Now that your computer is configured to allow traffic, the next step is to configure your network itself to allow remote traffic.
To do this, you will need to configure your router’s port forwarding settings.
This is usually the hardest step, but your installer or the camera’s manufacturer should be able to help you with this.
(Please note: ) Fortunately, setting up a new camera or DVR is usually straightforward; once the device is powered up and connected to your router, it should be accessible from any other machine in the network at its internal IP address (usually Now that your camera or DVR is up and running, the next step is setting up your network to allow external traffic.
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(If you do not have a router, you may skip this step.) If your cable or DSL modem was constructed in the last couple of years, you may need to “bridge” the device.
Once your host is created, wait a few minutes for the service to activate, then have your friend (or our Open Port Tool) test your network using the host (e.g.
The last step is to configure an update client, which will keep your new Dyn DNS host up-to-date with your network’s external IP address.
If your camera or DVR is attached to another device, such as a computer, you will need to make similar adjustments on the computer’s security settings to allow visitors to reach the device.
For example, you may need to reconfigure Windows Firewall, Norton security suites, Zone Alarm and other measures to allow the incoming connections to reach the device.
If your camera or router has a section for Dyn DNS (sometimes Dyn or Dyn DNS.org), this is an update client.