Port Forwarding the Huawei EchoLife-HG523 Router for Active Webcam


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 Huawei EchoLife-HG523 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 Huawei EchoLife-HG523 Router

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

How To Find Your Huawei EchoLife-HG523 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Huawei EchoLife-HG523 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Huawei EchoLife-HG523 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 Huawei EchoLife-HG523 router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.1.

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

The Default Huawei EchoLife-HG523 Router Username is: admin

The Default Huawei EchoLife-HG523 Router Password is: admin


Click the Login button to log in to your Huawei EchoLife-HG523 router.


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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Huawei EchoLife-HG523 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Huawei EchoLife-HG523 router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward Active Webcam on the Huawei EchoLife-HG523


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Huawei EchoLife-HG523?

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 Huawei EchoLife-HG523 router to save you time and hassle.

Before we can forward ports for ActiveWebCam, we need to figure out what ports ActiveWebCam++ is using. Here is a brief walkthrough on how to do that. Go ahead and open up ActiveWebCam and get into the camera you want to modifies settings.

At the top of the camera's properties page click the Broadcasting link.

There are two things on this page that require forwarding a port. If you have Remote Access enabled, you need to forward the port in the remote accesses section's Port box. You can change the port that is in that box if you like. Please enter the port for Remote Access into the box below. If you are not using Remote Access just leave this box blank.

ActiveWebCam's port for remote access

The HTTP Server is the second thing in Active WebCam that requires port forwarding. The Port box in the Http Server section contains the port number that must be forwarded for the HTTP Server. You can change that port number if you like. Please enter the port you are using for the HTTP Server into the box below. If you are not using the HTTP Server just leave this box blank.

ActiveWebCam's port for the HTTP Server

Huawei EchoLife-HG523 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Huawei EchoLife-HG523 router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced button near the left of the page.

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

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Click the Port Mapping button near the top of the page.

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Forward User Defined Port on the Huawei EchoLife-HG523

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Active Webcam requires you to forward the ports you entered above. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Mapping menu and then click Submit.

Type: Customization Application
Interface: Protocol:
External Port: Internal Port:
Internal Host: Remote Host:
Mapping Name:


Forward User Defined Port on the Huawei EchoLife-HG523

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

Type: Customization Application
Interface: Protocol:
External Port: Internal Port:
Internal Host: Remote Host:
Mapping Name:

And that is it! You are done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Active Webcam on the Huawei EchoLife-HG523 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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