Easiest Way to Forward Ports on the D-Link DVG-N5402SP Router

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Dlink DVG-N5402SP routers include a very basic firewall that helps protect your home network form unwanted access from the internet. Since this firewall blocks incoming connections you may need open a port through it for certain games and applications. This process of opening a port is frequently called a port forward, since you are forwarding a port from the internet to your home network.

The basic process to open a port is:

  1. Setup a static IP address on either your computer or device that you want to forward a port to.
  2. Login to your D-Link DVG-N5402SP router.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section.
    • Click the Advanced link.
    • Click on Firewall and DMZ.
    • Click the Virtual Server button.
    • Click the Add button.
  4. Create a port forward entry.

While these steps might seem difficult at first, we will walk you through each step for your Dlink DVG-N5402SP 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.

With DHCP reservations you can manage your devices from your router. This centralizes the management of your network and helps prevent IP address conflicts. Using this method you do not have to log in to your devices separately.

Step 2

Now we are going to login to your Dlink DVG-N5402SP router. Your router has a web interface, so you will login to it using your web browser. This can be either Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge. It usually does not matter which browser you choose to use.

Open up your web browser and find the address bar. It should look something 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 DVG-N5402SP IP Address is: 192.168.1.1

After entering the IP address of your router you can simply press enter. If all goes well you will see the following screen:

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Screenshot of Dlink DVG-N5402SP.

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password.

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Dlink DVG-N5402SP router.

Dlink Usernames and Passwords

If your username and password do not work then please visit our Default D-Link Router Passwords page.

If you still can't login to your router because you forgot your Dlink DVG-N5402SP router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Dlink DVG-N5402SP router back to its factory settings.

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 DVG-N5402SP.

Click the Advanced link near the top of the page.

The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Firewall and DMZ.

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Screenshot of Dlink DVG-N5402SP.

Click the Virtual Server button near the bottom of the page.

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Screenshot of Dlink DVG-N5402SP.

Click the Add button near the center of the page.

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:

Use the WAN Connection dropdown box to select an available connection.

If you are forwarding a range of ports, enter the lowest number of that range into the left hand WAN Port Range and Server Port Range boxes. Then enter the highest number of that range into the right hand WAN Port Range and Server Port Range boxes.

If you are forwarding a single port, enter that port number into both of the WAN Port Range and both of the Server Port Range boxes.

Select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding from the TCP / UDP box.

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

You need to name this entry in the Remark box. The name does not make any difference in the forward; it's just there so that you can remember later why you setup this forward.

Click the Apply button when you are finished.

Your ports should now be open. It is time to test them.

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports on the Dlink DVG-N5402SP you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Network Utilities tool, which includes a free Open Port Checker. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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