A Guide to Port Forwarding – Belkin Router

The port forwarding set up is reliant upon the specific brand and model number of the router being used. Port forwarding of a router is required to allow access to your network device. Regardless of the Belkin Router being used, the process for port forwarding is essentially similar. You will need to enable ports by locating the port range-forwarding screen. With most Belkin routers this screen is located within Virtual Servers option tab. The set-up instructions outlined below is an example of port forwarding using Belkin Model F5D8230-4.

Step 1.
Open you web browser. Enter the router IP address in the address bar as shown below, (, then press Enter.

Step 2
Some router/modems require a username and/or password, if yours requires it, enter the routers username and password here.
Click “Submit”
If you have changed it and don’t remember it you may have to reset your device to factory default using the reset button on most routers.
Default username: (admin) and password: (n/a; blank) for Belkin routers.

Step 3
Once logged into your router click on “Firewall”
Once the page has loaded click on “Virtual Servers”

Step 4
First you want to be sure to check “Enable”
In the Description column enter a description of your network device (e.g. Foscam Camera)
In “Inbound port” enter the starting ports to be forwarded.
Example: 2100-2500
Next choose the “Type” you want to use. (For Foscam cameras we will use TCP)
Enter the Camera’s P address in “Private IP Address”
In “Private port” enter the ending ports to be forwarded.
Example: 2100-2500 (note: Inbound and outbound ports are the same)
Repeat step 5 for any more ports you want to forward.
Click on “Apply Changes”

Step 5
To view the camera over the internet enter you router external ip address which can be found by typing www.whatismyipaddres.com into your browser.

Enter the Ip address port for the camera (e.g. port 8090) is what should be typed into you browser.


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