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Port forwarding? 2wire 2701hg-T

In order to set-up a wireless IP security camera to broadcast on the internet, instructions ask to set-up my router(2wire 2701hg-t) to perform port forwarding. How do I do this?

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Re: port forwarding? 2wire 2701hg-T

Access your gateway homepage by opening your internet browser and typing this on the address bar: then key in your system password and click on Settings under Firewall. there's option#2 (allow individual applications), click on "Add a new-user defined application", input the data and click submit another way is to enable DMZ plus mode. that option would actually make all the ports open. use this if option#2 is not working. after making the above changes refresh your router, just unplug then replug it from the power.

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Re: port forwarding? 2wire 2701hg-T

Try the link below it may do it for you if your router is supported on the site

Posted on Sep 05, 2007

Re: port forwarding? 2wire 2701hg-T

I dont think the port forward is the problem its the saftey feture built in to the firewall in advance options

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

Re: port forwarding? 2wire 2701hg-T

I am using Vista the set up on isn't the same and it didn't work for me.


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