To open a port you must understand that the D-Link DSL-320G router has a basic firewall that protects your Internet access. This firewall blocks incoming connections that you may need opened for a game or application. To open a connection to the Internet is called opening a port or more frequently a port forward because you are forwarding a port directly from the Internet to a device inside your home network.
To open a port you need to:
These steps may seem a bit difficult at first, but we will walk you through every step in the process for your D-Link DSL-320G router.
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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.
In order to login to the D-Link DSL-320G router you need to know it uses a web interface. This means to login you need to open a web browser. It doesn't matter which one, just pick your favorite. Some common choices are Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
After picking the web browser of your choice, open it and find the address bar. Typically they run across the top of the page like this:
Erase what is in the address bar and replace it with the router's IP address. Remember sometimes the router's IP Address is called the computer's default gateway.
The default D-Link DSL-320G router IP Address is: 10.1.1.2
Simply press the Enter key on your key board after you are finished. If all goes according to plan you should see the following screen:
You are on the correct page if you see the screen above asking for a username and password.
Enter your username and password, and then click the OK button to log in to your D-Link DSL-320G router.
If the username and password did not work then we recommend trying other D-Link usernames and passwords. To find out what these are check out our Default Dlink Router Passwords page.
Still can't login? It is probably because you changed the username and password in the past and have since forgotten what they were. It may be time to consider a factory reset. This erases all personal data on the router including the username and password. Learn more in our How to Reset a Router guide.
Now to find the port forwarding section in the D-Link DSL-320G router. To do that you need to start from the following page:
First, pick the file labeled WAN in the left sidebar.
In the sub-category under that pick the option of NAT.
In the center section of the page, use the NAT Options drop down box to choose NAT Rule Entry.
Then select the Add button a little lower on the page.
You are now on the correct page to make a port forward. In order for us to show you exactly how to configure the router we need you to fill in the following 2 boxes:
(Note: The IP address below needs to match the static IP Address you setup earlier.)
Our router simulator below will show you exactly what data to enter into your router based on the choices you made above. Right now our router simulator shows the ports for XBox Live.
Go ahead and fill out the boxes in your router exactly as you see them below:
Click the Submit button after you have finished creating this port forward.
Then click the Admin link in the left sidebar.
In the new sub menu choose the option of Commit and Reboot.
Once the router has successfully rebooted, you are finished!
It is now a good idea to check and make sure the ports have been forwarded correctly. In order to do this we recommend using our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. This Open Port Checker is only one online that is Guaranteed to work.
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