How do I open ports on my DIR Series router?

To allow traffic from the internet to enter your local network, you will need to open up ports or the router will block the request.

Note: Due to NAT (Network Address Translation), you can only open a specific port or ports to one computer at a time, using our routers. For example: If you have 2 web servers on your network, you cannot open port 80 to both computers. You will need to configure 1 of the web servers to use port 81 (or any other non-80 port). Now you can open port 80 to the first computer and then open port 81 to the other computer. 

Step 1: Open your web browser and type in the IP address of the router ( by default). Enter the username (admin by default) and password (blank by default), and then click OK.

Step 2: Click on the ADVANCED tab and select VIRTUAL SERVER.

Step 3: Check the box beside the rule to enable the rule. For pre-defined applications, use the Application Namedropdown menu and click on the arrow button next to the dropdown menu to auto-fill the appropriate field. For non pre-defined applications not specified in the router, please enter the desired port.

Step 4: Select the computer or device from the list of DHCP clients in the Computer Name dropdown menu or manually enter the IP address of the device you want to open the specified port for.

Step 5: Click on Save Settings.

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