What are the default ports to open when connecting remotely to my IP Camera

It is recommended that you change the default ports to custom/non-standard ports on your LILIN equipment before doing any port forwarding, there are 2 methods for this below.

A basic guide for keeping your CCTV system safe online can be found here

Port redirection

The default ports that are required to be opened in the firewall to allow external connections are:

HTTP: 80
RTSP: 554 (Optional & not needed in most cases)


If you need to open ports in your firewall, most modern routers now support a feature known as port redirection. If your router supports this feature, it is recommended to use this rather than change the HTTP ports on all the local devices.

Port redirection allows you to have multiple devices using the same internal/private port number and specify a unique external/public port number.

Please see your router documentation for instructions of how to use and configure port redirection on your specific router.

Below is a screenshot of a router using port redirection for 2 devices.

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If your router does not support port redirection, please read below.

Change LAN ports Manually per device

The default ports that are required to be opened in the firewall to allow external connections are:

HTTP: 80
RTSP: 554 (Optional & not needed in most cases)

If you want to remotely connect to more than one IP camera you will need to change the HTTP ports used so each IP camera is using a unique HTTP port

Example:

Camera 1 - HTTP Port: 80
Camera 2 - HTTP Port: 81
Camera 3 - HTTP Port: 82

Please note changing the HTTP port from its default port 80 will change the URL you will need to enter when connecting to the camera. The new URL will need to follow the structure shown below:

http://<IP ADDRESS>:<PORT>  E.G http://192.168.0.200:81

Failure to insure you add the http:// and the :<port> at the end of the URL may result in you not being able to connect to the camera, depending on which web browser you are using. If this is the case, we recommend you download and install LILIN's IPScan. This is available here.

 

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