Guide to Port Forwarding – Linksys Wireless 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 DLink Router being used, the process for port forwarding is essentially similar. You will need to enable ports by locating the port range-forwarding screen. Withsome Linksys routers the port forwarding screen is located within the Applications and Games orFilters tab; in others it is located in the advance tools tab. The set up instruction outlined belowis an example of port forwarding using Linksys Model WRK54GV2.

Step 1
Open your web browser. Enter the router IP address in the address bar as shown below
(, followed by pressing Enter.

Step 2
Some router/modems require a username and/or password, if yours requires it, enter the routers username and password here. Then click “Log In”
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.
If you don’t know it you can check the user manual for your router

Step 3.
Select the Applications and Gaming tab.

Step 4
Select the Port Range Forwarding tab

Step 5
In the Application column enter a description for you camera (e.g. Foscam Camera)

In the Start entry field enter the first number of the port you need to port forward (e.g. 5000)

In the End entry field enter the last number of the port you need to port forward (e.g5000)

In the Protocol field, select TCP.

In the IP address field, enter the cameras IP address.

Enable the system by checking the enabled box.

Select the Save settings button located at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

Step 6
To view the cameras over the Internet enter you router external IPaddress that can be found by typing 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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