Port Forwarding the SMC 7004VBR Router for QSee QSDF8204

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the SMC 7004VBR 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:

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

Login to the SMC 7004VBR Router

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

How To Find Your SMC 7004VBR Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your SMC 7004VBR router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The SMC 7004VBR 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 SMC 7004VBR router. By default the IP address should be set to

SMC 7004VBR Screenshot 1

You should see a box prompting you for your SMC 7004VBR password. Enter the password now.

The Default SMC 7004VBR Router Password is: blank

Click the Login button to log in to your SMC 7004VBR router.

Default Usernames and Passwords for other SMC Routers

Please visit our Default SMC 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 SMC 7004VBR router password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your SMC 7004VBR router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward QSee QSDF8204 on the SMC 7004VBR

Having trouble forwarding ports on the SMC 7004VBR?

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.

SMC 7004VBR Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your SMC 7004VBR router you should see the following:

SMC 7004VBR Screenshot 2

Click the Advanced Setup link near the center of the page.

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Click the NAT link near the left of the page.

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

SMC 7004VBR Screenshot 4

Forward Ports 80 on the SMC 7004VBR

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. QSee QSDF8204 requires you to forward the following ports: 80,2000. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu.

  Private IP Private Port Type Public Port
1 192.168.2. TCPUDP

Forward Ports 2000 on the SMC 7004VBR

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.

  Private IP Private Port Type Public Port
2 192.168.2. TCPUDP

When you're finished, click Enter 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 QSDF8204 on the SMC 7004VBR 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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