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Fastest D-Link DIR-868L Router Port Forwarding

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This D-Link DIR-868L TeamF1 router has a firewall that helps keep unwanted Internet access from reaching your local network or leaving your network. This firewall does so by blocking all connections (ports) that have not been authorized. In order to authorize these ports for games or other online applications you need to create a port forward.

In this guide we show you how to create a port forward on the D-Link DIR-868L TeamF1 router. We will explain each of the following steps in detail:

  • How to setup a static IP address on the device you plan on forwarding these ports to.
  • How to login to the D-Link DIR-868L TeamF1 router.
  • How to find the port forwarding section of the router interface.
  • How to create a port forward entry.


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

You will need this static IP address in step 4, so write it down on a piece of paper.

Step 2

It is now time to login to the D-Link DIR-868L TeamF1 router. To do that we need to open a web browser because this router uses a web interface to interact with the routers's settings.

It really does not matter what browser you decide to use. I recommend using one you are familiar with. Some common ones are Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox.

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


192.168.0.1

In the above image we have 192.168.0.1 in the address bar. You need to enter the router's IP address in this space and then press the Enter key on your keyboard. This address is the router's Internal IP address, also called the router's default gateway.

The default IP address for the D-Link DIR-868L TeamF1 router is: 192.168.0.1

Once you have entered the IP address, click the enter button and you should be shown a dialog box:

D-Link DIR-868L Login

Go ahead and enter the Username and Password for the D-Link DIR-868L TeamF1 router and press the blue Login button.

  • The Default D-Link DIR-868L Router Username is: admin
  • The Default D-Link DIR-868L Router Password is: password

Having Trouble?

If you are stuck at this point, don't panic there are a few things you can try:

  • First, we recommend trying other D-Link username/password combinations. Sometimes if you have a different firmware version you also have a different username and password combination. Here is our list of Default D-Link Router Passwords.
  • The second thing we recommend trying is our Find Password App. The number one reason a username and/or password does not work is because it was changed and forgotten. To help you guess use this app. Learn all about it on our Router Password Cracker page.
  • Finally if the above two options did not work, it might be time to consider a factory reset. DO NOT reset your router unless you have exhausted all other troubleshooting options first. A factory reset erases everything you or your ISP has changed in the past. If you are a DSL customer you need the DSL username and password before you can reconfigure the D-Link DIR-868L TeamF1 router so be aware. If a reset is in your future, learn the basics of resetting a router on this How to Reset a Router page.

Step 3

It is now time to login to the D-Link DIR-868L TeamF1 router. Let's start on the Dashboard page:

D-Link DIR-868L Dashboard

This D-Link DIR-868L TeamF1 router has a lot of actual port forwarding steps and it begins on this page. So let's just go straight to step 4.

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:

Forwarding a Port Range

Near the top of the page click the Security link.

A new menu will show up. Click Custom Services in this new menu.

Click the Add New Custom Service button near the bottom of the page.

Create a name for this forward and put it in the Name box. The name is only used as a reminder and has no effect on the port forward.

Select the required protocol for these ports from the Type dropdown box.

Select Port Range from the Port Type dropdown box.

If you are only forwarding a single port number then enter that number into both the Start Port and the Finish Port boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports separated by a hyphen then enter the lowest number of that range into the Start Port box and the highest number of that range into the Finish Port box.

Click the Save button when you are finished.

Click the Security link near the top of the page.

A new menu will appear. In this new menu click Port Forwarding.

Near the bottom of the page click the Add New Port Forwarding Rule button.

From the Action dropdown box choose Allow Always.

In the Services dropdown box choose the service you created.

In the Source IP dropdown box choose Any.

Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Destination 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.

In the Internal Port box type the port to forward.

When you are done click the Save button.

Forwarding a Single Port

Click the Security link near the top of the page.

You will now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Custom Services.

Near the bottom of the page click the Add New Custom Service button.

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

From the Port Type dropdown box select Single Port.

In the Port box enter the port to forward.

Click the Save button when you are all done.

Near the top of the page click the Security link.

A new menu will show up. Click Port Forwarding in this new menu.

Click the Add New Port Forwarding Rule button near the bottom of the page.

Choose Allow Always from the Action dropdown box.

In the Services dropdown box select the service you created.

From the Source IP dropdown box select Any.

Enter the IP address that you want to forward these ports to in the Destination IP box. You can enter either the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another computer or device on your network.

Put the port to forward into the Internal Port box.

After you are done click the Save button.

Congratulations, you did it.

Test the Port Forward

Did the port forward go through? It is always a good idea to check if the ports forwarded properly. To do this we recommend using our Free Open Port Checker. There are a lot of port checkers on the Internet but ours does not make any assumptions on what programs you have installed on that computer. Our port checker uses a local application to see if the server is listening on the desired ports. If it is, your ports are open guaranteed.

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