The ports that need to be forwarded for a Defender SENTINEL11 DVR are listed here:
Defender SENTINEL11 - PC
- TCP: 67, 68, 80
Set Up a Port Forward for a Defender SENTINEL11 DVR
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use a Defender SENTINEL11 DVR. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to a Defender SENTINEL11 DVR.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- The IP address of your DVR.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
How to 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.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
Setting Up a Port Forward for a Defender SENTINEL11 DVR
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. 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 process for forwarding a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Type your DVR's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for a Defender SENTINEL11 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 SENTINEL11 DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Defender SENTINEL11
That's all it takes to forward your ports for a Defender SENTINEL11 DVR.