The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a Zmodo M6008 DVR are:
Zmodo M6008 - PC
- TCP: 80, 6802
- UDP: 80, 6802
Forward Ports for a Zmodo M6008 DVR
When you use a Zmodo M6008 DVR you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to a Zmodo M6008 DVR.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports 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.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find 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 Zmodo M6008 DVR
A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Type the IP address of your DVR into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for a Zmodo M6008 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 M6008 DVR:
List of Routers - Customized for Zmodo M6008
That's all it takes to forward your ports for a Zmodo M6008 DVR.