The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for an Arlo Pro 2 are:
Arlo Pro 2 - IP Camera
- TCP: 80, 443
- UDP: 80, 443
Forwarding Ports for an Arlo Pro 2
When you use an Arlo Pro 2 you might need to forward some ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to an Arlo Pro 2.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- The IP address of your camera.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find Your Router's IP Address
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
How To Forward Ports for an Arlo Pro 2
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The way to forward a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your camera's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for an Arlo Pro 2 in the correct boxes in your router.
You probably will need to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for an Arlo Pro 2:
List of Routers - Customized for Arlo Pro 2
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for an Arlo Pro 2.