Port Forwarding using a TP-Link 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 your routers IP address in the address bar.
- Click the Go button or press the Enter key on the keyboard.
In the right menu click on forwarding and a drop-down menu will show more options.
- Click on the Virtual Servers option..
We are going to Add 8 virtual servers for 8 different ports.
- Type the service port in the Service Port field, in this example we are using 80 as the port number.
- The Internal Port would be 80.
- The IP Address is the IP Address of your DVR. If you are not sure what is the IP Address of your DVR please read this guide.
- The Protocol is TCP.
- Click the Save button.
- And then we are going to repeat the same steps to add the ports 3389, 4550, 5511, 5550, 5552, 6550, 8866. (Note: Ports 5511 and 5522 are for remote playback.)
- When you’ve finished adding the Virtual Servers, you are all set.
Check the ports 3389, 4550, 5511, 5550, 5552, 6550, 8866. (Note: Ports 5511 and 5522 are for remote playback.).
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.