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Problems with seeing an IP camera over the internet

By JoefromPhilly
Sep 26, 2005
  1. I am trying to set up an IP security camera using the following:
    Verizon dynamic IP DSL
    CompUSA 4-port router

    I used the camera software to get's it internal IP ( and I can see it when I connect my laptop to the router and go to that IP. I then tried to use port forwarding to map port 80 to that internal IP. Theoretically, I should be able to go to the the DSL IP (as obtained by http://checkmyip.com) and hit the camera. Well, that does not work. I can not even ping the IP.

    What would be causing this? Do I have to do anything else to the router? Is this an issue as to the type of DSL connection (PPPoP)? Do I need a static IP? I know I can use the service at http://dyndns.com to deal with a dynami IP, but am I missing something else here? The camera is from http:gadspot.com and is the NC800.

    - Joe
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Are you letting it through your firewall?
  3. JoefromPhilly

    JoefromPhilly TS Rookie Topic Starter

    As far as I know, yes I am letting it through the firewall. Not sure what in particular I would need to do. I don't see that I am blocking anything at all. I have no problem seeing it internally.

    - Joe
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    your setup looks correct, and either the DSL modem or your router is the issue.
    Ping is a problem and usually is blocked in a stealthy manner to avoid making
    you a target for trojans et al. You can turn it off for testing, but just remember
    to reenable it. BTW: you can never ping a port(eg:80), only the public IP address.

    Second thought: Your ISP may intentionally block port 80! They do this to ensure
    you don't try to run a web server on a personal account. Don't even bother to ask.
    Suggest you reconfigure the camera to some port >1025, but not 8080 nor 8081
    as these are server addresses also. Any port less that 65535 ought to work.
    Get that running internally first, and then config the router accordingly.
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