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WPN824N, How to set up port forwarding for DVR Camera

Hello, I am looking for a tutorial on how to set up port forwarding for my security cameras. I have configured everything as best as I could but I am still not able to see anything online.

I have the Netgear Wireless N 150 Router WPN824N. and the Bunker Hill Security 4 Channel Surveillance DVR Kit with 4-IR Cameras Model 67139.


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Re: WPN824N, How to set up port forwarding for DVR Camera

make sure WAN/internet port has public IP (IP released by IP)

see router setup on my sig below. if basic setups between broadband and router is not correctly, port forwarding will not work and also do NOT test behind the WPN router. Loopback is not supported and also it will fail to work. Must be test outside your network
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: WPN824N, How to set up port forwarding for DVR Camera

I am not sure what you mean...

my surveillance camera kit will ask me for the following in the Network Setup

IP Address
Subnet Mask
Gateway
DNS1 Address
DNS2 Address
HTTP PORT


I log into my router, go to basic settings and I am using the Subnet Mask, Gateway, DNS1 and DNS2 Addresses. As for the IP address I go to Port Forwarding and I make a custom service. From there I write down my desired Service name (DVR), Protocol (TCP/UDP), my Starting port is (8080) Ending Port (8080), and I select an empty IP Address and select Apply.

Now what should I do from here? have I done something wrong? any other steps necessary to get this up and running???

Thanks again
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Re: WPN824N, How to set up port forwarding for DVR Camera

1. June is questioning the IP address on the Internet side of your router, the reason being that if you have a DSL modem then many of these are actually routers also and will need to either be set to Bridged Mode, or port forwarding set up there also. Most cable modems are not routers, but some are. To check look at the Internet Address as displayed in the ‘824 Router Status page, the IP address should be public e.g. 98.176.xxx.yyy

2. June mentions Loopback, the reason being that if you test your camera setup from your own LAN using the public IP address then this will most likely fail due to the lack of loopback support in the router, you will need to text using a connection external to your network.

3. If the camera is able to use DHCP then use that instead of specifying IP addresses, it’s much easier. In the router use DHCP Address Reservation so that the camera will always be allocated the same IP address.

4. If you must use static addressing at the camera these are the settings;

IP Address The camera LAN IP e.g. 192.168.1.111 (avoid using the DHCP range)
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Gateway 192.168.1.1 (the router IP)
DNS1 Address 192.168.1.1 (the router IP)
DNS2 Address 192.168.1.1 (the router IP)
HTTP PORT a random number above 1024 e.g. 43532

5. Set the camera HTTP Port to something other than 8080 (or 80), use something obscure e.g. 43532 and set up port forwarding to use that. 8080 is used by the router for remote admin I believe.

6. Set up a DynDNS account to keep track of your public IP address, you then address the camera remotely by URL e.g. camera.homedns.org:43532

7. Remember to change the default passwords for both the camera and the router admin.

8. Disable UPnP in the router if you are not purposely using it.
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Re: WPN824N, How to set up port forwarding for DVR Camera

Sounds like well said as I would answer back....
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Re: WPN824N, How to set up port forwarding for DVR Camera

It took me a week to figure out how to get the Bunker Hill system to work onmy iPhone and computer. My set by step instructions are available here: http://fiverr.com/mgdrvr/give-you-setup-instructions-for-the-bunker-hill-security-smart-phone-compat...
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