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Open Ports on the D-Link DIR-505 Router

A D-Link DIR-505 router contains a basic firewall to help protect your home network. A Firewall blocks incoming connections by nature. Sometimes you need to unblock some of these connections so you can run a game or application. This is called opening a port or port forwarding. Port forwarding is literally forwarding a port from the Internet to your home network.

Follow these steps to open a port in your D-Link DIR-505 router:

  1. Set up a static IP address on the computer or device that you are forwarding ports to.
  2. Login to your D-Link DIR-505 router.
  3. Navigate to the Virtual Server section in your D-Link DIR-505 router.
    • Click on the Advanced tab, which can be found at the top of the screen.
  4. Go ahead and create a Virtual Server entry.

The process of opening ports in your router may seem like a difficult task. If so, you are not alone! We are here to help walk you through the steps to open a port in the D-Link DIR-505 router.



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Step 1

Set up a static IP address in the device that you are forwarding a port to. This is an important step that keeps your ports open even after a reboot, power outage, or other type of device or router disconnect.

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  • Or follow our Static IP Address guides to setup a static IP address.

After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

Step 2

Log in to the D-Link DIR-505 router. To do this you need to use a web browser because the D-Link DIR-505 router uses what is called a web interface.

It normally doesn't matter what web browser you use so go ahead and open up your favorite. If you don't have a favorite or are confused, open up Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

If that is confusing to you, we have simplified this step with this link: Login to your DIR-505 Router

Once you have opened up a browser window, find the address bar. This is usually at the top of the page like the image below shows.


192.168.0.1

In the screenshot above you should see an address bar with the address of 192.168.0.1 in it. This is your router's IP address, sometimes called the computer's default gateway.

The D-Link DIR-505 router's default IP address is: 192.168.0.1

Enter your router's IP address into the address bar of your browser and click the enter button on your keyboard. A box like the one below should appear.

login

Go ahead and enter the username and password for the D-Link DIR-505 router in the spaces available. Remember if you have changed them in the past, you need to enter those values.

  • The default D-Link DIR-505 Router Username is: admin
  • The default D-Link DIR-505 Router Password is: blank

Enter your username and password, and then click the Log In button to log in to your D-Link DIR-505 router.

D-Link Usernames and Passwords

If the username and password did not work I recommend checking out our Default D-Link Router Passwords page.

If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't login you may need to consider a reset for your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. After resetting the D-Link DIR-505 router your username and password are reverted back to factory defaults.

Step 3

You should be on your routers home page once you complete logging in. Find the Virtual Server section on the home page of the D-Link DIR-505 router.

home

  • Click on the Advanced tab, which can be found at the top of the screen.

You should now be on a page called Virtual Server.

port forwarding

Step 4

Make sure that it is necessary for you to open a port in your router before doing so, since this will allow data to come through the firewall portion of your router to a specific device. It is possible that this could lead to malicious traffic on your network. However, don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it because the risk is very low.

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:

  1. Put a check in to the checkbox to enable the current entry.

  2. 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.

  3. In the IP Address box, enter the IP address that you want ports forwarded to. This may be the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network that you want to forward ports to.

  4. Enter the port you want to forward in to both the Public and Private port boxes.

  5. In the Protocol dropdown box, select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. Choose Both if your router has that option. Otherwise, select either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP and your router does not have the Both option, then you need to create two entries.

  6. Click the Save Settings button at the top of the page to apply these changes when you are completely finished.

Test Your Open Ports

Finally, test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the D-Link DIR-505 router correctly. To do this you can use Network Utilities, which includes a free Open Port Checker tool. Open Port Checker is the only online port-checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.

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