Lorex Port Forwarding Software Mac

Jun 24, 2020  Lorex Auto Port Forwarding (Lorexapf.exe). Lorex Easy Connect is a software application that allows you to view your security device over the Internet quickly and easily. You can view live video from your security cameras from any PC, Mac, or smart phone from anywhere in the world! It automates port forwarding, turning a formerly complicated process.

Nowadays most people are connected to the Internet using a router instead of a modem. One of the main differences in using a router is your computer’s connection to the router is hidden behind it and not directly exposed to the Internet unlike using a modem. It is generally safer but also creates a huge problem which is a lot of applications that work over the Internet might stop working. The solution is to forward the port which can be a daunting task for a lot of users as it needs the correct IP address, port number and transport protocol (TCP/UDP) or else it won’t work.

Fortunately the process of configuring port forwarding has gotten a lot easier through the years. Instead of connecting the router using a telnet client to view the text-based settings and manually typing commands to add a configuration, port forwarding is pretty much automatic these days thanks to Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). For automatic port forwarding using UPnP to work, both the software and router must support this feature.

  1. There is no Mac or PC version of Lorex Cloud, only iOS and Android. I use FLIR Cloud Mac and PC applications on my computers and Lorex Cloud on my iPhone. I can still use Lorex Cloud on my iPhone without any port forwarding nonsense, but FLIR Cloud only works for computers connected to the same network as the LHV5108 DVR.
  2. Lorex Auto Port Forwarding's entire uninstall command line is C:Program Files (x86)Lorex Auto Port Forwardinguninstall.exe. Lorexapf.exe is the Lorex Auto Port Forwarding's main executable file and it occupies approximately 2.52 MB (2637824 bytes) on disk.

In this article we’ll show you how to add or check port forwarding in your router using a software and also to manage the port mappings of a UPnP router.

Using UPnP is the easiest way to forward a port without making any configuration changes on the router. Some software that supports UPnP automatically enables this feature by default while some have options allowing you to choose whether to use it or not. An example is uTorrent where you can find the options to enable UPnP Port Mapping and NAT-PMP port mapping in is preferences.

After enabling UPnP port mapping, it is equally important to make sure that it is working. In uTorrent, the Logger tab shows if the a port has been successfully mapped using UPnP when a download is started. The screenshot below shows uTorrent successfully mapped both UDP and TCP port 59155.

If for some unknown reasons the ports are not being mapped, here are 3 tools which you can use to automatically and easily create port forwarding on your router.

1. UPnP PortMapper

If the application does not show the status of the port mapping, you can use a free and portable software called UPnP PortMapper. UPnP PortMapper is a Java application that can run on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X as long as you have Java installed. Simply run UPnP PortMapper and click the Connect button which will start searching for routers in your network, connect to it and get all the port mappings.

Not only does PortMapper allow you to view forwarded ports, you can also add or remove port mappings. To create a port mapping, click on the Create button from the Port mapping presets area and an “Edit Port Mapping Preset” window will appear. Enter a description for the port mapping, you can leave the remote host empty, and either click on the Add button to add a single port or a range from the “Add port range” button. Once you’ve finished adding the port mappings, make sure you select the preset and click on the “Use” button for the change to take effect.

The adding port mappings feature is very useful and convenient if the application you’re using requires port forwarding but does not support UPnP. This saves you the trouble of logging in to your router’s administration interface and manually adding a port forward. The only drawback is the port mapping is not permanent.

Download UPnP PortMapper

2. Albertino Port Mapper

Albertino Port Mapper is a free and portable utility that does pretty much the same as UPnP PortMapper except it does not run on Java. Firing up the program will automatically attempt to determine if UPnP is supported on your router.

The program itself is self explanatory. To add a port mapping, simply click on the plus icon, enter the local and public port, select the protocol and optionally enter a description for this mapping. Click the Add Mapping button and the port will start forwarding instantly. You can view all the UPnP mapped ports by clicking the “All UPnP Mappings” button. The only feature that we’re unsure of is the “Start Listening” button and the numeric up/down spinner beside it.

Download Albertino Port Mapper

3. Simple Port Forwarding

Another tool that can automatically help to setup port forwarding in your router is Simple Port Forwarding. Unlike UPnP PortMapper and Albertino Port Mapper, Simple Port Forwarding works like a web macro that automatically logs in to your router’s web based administration page using the supplied login information and makes changes directly into your router.

Obviously Simple Port Forwarding will only work on routers that are listed in its database (currently 3075 routers) because every automated step has to be accurate or else the setting up of port forwarding will fail. If your router is not listed, you can use their “Router Screen Capture” tool to capture screenshots and HTML code of each page of your router’s configuration and send it to be included in their database.

Download Simple Port Forwarding

Additional Notes: There are two shareware (PFConfig by Portforward.com and Router Port Forwarding) which we’ve found that claims to automatically configure router and add port forwarding but unfortunately it is not possible to test since the trial version restricts you from adding a port forward.

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Anthony3 years ago

I’m a total noob regarding this issue so after surfing on portforward dot com and not being able to follow their instruction then on their web site I found Portforward Network Utilities they say it can set a static address also it can go back to a dynamic one.
Has anyone tried it and how it compares with these 3 applications here?

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Have you tried MiniUPnP? For Linux but compiled also for Windows
miniupnp.free.fr/

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MODEM ^1945^5 years ago

it is useful in reverse with my modem…

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nice, really nice!

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Raine12 years ago

Thanks Raymond…

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good finding Ray, its really useful, thanks

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edwin onia12 years ago

Thank you so much Mr. Raymond. You so best!!!!

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thanks ray…

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Lorex maintains a free Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) for customers who purchase compatible products.

Prerequisites:

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  • Connect your DVR / NVR to your network router with an Ethernet cable.
  • Complete port forwarding setup. Click here for instructions on how to set up port forwarding.
  • Ensure you have the MAC address for your system. This is located in your Networking menu, or System Information on your DVR / NVR.
  • Create an account. Click here for instructions on how to create an account.

To set up a free DDNS:

  1. In your web browser, enter www.lorex.com to access the log in page.

  2. Enter your Username and Password to log in to your account.

  3. Click the DDNS tab (), and click Set up a new DDNS.

  4. Enter a Device Name of your choice, the MAC Address, and the URL Request of your choice.

    REMINDER: The URL request is the unique name that would be placed before your lorexddns.net link. For example, if you enter test, your URL request would be test.lorexddns.net.

  5. Click Add Device. You will receive an email with your username, password, and URL.

  6. In your DVR / NVR, right-click on the Live View to access the Quick Menu.

  7. Click Main Menu, and then click the Setting icon (), and then click Network >DDNS.

  8. Ensure the Enable checkbox is selected.

  9. Enter your updated DDNS under Domain Name.

  10. Click Apply to save the settings, and then click OK to exit.

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REMINDER: Your DDNS may take 10-30 minutes to update with the network.