The following ports need to be forwarded for a Watchnet Netflow DVR:
Watchnet Netflow - PC
- TCP: 80, 5150-5160, 554
Forward Ports for a Watchnet Netflow DVR
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use a Watchnet Netflow DVR. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to a Watchnet Netflow 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:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- The internal IP address of your DVR.
- Each of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
How To Forward Ports for a Watchnet Netflow DVR
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your network security.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put your DVR's IP address 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 Netflow 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 Netflow DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Watchnet Netflow
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a Watchnet Netflow DVR.