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How to open a port on the D-Link DIR-655

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All D-Link DIR-655 routers have a basic firewall that protects your home network from unwanted Internet access. The firewall works by blocking any incoming or outgoing connections that are not authorized. This allows you to access the Internet just fine but some online gaming or programs will run much smoother if additional connections (ports) are allowed through the firewall. In order to allow more connections through the firewall you need to create a port forward for the device or console you are wanting to run the program or game on.

On this page I will show you how to:

  1. setup a static IP address on the device or console you are forwarding these ports to.
  2. login to the D-Link DIR-655 router.
  3. find the port forwarding section in the router interface.
  4. make a port forward on the D-Link DIR-655 router.

Don't worry, I will walk you through each of the steps.

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Step 1

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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  • Or follow our Static IP Address guide to setup a static IP address.

TIP: Write this static IP address down. You need it a little later in the process.

Step 2

Once you have made a static IP address for the device you are forwarding the ports to, you need to login to the router in order to create the port forwarding rule. Your D-Link DIR-655 router uses a web interface, so you need to login to it using a web browser.

It normally does not matter which web browser you decide to use, I recommend using one you are familiar with such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox.

Open up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something like this:

D-Link DIR-655 address-bar-circled

In the image above I have circled the address bar for you. All you need to do is replace what is currently in the address bar with the router's IP address. Your router's IP address can also be called the computer's default gateway.

By default the D-Link DIR-655 router has an IP address of:

After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press Enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:

Dlink DIR-655 Screenshot 1

If you do not see the above image or a similar one asking for a username and password you need to find out what the router's IP address is. To do this simply follow the instructions on our How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.

  • The default D-Link DIR-655 router username is: admin
  • There is NO default D-Link DIR-655 password. Leave this space blank.

After you enter the username and password, click the Log In button to access to your D-Link DIR-655 router.

Having Trouble?

Here are a few things you can try if the username and password did not work:

  • Try other default D-Link username/password combinations. Please visit our Default D-Link Router Passwords page.

  • How about trying to guess what it was changed to. During initial configuration, most router's encourage you to change the username and password because they are so insecure. If you need a little extra help with the guessing process, try our Find Password App.

  • If you still can't login to the D-Link DIR-655 router you may need to consider a factory reset. A factory reset comes with it's own set of problems however and should always be considered you have tried everything else first. A full reconfiguration of the router will need to be done afterwards. To learn the basics of resetting a router back to factory defaults, check out this How to Reset a Router Password guide.
Step 3

You should now be logged in to the D-Link DIR-655 router interface. It is time to find the port forwarding section of the device. To do that we begin on the Status page:

Dlink DIR-655 Screenshot 2

First, you need to click the ADVANCED option at the top of the page.

Dlink DIR-655 Screenshot 3

On this new page, click the Port Forwarding link in the left sidebar.

Dlink DIR-655 Screenshot 4

You should now be on the correct page to make a port forward on the D-Link DIR-655.

Step 4

Okay, let's enter the port forwarding information in your router. In order to show you exactly what to enter we need a little more information from you:

Application :
IP Address :

(Make sure the IP address box above contains the static IP address you created in the first step.)

This next section is our router simulator. It will show you exactly what data to enter in your router based on the choices you gave us above. Right now we are showing the ports for XBox Live. If this is correct, simply fill in the boxes in your router exactly as you see them below:

When you're finished, click Save Settings near the top of the screen.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the D-Link DIR-655 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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