Router

Identify your home's WiFi Router and Cable or DSL Modem

Generally, a home network will consist of a cable or DSL modem and a WiFi router. Many homes have a combination modem and router provided by your Internet Service Provider. It is also possible that you may have additional routers which unintentionally complicate your home network (a combination modem/router provided by your Internet Service Provider and an Apple Time Capsule, for example).

If you know which device is functioning as your home's router, connect your Insteon Hub to this device.

 
 
 

 

Identify your home's WiFi Router

If you are unsure which device is which on your home network, follow the steps below.

  • Trace the telephone or cable wire from the wall plate to the first device in the chain.
     
  • If this device has visible antennas or multiple ethernet ports, you likely have a combination modem and router. Ensure that your Insteon Hub is connected to this device.
     
  • If this device has only a single cable/DSL connection, single ethernet port or USB port, you likely have a separate modem and router.
    • Trace the ethernet cable from this device to the next device in the chain. If it connects to a device with visible antennas or multiple ethernet ports, this is likely your home's router. Ensure that your Insteon Hub is connected to this device.
       
  • If there are multiple devices connected together with antennas and multiple ethernet ports, you most likely have multiple routers in your home. Insteon Hub should be connected to the first router after your cable or DSL modem.

If you are still unsure which device is which on your home network, contact Insteon Support or your Internet Service Provider.

 

Identifying your Devices by ports

Use the images below to help identify your networking devices by their rear ports. Use these images only as guidelines as no two modems or routers are alike.

 

DSL Modem

A "modem-only" DSL Modem usually has one port for your DSL telephone wire, one ethernet port and one power connector.

Cable Modem

A "modem-only" Cable Modem usually has one threaded F-connector for your cable connection, one ethernet port and one power connector.

 
 
 

WiFi Router

A "router-only" WiFi Router usually has one WAN ethernet port for connecting to a modem and four or more ethernet ports for hard-wired computers and devices. Many WiFi Routers also have visible antennas.

Combination Modem and Router

A combination modem and router usually has a threaded F-connector or telephone port for your DSL or cable connection, multiple ethernet ports for hard-wired computers and devices and possibly additional ports for wired telephone service or television distribution.

 

Verizon/Actiontec Router/Modem - Port Forwarding Guide

Actiontec GT704WG & GT704WGB gateways

Step 1: Open your web browser and enter router’s IP address (192.168.0.1 by default) in the address bar. Enter username (“admin” by default) and then password (“password” by default).

Step 2: Navigate to Security > Applications. Select the camera on your network where you want to use port forwarding in the PC Name field. Select User in the Category list and click New.

Step 3: Enter a name for your port forwarding rule in the Rule Name field. 
Select TCP in protocol and enter camera’s port number in port start, port end and port map start. Click Apply to save your rule settings.

Click Back to return to the Applications screen.

Step 4: Select the name of the rule you just created in the Available Rules box and click Add to use this port forwarding rule on camera. Click Apply.

You can check port is forwarded successful or not on
http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/

 
 

Thomson TG585 - Router/Modem Port Forwarding Guide

Note: This router/modem forwards based on computer name and not IP address. So there is no need to set a static IP.

Step 1: Open your web browser and enter router’s IP address (192.168.0.1 by default) in the address bar. Enter username ("admin" by default) and then password (blank by default)

Step 2: Navigate to Toolbox Game & ApplicationSharing. Once the page is done loading click on "Create a new game or application".

Step 3: For Name, give the new rule a name.
Choose "Manual Entry of Port Maps and then click "Next".

Step 4: For 'Protocol' Choose 'TCP'. For 'Port Range' enter camera’s port. Example: 2100 to 2100.  Click 'Add'.

Step 5: In the "Game or Application" list, choose the name of the new rule you created.
For "Device" you can either choose the computer name to forward to, or choose "User-Defined" to manually enter a IP address.
If you choose "User-Defined" a new text box will show up, enter the local IP to forward to here. 
Once you are all done click 'Add'.
If camera is "User-Defined", set a static IP address for camera first.

You can check port is forwarded successful or not on
http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports

 
 

Netgear Router - Port Forwarding Guide

Step 1: Open your web browser and enter router’s IP address (192.168.0.1 by default) in the address bar. Enter username ("admin" by default) and then password (blank by default)

Step 2: Navigate to Port Forwarding/Port Triggering and select Port ForwardingSelect HTTP from the Service Name drop-down listClick Add Service button.

 
 

In the Service Name, type a name, like “camera”
In the Service Type, select TCP/UDP.
In the Starting Port, enter camera’s port number. Eg:8090
In the Ending Port, enter camera’s port number. Eg:8090
In the Server IP Address, enter camera’s IP address. Eg:192.168.1.5
Click Apply. You may need to restart the router for the changes to take effect.

 
 

You can check port is forwarded successful or not on
http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/

 
 

Linksys/Cisco Router - Port Forwarding Guide

Step 1: Open your web browser and enter router’s IP address (192.168.0.1 by default) in the address bar. Enter username ("admin" by default) and then password (blank by default)

Step 2: Click Applications & Gaming > Single Port Forwarding tab.
You enter a name what you like for the port forwarding. (Eg: Camera01)
Enter camera’s port number in External Port and Internal Port, select TCP for Protocol. (Eg: 8090)
Enter camera’s IP address and check Enable box. (Eg: 192.168.1.190)
After completing all the necessary entries, go to the bottom and click Save Settings.

 
 

You can check port is forwarded successful or not on
http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/

 
 

Belkin Router - Port Forwarding Guide

Step 1: Open your web browser and enter router’s IP address (192.168.0.1 by default) in the address bar. Enter username your router password (the default password is blank).

Step 2: Navigate to Firewall > Virtual Servers

 
 

Step 3: Check Enable
In the Description column enter a description of your network device (e.g. INSTEON Camera 1)
In “Inbound port” enter camera’s port number.
Next choose the “Type” you want to use. (For INSTEON cameras we will use TCP or Both)
Enter the Camera’s IP address in “Private IP Address”
In “Private port” enter camera’s port number.
Repeat step 5 for any more ports you want to forward.
Click on “Apply Changes”

You can check port is forwarded successful or not on
http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/