Port Forwarding the BT BTHub Router for GeoVision SMS

What is Port Forwarding?

If you don't know what Port Forwarding is yet, you might want to start by reading our What is Port Forwarding guide.

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the BT BTHub router your device needs to have a static IP address. You should complete one of the following steps first:

Now that you have setup a Static IP Address on your device, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your device here:

Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the BT BTHub Router

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

How To Find Your BT BTHub Router IP Address

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

Login To The BT BTHub 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 BT BTHub router. By default the IP address should be set to

How to Port Forward GeoVision SMS on the BT BTHub

Having trouble forwarding ports on the BT BTHub?

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Now that you are logged in to your BT BTHub router you should see the following:

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.

The Default BT BTHub Router Username is: admin

The Default BT BTHub Router Password is: admin

Click the Ok button to log in to your BT BTHub router.

Default Usernames and Passwords for other BT Routers

Please visit our Default BT Router Passwords page if the username and password shown below did not work for you.

If you can't login to your router because you forgot your BT BTHub router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your BT BTHub router back to its factory settings.

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Click the Configuration pages access link near the bottom of the page.

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Click the Configuration link near the left of the page.

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You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Advanced.

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Click the Router link near the left of the page.

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Click the Add button.

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Forward Ports 6886 on the BT BTHub

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. GeoVision SMS requires you to forward the 6886 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Forwarding - NAT menu and then click Submit.

Select from the following list:
Manual Service:
External Port (port or port-port)
Internal Port (port or port-port)
Server IP Address

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for GeoVision SMS on the BT BTHub 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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