Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for a Dish Network Hopper DVR:
Dish Network Hopper - PC
- TCP: 80, 443, 5678
- UDP: 80, 443, 5678
Set Up a Port Forward for a Dish Network Hopper DVR
When you use a Dish Network Hopper 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 Dish Network Hopper DVR.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- The IP address of your router.
- Your DVR's internal IP address.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is 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.
Forwarding a Port for a Dish Network Hopper 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:
- Log 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.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for a Dish Network Hopper DVR in the corresponding boxes in your router.
You probably will need 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 Dish Network Hopper DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Dish Network Hopper
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for a Dish Network Hopper DVR.