Port Forwarding the Netcomm NW5580W Router for QSee QSTD2408

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Netcomm NW5580W 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:

192.168.1. <-- Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the Netcomm NW5580W Router

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

How To Find Your Netcomm NW5580W Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Netcomm NW5580W router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Netcomm NW5580W 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 Netcomm NW5580W router. By default the IP address should be set to

Netcomm NW5580W Screenshot 1

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

The Default Netcomm NW5580W Router Username is: blank

The Default Netcomm NW5580W Router Password is: admin

Click the Ok button to log in to your Netcomm NW5580W router.

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Please visit our Default Netcomm 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 Netcomm NW5580W router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Netcomm NW5580W router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward QSee QSTD2408 on the Netcomm NW5580W

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Netcomm NW5580W?

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.

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

Netcomm NW5580W Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Netcomm NW5580W router you should see the following:

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Click the Virtual Server link near the left of the page.

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Forward Ports 80 on the Netcomm NW5580W

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. QSee QSTD2408 requires you to forward the following ports: 80,2000. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu.

Ports Redirect IP Address
~ 192.168. .

Forward Ports 2000 on the Netcomm NW5580W

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 now.

Ports Redirect IP Address
~ 192.168. .

When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom 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 QSTD2408 on the Netcomm NW5580W 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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