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Author Topic: Accessing cameras remotely  (Read 3506 times)


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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.




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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 ( 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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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.