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:
Do these steps sound hard? Don't worry, we will walk you through each step in order to get your ports forwarded.
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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.
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:
The address bar is along the top of the page in the image above. Simply replace whatever is in this address bar with the IP address of the D-Link DIR-615 router. Remember the default router IP Address can also be called the computer's default gateway.
The default D-Link DIR-615 router 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.
After entering the correct username and password click the button labeled Log In to access your D-Link DIR-615 router setup pages.
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 Dlink 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.
You should now see the page above. This is the port forwarding page. To enter the correct data in your router you need to answer the following 2 questions:
(Make sure the IP Address above matches the static IP address in Step 1)
Our router simulator will show you precisely what data to enter in your router based on what you entered in the above boxes. Currently we are showing the ports for XBox Live.
Go ahead and fill out the boxes as you see them below.
When you are completely finished, be sure to click the Save Settings option at the top of the page.
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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