How to setup CCTV or IP Cameras behind broadband router

In today’s world security has a very high priority in everyone’s life, you may want to watch your children in your house from your office, you may want to watch somebody ill at your house from your office, you may need to keep a track on your Godown, Office, Construction site, Hotel Reception, Lobby of your building, inside the lifts, and many other places .

Broadband connections are being used as data connections in  surveillance projects. Even small shops, offices, housing societies, construction sites, Hotels, Municipal Authorities  and SMEs are deploying IP cameras for surveillance of their premises. Her we are giving a brief procedure on how one can setup CCTV/IP Cameras behind MTNL Broadband router. These settings can also be used with BSNL or Airtel Broadband connections. However, here we are assuming that subscriber has an MTNL broadband ADSL / VDSL internet service.

A CCTV system based on a DVR is capable to capture images from many cameras simultaneously and store them for further reference, DVR’s with IP connectivity also offer you the ability to view all cameras from distant locations using an internet connection. To start with it is assumed that you have a fully functional Broadband connection with Static IP and a fully functional DVR based security system.

The following is an example and IP addresses used can be modified as per individual requirements.

  •  Configure your MTNL Broadband Modem / Router to IP address :
  •  Configure your DVR to IP address :
  • Connect the LAN port of the DVR to the MTNL router along with another PC. (do this on a 4 port router or use a 8 port 10 / 100 Mbps switch to achieve connectivity for your DVR and PC’s simultaneously) Ping the DVR IP ( and verify that the DVR is responding.
  • Configure the subnet mask in the DVR to & gateway as (Router IP)
  • Configure Primary and Secondary DNS servers as and respectively.
  • All the DVRs also have a setting called “ PORT”. Most of them have default port setting of “8080”. Assuming your DVR also has a “PORT” setting set to 8080 we now move forward to configure the MTNL  Broadband ADSL Modem / Router to forward request from the WAN to the DVR.
  • Now we will do port forwarding, to do this, log on to the administration page of your MTNL router, just open your browser and type
  • Enter the username “admin” & password “admin” (or whatever that you have set)
  • Go to the section Called “Port Forwarding” this is located under the subhead of Advanced or NAT in various routers.
  • Create a static LAN client with ID: DVR and IP
  • Under port Forwarding or NAT forward WAN port (Public port) 8080 to Private Port (Internal port) 8080 for IP
  • The above setting instructs the router to send all requests on port 8080 from the Internet to the DVR’s port 8080.
  • Finally save your settings and reboot your router.
  • Test that your internet connection is functioning.
  • Go to another internet connected PC open the browser and type http://yourstaticIPaddress:8080 you should be able to see feeds from your CCTV / IP cameras.
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