Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for a Watchnet HD NDVR DVR:
Watchnet HD NDVR - PC
- TCP: 80, 5100-5101, 554
Setting Up a Port Forward for a Watchnet HD NDVR DVR
When you use a Watchnet HD NDVR DVR you might need to forward some ports in your router. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to a Watchnet HD NDVR DVR.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- Your DVR's IP address.
- Each of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
How to 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.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for a Watchnet HD NDVR 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.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The way to forward a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Look for 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 Watchnet HD NDVR 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 HD NDVR DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Watchnet HD NDVR
That is the process required to forward ports in your router for a Watchnet HD NDVR DVR.