The ports that need to be forwarded for an Arlo are listed here:
Arlo - IP Camera
- TCP: 80, 443
- UDP: 80, 443
Set Up a Port Forward for an Arlo
When you use an Arlo 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.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- The internal IP address of your camera.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
How To Forward Ports for an Arlo
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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.
Alternatively you can do it by hand. The way to forward a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put the IP address of your camera in the proper box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for an Arlo in the correct boxes in your router.
Usually you have to reboot your router in order to save the changes.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for an Arlo:
List of Routers - Customized for Arlo
That is the process required to forward ports in your router for an Arlo.