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Guide to Port Forwarding your Router

Port forwarding your router is required with your system to allow access to your DVR or IP camera over the Internet on a computer or mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. The port forwarding process is dependent on the brand and model number of the router being used. Lorex provides an exclusive Easy Connect Wizard (PC only) that automates the port forwarding process and supports a large number of router models and versions.

In some cases, you may still need to manually port forward your router. This guide provides instructions to manually port forward the following common router models:

Please note that each model of DVR or IP camera may require different ports to be forwarded to enable remote access. Check your device's Instruction Manual for details.

If you don't see your router on the list, check your router's instruction manual for details. You can also refer to www.portforward.com for details on a large variety of routers.

Note: The information on www.portforward.com is not maintained or supported by Lorex.

Belkin Router - F5D8230-4

With most Belkin routers the port forwarding screen is located within the Virtual Servers option tab. The set up instruction outlined below is an example of port forwarding using Belkin Model F5D8230-4.

  1. Open your web browser. Enter the router IP address in the address bar as shown (default: 192.168.2.1), and press Enter.
  2. In the status page, select the Virtual Servers option located down the left hand side of the page.
    • In the Administrator’s page, enter your router's password. The default setting is left blank. Select the Submit button.
    • In the Virtual Serves screen, configure the following:
        • Enable the system by checking the Enable box.
        • In the Description column, enter a description of your Lorex device (e.g. DVR).
        • In the Inbound Port and Private Port field, enter in both boxes the number of the port you need to port forward (e.g. 80).
        • In the Type field, select Both.
        • In the Private IP Address field, enter the IP address of the device you recorded during the Quick Start Guide process.
    • Repeat step 4 for any additional ports required for your system, and click the Apply Changes button to save your changes.

Port forwarding is now complete! Return to the Quick Start Guide and proceed with the rest of the installation process.

Dlink Router - DI-624 / DI-524

With some DLINK routers the port forwarding screen is located within the Applications and Games or Filters tab; in others it is located in the Advanced Tools tab. The set up instruction outlined below is an example of port forwarding using DLINK Model DI-624 or DI-524.

  1. Open your web browser. Enter the router IP address in the address bar as shown below, (default: 192.168.0.1) followed by pressing Enter.
  2. Enter the router's user name and password (by default, the user name is admin and the password is left blank). Press the OK button.
  3. Select the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Virtual Server.
  5. Click Enable and configure the following:
    • In the Name field enter a description of your Lorex device (e.g. DVR).
    • In the Private IP field, enter the IP address of the device you recorded previously during the Quick Start Guide process.
    • In the Protocol field, select Both.
    • In the Private Port field, enter the port number you need to port forward (e.g. 80).
    • In the Public port re-enter the port number you entered in the private port field (e.g. 80).
    • Under Schedule, click Always.
  6. Click Apply to save your changes. Repeat steps 5 & 6 for any additional ports required for your system.

Port forwarding is now complete! Return to the Quick Start Guide and proceed with the rest of the installation process.

Linksys Router - WRK54G v2 / BEFSR41

With some Linksys routers the port forwarding screen is located within the Applications and Games or Filters tab; in others it is located in the Advanced Tools tab. The set up instruction outlined below is an example of port forwarding using Linksys Model WRK54G v2 or BEFSR41.

  1. Open your web browser. Enter the router IP address in the address bar as shown below (default: 192.168.1.1), and press Enter.
  2. Enter the router's user name and password as shown below (by default, the user name is admin and the password is left blank), and press the OK button.
  3. Select the Applications and Gaming tab.
  4. Select the Port Range Forwarding tab.

  5. Configure the following:
    • Check the Enable box.
    • In the Application column, enter a description of your Lorex device (e.g. DVR).
    • In the Start entry field enter the number of the port you need to port forward (e.g. 80).
    • In the End entry field re-enter the number of the port you need to port forward (e. 80).
    • In the Protocol field, select Both.
    • In the IP Address field, enter the IP address of the device you recorded previously during the Quick Start Guide process.
  6. Repeat step 5 for any additional ports that are required by your system.
  7. Click the Save Settings button located at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

Port forwarding is now complete! Return to the quick set up guide and proceed with the rest of the installation process.

Westell Router - VERSALINK

You will need to enable the ports by locating the Port Range Forwarding Screen. The set up instruction outlined below is an example of port forwarding a Westell Router using Westell VERSALINK.

  1. Open your web browser. Enter the router IP address (default: 192.168.62.1) in the address bar as shown below, and press Enter.
  2. In the User Name and Password fields, enter the router's username and password (by default the username is admin and the password is admin) and click OK.
  3. Click Configuration.
  4. Select the Define Custom Service button.
  5. Select Port Forwarding Ranges or Ports and click Next.
  6. In the Port Range setting screen, configure the following:
    • In the Service Name field, type LOREX or a name of your choice.
    • In the Global Port Range field, enter in the first box, the number of the port you need to port forward (e.g. 80). In the second box re-enter that port number (e.g. 80).
    • In the Base Host Port, re-enter the number of the port you need to port forward (e.g. 80).
    • In Protocol, select TCP.
    • Click the Next button when complete.
  7. A confirmation window appears on the screen which shows the same information just entered. Select the Close button to continue.
  8. Use the Select a Service drop down box and select the configuration just created. Click the Enable button.
  9. Repeat steps 4-8 for any additional ports required by your system.

Port forwarding is now complete! Return to the Quick Start Guide and proceed with the rest of the installation process.

Netgear Router - DG824M

You will need to enable the ports by locating the Services screen and then configuring the Inbound Services screen. The set up instruction outlined below is an example of port forwarding a Netgear Router using Netgear Model DG824M.

  1. Open your web browser. Enter the router IP address (default: 192.168.0.1) in the address bar as shown below, and press Enter.
  2. In User Name and Password, enter the router's username and password and click OK. By default, the username is admin and the password is password.
  3. Select the Services button in the Security menu.
  4. In the Services menu, select the Add Custom Service button.
  5. In the Services screen, configure the following.
    • In the Name field, enter Lorex or a name of your choice.
    • In the Type field, select TCP.
    • In the Start Port field, enter the first number of the port you need to port forward (e.g. 80).
    • In the Finish Port field, re-enter the port number (e.g. 80).
    • Check the Apply button.
  6. Next, in the Security menu, select Rules.
  7. In the Rules screen, click Add under Inbound Services.
  8. Next, in the Inbound Services screen, configure the following:
    • In the Service drop down list, select the newly created Lorex entry.
    • In the Action field, select ALLOW always.
    • In the Send to LAN Server field, enter the device IP address you recorded previously during the Quick Start Guide process.
    • In the WAN Users field, set to Any.
    • In the Log field, set to Never.
  9. Click on Apply.
  10. Repeat steps 3-9 for any additonal ports required by your system.

Port forwarding is now complete! Return to the Quick Start Guide and proceed with the rest of the installation process.

Netopia Router - 3346

You will need to enable the ports by locating the port range forwarding screen. The set up instruction outlined below is an example of port forwarding a Netopia Router using Netopia Model 3346.

  1. Open your web browser. Enter the router IP address (default: 192.168.62.1) in the address bar as shown below, and press Enter.
  2. Under User Name and Password, enter the router's username and password. By default, the username is admin and the password is 1234.
  3. Select Expert Mode.
  4. Click the Yes, enter expert mode button.
  5. Click Configure, and then click NAT.
  6. Click the Define Custom Service button.
  7. Select Port Forwarding Range of Ports, and click Next.
  8. In the Port Range screen, proceed as follows:
    • In the Service Name field, type LOREX or a name of your choice.
    • In the Global Port Range field, enter in the first box, the first number of the port you need to port forward (e.g. 80), and in the second box, re-enter the port number (e.g. 80).
    • In the Base Host Port, re-enter the port you need to port forward (e.g. 80).
    • In Protocol, select TCP.
    • Select the Next button when complete.
  9. In the Nat Configuration Menu, use the Service Name down box and select the configuration just created. Select the Enable button.

Port forwarding is now complete! Return to the Quick Start Guide and proceed with the rest of the installation process.

Motorola Router - SBG900

You will need to enable the ports by locating the Port Forwarding screen (in some Motorola models this is called Port Triggering) screen. The set up instruction outlined below is an example of port forwarding a Motorola Router using Motorola Model SBG 900.

  1. Open your web browser. Enter the router IP address (default: 192.168.100.1) in the address bar as shown below, and press Enter.
  2. Under User ID and Password, enter the router's username and password and click Log In. By default, the username is admin and the password is motorola.
  3. Click the Gateway button.
  4. Select the Port Forwarding tab and click config.
  5. In the Add New Port Forwarding Entry screen, configure the following:
    • In the Template field, select Custom.
    • In the Name field, enter Lorex or a name of your choice.
    • In the Port Start field, enter the number of the port you need to port forward (e.g. 80).
    • In the Port End field, re-enter the port number number (e.g. 80)
    • In the LAN IP Address field enter the device IP address you recorded during the Quick Start Guide process.
    • Check the Enable checkbox.
    • Click the Add button, and then click the Apply button.
  6. Repat step 5 for any additional ports required by your system.

Port forwarding is now complete! Return to the Quick Start Guide and proceed with the rest of the installation process.

2 Wire Router - 1800G

You will need to enable the ports by locating the port range forwarding screen (Note: in many 2 Wire systems, it is located under Firewall). The set up instruction outlined below is an example of port forwarding a 2 Wire router using 2 Wire Model 1800G.

  1. Open your web browser. Enter the router IP address (default: 192.168.1.254) in the address bar as shown below, and press Enter.
  2. Select the Firewall Tab.
  3. Select Firewall Settings.
  4. In the Edit Firewall Settings tab, select Add a new user-defined application.
  5. In the Edit Firewall Settings screen, configure the following:
    • In the Application Name field, type LOREX or a name of your choice.
    • In the Protocol selection, select TCP.
    • In the Port field, enter in the first box, the number of the port you need to port forward (e.g. 80), and in the second box, re-enter the port number (e.g. 80).
    • Leave the Protocol Timeout and Map to Host Port fields blank.
    • Select the Add Definition button.
  6. Select the Back button to return to the Edit Firewall Screen.
  7. In the Edit Firewall Settings screen, configure the following:
    • In the Select a Computer field, select your Lorex device.
    • In the Edit a Firewall Setting, check the Allow Individual Applications box and highlight the Lorex application which you just created.
    • Click Add.
  8. Select the Done button at the bottom of the screen.

Port forwarding is now complete! Return to the quick set up guide and proceed with the rest of the installation process.

Last Updated: 4/17/2012

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