For example, if you have 3 cameras, you can use 10001, 1003.
From that point on, since port 80 is the default, you must specify the port number after the IP address separated by a colon when accessing the camera, for example if you used 10002, you will use to view the camera from your browser at home.
In the DOS window, enter the command “ipconfig”, on a MAC enter the command “ifconfig”.
If it asks for protocol, it’s TCP, but if you leave it at the default of Both it doesn’t matter. While I can’t possibly show you every router, you’ll find that once you find the port forward or firewall screen, the process is simple.
STEP 3 When you are home, you access the camera using what is called the LAN address.
One of the biggest benefits of having IP cameras is being able to access them from the internet.
Many of us have smartphones, i Pads or netbooks that we take with us and it would be great to check in on the place, a pet or the elderly while at work, in a coffee shop or while traveling.
STEP 2 Once you have a fixed IP address, the next step is to update your routers firewall with this information.
The job of the router is to use a single connection to the internet and allow you to use it with multiple devices like cameras and computers.
Then you use a program the vendor provided on a CD that finds the IP address assigned to the camera.
You click on that and it brings up the in-camera software that lets you view and configure the camera.
The problem with this is that it’s likely that this address will change next time turn off and then back on the router or camera.
The first step is to set a fixed address on the camera so that it doesn’t change and you can always find it.
By default, most IP cameras are assigned a temporary IP address by your router.