How to free ports on the D-Link router

D-Link routers often block incoming and outgoing connections to their ports for security reasons, but can be released through settings in the device administration interface. The tip is useful for the user who wants to run games online, host some website on the Internet or need to use specific programs that receive data from a remote server, such as torrents.

If you do not know how to unblock a TCP or UDP port on the D-Link router, check out the step-by-step below and learn how to perform the procedure correctly. The tutorial was done on the DIR-610, but it is for the DIR-809, DIR-600, DIR-615 and several other models of the manufacturer.

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Here's how to free up ports on your D-Link router

Step 1. Access the administration panel of your router. To do this, open an Internet browser of your choice (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or others) and enter the IP address of the D-Link device in the address bar. In most cases it is or, but if none of these works, see this other tutorial on the subject or watch the video below;

Learn how to find the IP address of the router

Step 2. When entering the IP address and press Enter, you will be redirected to the login page of the panel. Use "Admin" (without quotation marks) as the user name and leave the password field blank. Do not forget to click the "Login" button to access the administration interface;

Log in to the D-Link router administration interface

Step 3. Now go to the "Advanced" menu and then click on the "Virtual Server" section;

Access the function shown in the image

Step 4. Under "Protocol", select the port type (TCP or UDP), and then enter the port number that you intend to release in field 1 and 2 indicated in the image below. Enter the IP address of the computer that will receive the redirection and click the "Apply Changes" button to record all changes in the router's system;

Enter the information to release the port on the D-Link router

Ready. With these tips, you already know how to free up ports on the D-Link router. It is worth mentioning that it is necessary to restart the device for the changes to take effect.

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