Port Forwarding the Viking II AR520 Router for Qsee QSTD501616C-500


What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Viking II AR520 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:

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

Login to the Viking II AR520 Router

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

How To Find Your Viking II AR520 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Viking II AR520 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Viking II AR520 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 Viking II AR520 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 Viking II AR520 Router Username is: root

The Default Viking II AR520 Router Password is: root


Click the Ok button to log in to your Viking II AR520 router.


Default Usernames and Passwords for other Viking II Routers

Please visit our Default Viking II 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 Viking II AR520 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Viking II AR520 router back to its factory settings.


How to Port Forward Qsee QSTD501616C-500 on the Viking II AR520


Having trouble forwarding ports on the Viking II AR520?

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 Viking II AR520 router to save you time and hassle.

Configuring the DVR to pick up an IP address

  • Press Menu
  • Select System

  • Select Network

  • Put a check in the DHCP box.
  • Select OK.

  • Exit out to the live cameras by pressing the ESC button on the DVR.


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 Menu
  • Select Info
  • Select Network

  • Write down the IP address, subnet mask & gateway found on your info network screen.



Assign a Static IP

  • Press Menu
  • Select System

  • Select Network

  • Remove the check from the DHCP box.
  • Input the same IP address, subnet mask & gateway - (you wrote down earlier).

  • Select ok

Viking II AR520 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Viking II AR520 router you should see the following:

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Click the Services button near the top of the page.

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Select NAT Rule Entry from the NAT Options drop down box.

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Click the Add button near the bottom of the page.

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Forward Ports 80 on the Viking II AR520

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Qsee QSTD501616C-500 requires you to forward the 80,2000 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the NAT Rule - Add menu and then click Submit.

Nat Rule Information
Rule Flavor:     
Rule ID:     
IF Name:     
Protocol:     
Local Address From:     
Local Address To:     
Global Address From:     
Global Address To:     
Destination Port From:        
Destination Port To:        
Local Port:        


Forward Ports 2000 on the Viking II AR520

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers NAT Rule - Add page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Submit.

Nat Rule Information
Rule Flavor:     
Rule ID:     
IF Name:     
Protocol:     
Local Address From:     
Local Address To:     
Global Address From:     
Global Address To:     
Destination Port From:        
Destination Port To:        
Local Port:        
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Click the Close button near the bottom of the page.

Click the IP Filter link near the top of the page.

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Select Low from the Security Level drop down box.

Select Accept from the Public Default Action, Private Default Action and DMZ Default Action drop down box.

Click the Submit button near the bottom of the page.

Click the Admin button near the top of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click Commit & Reboot.

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Click the Commit button near the bottom of the page.

Click the Reboot button near the bottom of the page.

And that is it! You are done!


Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Qsee QSTD501616C-500 on the Viking II AR520 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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