The following ports need to be forwarded for a Foscam FI8908W:
Foscam FI8908W - PC
- TCP: 80
Forward Ports for a Foscam FI8908W
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use a Foscam FI8908W. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to a Foscam FI8908W.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- The internal IP address of your camera.
- Each of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
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 Foscam FI8908W
We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. Our Network Utilities software allows you to add port forwards and also remove them when you no longer need them to maximize your 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:
- Log in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Put your camera's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for a Foscam FI8908W in the correct 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 Foscam FI8908W:
List of Routers - Customized for Foscam FI8908W
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a Foscam FI8908W.