Port Forwarding the Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A Router for QSee QSTD5304

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A 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 Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A Router

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

How To Find Your Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A 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 Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A 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 Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A Router Username is: admin

The Default Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A Router Password is: admin

Click the Ok button to log in to your Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A router.

Default Usernames and Passwords for other Paradigm Routers

Please visit our Default Paradigm 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 Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward QSee QSTD5304 on the Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A?

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 on the front panel of the DVR
  • Enter the password: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & press the <enter> button (center of arrow pad)

  • Select Network

  • Select IP Config.

  • Select DHCP.

  • Select OK
  • Press the ESC button to exit out to the live cameras

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 the Info button on the front of the DVR

  • Write down the IP address, subnet mask & gateway on your screen.
  • Select OK

Assign a Static IP

  • Press Menu
  • Enter the password: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & press the enter button (center of arrow pad).

  • Select Network

  • Select IP Config

  • Select Static
  • Input the same IP address, subnet mask & gateway - (you wrote down earlier).

  • Select OK
  • Now you have completed the steps required for configuring the dvr.

Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A router you should see the following:

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Click the Advance link near the top of the page.

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Click the Firewall link near the top of the page.

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

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Forward Ports 80,2000 on the Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. QSee QSTD5304 requires you to forward the 80,2000 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Port Forwarding menu and then click Add.

IP Address:
TCP Port:
UDP Port:

When you're finished, click Save 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 QSTD5304 on the Paradigm PTI-8411_Annex-A 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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