The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a Watchnet Embedded DVRs DVR are:
Watchnet Embedded DVRs - PC
- TCP: 80, 554, 4000
Forwarding Ports for a Watchnet Embedded DVRs DVR
When you use a Watchnet Embedded DVRs DVR you may need to forward ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to a Watchnet Embedded DVRs DVR.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- The IP address of your router.
- The internal IP address of your DVR.
- Each of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
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.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for a Watchnet Embedded DVRs DVR
We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. Network Utilities lets you manage port forwards by putting them in when you need them and also removing the ones that you no longer need which maximized network security.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Find 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 that you are forwarding for a Watchnet Embedded DVRs 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 Watchnet Embedded DVRs DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Watchnet Embedded DVRs
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for a Watchnet Embedded DVRs DVR.