Port Forwarding the Dlink DIR-412 Router for Qsee QSTD2416C16-320

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Dlink DIR-412 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 Dlink DIR-412 Router

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

How To Find Your Dlink DIR-412 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Dlink DIR-412 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Dlink DIR-412 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 Dlink DIR-412 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 Dlink DIR-412 Router Username is: admin

The Default Dlink DIR-412 Router Password is: blank

Click the Log In button to log in to your Dlink DIR-412 router.

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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Dlink DIR-412 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Dlink DIR-412 router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward Qsee QSTD2416C16-320 on the Dlink DIR-412

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Dlink DIR-412?

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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

Dlink DIR-412 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Dlink DIR-412 router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced link near the top of the page.

The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.

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Forward Ports 80 on the Dlink DIR-412

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Qsee QSTD2416C16-320 requires you to forward the following ports: 80,2000. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Forwarding menu.

      Ports to Open  

Public Port
Traffic Type
IP Address

Private Port

Forward Ports 2000 on the Dlink DIR-412

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Port Forwarding page. Go ahead and enter those settings now.

      Ports to Open  

Public Port
Traffic Type
IP Address

Private Port

When you're finished, click Save Settings near the top of the screen to save your changes.

And that's it! You're done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Qsee QSTD2416C16-320 on the Dlink DIR-412 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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