The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a Defender SN502-4CH-002 DVR are:
Defender SN502-4CH-002 - PC
- TCP: 80, 9000
- UDP: 80, 9000
Set Up a Port Forward for a Defender SN502-4CH-002 DVR
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use a Defender SN502-4CH-002 DVR. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to a Defender SN502-4CH-002 DVR.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- Your DVR's IP address.
- 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 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.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for a Defender SN502-4CH-002 DVR
We have Network Utilities software that can 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.
Alternatively you can do it by hand. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Find 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 SN502-4CH-002 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 SN502-4CH-002 DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Defender SN502-4CH-002
That is the process required to forward ports in your router for a Defender SN502-4CH-002 DVR.