Hello, I am trying to setup a D-link 614+ router to be able to access my dvr via the internet.
The dvr is setup with ports 5000/5005 (5005 is the public port).
When I power up the D-link router the ports show up in the firewall settings automatically. So now I add a virtual server with the same ports, but when I enter the dns address to get to the dvr it says "unable to connect". I can get to the dvr via the local LAN 192.168.0.100:5005.
I restarted the dvr and I can see in the Dlink log an entry saying "DHCP lease IP 192.168.0.100 to unknown". From IE I tried to enter my IP 108.28.xxx.x:5005 but I get an "unable to connect".
This thing is killing me because I had it working at one time but had to reset my router and I didn't write down what I did to make it work. Could someone please help me get over my frustration?
Ok, I'm sure this is obvious, but I don't know your technical level. If you set a staic IP address for the DVR and port forward as I stated in my last post... when you connect from the outside world, you need to use the WAN address of your router. If the WAN address is 126.96.36.199, then when you try to access the dvr remotely you need to use this in your browser:
http: //188.8.131.52:5005 (space added so it doesn't show as a link)
The router will then forward to the IP address you assigned to the dvr via port forwarding.
Unfortunately, your ISP can change your IP address and sometimes even rebooting your modem will change the IP address. You will either need to check your new WAN IP address or use something like DynDns.
Great, I didn't know you are using DynDNS. The link in my previous post, the one with the space, was an example.
Make sure dyndns is actually pointing to your router's WAN address. Check your router logs to see if it's actually forwarding to your dvr or if it's dropping the packets.
One way to make sure your dyndns is pointing to the correct address is to try to remote into your router. You will need to temporarily turn on remote management if it isn't already and be sure your router has a password set up - not the default password!!!
If you can't remote into your router, then dyndns hasn't been updated with your new address.
The port forwarding is too simple to fail, as long as you are sure you have the correct IP address of the dvr and the correct port number.
You shouldn't need an IP address for remote management unless it's requesting the address(s) that you are allowed to remote in from. If any is an option, set it to that, otherwise you will need to know the ip address of the computer you will be using to remote in from.
I'm refreshed and trying it again. Looking at the router's log it says "DHCP lease IP 192.168.0.100 to" with no destination entry. The note says "00-11-22-77-84-32", which is the MAC of the DVR. Can you tell me if the destination comment should say what the destination should be and if yes what am I supposed to see there?
Weird that remote management won't even work. I don't know if that's typical for your router. I have a dlink router too (DGL-4100) and I get stuff like Assigned new lease 192.168.2.102 to client 001FA74AXXXX.
You might want to check you remote management settings. It may have filters for date/time as well as allowed addresses. I have my remote management set up so that only my pc at work can use it and it has to be a mon - fri (weekday), 7:00am - 5:00pm.
So, I finally go this thing going again. I can now watch my DVR over the Internet again.
Don't ask me what exactly was wrong, but in the end I was sure that I could setup port forwarding in my dreams, with my hands tight behind my back. I ended up resetting the modem and that did the magic.
Thought I post a resolution in the event someone else is dying to know what it was. he he he