Simple D-Link DSL-320G Router Port Forwarding Steps

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November 10, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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:

  1. Setup a static IP address on the specific device you are forwarding these ports to.
  2. Login to your D-Link DSL-320G router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the WAN link.
    • Click on NAT.
    • Select NAT Rule Entry in the drop down.
    • Click the Add button.
  4. Finally create a port forward.

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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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.

This step is important because you want a permanent IP address in your device. If you do not set up a permanent IP address in your device, then when you device reboots it may get a new IP address.

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Step 2

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:

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-320G router IP Address is:

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:

Dlink DSL-320G
Dlink DSL-320G.

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.

Dlink Usernames and Passwords

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 D-Link 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.

Step 3

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:

Dlink DSL-320G
Dlink DSL-320G.

First, pick the file labeled WAN in the left sidebar.

In the sub-category under that pick the option of NAT.

Dlink DSL-320G
Dlink DSL-320G.

In the center section of the page, use the NAT Options drop down box to choose NAT Rule Entry.

Dlink DSL-320G
Dlink DSL-320G.

Then select the Add button a little lower on the page.

Dlink DSL-320G port forward
Dlink DSL-320G 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:

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Select RDR from the Rule Flavor dropdown box.

Put a number that has not yet been in the Rule ID box.

Verify that IF Name is set to ALL.

From the Protocol box select the protocol for the ports that you want to forward.

Enter the IP address to forward these ports to into the Local Address From and Local Address To 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.

Try entering into the Global Address From and Global Address To box. The numbers stand for any assigned IP address. When you enter that number it means whatever external IP address has been assigned to my router. If that does not work you have to enter your external IP address manually. This may be a problem because your external IP address can change. When it changes these ports will not be forwarded properly.

You can leave Destination Port From, Destination Port To and Local Port set to Any other port.

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

After you are done click the Submit button.

Click the Submit button after you have finished creating this port forward.

Dlink DSL-320G
Dlink DSL-320G.

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.

Test if Your Ports are Open

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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