Setting up a DVR – external IP problems

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silverbear7 asked 3 years ago

Hello, everyone.

I've just set up a standalone DVR, and while I can see it from any computer on the network, I'm having some trouble setting up remote access.

I can view the video fine from any computer on the network, but any attempt to connect to it from the outside (i.e. proxy/TOR) fails with a "timeout" error.

The first suggestion was "Your ISP may be blocking Port 80", so I set up the DVR's server to use port 8080. The router is configured to forward port 8080 to (the DVR's IP). It's also configured to place in the DMZ.

Result: no change.

Next step, DynDNS. Got it set up, specified DDNS settings in the DVR and the router... no change. Using [I][/I] or [I][/I] instead of [I][/I] (my external IP) makes no difference.

What am I doing wrong?
Is there a setting I'm missing?
Please help... thanks!


DVR Info:

Aposonic A-S1601R4
Subnet Mask:
DNS 1:
DNS 2:
Web Page Port: 8080
RTSP Port: 554
RTP Start Port: 1024
RTP End Port: 10000

Router Info:

Linksys WRT-54G
Port Forwarding:
80 >
8080 >
DMZ: Enabled
DMZ Host IP Address:

1 Answers
wimiadmin Staff answered 3 years ago

Wow. I'm just as confused as you are as to why this isn't working.

With the .220 in the DMZ, the DVR should be wide open and not blocked by the router.

I did see other ports listed. RTSP 554 and RTP 1024-10000.

Perhaps you should take the .220 out of the DMZ and forward those ports to .220 and see if that works.

I've got a DVR on my network and had to forward 2 ports...the web port and the admin port. If I didn't forward the admin port, it didn't work.

I saw the IP under your profile (only admins/mods can see this) and attempted to connect to both 80 and 8080 with no luck. So it's not because you're trying to access it from your network even though you're using a proxy.

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