Hi - my issue is closely related so I thought I would post it here as well. I am so frustrated.... I'm not terribly tech savvy but I know enough to get myself through most issues.
I run a wireless network at home - three computers on the network - and this is all done with my Cox ISP Broadband... I use a DIR-655 Router and everything is working swimmingly - until I make another attempt to set up my network camera - DCS-910. I have it going directly into the router via Ethernet cable and I put it on it's own static IP address. (The rest of the gang is on DHCP). I have the camera and the router set up to be able to view it from "outside" the home network (over the Internet) through Port 800. I have a DDNS set up as well.
It seems like I have everything set up the way it is supposed to be (at least it makes sense to me) and I've read everything on dlink.com - including watching the DIY video on the configuration. Yet, I am still only able to view the camera locally - I can not get there from "outside".
Anyone have any ideas? Something I might be missing? Have I forgotten something - or set something up the wrong way? I'm really anxious to get my camera set up and I've literally spent all of my free time over the past two weeks trying to get it going - but no luck! Any help is totally appreciated!!!!!!
You need to set up the Port Forwarding correctly for the TCP/UDP port 800 to the camera
Then, you must make sure that your camera is on a IP address that is either:
1) Not part the DHCP router service range
2) Or the camera has the IP address "reserved" in the DHCP service of the router.