Port Forwarding the Sitecom DC-201 Router for QSee QSD42908

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Sitecom DC-201 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:

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Login to the Sitecom DC-201 Router

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

How To Find Your Sitecom DC-201 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Sitecom DC-201 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Sitecom DC-201 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 Sitecom DC-201 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 Sitecom DC-201 Router Username is: blank

The Default Sitecom DC-201 Router Password is: blank

Click the Ok button to log in to your Sitecom DC-201 router.

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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Sitecom DC-201 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Sitecom DC-201 router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward QSee QSD42908 on the Sitecom DC-201

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Sitecom DC-201?

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.

Before we can forward ports to your DVR, we need to change some settings in your DVR. Press Menu on your remote control to get in to your DVR's main menu.

In main menu, move the Active Frame to the Network icon and press ENTER.

Write down the number that is in the IP, Gateway, and Mask settings. Do not change the Gateway and Mask settings. We are going to create static ip address for your DVR and use it from now on. The IP address in the picture above is The 64 portion of that ip address is called the last octet. Each octet of an ip address ranges from 1 to 254. If you have an ip address where the last octet is closer to 1 than 254, add 50 to the last octet and set the IP ADDR to that. If you have an ip address that is closer to 254 than 1, subtract 50 from that last octet and set the IP ADDR to that. Save the settings and get out of your DVR's setup. In this example the last octet was 64. So the new octet in this example would be 114, and the ip address in this example would be Do not use those values they are just an example.

You will need to restart your DVR before those settings will take effect.

Remember what you set the IP ADDR to. You will need to tell your router what IP Address to forward those ports to. Since you want to forward ports to your DVR you will need your DVR's IP address.

We've already taken care of setting up the static ip address in the guide below so you don't need to worry about that part. Just enter your DVR's static ip address that we just setup in to the box requesting your computer's ip address bellow. You won't really be forwarding ports to your computer, but you will be forwarding them to your DVR. Everything else is the same, just keep in mind that the ports will end up being forwarded to your DVR and not your computer.

Sitecom DC-201 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Sitecom DC-201 router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced Internet link near the left of the page.

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Put a dot into the Virtual Server Enable radio button.

Click the User-Defined Virtual Servers link near the center of the page.

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Forward Ports 80 on the Sitecom DC-201

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. QSee QSD42908 requires you to forward the 80,8000 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the User Defined Virtual Servers menu and then click Add.

Name: Enable
IP Address
Internal Port No. (Required)
External Port No. (Optional)

Forward Ports 8000 on the Sitecom DC-201

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers User Defined Virtual Servers page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Add.

Name: Enable
IP Address
Internal Port No. (Required)
External Port No. (Optional)
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When you're finished, click Save 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 QSD42908 on the Sitecom DC-201 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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