A D-Link DIR-615 router has a very basic firewall included that helps to protect your local home network from unwanted access from the Internet. By default a firewall blocks all connections to and from the Internet. The D-Link manufacturer has made sure some of these connections are open so you can use Internet. What happens when you want more connections open? That is where a port forward comes into the picture. When you create a port forward or open port you are all data on that particular port through to your network. This is handy for games and other applications.
To create a port forward you need to:
- Setup a static IP address on the device or computer you want this port forwarded to.
- Login to your D-Link DIR-615 router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router setup pages:
- First, click the Advanced button.
- Then, select the Port Forwarding button.
- Enter the appropriate data to create a port forward.
Do these steps sound hard? Don't worry, we will walk you through each step in order to get your ports forwarded.
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.
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- Another highly recommended way of getting a permanent IP address is to set up a DHCP Reservation.
- Or, follow our Static IP Address Setup guides.
With DHCP reservations you can manage your devices from your router. This centralizes the management of your network and helps prevent IP address conflicts. Using this method you do not have to log in to your devices separately.
Next, let's login to your D-Link DIR-615 router. To do this you need to open a web browser because router's use a web interface. It doesn't matter what browser you use just pick your favorite. Some options are Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, or Firefox.
After opening up your web browser, find the address bar. It looks 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 DIR-615 IP Address is: 192.168.0.1 After typing the router's IP Address in the address bar at the top of your web browser, go ahead and click the Enter key. You should see a box similar to this:
Do you see a box asking you for a User Name and Password? Go ahead and enter the username and password for your D-Link DIR-615 in these spaces.
- The Default D-Link DIR-615 Router Username is: admin
- The Default D-Link DIR-615 Router Password is: blank
After entering the correct username and password click the button labeled Log In to access your D-Link DIR-615 router setup pages.
Dlink Usernames and Passwords
There are several different reasons a username and password won't work on a router login screen. If you find that the username and password you tried did not work, it is a good idea to try other D-Link usernames and passwords. Check out our list of all known D-Link password here on our Default D-Link Router Passwords page.
If after trying other D-Link usernames and passwords you still can not login to the D-Link DIR-615 router, you have probably changed the username and password at some point in the past and forgotten. It may be time to consider a reset. A factory reset erases all settings that have been changed and returns them back to factory defaults. Learn more in our How to Reset a Router Password guide
It is now time to find the port forwarding section in your router. To do that follow these steps:
1. Click the ADVANCED option at the top of the page.
2. Select the PORT FORWARDING 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:
Put a checkmark in the Enable checkbox.
Make up a name to put in the Name box. The name does not have any effect on the functionality of the forward, it's simply there so you can know why it was created.
The Computer Name box contains a list of device names that are visible on your network. Choose a device from this box to forward ports to.
These entries are protocol specific. If the ports you are forwarding need to be forwarded using the TCP protocol, you should enter those ports into the TCP section. If the ports you are forwarding need to be forwarded with the UDP protocol, you should enter those ports into the udp section.
In the TCP or UDP box type the ports to forward.
Your ports can be entered as a list 23,24,25, a range 500-600, or a combination of both 23,45,500-600.
In the Schedule dropdown box choose Always.
Use the Inbound Filter dropdown box to pick Allow All.
When you are completely finished, be sure to click the Save Settings option at the top of the page.
Test if Your Ports are Open
After you have completed the above steps it is a good idea to check your ports to see if they are really open. To do this we recommend using our Network Utilities tool. This includes a free Open Port Checker. The neat thing about this tool is it doesn't assume you are using a certain application. It uses a local application to see if that port is listening. Our Open Port Checking tool is the only one online with Guaranteed Results.
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