The following ports need to be forwarded for a Lorex IP Surveillance DVR:
Lorex IP Surveillance - PC
- TCP: 80
Set Up a Port Forward for a Lorex IP Surveillance DVR
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use a Lorex IP Surveillance DVR. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to a Lorex IP Surveillance DVR.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around 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 DVR.
- Each of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
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. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
How To Forward Ports for a Lorex IP Surveillance DVR
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.
Alternatively you can do it by hand. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put your DVR's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for a Lorex IP Surveillance DVR 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 Lorex IP Surveillance DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Lorex IP Surveillance
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a Lorex IP Surveillance DVR.