HOW TO CONFIGURE PORT FORWARDING IN ROUTER FOR DVR

Port Forwarding

Every router these days comes with a built-in firewall. It blocks the traffic from the internet and does not allow accessing the internal local network in the router. It means the firewall will also block you from accessing your DVR when you are out of the local network. You can still have access to the DVR when you are at home as long as it is in the same network. Now is where Port forwarding is necessary. It helps in viewing your DVR even away from the home network or on a mobile using your cellular data connection. You need to configure your router using how to configure port forwarding in router for DVR guide.

Port forwarding for DVR

  • Step 1:Now, we will see how to set up port forwarding in the router for DVR.
  • Step 2:Launch your windows.
  • Step 3:Open your Internet browser.
  • Step 4:Enter your router’s IP address in the search bar.
  • Step 5:The browser will now open the login credential window and proceed with how to configure port forwarding in router for DVR steps.
  • Step 6:Enter the router’s username and password,
  • Step 7:Admin & password, respectively. Click on Sign In.
  • Step 8:Once you log in, the browser will open the router’s setup wizard.
  • Step 9:Check to see if your IP address, subnet mask, and DHCP server is enabled.
  • Step 10:Navigate to the top and select the Advanced tab.
  • Step 11:The Advanced tab will open the advanced wireless settings of your router.
  • Step 12:Under the Advanced Wireless tab, select the Port Forwarding sub-tab.
  • Step 13:Selecting the option will open the port forwarding setup screen.
  • Step 14:While following how to configure port forwarding in router for DVR guide, The User service name option must be set to AUTH(Authentication).
  • Step 15:In the User Defined Service name field, set the name to DVR.
  • Step 16:Set the protocol to TCP from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 17:Set the WAN settings to Interface.
  • Step 18:Set the WAN interface to pppoe1 from the drop down list.
  • Step 19:In WAN port, set the same range 8001:8001.
  • Step 20:In the LAN open port, set 82. and proceed with how to configure port forwarding in router for DVR steps.
  • Step 21:Set the LAN IP address to 192.168.1.2. (Change the last number from your router IP)
  • Step 22:Click Add.
  • Step 23:A new port will be active in the Current Port Forwarding table.
  • Step 24:The Two ports are:
    • Web
    • Dvr (created)
  • Step 25:Check to see if the settings you set are correct.
  • Step 26:The port number should be different for both Web and DVR.
  • Step 27:Click on the DVR radio button to enable it.
  • Step 28:Click Save Changes.

You can use any third-party application or check the browser to see if the port you opened is enabled. You can just enter your Router IP and the Port Number and click Check Port to see it’s status to complete port forwarding in router for dvr using how to configure port forwarding in router for DVR procedure.