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How do I install the %*^#@$%# Foscam "Plug-in" for IE or Chrome?

Behave 4,106 894 June 15, 2014 at 08:43 PM
This guy had no trouble but he uses a Mac. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ZAThe94Pg

I tried the drag and drop for chrome but chrome does not allow it.http://www.foscam.com/help2_view.aspx?Id=80

Totally lost - http://foscam.us/forum/new-firmwa...-t782.html

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Chrome has recently disabled outside .crx files from being installed/used that weren't obtained from the Chrome Web Store.

You used to work around this be enabling developer mode, but they disabled that as well too. Ugh.


You must switch to the Dev Channel, Canary, Chromium or Opera now to install this.


Dev Channel here.
https://www.google.com/chrome/bro...annel#eula


I think this is a very restrictive policy, and I'm not happy with it since I can't override it at all.
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Chrome has recently disabled outside .crx files from being installed/used that weren't obtained from the Chrome Web Store.

You used to work around this be enabling developer mode, but they disabled that as well too. Ugh.


You must switch to the Dev Channel, Canary, Chromium or Opera now to install this.


Dev Channel here.
https://www.google.com/chrome/bro...annel#eula


I think this is a very restrictive policy, and I'm not happy with it since I can't override it at all.
How about Internet Explorer? Unless I am mistaken, no plugin, I can't view it from my computer.
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How about Internet Explorer? Unless I am mistaken, no plugin, I can't view it from my computer.
No on IE. I recommend Opera.
http://www.opera.com/
I've been considering switching to Opera since Chrome has decided to crack down on stuff like this and I can install all my Chrome extensions through Opera, as it's built on Chromium.


Alternatively if you don't want to deal with extensions at all download this.
http://foscam.us/downloads/Foscam...onents.zip


Unzip and run the installer and it should work fine in Chrome, without the Chrome extension.
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No on IE. I recommend Opera.
http://www.opera.com/
I've been considering switching to Opera since Chrome has decided to crack down on stuff like this and I can install all my Chrome extensions through Opera, as it's built on Chromium.


Alternatively if you don't want to deal with extensions at all download this.
http://foscam.us/downloads/Foscam...onents.zip


Unzip and run the installer and it should work fine in Chrome, without the Chrome extension.
Good gravy! All I did was install Opera and boom! The camera went live. Please, run for President.

How could they sell it to the masses without it working on Internet Explorer???????????????????????????????
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I am going to try the android app.

Is there any security issues/settings I should be changing besides the initial log in password?
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Good gravy! All I did was install Opera and boom! The camera went live. Please, run for President.
Wish I could. laugh out loud I would start with killing off everyone in Congress and starting over. LMAO
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How could they sell it to the masses without it working on Internet Explorer???????????????????????????????
Chinese company? Dontknow Chrome is a safer browser (Opera is too). I do find it odd that it doesn't have some kind of web interface though..most IP cameras have that.

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I am going to try the android app.

Is there any security issues/settings I should be changing besides the initial log in password?
Depends on you. I'm sure there's some kind of external IP/ports opened, so you can access it from when you're away from home? Just make sure you have a log-in/password that isn't the default.


Few years ago, I would just search for the right generic webcam IP/hostname into Google and mess around with people's home security systems for fun, because they used the default settings.
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Wish I could. laugh out loud I would start with killing off everyone in Congress and starting over. LMAO


Chinese company? Dontknow Chrome is a safer browser (Opera is too). I do find it odd that it doesn't have some kind of web interface though..most IP cameras have that.
Going to try the android app instructions. I have the plug and play Foscam FI9821P
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For the android app such as tiny cam and IP Cam Soft, I need to do port forwarding. ANy 411 on that?
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FWIW the plugin had some validation issues related to DATE. IOW it "expired" at some earlier date. The fix is simply to turn back the date on your PC to something old:

http://foscam.us/forum/why-dvm-ip...51-10.html



One user indicates a date of 3/1/2012 worked. (after install correct the date to current)

Another indicates that updating the WEBUI (firmware) via the IP camera tool before trying to access the camera fixes the issue.

Personally I had this issue on both Chrome and IE way back when I installed the cams a year ago or so.
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Reality is Foscam needs to update their policies and software to what is currently accepted than what was accepted years ago. Google gave like 12 months notice before they made this change.
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I have no issues installing the active x plugin for IE. When you go to the cam's ip, it should download the plugin and prompt you to install.
You can try using private browsing mode (ctrl+p) to install.
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How about Internet Explorer? Unless I am mistaken, no plugin, I can't view it from my computer.
All you need is active X on IE, or just use the Server Push mode option on Firefox or Chrome...



I believe the latter uses a plugin from VLC but im not sure. In any case, it should be readily available to be installed (or at least it was on my versions of chrome and FF.)

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Chinese company? Dontknow Chrome is a safer browser (Opera is too). I do find it odd that it doesn't have some kind of web interface though..most IP cameras have that.
They do have a generic web interface, see screenshot above.
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Also, update your firmware to the latest version.
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