The ports that need to be forwarded for a Defender SN301-8CH DVR are listed here:
Defender SN301-8CH - PC
- TCP: 80, 1024, 9000
Forwarding Ports for a Defender SN301-8CH DVR
When you use a Defender SN301-8CH DVR you may need to forward ports in your router. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to a Defender SN301-8CH DVR.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- The internal IP address of your DVR.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
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.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
How To Forward Ports for a Defender SN301-8CH DVR
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. 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.
Alternatively you can do it by hand. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- You can start 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 SN301-8CH DVR in the correct boxes in your router.
Usually you have to reboot your router in order to save the changes.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for a Defender SN301-8CH DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Defender SN301-8CH
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a Defender SN301-8CH DVR.