Manual Port Forwarding with a D-Link Router

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For routers which are not known to be compatible this article will cover the basic idea of Port Forwarding the web service (port 80) on a D-Link Router. This knowledge may be used for other D-Link branded routers. For further technical assistance with port forwarding, please consult with D-Link's technical support or a computer network consultant. Please be sure to read the Aspects of Port Forwarding and Remote Access article before proceeding with this article.

Set the DiskStation to have a Fixed LAN IP Address

Step 1:

  • Login to the Synology DiskStation Manager as administrator

Step 2:

  • Proceed to Network

Step 3:

  • Proceed to Network Interface
  • Select the LAN Port which will have port forwarding
  • Switch to Use Manual Configuration
  • Click Ok and let the DSM Restart the Network Services.

Enabling Port Forwarding on a D-Link Router

  • Notes about this router in this article's example
    • Name: D-Link Wireless N 300 Router
    • Model: DIR-615 rev E3
    • Default IP:
    • Default Username: admin
    • Default Password: blank
    • Firmware: 5.1

Step 1:

  • Open a web browser and proceed to the default IP of
  • Login with the admin credential
  • Leave the password field blank
  • Click Login

Step 2:

  • This will be the default management page of the D-Link Router

Step 3:

  • Click Advanced
  • Click Port Forwarding

Step 4:

  • Enter a Name for this service
  • Either select an Application Name or a Port Number to be forwarded
  • Enter the IP Address of the DiskStation
  • Enable the rule via the Check Box
  • Click Save Settings and commit the new changes.
  • Done

Step 5:

  • Consider signing up for a compatible DDNS provider, and set the DDNS update service in the DSM, under here