The following ports need to be forwarded for a Foscam FI9831W:
Foscam FI9831W - PC
- TCP: 80
Set Up a Port Forward for a Foscam FI9831W
When you use a Foscam FI9831W you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to a Foscam FI9831W.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- Your camera's internal IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
Forwarding a Port for a Foscam FI9831W
We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The normal 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 FI9831W 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 FI9831W:
List of Routers - Customized for Foscam FI9831W
That's all it takes to forward your ports for a Foscam FI9831W.