Tutorial: Dual Router – Port Forwarding

Tutorial: Port Forwarding of a Dual Router Network
Note: This guide assumes you are already familiar with accessing the router, WAN & LAN and port forwarding.                          

Reference Key: Remote Viewer > Internet > Router #1 > Router #2 > DVR

Step.1 Complete the normal port forwarding configuration for your Security camera system’s DVR to the Router that it is directly connected to via, CAT5 or Ethernet cable. *Note: This is assumed to be Router #2 and will now be referred to as such.

Step 2. You must now find the IP address of Router #1. The easiest method of doing so is by looking up the WAN IP address of Router #2. Unfortunately, there is no uniform method of finding the router’s WAN IP across the board. If you do not know how, we recommend that you contact a member of Triquetra CCTV Consultants for additional assistance and support. For this tutorial, we will refer to an Asus router. As you can see below, the router’s WAN IP is

network port forwarding

Step 3. We can now assume that Router #1 in this example has an IP address of

*Note: the Default gateway of a router almost always ends with a character set of: .1

Step 4.  On Router #1 you must now do port forwarding. The ports you open are the same as the ones you opened on Router #2. However, instead of the DVR’s IP address, you would enter the second router’s IP address for port forwarding on the First router to properly create the tunnel for traffic to pass through.

Step 5. If you have more than two routers, repeat steps 2-4 with router #2 and #3, then #4 and #5, and so on. 

Remote Viewer

Would use: Public IP address [Front Door]

And Port 2049 with User Credentials to access the Security Cameras


Router #1

IP address: WAN and LAN

Open Port 2049 directed to the device at

Port Forwarding

Router #2

IP address: WAN  and LAN

Open port to 2049 directed to the device at

Port Forwarding


IP address:

Port: 2049