The ports that need to be forwarded for a Night Owl TIGER-4500 DVR are listed here:
Night Owl TIGER-4500 - PC
- TCP: 80, 9000
Set Up a Port Forward for a Night Owl TIGER-4500 DVR
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use a Night Owl TIGER-4500 DVR. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to a Night Owl TIGER-4500 DVR.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- The 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. 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.
Setting Up a Port Forward for a Night Owl TIGER-4500 DVR
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your network security.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type the IP address of your DVR into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for a Night Owl TIGER-4500 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 TIGER-4500 DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Night Owl TIGER-4500
That's all it takes to forward your ports for a Night Owl TIGER-4500 DVR.