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DW Spectrum - Required Network Configurations for Remote Connection

Required Network Configurations for DW Spectrum Remote Connection


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


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 allowlist your DW Spectrum® Server through a SonicWall or Firewall, check out DW Spectrum - FQDN or Allowlist for DW 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 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 at web-browser from your server PC

  • 443 -- conventional HTTPS port.

Can be checked with browser by opening: https://DW

  • 3345 -- Cloud Service port.

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


TCP Port

UDP Port

DW Cloud

80, 443


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