The following ports need to be forwarded for a Foscam FI9821W:
Foscam FI9821W - PC
- TCP: 80
Setting Up a Port Forward for a Foscam FI9821W
When you use a Foscam FI9821W you may need to forward ports in your router. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to a Foscam FI9821W.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- Your camera's IP address.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find 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.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for a Foscam FI9821W
We have Network Utilities software that can 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 way to forward a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your camera's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for a Foscam FI9821W 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 a Foscam FI9821W:
List of Routers - Customized for Foscam FI9821W
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a Foscam FI9821W.