DAHUA NVR Setup Port Forwarding

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DAHUA NVR Setup Port Forwarding

Port forwarding is a function of network routers that allows a user to configure specific communication ports to be routed to devices on an IP (Intern

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Port forwarding is a function of routers that allows a user to configure specific communication ports to be routed to devices on an IP (Internet Protocol) network, such as a computer, , or IP camera.In this case for equipment, it allows the user to view and control CCTV equipment remotely. Follow the instructions and the instructions your manufacturers hardware to port forwarding, or try PortForward.com to search for your routers .



  • Connection to the internet
  • Access to the router(s) and/or modem
  • A computer that can access the network

Video Instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1. Connect to network with a CAT5 cable.

2. and install ConfigTool from DahuaSecurity.com, under Support->Download Center->Software

3. Run the ConfigTool.

4. The ConfigTool should display your IP Camera. Click the, “ConfigToolIPCEIcon.jpg” icon to open Internet Explorer and access your NVR.


5. Configure Internet Explorer security to allow the plugs to work. Link to Internet Explorer Setup

6. Login with the default credentials: User Name: Passsword:

7. Under, Main Menu -> Setup -> TCP/IP Change the IP Camera to, “Static” if the camera is currently set to, “DHCP”

8. Open another tab and enter the, “Gateway” address listed under your NVR’s Network settings. Example:,,

9. Login to your gateway and locate the, “Port Forwarding” section.

10. Create port forwarding rules for each port you wish to forward for the NVR. (Usually you will only need to forward the HTTP and the TCP port.) Default Ports: TCP: 37777 UDP: 37778 HTTP: 80 RTSP: 554 HTTPS: 443

11. The end result should look like the below image. We used a Cisco router for this example.


12. Hit, “Save” in the gateway interface, and open another tab.

13. Go to, “www.canyouseeme.org” and check that the ports you opened on the gateway.

PortsCheck80.jpg PortsCheck37777.jpg


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