Port Forwarding the Netgear WNDR3400 Router for Night Owl DVR-SCORPION


What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Netgear WNDR3400 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:

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

Login to the Netgear WNDR3400 Router

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

How To Find Your Netgear WNDR3400 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Netgear WNDR3400 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Netgear WNDR3400 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 Netgear WNDR3400 router. By default the IP address should be set to 10.0.0.1.

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

The Default Netgear WNDR3400 Router Username is: admin

The Default Netgear WNDR3400 Router Password is: password


Click the Ok button to log in to your Netgear WNDR3400 router.


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How to Port Forward Night Owl DVR-SCORPION on the Netgear WNDR3400


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Netgear WNDR3400?

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 Netgear WNDR3400 router to save you time and hassle.

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Now that you are logged in to your Netgear WNDR3400 router you should see the following:

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Click the Port Forwarding / Port Triggering link near the left of the page.

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Put a dot into the Port Forwarding radio button.

Click the Add Custom Service button near the bottom of the page.

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Forward Ports 80 on the Netgear WNDR3400

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Night Owl DVR-SCORPION requires you to forward the 80,9000 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Ports - Custom Services menu and then click Apply.


Service Name:  
Service Type:
Starting Port:
Ending Port:
Server IP Address: ...



Forward Ports 9000 on the Netgear WNDR3400

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Ports - Custom Services page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Apply.


Service Name:  
Service Type:
Starting Port:
Ending Port:
Server IP Address: ...

And that is it! You are done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Night Owl DVR-SCORPION on the Netgear WNDR3400 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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