Here’s a great video that explains the basics of port forwarding:

Step 1: Login to your router via the default gateway address.

Step 2: Enter your router credentials into the login page.
Please Note: Your router credentials should be on a sticker on the bottom of your router. If not, you can see the most common credentials below.

Step 3: Next, locate the port forwarding settings. Typically this will be under Advanced and then Port Forwarding or Virtual Server.

Step 4: On the Port Forwarding page enter in a name for your device like, “CCTV”. Then enter the port you are forwarding in the port field, Select TCP under Protocol, Next, enter the internal IP address of the CCTV device you are port forwarding to and click “Apply” or “Save” to store the changes.

Step 5: Finally, check to see if the port is open by going to Enter the port number you have forwarded and click “Check Your Port”.

Below you will see guides from some of the most popular Internet service providers. Be aware that your router may display a different interface. If you have any questions or are unsure what to do, we recommend contact Traders Warehouse Technical Team for further advice.

BT Routers - click link

Talk Talk Routers - click link

Sky Routers - click link

EE Routers - click link

Vodafone Routers - click link