I've recently installed a couple of ip cctv cameras and an NVR at home. All works fine at home but I'd like to be able to set up port forwarding so I can access the NVR when outside my home network. Have trawled through various forums and Web advice but it is still doing my head in a bit and I can't seem to get it working. @KeithFrench you seem to be an authority on this stuff. Any advice would be much appreciated!
Thanks for responding. I think I have managed to solve the issue with the port forwarding. Just needed to leave the external host box empty on the rules I'd set up and it worked. Unfortunately I now find that the Web interface on my Holis 4 channel POE NVR doesn't work in chrome or other browsers available on my android phone. I can get around this on my home computer by using 'ietab' extension which emulates Internet explorer but this doesn't work on mobile. Can now access the Web interface login screen remotely but can't get any further. Very frustrating!
Am now thinking that I'll need to access each camera individually. Is it possible to port forward more than one device? If so, how would you access them individually when browsing to my network's external ip address? Other option is to use an app on my phone called 'tinycam pro'. Have used this when on WiFi but nor sure how to setup to access cams remotely. Guess it requires port forwarding again.
I have latest T/T WiFi hub (not sure of model number)
3 x hikvision cameras (2 x Exir 5mp turret & 1 x 3mp dome)
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
The external host should always be blank.
To access more than one you need to use different external ports and translate them to the normal port internally, something like this (if internal port was 80 as an example):-
If your public wan IP address was 188.8.131.52 for example, you would use for can 1:-
For can 2:-
The actual syntax used would depend on if you access from a browser or some app.