The D-Link DIR-600 router includes a basic firewall that helps to protect your home network from unwanted connections to and from the Internet. A firewall is a safety wall between you and the Internet and it will continue to block all connections unless you tell it otherwise. Sometimes a game or application requires a connection to be unblocked. This process is called opening a port or port forward because it forwards the port directly to a device in your local home network.
To open a port you need to:
Don't be overwhelmed by the above steps, we will walk you through them all in order.
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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.
Step two is all about logging into your D-Link DIR-600 router. To do this you need to open up a web browser because this router uses a web interface. It doesn't matter what browser you use, simply pick your favorite. Some common choices are Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Edge.
After opening the web browser of your choice, find the address bar along the top of the page:
Enter the router's IP address into the address bar at the top of the web browser. Remember sometimes the router's IP Address is called the computer's default gateway.
The D-Link DIR-600 router has a default IP Address of: 192.168.0.1
After you have finished entering the IP Address into the address bar click the Enter button on your keyboard. If all went well you should see the following page:
You should see the screen above. Simply enter the router's username and password here.
Enter your username and password, then click the Log In button to access your D-Link DIR-600 router.
If the username and password did not work then we recommend trying other common D-Link passwords. Check out our list on this Default Dlink Router Passwords page.
If you still can't login to the D-Link DIR-600 router you may have changed the username and password in the past and forgotten. It may be time to consider a reset. A reset like this one erases all changed settings in your router. If this is something you need to consider check out our How to Reset a Router guide.
Time to find the port forwarding section of this D-Link DIR-600 router. To do that follow these steps:
Starting from the page above, click the option of ADVANCED at the top of the page.
This brings you to the page you see above. If it does not, simply click the PORT FORWARDING button in the left sidebar.
You are now on the correct page to enter data into your router in order to forward ports. In order for us to show you exactly what to enter in your router you need to answer the following 2 questions:
(Make sure the IP Address above matches the static IP Address you setup in Step 1)
Below is our router simulator. This shows you exactly what data to enter in your router. Right now we are showing the ports for XBox Live.
Go ahead and fill in the boxes in your router as you see them below.
When you are finished, click the Save Settings button at the top of the page.
Once you are finished with the port forwarding you need to check to see if it forwarded properly. To do this we recommend using our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. This port checker is Guaranteed to work.
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