Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for a Defender 21065 DVR:
Defender 21065 - DVR
- TCP: 5000, 9000, 18004
- UDP: 5000, 9000, 18004
Forward Ports for a Defender 21065 DVR
When you use a Defender 21065 DVR you might need to forward some ports in your router. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to a Defender 21065 DVR.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- Your DVR's IP address.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
How To Forward Ports for a Defender 21065 DVR
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. Network Utilities lets you manage port forwards by putting them in when you need them and also removing the ones that you no longer need which maximized network security.
Alternatively you can do it by hand. The way to forward a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put the IP address of your DVR in the proper box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for a Defender 21065 DVR 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 Defender 21065 DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Defender 21065
That's all it takes to forward your ports for a Defender 21065 DVR.