Viewing a security WEB CAM on LAN through a Router

By exclamation55
Jun 2, 2005
  1. using a Westell c90 router

    using a netgear switch on a LAN with

    Server has External Static IP

    would like to be able to view a security WEB CAM through on the Network behind the Router on a 192.168 Internal IP - instead of buying ANOTHER static IP :approve:

    Also what extra security initiatives should be added :blackeye:
  2. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Similar to what I am looking at setting up to see what my pets do during the day.

    Are you going to use an IP enabled webcam, or hook a webcam to a computer?
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Security initiatives?

    Most digital network cameras have a password to access them with and many also have user privelage accounts etc.. That should be plenty of security for most people.

    It sounds like you want to view the camera over the local network, not over the Internet. If you decide to do it over the Internet, you will need a static IP or a dynamic DNS service (some are free).
  4. Grok451

    Grok451 TS Booster Posts: 85

    You will need to configure the router for port forwarding. This means that you will access your internal IP address via a port on the external (static) IP address. If your router supports port forwarding, there should be a configuration page where you specify which port you want forwarded to the internal IP address. Let's say your static IP address is and you configure the router to forward port 5000 your web cam address You would then access the web cam thusly:

    I couldn't find documentation for your model c90, but here is a link to the b90, that might help:
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