I guess the router port forwarding will be the answer, but that is for the future.
Before going the 932l route, I did do some experimenting with a desktop pc left running skype 24/7, setup to auto answer only on a particular user call. It worked, but it was troublesome in that sometime the pc would hang. I imagine a 24 hour timer such as I used as a workaround with the 932l hangs would have remediated that. It also did not work in the dark, and that meant I would have to depend on a light bulb not burning out.
I also did some costing on the energy needed to run the pc as opposed to the dlink camera, and it turned out that over the winter the energy cost would exceed the cost of the camera. So, long story short, I went with the dlink camera. I am now sorry I did not look into further alternatives. I should have known, considering my past experiences with dlink, but that is another story.
I now have to rely on my neighbour to do the checks on my house...he is over 80 years old, and certainly has no computer skills that could be used to update the dlink software.
I think I will do some research on alternatives to dlink cameras, and caution those to ask about my experiences.
Again, not your fault, but I do thank you for your suggestions.