How to Port Forward – General Guide to Multiple Router Brands

Step 1: Login to your router via the default gateway address.

Step 2: Enter your router credentials into the login page.
Please Note: Your router credentials should be on a sticker on the bottom of your router. If not, you can see the most common credentials below.

Device         Username      Password

D-Link          admin              (leave blank)

Netgear        admin              password

Linksys         admin              admin

Asus             admin              admin

DrayTek        admin              admin

ZyXel            admin              1234

TP-Link         admin             admin

TRENDnet     admin             admin

Belkin            admin             (leave blank)

Step 3: Next, locate the port forwarding settings. Typically this will be under Advanced and then Port Forwarding or Virtual Server.

Step 4: On the Port Forwarding page enter in a name for your device like, “Camera”. Then enter the port you are forwarding in the port field. Select “TCP/UDP” or “Both” under Protocol if you are unsure which protocol you are using. Next, enter the internal IP address of the device you are port forwarding to and click “Apply” or “Save” to store the changes.

Step 5: Finally, check to see if the port is open by going to Enter the port number you have forwarded and click “Check Your Port”.

You should now be able to connect to your device via a web browser. Simply enter your hostname followed by the port number into the address bar. For example 

Please Note: If you are using a mobile application, you will simply need to use your hostname to connect. The application should already specify the port when attempting to connect.

Below you will see interfaces from the 4 most popular manufacturers. Be aware that your router may display a different interface. If you have any questions or are unsure what to do, we recommend finding a guide that provides more information.


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