI-514 Router Password is: blank(no password)
Once you have entered the username and password, click the OK box to login to the D-Link DI-514 router.
Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Dlink DI-514 router.
Dlink Usernames and Passwords
If the username and password did not work, we recommend trying other common D-Link passwords. Check them out on this Default D-Link Router Passwords page.
If you still can not login to the router it is likely you changed the values in the past and have forgotten. We have a Find Password App that will help you discover what your lost password is on your home network.
Finally, if neither of these options help in logging into your router it may be time to consider a router reset. A reset should only be done after all other troubleshooting techniques are exhausted. Learn more about resetting the router in this How to Reset a Router guide.
After a successful login to the D-Link DI-514 router you need to find the port forwarding section of the router. To do this let's start on the very first page of the router:
First off, click the blue Advanced tab at the top of the page.
Second, click the Virtual Server link in the left sidebar.
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:
Select the Enabled radio button.
Put a name for this forward in the Name box so that you can remember why you set this forward up. The name does not matter so pick something that has meaning to you.
Enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Private IP box. This is either the IP address of a computer or the IP address of another device on your network.
Select the required protocol for these ports from the Protocol Type dropdown box.
Enter the same port number to be forwarded into the Private Port and the Public Port boxes.
Put a dot into the Always radio button.
Click the Apply button when you are done.
Most people will never need to use this, but I'm going to explain why they have Private Port and Public Port here.
The Private Port and Public Port entries are actually rather useful. They are there so you can direct traffic at two devices on your network.
Let's say that you have two devices running Ftp servers on your network. Let's call these devices device one(192.168.0.1) and device two(192.168.0.1).
Let's also say both these ftp servers are running on port 21. Okay we setup your router to forward port 21 to device one(192.168.0.1:21).
So every external IP address request from ftp goes to device one. How do we get to the second device? Well the Private Port and Public Port entries allow us to specify another outside port to connect to our internal port 21. Lets make the additional port, port 30. We would now setup a rule in the router with the Public Port set to 30 and the Private port set to 21. The IP address in that rule would be 192.168.0.1. So when you wanted to ftp to device two you would specify port 30 in your ftp client.
The router would see these requests coming in on port 30 and forward them to (192.168.0.1:21). This would allow you to ftp to both devices.
It is important that you remember to click the green Apply button when you are finished with each port forward entry.
Time to Test the Ports
How do you tell if the ports were forwarded correctly on the D-Link DI-514 router? We recommend testing them to avoid possible headaches later on. To test if your ports are open we recommend using our Network Utilities tool. In this bundle is a Free Open Port Checker. Our open port checker is the only one on the Internet that will not give you a false positive. Learn more in our guide titled How to Check for Open Ports.
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