The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a D-Link DCS-5300G are:
D-Link DCS-5300G - PC
- TCP: 80, 5001-5003
- UDP: 80, 5001-5003
Forwarding Ports for a D-Link DCS-5300G
When you use a D-Link DCS-5300G you may need to forward ports in your router. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to a D-Link DCS-5300G.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- The internal IP address of your camera.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
How to Locate Your Router's IP Address
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.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
Forwarding a Port for a D-Link DCS-5300G
A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. 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.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- 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-5300G in the correct boxes in your router.
Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for a D-Link DCS-5300G:
List of Routers - Customized for D-Link DCS-5300G
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a D-Link DCS-5300G.