The D-Link DIR-615 router has a basic firewall blocking connections to and from the Internet. This is done to protect your home network. Sometimes to play a certain game or run a certain application you need to unblock some of these connections. This process of opening a port is called a port forward because you are forwarding a port directly to a certain device on your home network.
To forward a port on the D-Link DIR-615 router you need to:
- Step 1: Setup a static IP address on the device or game console you want to forward these ports to.
- Step 2: Login to your D-Link DIR-615 router.
- Step 3: Locate the port forwarding section:
- Click the Advanced button.
- Click the Port Forwarding button.
- Step 4: Enter the data in your router to make a port forward
You are not alone if you think this seems difficult. We will be walking you through each step to get a port forwarded on your D-Link DIR-615 router.
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 program will setup a static IP address for you. Download Network Utilities today!
- 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.
To login to the D-Link DIR-615 router you need to first open up your favorite web browser because the D-Link DIR-615 router uses a web interface. It doesn't matter what browser you use just pick your favorite. Some common options are: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
Upon opening your web browser you need to locate 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 entering the IP address click the Enter key on your keyboard. If everything went as it should have you will see the following page:
On this page you should be prompted to enter a username and password. Go ahead and do so.
- The Default D-Link DIR-615 Router Username is: admin
- The Default D-Link DIR-615 Router Password is: blank
Once you have entered the username and password click the Log In button to access the D-Link DIR-615 router setup pages.
Dlink Usernames and Passwords
If the username and password do not work then please visit our Default D-Link Router Passwords page for more possible options.
If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your D-Link DIR-615 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router guide to set your D-Link DIR-615 router back to its factory settings.
It is now time to find the port forwarding section of the router. To do that you need to start on the first page of the router:
First, click the ADVANCED option at the top of the page.
Then, click the PORT FORWARDING option 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:
Make sure that the Enable checkbox is checked.
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.
In the Computer Name box to choose a device to forward ports to. This box contains a list of device names that are visible on your network.
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.
Type the ports to forward into the TCP or UDP box.
Your ports can be entered as a list 23,24,25, a range 500-600, or a combination of both 23,45,500-600.
Use the Schedule dropdown box to select Always.
From the Inbound Filter dropdown box pick Allow All.
When you are finished, be sure to click the Save Settings button at the top of the page in order to apply all the changes you have made.
Test if Your Ports are Open
Now that you have finished forwarding the ports on the D-Link DIR-615 router you should test them to be sure they have been forwarded correctly.