How to Setup Port Forwarding on a Router?





In this blog, we will learn how to setup Port Forwarding on any Router. Generally we get the error message while setup up Port Forwarding in D-Link 2750U or DIR 615 Routers.

“The Access Control Service port 80 is in the external port range, please reset the external port range or the Access Control Service port! ”

Users using D-Link 2750U or DIR 615 Routers generally face a tough time to setup Port Forwarding on Port 80. It throws the above error message.

In short it means Port 80 is in use by¬†“Access Control Service”, release it first to set port forwarding.

Resolution:

a) Open 192.168.1.1 to open admin page of D-Link 2750U or DIR-615.

b) Management Tab – Access Control – Services.

c) Select InterfaceLan and change Http Port from 80 to 8080. Click Apply.
Note: From now D-Link Router page will open using Address 192.168.1.1:8080

d) Now we will be able to set the Port Forwarding using Port 80 on our Private Ip Address, 192.168.1.x





e) Open¬†Advanced¬†–¬†Port Forwarding. Add the¬†Service¬†– Select Wan Connection –¬†Server IP Address(Host Name): Private Ip address on which Services are hosted e.g., Web Server. At bottom¬†add 80¬†in all boxes of first row.

Using this easy method, Port Forwarding can be set easily on¬†D-Link’s 2750U¬†or¬†DIR-615¬†Wireless Router.
Port Forwarding will work now perfectly on Port 80.
Thanks a ton for reading my blog. I tried my best to keep things simple, in case you face any issue, do post it below and I will try to help you asap. If it helped you in any way, please post your comments or feedback.
Thanks,
Ajey Kumar Gupta
(Microsoft Exchange Admin)

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