The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a Watchnet Classic DVR are:
Watchnet Classic - PC
- TCP: 80, 3000-3003, 3007, 8800-8801
- UDP: 3004-3005
Forward Ports for a Watchnet Classic DVR
When you use a Watchnet Classic DVR you may need to forward ports in your router. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to a Watchnet Classic DVR.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- The IP address of your DVR.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
Setting Up a Port Forward for a Watchnet Classic DVR
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. Our Network Utilities software allows you to add port forwards and also remove them when you no longer need them to maximize your network security.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Locate the section in your router that deals with port forwarding.
- Type the IP address of your DVR into the correct box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for a Watchnet Classic DVR in the correct boxes in your router.
Usually you have to reboot your router in order to save the changes.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for a Watchnet Classic DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Watchnet Classic
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for a Watchnet Classic DVR.