Port Forwarding the Edimax ER-1088 Router for QSee QR4074-418-3


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 Edimax ER-1088 router your computer 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 computer, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your computer here:

Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the Edimax ER-1088 Router

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

How To Find Your Edimax ER-1088 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Edimax ER-1088 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Edimax ER-1088 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 Edimax ER-1088 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.0.1.

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

The Default Edimax ER-1088 Router Username is: admin

The Default Edimax ER-1088 Router Password is: blank


Click the Ok button to log in to your Edimax ER-1088 router.


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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Edimax ER-1088 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Edimax ER-1088 router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward QSee QR4074-418-3 on the Edimax ER-1088


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Edimax ER-1088?

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 Edimax ER-1088 router to save you time and hassle.

Configuring the DVR to pick up an IP address

  • Press Menu
  • Select Network
  • Make sure Type is set to DHCP

  • Select Apply
  • Select Exit
The DVR will reboot & pick up an ip address from the router.


Identifying the IP address

  • Press Menu
  • Select Network
  • Write down the ip address, subnet mask & gateway.


Assign a Static IP

  • Change Type to Static
  • Input the same ip address, subnet mask & gateway - (you wrote down earlier).

  • Select Apply
  • Select Exit
Now you have completed the ip configuration for the dvr.
Move on to the port forwarding section . in you router.

Edimax ER-1088 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Edimax ER-1088 router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced Configuration button near the left of the page.

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

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Forward Ports 80 on the Edimax ER-1088

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. QSee QR4074-418-3 requires you to forward the 80,9000 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu and then click Add.

Enabled Server_Name Protocol IP Address Port Range Allowed Remote IP
LAN ~ From
WAN ~ To


Forward Ports 9000 on the Edimax ER-1088

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

Enabled Server_Name Protocol IP Address Port Range Allowed Remote IP
LAN ~ From
WAN ~ To

And that is it! You are done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for QSee QR4074-418-3 on the Edimax ER-1088 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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