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Network Setup / Port Forwarding for iDVR-PRO 960H / H.264 / HD CCTV DVRs

Follow these instructions to setup port forwarding for iDVR-PRO 960H / H.264 / HD CCTV DVRs from CCTV Camera Pros. You can find the iDVR-PRO CCTV DVRs here. Setting up port forwarding is necessary in order to view security cameras connected to the iDVR-PRO DVR from remotely over the Internet via a web browser, iOS and Android mobile apps, and client DVR viewer applications for Mac or Windows.

Network / Port Forwarding Setup

First, connect a Cat-5 Ethernet cable from your DVR to your Router. Then, on the iDVR-PRO 960H DVR, select Menu, followed by System Setup. Please note that on the iDVR-PRO H models you will need to plug into the WAN port, not the LAN. (Shown Below)

Then under the Network tab, select IP Setup. (Shown Below)

On the Network menu, make sure that DHCP is checked and select Apply to save the settings. Go ahead and write down the IP Address, you will need this later. (Shown Below)

Please click the Brand Router you have below for Port Forwarding setup instructions.(This portion will be done via a computer)




Comcast SMC

Comcast TC8305C



Airport Extreme

For routers not listed please refer to

Now make sure the port is open with the following port check tool

Check and make sure both 8080 and 5554 are open.

NOTE: If the port is open you will use the Remote IP Address you get from the However you will need to type it in as follows via web browser https://ipaddress:http port number, eg. if your ip address is than it should look like this when you type it into your web browser

If the ports are showing closed and you have DSL provider you will need to call your provider and have them bridge the modem to your 3rd party router. This is a standard process.

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Hybrid iDVR-PROs work with the following security camera types and resolutions.

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Mike Haldas

This article was written by , co-founder and managing partner of CCTV Camera Pros. If you have any questions about iPhone security camera app for iDVR, please email me at