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Author Topic: Accessing cameras remotely  (Read 3506 times)

svenmonet

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Accessing cameras remotely
« on: May 11, 2012, 05:55:21 AM »

I asked a question recently about accessing camera via a smartphone but I realize that's not really the correct question.  The smartphone works fine locally with wifi and has a browser available.

The real question I have is what is the easiest way to access any camera via a browser from a remote location.  Years ago tech friend helped me access my DCS-910 using dyndns.org.  It was free and worked great.  I guess it went away when they started charging for a basic account.

Is there an easy way to access a camera without using dyndns even if it involves putting in an IP address instead of a convenient domain name?  I would just like to see at least one of my cameras in a browser off-site.  If I have to pay $20/year for dyndns I can but I would prefer not to if possible.

Thanks.

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Beanodk

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Re: Accessing cameras remotely
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 10:03:24 AM »

Yes, I do that and am not using dyndns :)

But you need a static public IP - many ISPs use dynamic public IPs (WAN) which means the IP to your computer may change. If you have a static public IP, you can configure your router to point at the camera's IP via port forwarding.
I recommend you use another port that 80 for the camera, for example 8282 and then set port forwarding to your camera's IP (168.192.1.123 for example). Then you should be able to access the camera remotely as 123.456.789.123:8282 if 123.456.789.123 is your public IP (WAN IP).
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captain

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Re: Accessing cameras remotely
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2012, 12:46:57 PM »

You can probably use https://www.dlinkddns.com/login  I still use the free dyndns with my cameras but I have had it for years.
You will have to use your port number at the end if you don't use port 80 or 80 is blocked.

I use frontier dsl and port 80 and 1025 is blocked. I have found over the years that they block their ports with their modems firmware. If you buy a third party modem no ports are blocked. They will not provide support if you don't use their modem. This may not be the case with your ISP.
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