HELP!!! Setting up an ip camera

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ppcg4mac, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. ppcg4mac macrumors 6502


    Feb 13, 2012
    Northwest Kansas
    Wirelessly posted

    How can I acres the damned thing from outside my LAN. It is on port 81 if that helps. Do I need to forward the port or something. I'm new to this.
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    Do you have a static IP?

    If so, just forward the port in your router settings. Then whenever you want to access it, just type in the IP address and port.

    At least, that's what I do with Remote Desktop
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    Yes you'll have to tell the router to forward the port.
  4. samiwas macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    I just set two of these up the other day at my house. What brand is yours?

    You have two options:
    - Provided you have a static IP, or one that changes infrequently enough that you can manually keep up with the changes, you will need to set up your router to port-forward whatever port to the camera's IP address. Note that this will only work if you also make sure your router gives your camera the same IP address at all times. Do not let it use DHCP for that. Assign a rule on your router for the camera.

    - Set up iCam and iCam server. This only works for mobile devices I believe, but it doesn't require any just set up a username and password, and it just knows how to find your camera. Somewhat like Slingbox did.

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