DSS Windows/Express/Remote Access Port Forwarding

DSS Express Remote Access Setup via Port Forwarding

Description

These instructions will show you how to setup your DSS Express server and network so you can remotely access the DSS Express server from the DSS Client or from the DSS Mobile App.

Prerequisites

  • DSS Express
  • IP Address of DSS Express
  • User Name and Password to router or modem
Example of Port Forwarding Rules in Router

Port List for DSS Express Server

Port Server Function
80 HTTP Responsible for HTTP protocol client login
443 HTTPS Responsible for HTTPS protocol client and web login
9000 CMS Manage other server registration and signal deployment
9320 SS Responsible for record storage and record search and playback
5080 SIP Responsible for SIP device registration on WAN
8081 PTS Responsible for PTS record push
40000-49000 RTP Responsible for PTS images and messages
50000 HTTP Responsible for alarm and face pictures
50001 HTTPS Responsible for alarm and face pictures
9100 MTS Responsible to get A/V stream from front device and forward to SS, client and decoding device.
61616 Openwire Responsible for MQ message push
1886 MQTT Responsible for APP message push
9090 DSS_MGW Responsible for sending the address of the MTS to the decoding device
8080 DSS_MCDPos Responsible for POS active registration on the WAN
9500 ARS Responsible to auto register device listening, login and get and 9500 forward stream to MTS

If you want to use the SIP function of DSS Mobile for VDP, you need to map 20000-30000 ports

Port List for Remote Dahua IP Camera or Recorder

Port Server Function
80 HTTP Responsible for HTTP protocol client login
37777 HTTPS Responsible for HTTPS protocol client and web login
554 RTSP

Instructions

Identify & Set WAN and LAN IP Address of DSS Express Server

Video Instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1. Open the DSS Express Server configuration

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2. Click the gear icon in the top right to change the IP information of the server

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3. The Setting window will display the current IP information for the server

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4. To find out the public IP for the network, start by opening a web browser and go to

www.canyouseeme.org

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5. The IP listed as "Your IP" will be the public IP as determined by the website

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6. Enter this address into the "Mapping IP" field in the DSS Server Configuration

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Be sure to note the CMS IP address, we will be using that IP address to forward the ports in the next step.

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7. Click OK once the information has been entered

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8. You will receive a prompt to confirm a restart of the server to make the network changes. Click OK to proceed

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Forward Ports in Router or Modem

Please note the screenshots in this guide may not match identically to the modem/router being used with the DSS, but will be helpful as a reference in configuring the correct Port Forwarding rules.

If more direct instructions are required, please refer to www.PortForward.com to find a step by step guide for your specific make/model of modem/router

Video Instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1. Log into the router and navigate to the Firewall / Routing section

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2. Create a new port forwarding rule

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3. Enter all information for the port forwarding rule:

  • Name - nickname for Port Forward Rule
  • Port - desired port to be opened
  • Forward IP - CMS IP , found in the previous steps in the DSS Server configuration
  • Protocol - Both (TCP, UDP)

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Click Save once the parameters have been entered

4. The created port forwarding rule will appear in the list.

Repeat the process to create new rules, for every port that is required for DSS functions (refer to above chart)

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5. A full list of forwarded ports for the DSS Express

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Verify Ports are Open

Video Instructions

CanYouSeeMe.org Test Table

Port Server Test Result
80 HTTP Success! Your ISP is not blocking port 80
443 HTTPS Success! Your ISP is not blocking port 80
9000 CMS Success! Your ISP is not blocking port 80
9320 SS Success! Your ISP is not blocking port 80
5080 SIP Error!
8081 PTS Success! Your ISP is not blocking port 80
40000-49000 RTP Error!
50000 HTTP Error!
50001 HTTPS Error!
9100 MTS Success! Your ISP is not blocking port 80
61616 Openwire Success! Your ISP is not blocking port 80
1886 MQTT Error!
9090 DSS_MGW Success! Your ISP is not blocking port 80
8080 DSS_MCDPos Error!
9500 ARS Error!

Step by Step Instructions

1. Open a web browser and go to

www.canyouseeme.org

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2. Enter a Port number in "Port to Check" field to test

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3. Click Check Port

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4. The result will be displayed

Example of blocked port:

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Example of open port:

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