Seeing IP cameras’ recording on the internet needs a little more of router/modem and IP cam configurations than on a home network, and you need to configure port settings on cams and port forwarding on router/modem. In this post, we are gonna drill down to its arrangement steps.

However, port forwarding set up is dependent on the particular model and brand number of the router/modem being utilized, and also the necessary IP cam ports to be forwarded also vary in a variety of IP cam brands. Therefore we are going to demonstrate you how to get the hang of this process’s ideas and apply them to different devices.

Step # 1

Find out which devices you are going to utilize. In this post, we have used D-Link DSL 2750U router having IP address, as well as two IP cameras having the IP addresses of and Please note down that you have to have a static IP at the installation site of the cams so that you can be able to watch the recording streams from the IP cams.

Step # 2

Then log into the IP cam web console. Type in its IP address in the web browser’s address bar (for instance, The default username/passcode of IP cam will be admin/admin. If this does not work, get in touch with the cam providers to find out the password and username.

Step # 3

After all that install the necessary program. The browser might prompt you to install a suitable plug-in to show you the live footage stream,

  • If required, curtail the privacy and security levels of the browser to acquire the necessary plug-ins, or incorporated Active-X installed. (for example, “malware and Phishing protection” or “Pop-up permitted” selections might temporarily require alteration in defaults)

Step # 4

Make sure that you can perceive the live video stream of the cam you have installed before you go on to the next steps.

Step # 5

Then do the port forwarding. In the cam’s web console, first, click on Setup menu and then click to Open the Network menu > there open the UPnP menu. To manually do the port forwarding process in the router/modem, you might uncheck the Enable checkbox, and let the Router State stay in a breakdown state. Then click on Save key to save all the alterations you have made.

Step # 6

After that configure the TCP/UDP ports. First, open Network menu > go to Connection. Aside from https port which is not obligatory to utilize, you have to forward the additional four ports correspondingly in the modem. But before going on to the next pace (if no NVR server is used) make sure that you’ve set unique UDP, TCP, RTSP, and HTTP  port numbers to all of the IP cams. Distinctive port numbers assist the modem to appropriately identify the right IP cam for which the requested traffic is estimated to, therefore routing would be done correctly.

Step # 7

Set up all the IP settings. And you are done with the settings of IP camera.


Published by Kimberly Smith