Port Forwarding the 2wire 1701HG Router for Qsee QSD2316C8-500


What is Port Forwarding?

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Login to the 2wire 1701HG Router

Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.

How To Find Your 2wire 1701HG Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your 2wire 1701HG router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The 2wire 1701HG Router Using Your Web Browser

Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.

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In the picture above the address bar has http://www.google.com in it. Just replace all of that with the internal IP address of your 2wire 1701HG router. By default the IP address should be set to 172.16.0.1.

How to Port Forward Qsee QSD2316C8-500 on the 2wire 1701HG


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Configuring the DVR to pick up an IP address

  • Press Menu
  • Select System

  • Select Network

  • Put a check in the DHCP box.
  • Select OK.

  • Exit out to the live cameras by pressing the ESC button on the DVR.


Power Cycle the DVR

  • Remove the power cable from the back of the dvr.
  • Wait 20 seconds.
  • Plug in the power cable.


Identifying the IP address

  • Press Menu
  • Select Info
  • Select Network

  • Write down the IP address, subnet mask & gateway found on your info network screen.



Assign a Static IP

  • Press Menu
  • Select System

  • Select Network

  • Remove the check from the DHCP box.
  • Input the same IP address, subnet mask & gateway - (you wrote down earlier).

  • Select ok

2wire 1701HG Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your 2wire 1701HG router you should see the following:

Look for your password on the bottom of your router or in the paperwork that came with your router.

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Click the Firewall button.

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Click the Firewall Settings button.

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Use the Select a computer box to choose a computer to forward ports to. This box contains a list of computer names that are visible on your network.

Click the Add a new user-defined application link.

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Forward Ports 80 on the 2wire 1701HG

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Qsee QSD2316C8-500 requires you to forward the 80,2000 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Edit Application menu and then click Add Definition.

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  Application Name:  
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  Protocol: TCP UDP   
  Port (or Range): From: To:   
  Protocol Timeout (seconds): TCP default=86400
UDP default=600
  
  Map to Host Port: Default= the same port as
defined above
  
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Forward Ports 2000 on the 2wire 1701HG

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Edit Application page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Add Definition.

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  Application Name:  
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  Protocol: TCP UDP   
  Port (or Range): From: To:   
  Protocol Timeout (seconds): TCP default=86400
UDP default=600
  
  Map to Host Port: Default= the same port as
defined above
  
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Click the Back button.

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Select the applications you just created in the Applications list, then click the Add button to move them to the Hosted Applications box.

When you are finished, click the Done button at the bottom of your screen.

And that is it! You are done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Qsee QSD2316C8-500 on the 2wire 1701HG you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Open Port Check tool. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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