Can the Airport Extreme Port Forward in order to use FTP Server on D-Link DNS-321?

My current configuration is Dlink DIR-655 with DNS-321. My router port forwards the FTP ports to the DNS-321. The DNS-321 is a File Storage, Media Streaming, ITunes Home Sharing, and the most important FTP Server.

I'm going to be moving to a large house where there will be 1 mac-book Pro (not mine), 2 iPad 2s, 1 iPhone 4, 2 PS3s, 1 Wii, 2 Wireless Printers, 2 Desktops, 1 Laptops, 2 Blackberry phones.

I would like to know if the Airport Extreme can do port forwarding and handle 13 devices (12 of them wireless).

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    Yes the airpot can handle the multiple clients and port fowarding easily. one thing to note is for some unknown reason and is documented on many sites, forwarding ftp on the standard port 21 sometimes just dose not work. I got around this by using a different port such as 4116. This seams like a hassle but actually can be good for some security, you will just have to configure your NAS to listen to the new port. Just as a quick tip you might have to enter the address as follows to get it all to work "" or alternatively your ip address "134.543.234.543:4116"