2Wire/Pace Remote Access Guide for GeoVision DVR’s

Port Forwarding using a 2wire or Pace router

Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser. If you do not know your routers internal IP address please read our How To Find Your Routers IP Address guide.


  • Open an Internet browser.
  • Type in the address bar.
  • Click the Go button or press the Enter key on the keyboard.
  • Click the Settings tab.

Click on the Firewall subtab.

Click the Applications, Pinholes and DMZ link.

Under Edit firewall settings for this computer, select the Allow individual application(s) radio button.


We are going to add a user-defined application.

  1. Click the Add a new user-defined application link.

Adding a User-Defined Application.

  1. We are going to Add 8 user-defined applications for 8 different ports.
  2. Type a name for the application or device in the Application Profile Name field, in this example we are using DVR as the name of the application.
  3. The port Range would be 80 to 80 in the protocol TCP.
  4. Click the Add to List button.
  5. And then we are going to repeat the same steps to add the following ports: 80, 3389, 4550, 5511, 5550, 5552, 6550, 8866.
  6. When you’ve finished creating user-defined applications, click on the Back button.

After you have added the user-defined application, in the Applications, Pinholes and DMZ select the computer in this case we are going to select the DVR.

Under Select a computer, click the device name or IP address of your DVR you wish to open the port for. Alternatively, if you don’t see the IP or device name listed, you can enter it in the Enter IP address field and click Choose.

The user-defined application(s) you created will now show in the list. Choose the user-defined application(s) you created and click the Add button.

When you’ve finished and your selections show under Hosted Applications, click the Save button at the bottom of the screen.

Congratulations, you’ve set up port forwarding on your 2Wire/Pace provided modem/gateway.

To make sure that your ports are open and you will be able to connect remotely to your DVR, you can check if your ports are open visiting the following website: http://www.canyouseeme.org/ 

Check the ports 80, 3389, 4550, 5511, 5550, 5552, 6550, 8866.

If you get the success message, you are all set. If not please follow the steps above to be able to open your ports.

Please keep in mind that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) might block some for the ports on your router.

Most residential ISP’s block ports to combat viruses and spam. The most commonly blocked ports are port 80 and port 25.

Port 80 is the default port for http traffic. With blocked port 80 you will need to run your web server on a non-standard port.

If your ISP blocks your port 80 please change the networks settings on your DVR for another port.