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IP cam problem (HELP)


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flowergirl

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We set up an IP camera at our elderly mother's home.
It works in her house.
But we can't get the picture to stream onto our computer
at our homes.

We hooked up the modem, router and IP camera.
We are connected to the internet and it works fine.

The camera picture works in her house, but
we cannot pick up the picture via internet
using the IP address.


dsenette...you recommended this below....we are just not sure if it would be SECURE to put
our mother's webcam pictures on a web page so we were trying to do it just from her
computer to ours without the 'middle man'........

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"DDNS is basically a service where you can assign a host name (like joannascamera.dyndns.org) to a dynamic ip address (one that changes).

basically you go to http://www.dyndns.com/ and set up an account. this will give you an account name and a password. you would enter that in on the ddns configuration are of the camera's setup page. this "should" allow you to get full access to the camera from outside by going to your dyndns URL. this might also allow the sound through, but i have no real idea there"
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Jordi Ruiz

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Do you open the port of the cam in your mother router?
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Thanks, Jordi, for your reply.

I emailed my sister to do the answering as she is
the one that bought the equipment and set it up at
our mother's home.

I was there as her 'assistant'. :D

;)
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dsenette

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dsenette...you recommended this below....we
are just not sure if it would be SECURE to putour mother's webcam pictures
on a web page so we were trying to do it just from hercomputer to ours
without the 'middle
man'........**********************************************"DDNS
is basically a service where you can assign a host name (like
joannascamera.dyndns.org) to a dynamic ip address (one that
changes).basically you go to http://www.dyndns.com/ and set up an
account. this will give you an account name and a password. you would enter that
in on the ddns configuration are of the camera's setup page. this "should" allow
you to get full access to the camera from outside by going to your dyndns URL.
this might also allow the sound through, but i have no real idea there"

janie, it doesnt' actually put
it on a web page (per se)....it just gives you a URL to go to instead of an IP address to remember. also, since your mother's internet IP probably changes frequently, you'd have to constantly remember a new IP address. with DDNS, you'd just remember a URL (like momscam.ddns.org)...its not something that would show up in a google search or anything like that

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Thanks for the advice.....I was looking into a Dyndns URL. Right now I'm waiting for the camera disk to be sent to me from Janie's house. (I left it there yesterday ....:-)) My application seems to have a 'bug' in it and deletes the camera everytime I shut down the page.

We also are not able to open the camera from the address line of our browser anymore. We used to be able to do that by using the camera's IP address. I need to get that to work so I can add the Dyndns from that settings page.

We're learning a lot, but still have miles to go. ha

At least right now we each are able to view our mom over one of the IP cams......that's a huge step forward for us.

Joanna (Janie's sister)
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