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Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the D-Link DIR-810L Router

In this guide we will explain how to port forward the D-Link DIR-810L router.

Your router uses a firewall to keep unwanted Internet activity from hurting your home network. Not all the connections the firewall blocks are bad, but until you authorize a connection the firewall will continue to think of it as bad. To authorize an Internet connection you need to open a port which frequently is called a port forward.

We will walk you through each of the following steps:

  • How to Setup a Static IP address on the device you are forwarding these ports to.
  • How to Login to the D-Link DIR-810L router.
  • How to Navigate to the port forwarding section of the D-Link DIR-810L router.
  • And finally how to Create a port forward.


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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.

  • Recommended - Our free program will setup a static IP address for you.
  • Or follow our Static IP Address guides to setup a static IP address.

After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

Step 2

Now in this step, we show you how to login to your router's web interface. In order to login to a web interface you need to use a web browser. It really doesn't matter which browser you decide to use. Here is a list of some of the more common web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Edge

Once you have opened the web browser of your choice, find the address bar. This is normally at the top of the page like this:


192.168.0.1

Do you see the address bar in the image above? It has 192.168.0.1 in it. All you need to do is enter the router's IP address in this space. The router's IP address is sometimes called the Default Gateway.

If you have ever changed the IP address of your router and don't recall what you changed it to, we recommend following the instructions on this How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.

The default D-Link DIR-810L router IP address is: 192.168.0.1

After entering the correct IP address into the address bar, click the Enter key on your keyboard. This should give you a Login screen like this:

D-Link DIR-810L Login

Here you need to enter the Login username and password associated with your D-Link DIR-810L router.

  • The Default D-Link DIR-810L Router Username is: admin
  • The Default D-Link DIR-810L Router Password is: blank

Obviously if you have changed these values in the past, simply enter those values in for your username and password instead of the defaults.

(The router username and password are NOT the same as the WiFi username and password.)

Login Trouble

This is a very common place for people to get stuck. Here are a few things you can try if you are unable to login to your D-Link DIR-810L router:

  • First of all, we always recommend trying other common D-Link username/password combinations. If your router is using a slightly different firmware version it is possible that the username/password combination will also be different. Here is our list of Default D-Link Router Passwords.
  • If the above step did not help then it is probably because you changed the username/password combination in the past and don't remember. You can try to guess what you changed it to or you can use our Find Password App. It automates the process of guessing thousands of different combinations. Learn more about this app on our Router Password Cracker page.
  • Finally, if nothing else helps, it might be time to think about a factory reset. A reset like this one is a big step and should not be taken lightly. If this is something you need to consider, read our How to Reset a Router guide.

Step 3

It is time to find the port forwarding section of the router. To do this we will start on the DEVICE INFORMATION page of the D-Link DIR-810L router.

D-Link DIR-810L Device Information

First, click the ADVANCED link at the top of the page.

D-Link DIR-810L Virtual Server

This takes you to a page like the one seen above. Now, click the option in the left sidebar labeled PORT FORWARDING

D-Link DIR-810L Port Forwarding

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:

Put a checkmark in the Enable checkbox.

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.

Enter the IP address of the device that you want to forward ports to into the IP Address box. This can be either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network.

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.

From the Schedule dropdown box pick Always.

Use the Inbound Filter dropdown box to select Allow All.

How to Check Your Ports

In order to be sure your ports actually forwarded it is important to check them. We have a Open Port Checker that is part of our free trial version of the Network Utilities. This Open Port Checker uses a local application to see if ports are listening. This makes this application guaranteed to work.

Additional Information...

If you have additional questions, we recommend checking with our forum. There is a good chance the question has already been asked. If not there are a lot of knowledgeable people willing to help with your query.

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