The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a Reolink Generic are:
Reolink Generic - IP Camera
- TCP: 85, 554, 9000
Forward Ports for a Reolink Generic
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use a Reolink Generic. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to a Reolink Generic.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- Your router's IP address.
- The IP address of your camera.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
How to Locate Your Router's IP Address
To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
Forwarding a Port for a Reolink Generic
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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 step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your camera's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for a Reolink Generic in the correct boxes in your router.
You probably will need 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 Reolink Generic:
List of Routers - Customized for Reolink Generic
That's all it takes to forward your ports for a Reolink Generic.