Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for a Zmodo Geovision DVR:
Zmodo Geovision - PC
- TCP: 80, 3389, 4550, 5550, 6550
- UDP: 80, 3389, 4550, 5550, 6550
Forward Ports for a Zmodo Geovision DVR
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use a Zmodo Geovision DVR. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to a Zmodo Geovision DVR.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- Your DVR's internal IP address.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find Your Router's IP Address
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. 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.
Forwarding a Port for a Zmodo Geovision DVR
A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. 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.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. 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 your DVR's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for a Zmodo Geovision DVR in the correct boxes in your router.
You probably will need to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for a Zmodo Geovision DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Zmodo Geovision
That's all it takes to forward your ports for a Zmodo Geovision DVR.