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Wireless IP camera immune to Dynamic IP address changes ...Is there one?

kris2001 334 20 November 24, 2015 at 08:36 PM
Hi

I am looking for a wireless camera to monitor via my smartphone.

Is there one that will still work if the IP address in my router changes?

I have Verizon fios and it is dynamic IP.Smilie

Thx.....kris

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Quote from kris2001 View Post :
Hi

I am looking for a wireless camera to monitor via my smartphone.

Is there one that will still work if the IP address in my router changes?

I have Verizon fios and it is dynamic IP.Smilie

Thx.....kris
IF you mean external ip address for remote viewing, then all you need is to use a dynamic dns service. most cameras and routers support various services....you only need a single device on the network to update the ip address.
The other option is to use a paid camera service like nestcam, but they charge huge monthly fees. Check out ipcamtalk.com
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i have this camera :
http://www.lightinthebox.com/ip-c...om=sysmail

They offer eView Android software, each camera has unique code, you just need to enter that code in eView.

I have comcast with dynamic ip.
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As fenderman said, DDNS will take care of that, and there are some free DDNS services out there. If you aren't familiar with the basics of standard DNS, then this probably isn't something you would find easy to do. In that case, a camera such as this one below would serve your needs, and is very simple to setup. It uses an account on an Internet server, which acts as the proxy for your remote phone connection. There are PROs and CONs to a camera such as this, so if you are interested in it, be sure to read through many of the reviews.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0...UTF8&psc=1
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goto no-ip.org and you can make a free address there.
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DDNS service. Some cams - I believe Foscam - have a built in DDNS (Foscam-related). My router has a built-in (free) DDNS service; it's an ASUS router.
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How does that Kodak hd camera compare to this

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0...B00WBU3HU2

Actually i have a foscam that connected wireless to my router via port fwd using noip. I do have an app that updates the WiFi router's ip in noip.....

Yeah I don't have dynamic dsn knowledge, looks like there's no other way. ...

I might get that amcrest hd and use its app...hopefully ip address won't change when I'm on vacation lol.
Thx
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How does that Kodak hd camera compare to this

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0...B00WBU3HU2

Actually i have a foscam that connected wireless to my router via port fwd using noip. I do have an app that updates the WiFi router's ip in noip.....

Yeah I don't have dynamic dsn knowledge, looks like there's no other way. ...

I might get that amcrest hd and use its app...hopefully ip address won't change when I'm on vacation lol.
Thx
You can setup a dummy gmail account and set the camera to email a series of pictures both to and from that account when motion is detected. You don't want to fill up your regular email.
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it's not for security i need it i need to watch my Fishtanks when I'm away when i need to.

i wonder how the ones that'd setup using QR codes easily will work after ip address changes.
maybe scan again?
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it's not for security i need it i need to watch my Fishtanks when I'm away when i need to.

i wonder how the ones that'd setup using QR codes easily will work after ip address changes.
maybe scan again?
No, they basically setup their own dynamic dns type service...
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you can always get dlinks, you then just login to their site and access your cameras.
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No, they basically setup their own dynamic dns type service...
so i get an amcrest ,start seeing via their app. All is ok. I'm on vacation far ....suddenly router ip address changes, what will happen ?

Will i still able to see the fish tank? thanks
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Quote from kris2001 View Post :
How does that Kodak hd camera compare to this

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0...B00WBU3HU2

Actually i have a foscam that connected wireless to my router via port fwd using noip. I do have an app that updates the WiFi router's ip in noip.....

Yeah I don't have dynamic dsn knowledge, looks like there's no other way. ...

I might get that amcrest hd and use its app...hopefully ip address won't change when I'm on vacation lol.
Thx
you use DDNS or you don't?

Your router updates noip and you used noip but..........what was the problem again?
my older POS foscam knockoff even has DDNS
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you use DDNS or you don't?

Your router updates noip and you used noip but..........what was the problem again?
my older POS foscam knockoff even has DDNS
No problem with current foscam. wanna add another camera in another angle.

only worry is what if ip address changes in the router when I'm far away. .?

i can't use noip updater app when I'm away from home WiFi since it updates noip with my 4g or phone's ip (I've seen that).

Also no one's at home to boot the laptop so that noip plug in will send noip the current ip for router.
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so i get an amcrest ,start seeing via their app. All is ok. I'm on vacation far ....suddenly router ip address changes, what will happen ?

Will i still able to see the fish tank? thanks
If the camera offers its own service then yes..the camera likely also supports dyndns and no ip...(it uses dahua firmware)..
Your router likely supports various dyndns services as well as well..
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