Port Forwarding the TP-Link TD-W8951ND Router for QSee QSDR8V8DRTC-320

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the TP-Link TD-W8951ND 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 TP-Link TD-W8951ND Router

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

How To Find Your TP-Link TD-W8951ND Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your TP-Link TD-W8951ND router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The TP-Link TD-W8951ND 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 TP-Link TD-W8951ND 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 TP-Link TD-W8951ND Router Username is: admin

The Default TP-Link TD-W8951ND Router Password is: admin

Click the Ok button to log in to your TP-Link TD-W8951ND router.

Default Usernames and Passwords for other TP-Link Routers

Please visit our Default TP-Link 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 TP-Link TD-W8951ND router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your TP-Link TD-W8951ND router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward QSee QSDR8V8DRTC-320 on the TP-Link TD-W8951ND

Having trouble forwarding ports on the TP-Link TD-W8951ND?

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 Network
  • Make sure Type is set to DHCP

  • Select Apply
  • Select Exit
The DVR will reboot & pick up an ip address from the router.

Identifying the IP address

  • Press Menu
  • Select Network
  • Write down the ip address, subnet mask & gateway.

Assign a Static IP

  • Change Type to Static
  • Input the same ip address, subnet mask & gateway - (you wrote down earlier).

  • Select Apply
  • Select Exit
Now you have completed the ip configuration for the dvr.
Move on to the port forwarding section . in you router.

TP-Link TD-W8951ND Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your TP-Link TD-W8951ND router you should see the following:

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

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

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

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Forward Ports 80 on the TP-Link TD-W8951ND

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. QSee QSDR8V8DRTC-320 requires you to forward the 80,9000 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu and then click Save.

Rule Index :
Application :
Protocol :
Start Port Number :
End Port Number :
Local IP Address :

Forward Ports 9000 on the TP-Link TD-W8951ND

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 and then click Save.

Rule Index :
Application :
Protocol :
Start Port Number :
End Port Number :
Local IP Address :

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for QSee QSDR8V8DRTC-320 on the TP-Link TD-W8951ND 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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