The ports that need to be forwarded for an EverFocus Sentinel DVR are listed here:
EverFocus Sentinel - DVR
- TCP: 80
- UDP: 80
Set Up a Port Forward for an EverFocus Sentinel DVR
When you use an EverFocus Sentinel DVR you might need to forward some ports in your router. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to an EverFocus Sentinel DVR.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports 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:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- The internal IP address of your DVR.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find Your Router's IP Address
We have free Router Detector software to help you find 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 an EverFocus Sentinel DVR
We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. 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 way to forward 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.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for an EverFocus Sentinel DVR in the corresponding 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 an EverFocus Sentinel DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for EverFocus Sentinel
That's all it takes to forward your ports for an EverFocus Sentinel DVR.