Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for a Foscam FI8918W:
Foscam FI8918W - PC
- TCP: 80
Set Up a Port Forward for a Foscam FI8918W
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use a Foscam FI8918W. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to a Foscam FI8918W.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- Your camera's internal IP address.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
How to Locate Your Router's IP Address
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. 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 Set Up Port Forwarding for a Foscam FI8918W
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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 your camera's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for a Foscam FI8918W in the corresponding 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 Foscam FI8918W:
List of Routers - Customized for Foscam FI8918W
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a Foscam FI8918W.