The ports that need to be forwarded for a Defender 21013 DVR are listed here:
Defender 21013 - PC
- TCP: 80, 5000, 9000, 18004
- UDP: 80, 5000, 9000, 18004
Setting Up a Port Forward for a Defender 21013 DVR
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use a Defender 21013 DVR. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to a Defender 21013 DVR.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- The IP address of your router.
- Your DVR's IP address.
- 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. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for a Defender 21013 DVR
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. Our Network Utilities software allows you to add port forwards and also remove them when you no longer need them to maximize your network security.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. 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 DVR's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for a Defender 21013 DVR in the corresponding 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 Defender 21013 DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Defender 21013
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a Defender 21013 DVR.