The following ports need to be forwarded for a Night Owl Apollo-DVR DVR:
Night Owl Apollo-DVR - PC
- TCP: 80, 9000
Setting Up a Port Forward for a Night Owl Apollo-DVR DVR
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use a Night Owl Apollo-DVR DVR. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to a Night Owl Apollo-DVR DVR.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- Your router's IP address.
- Your DVR's IP address.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
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'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 Forward Ports for a Night Owl Apollo-DVR DVR
A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. 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.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Locate the section in your router that deals with port forwarding.
- Put the IP address of your DVR in the proper box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for a Night Owl Apollo-DVR DVR in the correct 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 Night Owl Apollo-DVR DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Night Owl Apollo-DVR
That is the process required to forward ports in your router for a Night Owl Apollo-DVR DVR.