The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a Night Owl K-84500 DVR are:
Night Owl K-84500 - PC
- TCP: 80, 9000
Setting Up a Port Forward for a Night Owl K-84500 DVR
When you use a Night Owl K-84500 DVR you may need to forward ports in your router. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to a Night Owl K-84500 DVR.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports 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:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- Your DVR's IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
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.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
Forwarding a Port for a Night Owl K-84500 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.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Put your DVR's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for a Night Owl K-84500 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 Night Owl K-84500 DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Night Owl K-84500
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for a Night Owl K-84500 DVR.