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Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the D-Link DIR-825ACG1 Router

The D-Link DIR-825ACG1 router has a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network from unwanted Internet access. The firewall works by blocking all connections to your local network unless it has been authorized by your router. In order to authorize additional connections for an online game or program to run smoother you need to create a port forward.

In this guide we will walk you through each of the steps involved in port forwarding on the D-Link DIR-825ACG1. These steps include:

  1. How to setup a static IP address on the device you plan on forwarding these ports to.
  2. How to login to the D-Link DIR-825ACG1 router web interface.
  3. How to find the port forwarding page in the router's web interface.
  4. How to setup a port forward for the online game or program of your choice.

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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 guides to setup a static IP address.

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

TIP: Write this static IP address down. You need it in Step 4.

Step 2

You need to open up the router interface. To do this you need to use a web browser because this router uses a web interface. It normally doesn't matter which browser you decide to use, simply pick your favorite such as Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome.

Once you have opened the web browser, find the address bar at the top of the web page. It should look like this:

In the above image we have circled the address bar for you. To get to the router login page you need to enter the router's IP address in the address bar. The router's IP address is also called the computer's default gateway.

By default the D-Link DIR-825ACG1 router has an IP address of:

Now press the Enter key on your keyboard. If everything is correct you will be shown the router's login screen or box. It looks like this:

D-Link DIR-825ACG1 Login

If you don't get a login screen then it is possible the router's IP address was incorrect. Find out what the current IP address is by following the instructions on our How To Find Your Router's IP Address.

Go ahead and enter the router login username and password and press the Login button.

  • The Default D-Link DIR-825ACG1 Router Username is: admin
  • The Default D-Link DIR-825ACG1 Router Password is: password

Having Trouble?

This is a pretty common place to get stuck. If you find yourself here, don't panic, there are a few things you can try:

  • First, check all the different D-Link default combinations. Here is our list of all known Default D-Link Router Passwords.
  • Second, try and guess what the password/username was changed to. Use our Find Password App to make this step easier.
  • Finally, if you are still stuck after trying both of the above options, it may be time to consider a factory reset. Learn more about this option on the How to Reset a Router page.

Step 3

Now that you are logged into the D-Link DIR-825ACG1 router interface you need to find the port forwarding section of the interface. To help you do that we begin on the Home page:

D-Link DIR-825ACG1 Home

Begin by clicking the option of Firewall in the left sidebar.

Then select Virtual Servers under that.

D-Link DIR-825ACG1 Virtual Servers

You now are on a page like the one above. Click the blue Add button to create a new port forward.

D-Link DIR-825ACG1 Virtual Servers Add

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:

Enter the name of the program into the Name box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded is be a good idea.

Use the Template dropdown box to choose Custom.

From the Interface dropdown box pick <All>.

In the Protocol box select the protocol that you want to forward these ports over.

Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Private IP box. If you are forwarding ports so you can run a program on a device other than your computer then you can enter your device's IP address into that box.

If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of the range into the Private port (start) and Public port (begin) boxes. Then enter the highest number of the range into the Private port (end) and Public port (end) boxes. If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the Private port (start), Private port (end), Public port (begin) and Public port (end) boxes.

Leave the Remote IP box blank.

Click the APPLY button when you are all done.

When you are finished, click the Apply button.

Test Your Ports

Are the ports you just forwarded really open? An easy way to find out is use our free Open Port Checker. It uses a local application to see if the ports are open or not. This guarantees our port checkers accuracy.

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