Introduction to Port Forwarding: Step One
This is the first of three posts that will walk you throught the process of setting up port forwarding with Milestone software.
First, open your Milestone Management Client. Once it is open, click on the Server Access menu on the left-hand side of the screen.
This will open a new menu. The first field is in this menu is Sever Name. This can be anything you want--if you choose to leave it as Server, this will not impact your remote access.
The second field is Location Port. By default this is 80, and we strongly recommend leaving this at port 80.
The third field is Internet Access. This box needs to be checked if you want to remotely access your system.
The fourth field is Internet Address. This is your remote IP address. To find that, you can go to http://www.whatsmyip.org/ and the number displayed at the top of the page will be your internet address.
The fifth field is Internet Port. We recommend using 8080, as this will fit sequentially with the other ports that need to be forwarded.
The sixth field is Maximum Number of Clients. This is the maximum number of outside connections that can simultaneously be opened to your server. For Milestone Essential, this number is capped at five.
Once you have set each of these fields up, your Milestone server is configured to send out data to remote Smart Clients.