Fastest D-Link DIR-660 Router Port Forwarding

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Dlink DIR-660 routers include a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network form unwanted access from the internet. Since this firewall blocks incoming connections you may need open a port through it for certain games and applications. This process of opening a port is frequently called a port forward, since you are forwarding a port from the internet to your home network.

The basic process to open a port is:

  1. Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
  2. Login to your D-Link DIR-660 router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced button.
    • Click the Port Forwarding button.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Dlink DIR-660 router.

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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.

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.

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Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Dlink DIR-660 router. Your router has a web interface, so you will login to it using your web browser. This can be either Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge. It usually does not matter which browser you choose to use.

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

Image of a browser address bar
Browser address bar

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-660 IP Address is: 192.168.0.1

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-660
Dlink DIR-660.

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

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Dlink DIR-660 router.

Dlink Usernames and Passwords

If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default D-Link Router Passwords page.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Dlink DIR-660 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Dlink DIR-660 router back to its factory settings.

Step 3

Now we need to find the port forwarding section in your router. Here's how you do it. Starting from the first page in your router:

Dlink DIR-660
Dlink DIR-660.

Click the Advanced button near the top of the page.

Dlink DIR-660
Dlink DIR-660.

Click the Port Forwarding button near the left of the page.

Dlink DIR-660
Dlink DIR-660.

Step 4

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:

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Verify that you have the Enable checkbox checked.

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.

Use 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.

In the TCP or UDP box enter the ports to forward.

You can ports can be entered as a list 23,24,25, a range 500-600, or a combination of both 23,45,500-600.

Pick Always from the Schedule dropdown box.

In the Inbound Filter dropdown box pick Allow All.

When you're finished, click Save Settings near the top of the screen to save your changes.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DIR-660 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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