Port Forwarding the TP-Link TL-WR641G Router for QSee QSD6204


What is Port Forwarding?

If you don't know what Port Forwarding is yet, you might want to start by reading our What is Port Forwarding guide.

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the TP-Link TL-WR641G 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:

Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the TP-Link TL-WR641G Router

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

How To Find Your TP-Link TL-WR641G Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your TP-Link TL-WR641G router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The TP-Link TL-WR641G 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 TL-WR641G router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.1.

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

The Default TP-Link TL-WR641G Router Username is: admin

The Default TP-Link TL-WR641G Router Password is: admin


Click the Ok button to log in to your TP-Link TL-WR641G router.


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If you can't login to your router because you forgot your TP-Link TL-WR641G router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your TP-Link TL-WR641G router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward QSee QSD6204 on the TP-Link TL-WR641G


Having trouble forwarding ports on the TP-Link TL-WR641G?

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 TP-Link TL-WR641G 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, press the up or down arrow until the Network Setup menu is selected. Then the SEL button to enter the Network Setup menu.

Write down the number that is in the IP, Gateway, and Subnet Mask settings. Do not change the Gateway and Subnet Mask settings. Change the IP Allocation setting to Static. You may have to reenter the Gateway and Subnet after you change the IP Allocation setting to Static. 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 192.168.1.100. The 100 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 100. So the new octet in this example would be 150, and the ip address in this example would be 192.168.1.150. 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.

TP-Link TL-WR641G Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your TP-Link TL-WR641G router you should see the following:

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Click the Forwarding link near the left of the page.

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

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Click the Add New button near the center of the page.

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Forward Ports 80 on the TP-Link TL-WR641G

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. QSee QSD6204 requires you to forward the 80 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Save menu and then click Virtual Server.

Service Port:  
IP Address:  
Protocol:  
Status:  

And that is it! You are done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for QSee QSD6204 on the TP-Link TL-WR641G 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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