Port Forwarding the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH Router for QSee QSD6204

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH 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 Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH Router

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

How To Find Your Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH 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 Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH router. By default the IP address should be set to

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

The Default Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH Router Username is: root

The Default Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH Router Password is: blank

Click the Ok button to log in to your Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH router.

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How to Port Forward QSee QSD6204 on the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH?

If you are having trouble with this guide, then perhaps PFConfig may be your solution. PFConfig is a software tool that will automatically forward ports for your router to save you time and hassle.

Before we can forward ports to your DVR, we need to change some settings in your DVR. Press Menu on your remote control to get in to your DVR's main menu.

In main menu, press the up or down arrow until the Network Setup menu is selected. Then the SEL button to enter the Network Setup menu.

Write down the number that is in the IP, Gateway, and Subnet Mask settings. Do not change the Gateway and Subnet Mask settings. Change the IP Allocation setting to Static. You may have to reenter the Gateway and Subnet after you change the IP Allocation setting to Static. We are going to create static ip address for your DVR and use it from now on. The IP address in the picture above is The 100 portion of that ip address is called the last octet. Each octet of an ip address ranges from 1 to 254. If you have an ip address where the last octet is closer to 1 than 254, add 50 to the last octet and set the IP ADDR to that. If you have an ip address that is closer to 254 than 1, subtract 50 from that last octet and set the IP ADDR to that. Save the settings and get out of your DVR's setup. In this example the last octet was 100. So the new octet in this example would be 150, and the ip address in this example would be Do not use those values they are just an example.

You will need to restart your DVR before those settings will take effect.

Remember what you set the IP ADDR to. You will need to tell your router what IP Address to forward those ports to. Since you want to forward ports to your DVR you will need your DVR's IP address.

We've already taken care of setting up the static ip address in the guide below so you don't need to worry about that part. Just enter your DVR's static ip address that we just setup in to the box requesting your computer's ip address bellow. You won't really be forwarding ports to your computer, but you will be forwarding them to your DVR. Everything else is the same, just keep in mind that the ports will end up being forwarded to your DVR and not your computer.

Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH router you should see the following:

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Click the LAN Config button near the top of the page.

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Forward Ports 80 on the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. QSee QSD6204 requires you to forward the 80 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Forwarding menu and then click Add.

Group Group Name:
Internet Side IP Address
Manual IP Address:
Protocol All  
Manual Protocol Number:
Port Number:
LAN Side IP Address
LAN Side Port TCP/UDP Port:

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for QSee QSD6204 on the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH 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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