Port Forwarding the ZyXEL P-660R-ELNK Router for QSee QSDT DVRs

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the ZyXEL P-660R-ELNK 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 ZyXEL P-660R-ELNK Router

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

How To Find Your ZyXEL P-660R-ELNK Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your ZyXEL P-660R-ELNK router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The ZyXEL P-660R-ELNK 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 ZyXEL P-660R-ELNK router. By default the IP address should be set to

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How to Port Forward QSee QSDT DVRs on the ZyXEL P-660R-ELNK

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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

ZyXEL P-660R-ELNK Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your ZyXEL P-660R-ELNK router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced Setup button near the left of the page.

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

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Click the Edit Details link near the center of the page.

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Forward Ports 80 on the ZyXEL P-660R-ELNK

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

  Start Port No. End Port No. IP Address

Forward Ports 2000 on the ZyXEL P-660R-ELNK

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Edit SUA/NAT Server Set page. Go ahead and enter those settings now.

  Start Port No. End Port No. IP Address

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 QSDT DVRs on the ZyXEL P-660R-ELNK 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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