The following ports need to be forwarded for a Night Owl DVR-SCORPION DVR:
Night Owl DVR-SCORPION - PC
- TCP: 80, 9000
Set Up a Port Forward for a Night Owl DVR-SCORPION DVR
When you use a Night Owl DVR-SCORPION DVR you might need to forward some ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to a Night Owl DVR-SCORPION DVR.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- The IP address of your router.
- The internal IP address of your DVR.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
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.
Setting Up a Port Forward for a Night Owl DVR-SCORPION DVR
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.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- 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 DVR-SCORPION 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 DVR-SCORPION DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Night Owl DVR-SCORPION
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a Night Owl DVR-SCORPION DVR.