Port Forwarding IP Camera - AirportExtreme or Cable modem/router?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by acrafton, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. acrafton macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    Hey. I am setting up several Foscam IP cameras at my house. . .all is well from within the network. I want to be able to access them while away and in order to do this I need to use port forwarding. I have them configured like this:

    Camera1<--wireless-->AirportExtreme<--wired-->VerizionFiosActiontec router

    So where exactly do I set up port forwarding? The ActionTec or the AirportExtreme? Or do I need to connect the Camera wirelessly to the ActionTec?

  2. chazman88 macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2010
    Port forwarding would be done in the router that connects to the Internet.

    Then you would access your device by entering your public/external IP address (or a dynamic web address that you setup) followed by the port you had chosen to be open.

    Eg. could then be setup in your router to access your internal address, could access your internal address etc etc
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    It depends. Typically in a setup like yours where you have two routers running back to back, one of those routers will be configured in "bridge mode" to pass through all traffic to the other router. The router that is not in bridge mode would be the one you need to do the port forwarding on.

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