Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for a Night Owl X100 DVR:
Night Owl X100 - PC
- TCP: 2051, 9000
- UDP: 2051, 9000
Forward Ports for a Night Owl X100 DVR
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use a Night Owl X100 DVR. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to a Night Owl X100 DVR.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- Your router's IP address.
- The internal IP address of your DVR.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find Your Router's IP Address
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. 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.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for a Night Owl X100 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.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- You can start 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 Night Owl X100 DVR in the corresponding boxes in your router.
Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for a Night Owl X100 DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Night Owl X100
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a Night Owl X100 DVR.