The following ports need to be forwarded for a D-Link DCS-3420:
D-Link DCS-3420 - PC
- TCP: 80
- UDP: 5002, 5003
Forwarding Ports for a D-Link DCS-3420
When you use a D-Link DCS-3420 you might need to forward some ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to a D-Link DCS-3420.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- The IP address of your router.
- Your camera's internal IP address.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find Your Router's IP Address
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
Setting Up a Port Forward for a D-Link DCS-3420
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your network security.
Alternatively you can do it by hand. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Locate the section in your router that deals with port forwarding.
- Put your camera's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for a D-Link DCS-3420 in the correct boxes in your router.
Frequently you have 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 a D-Link DCS-3420:
List of Routers - Customized for D-Link DCS-3420
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a D-Link DCS-3420.