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  • How To View Recorded Video On Your Smartphone

    Having a complete security camera system entails being able to access your cameras and view recorded video using your Smartphone. Products from CCTV Camera World give you this luxury. You can leave your home, business, or property with confidence knowing that you can view video on your Smartphone from virtually anywhere in the world.
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  • Free DDNS Setup for IP Cameras and NVR DVR Recorders

    So you're having trouble viewing your security camera system remotely, and you've already read our articles on forwarding your ports. Unless you pay your ISP (Internet Service Provider) for a static IP address you will need to set up Dynamic DNS (DDNS) in order to access your home network remotely. This article will explain what DDNS is, how to get free DDNS service, and configure it on your security cameras and security DVR recorders purchased from CCTV Camera World. That's right, you can even create DDNS entries on our IP Cameras. Continue reading

  • Security Camera System Port Forwarding on your Airport Extreme Router

    In order to view your cameras while you’re out shopping, at work, on vacation, or anywhere but home you’ll need to forward the ports on your router's firewall to stop the packets being sent from being filtered by your router. What does this mean?

    Our DVRs and NVRs are always open to communications and are natively configured to serve video over the web. In order to be able to use this feature, you’ll have to configure the router you’re using to stop blocking the data and let it through. This is a simple task for an experienced Network Technician, but can be difficult the first time you attempt it. If you follow this guide, you'll be up and running in no time. Continue reading

  • Port Forwarding Bell Hub 1000 for Security Systems


    If you want to view your cameras remotely and are not familiar with networking, then you might be stuck wondering why you time out all of the time. Don't worry, you're not alone. This is due to ports on your network being closed and unavailable for network packets to travel through on layer 4 of the OSI model. You might ask, "Well, how do I open it up?" The answer is port forwarding. Creating rules for a specific port on your network to get piped over to a specific device will direct the traffic and keep you from getting those "time out" errors or "unable to connect to host". Networking can be very complex, and getting your feet wet can be difficult. There are tons of anagrams standards and specs to remember, but we're going to simplify all of that for you today. We have another port forwarding article to ease your mind. Those of you with a Bell Hub 1000, you're in luck. Continue reading

  • Port Forwarding for Actiontec GT784WN

    In order to view your surveillance system remotely there are a few things that have to be configured on your network. First, you will have to create port forwarding rules in your router in order for the data that's put out by your DVR/NVR to pass through the firewall within the router on your network. Second, optionally you may need to set up DDNS in order to have a constant pointer to the network your surveillance system is connected to. If you have a static IP address provided to you by your ISP this step is unnecessary. If you do not have a static IP, when the lease on the IP address assigned to your modem runs out it will renew. When the lease renews you could end up with the same IP address, or a new IP address. It's more likely that you'll end up with a new one. When you point back to that network using the now old IP address you will not be able to connect to your surveillance system because you are now pointing to another network or no network at all. Continue reading

  • Port Forwarding ASUS RT-N66U for your NVR Recorder

    Port forwarding is essential to viewing your surveillance system remotely. Without redirecting your packets you'll be stuck timing out every time you try to view your feed from a remote network. We try to make this process as simple for our end users as possible. I remember the first time I attempted to forward ports in 2005. It took me a few hours. I had a grasp on the idea, but not the concepts behind it, nor did I fully understand networking at the time. So, I sympathize with you attempting to do this on your own. Therefore, I'm making another port forwarding article in order to help anyone with this device view their cameras feed remotely. Continue reading

  • DDNS Setup using NO-IP and your Computer

    So you’re having trouble viewing your surveillance system remotely, and you’ve already read our articles on forwarding your ports. Unless you pay your internet service provider for a static IP address you will need to set up Dynamic DNS (DDNS) in order to access your home network remotely. This article will explain what is DDNS, how to get free DDNS service, and configure it on you security cameras and DVR recorders purchased from CCTV Camera World. Continue reading

  • Xfinity Router Port Forwarding

    This article will take your through the process of port forwarding your Xfinity router. Port forwarding is a necessary process of establishing port rules within your router to allow internet traffic outside your home network to access your security system. This in turn allows you to view your live camera feeds from wherever you are, on your phone or through your internet browser.
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  • Verizon Fios Port Forwarding

    To access your DVR security system through either the computer or your phone, you must first go through a process known as port forwarding. Port forwarding with your router is a process of making "port rules" within your router that point internet traffic to your DVR. This enables your security system to be viewable from offsite. Through this guide we will demonstrate the port forwarding process with the very popular Verizon Fios router. Continue reading

  • Comcast Router Port Forwarding

    In order for your security system to be accessible from your phone or computer, you must make port forwarding rules in your home router to allow traffic from the internet. You must first make a physical connection between your security DVR and your router with a network cable. These "port rules" tell your router to allow certain internet traffic into your network, and where this traffic should go. To create port rules, you need to know which port numbers in your DVR are assigned to it's TCP and HTTP ports within your DVR's networking section. You can find this information in the networking menu of your DVR. The default port numbers are 80 for HTTP and 37777 for TCP. You can use whatever port numbers you'd like, but make sure to change the corresponding port numbers within your DVR to match.
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  • Zhone 1512-A1 Router Port Forwarding

    To be able to access your security system while you are away from the physical location of the DVR, you will need to enable port forwarding with your network router. Within your router you must create what are called “port rules” to allow traffic from the internet access your security system. To create port rules you need to know what port numbers are associated with the HTTP and TCP ports within your DVR’s networking section. The default port numbers are 80 for HTTP and 37777 for TCP. You can use whatever port numbers you’d like, but make sure to change the corresponding port numbers within your DVR to match.
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  • Bell Router 2Wire 2701HG-G Gateway Port Forwarding

    Port forwarding with your Bell router is a little different then other types of routers but still very familiar and simple. To enable internet access to your DVR unit, you will need to create "port rules" within your router. What these rules do is instead of your firewall completely blocking all traffic trying to access your DVR from an outside network, these port rules tell your firewall that certain types of traffic are allowed to have access.
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  • Motorola NVG510 Port Forwarding Guide

    Port forwarding with your router is a process of making "port rules" within your router that point internet traffic to your DVR. This in turn makes your DVR accessible and viewable from online for offsite viewing. In this guide we are demonstrating the port forwarding process on the AT&T Motorola NVG510 router. Continue reading

  • Port Forwarding for your Security DVR and NVR

    Port forwarding is essential to making your security DVR or NVR accessible from online using either your computer or mobile device. It is a configuration setting in your router that must be set properly in order to view your security camera system from the internet. This guide will take you through the steps of configuring port forwarding on your router, using a Arris TG862G broadband router/modem as example. Continue reading

  • UBEE DDW365 Router Port Forwarding for Time Warner Cable Customers

    Port forwarding with the UBEE model DDW365 TWC is a very simple and easy process. There is a port forwarding section within this router that you access to make what are called “port rules.” These rules allow select traffic from the internet to access certain devices on your network that the rules are being made for. These port rules are crucial for viewing your security system online or on your phone. You can use this guide as a resource to add any port rules on your router for any device you might be adding. Continue reading

  • Netgear Genie Nighthawk R7000 Port Forwarding for Security DVR

    Within the Netgear Genie Nighthawk R7000, there is a port forwarding section you will need to access for port forwarding. To enable port forwarding on your system you will need to make “port rules” in your router to allow select traffic from the internet to allow access to devices on your network. Without this configuration you will not be able to view your surveillance cameras remotely either online or from your phone. Therefore you must go through the steps listed below to configure your router to allow for this traffic. This particular guide is for the Netgear Genie Nighthawk R7000.
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  • Frontier Netgear B90-75502 Router Port Forwarding for DVR Camera System

    Frontier Netgear router port forwarding is also called Enable Applications. Using this port forwarding feature you can instruct the router firewall to allow select traffic from the internet to access a device on your local network. In security camera systems this is very important, without it you cannot see your security cameras when away from home. This article is dedicated to configuring port forwarding with the Frontier Netgear B90-75502. If you have this router follow the steps in this article Continue reading

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