The ports that need to be forwarded for a Tablo Connect DVR are listed here:
Tablo Connect - DVR
- TCP: 80, 8887
Forward Ports for a Tablo Connect DVR
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use a Tablo Connect DVR. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to a Tablo Connect DVR.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- Your DVR's IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find Your Router's IP Address
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
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 Tablo Connect 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.
Alternatively you can do it by hand. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- 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 Tablo Connect DVR in the correct 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 Tablo Connect DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Tablo Connect
That's all it takes to forward your ports for a Tablo Connect DVR.