Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for a Defender SN500-4CH-002 DVR:
Defender SN500-4CH-002 - PC
- TCP: 80
Setting Up a Port Forward for a Defender SN500-4CH-002 DVR
When you use a Defender SN500-4CH-002 DVR you may need to forward ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to a Defender SN500-4CH-002 DVR.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- Your router's IP address.
- The IP address of your DVR.
- Each of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
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.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
Forwarding a Port for a Defender SN500-4CH-002 DVR
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type the IP address of your DVR into the correct box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for a Defender SN500-4CH-002 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 SN500-4CH-002 DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Defender SN500-4CH-002
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a Defender SN500-4CH-002 DVR.