The D-Link DIR-615 router includes a somewhat basic firewall that helps to protect your home network from unwanted access to and from the Internet. A firewall is a needed piece of software that blocks connections that you sometimes want unblocked. Whether for a game or computer application you want to create a open port or port forward. A port forward literally forwards the port you want directly to the device inside your network.
To open a port on the D-Link DIR-615 router you need to:
- setup a Static IP Address on the device you want the ports forwarded to.
- login to the **D-Link DIR-615 ** router.
- find the port forwarding section:
- First, click on the ADVANCED link.
- Then, click on PORT FORWARDING option.
- finally, create a port forward.
You are not alone if you consider this overwhelming. We will walk you through each step in the process.
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.
Login to the D-Link DIR-615 router
When logging into a router you need to use a web browser because routers use a web interface. It doesn't matter what browser you use just pick a favorite. Some common web browsers are: Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.
After opening up a web browser of your choice, look for the address bar. It 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 DIR-615 router IP Address is: 192.168.1.1
Once you have finished entering the IP Address in the bar, simply click the Enter key on your keyboard. If all goes according to plan you should see the following screen appear:
On this screen you should see a couple boxes prompting you for a User Name and Password.
- The Default D-Link DIR-615 Router Username is: admin
- The Default D-Link DIR-615 Router Password is: blank
Go ahead and enter the username and password then click the Login button to access your D-Link DIR-615 router.
Dlink Usernames and Passwords
If the username and password did not work then we recommend trying other D-Link usernames and passwords. Check out our full list on our Default D-Link Router Passwords page.
Are you still stuck? It may be that you changed the username and password in the past and have forgotten. It may be time to consider a router reset. This will revert all personal changes in a router back to how they were from the factory. Go ahead and check it out here on our How to Reset a Router page.
Find the port forwarding section
Here's how you can do that. Start from the following page in your router:
At the top of the page, click the ADVANCED option.
Now look in the left sidebar, find and click the link labeled PORT FORWARDING.
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 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.
You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the IP Address box. It's possible for this to be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address on your network that you want ports forwarded to.
In the TCP and 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 select Always.
From the Inbound Filter dropdown box pick Allow All.
When you have finished, click the Save Settings button near the top of the page.
Test if Your Ports are Open
After you have finished forwarding the ports on the D-Link DIR-615 router you need to test them to see if they were forwarded correctly.
To test if the ports were properly forwarded we recommend using our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. This Open Port Checker is the only one online with Guaranteed Results.