Nov 16

For each camera that resides behind a router or gateway, three ports must be forwarded by the router to obtain both audio and video. If audio is not desired, only the HTTP port will need to be forwarded. The three default ports are as follows:

  • 80 (TCP) HTTP Port (allows access to web-configuration and transmits video if other ports are not forwarded)
  • 5002 (TCP/UDP) Audio Channel Port (transmits synchronized audio)
  • 5003 (TCP/UDP) Video Channel Port (transmits synchronized video)

These port numbers will need to be changed in the camera configuration on each additional camera that is added behind the router. Port numbers can be changed from the Advanced > Network screen.


Practical Example:

Three DCS-6620s are behind a D-Link DI-604. The router has a public IP address (WAN) of and an internal (LAN) IP address of

Camera 1 IP address: Ports: 80, 5002 and 5003
Camera 2 IP address: Ports: 81, 6002 and 6003
Camera 3 IP address: Ports: 82, 7002 and 7003

Each set of three ports must be forwarded to the respective IP address. Set-up for Camera 1 inside a DI-604s configuration is shown below:


This will need to be done for each camera and their respective ports.

To contact these cameras from a remote location (across the Internet), use the Public IP address (WAN) of the router along with the appropriate web port. Using the above example:

To remotely contact camera 1 with Internet Explorer, enter
To remotely contact camera 2 with Internet Explorer, enter
To remotely contact camera 3 with Internet Explorer, enter

These cameras can also be contacted remotely with IP surveillance (included software).

Step 1 Launch the Monitor application and choose Function Menu > Camera Configurations.

Step 2 Enter the routers Public IP address and port number in the IP address field in the top left corner.

Step 3 Click the Insert button directly above.

Step 4 Click Save.

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Nov 16

Step 1: Download and the install wizard for your camera from

Step 2: Launch the install wizard:

•Step 2.1 : Click Set up your Cloud Camera to begin the installation process.


•Step 2.2 : Select a language from the drop-down menu and click Start.


•Step 2.3: Accept the End User License Agreement by checking the box next to “I accept these terms and conditions”, then click Next


•Step 2.4: Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your camera to your router and connect the power. Click Next after you have completed each step.





•Step 2.5: Confirm that the LED on the front of the camera is lit solid green.


•Step 2.6: Select your DCS-6004L using the radio button from the menu on the left-hand side of the camera name. Enter and confirm a new password for the administrator account in the fields provided. This password will be required when logging in to the camera’s web-based configuration interface. Click Next to continue.


•Step 2.7: Check the Ethernet cable radio button to select your connection method, and click Next to continue.


•Step 2.8: The below screen will appear while the camera checks your Internet connection.


•Step 2.9: Confirm that the LED on the front of the camera is lit solid green.


•Step 2.10: Using the radio buttons, select how you wish to connect your camera to the Internet for normal operation. You can choose to connect using PPPoE, static IP address, or dynamic IP address, or use for local network viewing only. Choose the appropriate radio button for your configuration, and click Next to continue.


•Step 2.11: If you are using PPPoE, enter your Account user name and Password in the fields provided.


•Step 2.12: Select enter a static IP address if your Internet Service Provider has provided you with connection settings, or if you wish to set a static address within your home network. Enter the correct configuration information as provided by your ISP and click Next to continue.


•Step 2.13: If you have a cable modem Internet service, have your camera connected to a router, or are unsure of which option to choose, select Dynamic IP address (DHCP). Click Next to continue.


The below screen will appear while the camera saves your settings and attempts to connect to the network.



•Step 3.1: In order to use the cloud features of your camera, you will need to register it with your mydlink account. If you do not have a mydlink account, you can create one during this step.

To add the DCS-6004L to your existing mydlink account, select Yes, I already have a mydlink account, then enter your mydlink account username (email address) and password in the fields provided and click Next.


•Step 3.2: If you selected No, I want to sign up for a new account, enter the information required for account registration in the fields provided. Check the box to indicate that you have read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for mydlink Cloud Services. Click Next to continue.


•Step 3.3: If you do not wish to use the mydlink service, select I don’t want to enable mydlink cloud service. You will not be able to use any of the cloud services associated with your camera. Click Next to continue.

Step 4: Setup is complete. A summary page with display your camera’s setup details, as well as your mydlink account information. Click Finish.


Step 5: You can now log in to your mydlink account to view and manage your DCS-6004L by visiting


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Nov 11

The firewall security features built into the router prevent users from accessing the video from the D-Link DCS-5220 over the Internet. The router connects to the Internet over a series of numbered ports. The ports normally used by the DCS-5220 are blocked from access over the Internet. Therefore, these ports need to be made accessible over the Internet. This is accomplished using the Virtual Server function on the router. The Virtual Server ports used by the camera must be opened through the router for remote access to your camera.

**In this example, we are using the D-Link DI-624. The Virtual Server interface may differ depending on your router**.

Follow these steps to configure the Virtual Server settings of the DI-624:

Step 1: Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of your router ( Enter username (admin) and your password (leave blank).

Step 2: Click on the Advanced tab and then the Virtual Server button on the left.

Step 3: Click Enabled.

Step 4: Enter a different name for each entry.

Step 5: Enter your camera’s local IP Address in the Private IP field.

Step 6: Select TCP for HTTP port, both (TCP and UDP) for RTSP and both (TCP and UDP) for 5556 – 5559 ports.

Step 7: If you are using the default camera port settings, enter 80 into the Public and Private Port section, click Apply.

Step 8: Scheduling should be set to Always so that the camera images can be accessed at any time.

Repeat the above steps adding the port 554 to both the Public and Private Port sections. A check mark appearing before the entry name will indicate that the ports are enabled.

Important: Some ISPs block access to port 80 and other commonly used Internet ports to conserve bandwidth. Check with your ISP so that you can open the appropriate ports accordingly. If your ISP does not pass traffic on port 80, you will need to change the port the camera uses from 80 to something else, such as 800. Not all routers are the same, so refer to your user manual for specific instructions on how to open ports.

Enter valid ports in the Virtual Server section of your router. Please make sure to check the box next to the camera name on the Virtual Server List to enable your settings.

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Nov 10

Step 1: Launch D-ViewCam and click Schedule Configuration


Step 2: Select the camera(s) you want to apply the recording schedule to, select or create a schedule (by default it is 24 Hours) and click Configure


Step 3: Under Mode, ensure Always Record is selected

Step 4: Under the Time Section, specify the time when you want the recording to occur and click OK.

Note: If you want to record Audio, ensure to select “Record Audio” from the audio section


Click OK to close the Encoding Options and Click OK again to Close the Schedule Configuration.

Step 5: Click the Start Menu and click Start Recording Schedule


Note: A Red circle will appear in the top right corner of each camera with Recording Configured. This indicates that it is recording.


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Nov 09

Step 1 Log into your camera through the web interface.

Step 2 Select Configuration on the left.

Step 3 Click Motion Detection on the left.

Step 4 Click Enable Motion Detection.

Step 5 Click New and resize the motion detection window. Click the Window Name box and enter a name. Next, set sensitivity and percentage.


Step 6 Click Apply.

Step 7 Go to Tools and then select Applications on the left.

Step 8 Select your desired schedule.

Note: If you wish to set the schedule of motion detection for every day, select All the time except for the above schedule.

Step 9 Click Event Operation.

Step 10 Select the motion window(s) you would like the event to watch.

Step 11 Select the trigger action.

Step 12 Once you have selected the proper trigger action, choose where snapshots will be sent to, Email or FTP.


Step 13 Click Apply.

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