The ports that need to be forwarded for a Defender 21066 DVR are listed here:
Defender 21066 - DVR
- TCP: 5000, 9000, 18004
- UDP: 5000, 9000, 18004
Forwarding Ports for a Defender 21066 DVR
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use a Defender 21066 DVR. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to a Defender 21066 DVR.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. Forwarding ports 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.
- The internal IP address of your DVR.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find Your Router's IP Address
You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for a Defender 21066 DVR
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.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The way to forward a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- 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 21066 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 21066 DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Defender 21066
That's all it takes to forward your ports for a Defender 21066 DVR.