D-Link DIR-882 Router Port Forwarding Steps

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October 26, 2019 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 5 minutes

A D-Link DIR-882 router protects your home network by blocking unwanted incoming internet connections and acting as a basic firewall. Sometimes you need to open a port in your router in order to get a good connection for a game or to use a specific device on your network. The DIR-882 lets you choose the applications that are allowed to connect through an open port. By opening a port in your router you allow a specific application or game to send data from the internet to your home network.

In order to open ports in your D-Link DIR-882 router, you need to:

  1. Set up a static IP address on the device or computer you are forwarding these ports to.
  2. Log in to your D-Link DIR-882 router.
  3. Find the Port Forwarding section in your D-Link DIR-882 router.
    • Click the Features tab, which is at the top of the screen.
    • Click on Port Forwarding.
  4. Go ahead and create a Port Forwarding entry.

The process of opening ports in your D-Link DIR-882 router may seem daunting. Remember, however, that you are not alone and do not have to feel discouraged. Let us walk you through the steps for opening ports in your router. Let's get this figured out!

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Step 1

In order to keep the ports in your router open, even after a reboot or disconnect, it is important to set up a static IP address in the device that you are forwarding a port to.

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

Step 2

Log in to your D-Link DIR-882 router. To log in you will need to use a web browser since the D-Link DIR-882 uses a web interface to access router configurations.

Open up whichever internet browser that you are comfortable with. If you are not sure which one to use, then go ahead and open Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

To help with confusion, we have simplified this step for you with this link: Login to your DIR-882 Router

Once you have opened a web browser, find the address bar which is usually located at the top of the screen. The image below shows an example of 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 web browser and type in your router's IP address.

The D-Link DIR-882 router's default IP address is:

Enter your router's IP address into the address bar of your browser and click the enter button on your keyboard. A box like the one below should appear.

This is the login page from your D-Link router.

To login, enter the username and password for the D-Link DIR-882s. Important Note: If you have changed them in the past, you need to enter in those values.

Once you enter your username and password, click the Log In button.

D-Link Usernames and Passwords

If the username or password did not work check out our Default D-Link Router Passwords page.

If you are unable to log in even after trying the above list of passwords you may need to consider a reset for your router. Our guide How to Reset a Router can help you with that. After resetting the D-Link DIR-882 router your username and password will be reverted back to factory defaults.

Step 3

You should be on the home page of your D-Link DIR-882 router once you have successfully logged in. Find the Port Forwarding section of your router.

This is the home page from your D-Link router.

You should now be on a page that says Port Forwarding.

port forwarding
This is the port forwarding page from your D-Link router.

Step 4

Make sure that you must open a port in your router before doing so since this will allow data to come through the firewall portion of your router to a specific device. It is possible that this could lead to malicious traffic on your network. However, don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it because the risk is very low.

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:

  1. To start adding an entry click the button labeled Add Rule.
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This is the port forwarding page from your D-Link router.
  1. Type in a name for this forward in the Name box. Choose a name that will help you remember why this forward was set up since it does not affect the functionality of the forward.

  2. You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to into the Local IP box. This can be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address on your network that you want ports forwarded to. Or, if the device you're trying to forward things to is listed, you can just select it from the list.

  3. The TCP Port and UDP Port boxes accept a single port number, a range of port numbers, or a list mixing both. If you are forwarding a single port number, enter that port number into the box. If you are forwarding a range of ports enter the lowest number of the range into the box, followed by a hyphen, followed by the largest number of the range. An example including both would look something like this: 1000,2000-3000,4000

  4. Unless you want to specify something, just go ahead and select Always Enable from the Schedule drop-down box.

  5. To finish adding an entry, click on the button that says Apply.

    • When you are completely finished, be sure to also click on the button called Save.

Test If Your Ports Are Open

Finally, I strongly recommend testing to see if you forwarded the D-Link DIR-882 ports correctly. To do this you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Open Port Checker is the only online port checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.

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