The ports that need to be forwarded for a Defender SN501 DVR are listed here:
Defender SN501 - PC
- TCP: 80
Setting Up a Port Forward for a Defender SN501 DVR
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use a Defender SN501 DVR. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to a Defender SN501 DVR.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- Your router's IP address.
- Your DVR's IP address.
- 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. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
How To Forward Ports for a Defender SN501 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.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your DVR's IP address 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 SN501 DVR in the correct boxes in your router.
Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for a Defender SN501 DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Defender SN501
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for a Defender SN501 DVR.