I am trying to get remote access to my Lorex DVR located in my home.
I just found out that I can use any port for the DVR. I am going to try something over 1025 as suggested by Lorex.
Would there be other ports above 1025 blocked as well by Telus?
I previously have tried to use port 88 and was unable to get anything to show it was opened and I was under the impression I was limited to lower port numbers.
I'm going to try a higher port when I get home to see what happens.
Use the port checker tool in the link above. It will tell you what ports are "open" when you assign it a "port number" to check.
Here is a list of closed ones:
|FTP Data Transfer||20||closed|
|SSH (Secure Shell)||22||closed|
|Telnet, a Remote Login Service||23||closed|
|SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)||25||closed|
|DNS (Domain Name System)||53||closed|
|HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)||80||closed|
|POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3)||110||closed|
|SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol)||115||closed|
|NTP (Network Time Protocol)||123||closed|
|IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol)||143||closed|
|SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol||161||closed|
|IRC (Internet Relay Chat)||194||closed|
|HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)||443||closed|
|Microsoft-DS SMB File Sharing||445||closed|
|SMTPS (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol over SSL)||465||closed|
|RTSP (Real Time Stream Control Protocol)||554||closed|
|RSYNC (RSYNC File Transfer Services)||873||closed|
|IMAPS (Internet Message Access Protocol over SSL)||993||closed|
|POP3S (Post Office Protocol 3 over SSL)||995||closed|
|RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)||3389||closed|
Do you have both routers connected to each other currently, or just the Actiontec? If both, that could lead to a lot of problems. I've heard of some people having trouble port forwarding the Actiontec before. I'd suggest seeing if Telus will give you a newer T1200 instead. Lets you bridge port 1 right out of the box, no tweaks needed, so you can use your own router and should be able to get port forwarding working.
The other thing is, the firewall on the Actiontec may not respond to external port scans to see which ports are open. Though most of the ports on that list are blocked by Telus.
That should work assuming you can put the Actiontec in bridge mode. I always would recommend putting the ISP provided modem/routers in bridge mode and attaching your own router. You'll get way better performance on your LAN using your own router. You can also then use a dynamic DNS service to essentially provide you with a "static" ip address. I use dyn.com. With this service you could set up a domain name like email@example.com and access your cameras from anywhere. Your router will update the dynamic dns service with you ISP provided WAN address every time it changes. Most routers support a few of these services. ISP routers - not so much if at all.
So they are coming over to install the T1200 today.
Will I have to direct connect the DVR to that port on the modem? The DVR is located elsewhere in the house.
Is there documentation about the T1200 allowing port #1 to be forwarded? I don't see anything in the manual that speaks to this specifically.
Thanks for your help!