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Required Network Configurations for DW Spectrum Remote Connection

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Required Network Configurations for DW Spectrum® Remote Connection

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Affected Roles:  Administrator, Owner

Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps:  DW Spectrum® IPVMS

Complexity:  Medium to High

Software Version:  DW Spectrum® v3.0 or higher

Last Edit:  October 6, 2020

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DW Spectrum® Remote Access

To access your DW Spectrum® system from an external network, you will need to make your system available for access through the Internet.

To allow external network access to your DW Spectrum® system, there are two options that you may use:

**Note:  For additional information to whitelist your DW Spectrum® Server through a SonicWall or Firewall, check out FQDN or Whitelist For DW Spectrum Cloud Access.

DW Cloud™

With the release of version 3.0, the DW Spectrum® team introduced an alternative approach to reach and maintain systems without the necessity to struggle with router settings to forward ports.

The use of DW Cloud™ requires both the DW Spectrum® Media Server and DW Spectrum® Client to be able to reach some ports of the DW Spectrum Cloud Portal. (The firewall must allow outgoing TCP and UDP connections from your server PC to DW Spectrumvms.com ports)

You will need to configure your firewall policy to pass the ports:

  • 80 -- conventional HTTP port.

Can be checked with just opening http://DW Spectrumvms.com at web-browser from your server PC

  • 443 -- conventional HTTPS port.

Can be checked with browser by opening: https://DW Spectrumvms.com

  • 3345 -- Cloud Service port.

Can be checked with any telnet client (e.g. in Ubuntu Terminal with command $telnet DW Spectrumvms.com 3345)

Traditional Port Forwarding

You will need to port forward the TCP port within your router (or firewall settings) to allow access from the Internet to your DW Media Server.

By default, DW Spectrum uses TCP Port 7001.  If you want your server to be Internet accessible, you will need to forward this port value (7001).

Function

TCP Port

UDP Port

DW Cloud

80, 443

3345

Time Synchronization

37

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License Activation/Deactivation

80

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Update Notifications

80

443

Fetching Public IP

80

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