Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the D-Link DSL-2750U Router

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April 04, 2017 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 5 minutes

Your D-Link Etisalat DSL-2750U router comes equipped with a firewall that helps protect your home network from unwanted Internet access. The firewall does this by blocking all incoming and outgoing connections unless specified otherwise. In order to open some of these connections you need to create a port forward.

Port forwarding is not a difficult process if you follow our guide. We will walk you through each of the steps in order, including:

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will be walking you through each step for your D-Link Etisalat DSL-2750U 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.

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

Write this Static IP address down on a piece of paper, you will need it for Step 4.

Step 2

To login to the D-Link Etisalat DSL-2750U router you need to use a web browser. It doesn't matter which browser you decide to use, we recommend picking one you are the most comfortable using such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Edge.

Open the web browser up and find the address bar. This is normally at the top of the page 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 DSL-2750U IP Address is: 192.168.1.1

After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press Enter.

If you have changed the router's IP address in the past then enter that IP address in the address bar. If you don't remember what you changed it to or the above default address did not work, you need to find out what you changed it to. We recommend following the directions on this How To Find Your Router's IP Address page.

You should now be shown an image similar the one here:

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Screenshot of Dlink DSL-2750U_Etisalat.

Do you see a box asking for a username and password? If so you are on the right page.

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your D-Link Etisalat DSL-2750U router.

D-Link Login Trouble

This is a common place to get stuck. Here are a few things you can try if you find yourself here:

  • First, we recommend trying other D-Link username and password combinations. If you have a slightly different firmware version of a D-Link router you may also have a different username password combination. Here is our list of the Default D-Link Router Passwords.
  • If that did not work, it is likely you changed the username and/or password in the past and don't remember what you changed it to. You can do a couple things here. One - try and guess what you changed it to (chances are this will work). Two - Let us help by automating the process for you. Use our Find Password App. It guesses thousands of different combinations for you. Learn all about it on this Router Password Cracker page.
  • Finally, and as a last resort, you may need to do a factory reset on the D-Link Etisalat DSL-2750U router. A factory reset is a big step and everything you have ever changed is erased. If you use DSL you may also need to contact your ISP for the login information for them. Be aware that a factory reset requires a full reconfiguration of your network. If you need to reset the D-Link Etisalat DSL-2750U router, learn how on this How to Reset a Router page.

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:

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Screenshot of Dlink DSL-2750U_Etisalat.

First, you want to click the option of Advanced Setup in the left sidebar.

Under that, click the new option of NAT.

Again, a new menu appears below the last one. Pick the new option of Virtual Servers.

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Screenshot of Dlink DSL-2750U_Etisalat.

Finally, click the Add option near the top center of this page.

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Screenshot of Dlink DSL-2750U_Etisalat.

You are now on the correct page to make a port forward.

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:

Enable the Custom Service radio button.

Make up a name to put in the Custom Service 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.

You need to enter the IP address that you are forwarding ports to in the Server IP Address box. It's possible for this to be either the IP address of your computer or any other IP address on your network that you want ports forwarded to.

If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into the External Port Start, External Port End, Internal Port Start and Internal Port End boxes. If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of the range into the External Port Start and Internal Port Start boxes. Then enter the highest number of the range into the External Port End and Internal Port End boxes.

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

Click the Apply/Save button when you are done.

Make sure to click the Apply/Save button when you are completely finished adding port forward entries.

Testing the Port Forward

How do you tell if your port forward went through as it was suppose to. You need to test it. There are a lot of different port checkers on the Internet. Most use the application you are forwarding the ports for to check if your ports are open. That works great except if you don't have that application yet. If this happens you get a false reading from the port checker.

Our Open Port Checker doesn't work that way. We don't assume you have a certain application on your computer. Our Open Port Checker uses a local application on your computer to see if the ports are open guaranteeing no false readings.

Additional Information

Don't forget you can always use our Port Forwarding Software. Our software makes port forwarding easy. We help you by troubleshooting, diagnosing and fixing all your port forwarding issues for you.

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