The following ports need to be forwarded for a Foscam FI9816P:
Foscam FI9816P - IP Camera
- TCP: 88, 443, 554, 888
Setting Up a Port Forward for a Foscam FI9816P
When you use a Foscam FI9816P you may need to forward ports in your router. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to a Foscam FI9816P.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- Your router's IP address.
- Your camera's internal IP address.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find Your Router's IP Address
You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for a Foscam FI9816P
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically 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 process for forwarding a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Find 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 FI9816P 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 Foscam FI9816P:
List of Routers - Customized for Foscam FI9816P
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for a Foscam FI9816P.