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DDWRT setup to allow remote viewing of cameras?

242 69 September 20, 2017 at 07:13 PM
I setup my honeywell DVR HRG85 to a static IP and can see my camera on my phone app as long as i am connected to my wifi. I run DDWRT on my router and was wondering what setup should i do in DDWRT to allow me to see my cameras remotely? I have an account with no-ip but not sure how to make my router allow the connection to my static internal IP. Would appreciate any pointer on how to get this done, thx!

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I setup my honeywell DVR HRG85 to a static IP and can see my camera on my phone app as long as i am connected to my wifi. I run DDWRT on my router and was wondering what setup should i do in DDWRT to allow me to see my cameras remotely? I have an account with no-ip but not sure how to make my router allow the connection to my static internal IP. Would appreciate any pointer on how to get this done, thx!
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Thanks i followed the tutorial but still can't connect through the app. I do have a VPN enabled on the router and what's odd also is that the Honeywell app works but not my other phone app(Tinycam).
Tinycam shows "connection failed" despite the fact that i use the same setup as the honeywell app and when i try to connect from the browser i get "connection refused" instead of being able to see the cam admin page when using the IP of the cam. What am i doing wrong?
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Thanks i followed the tutorial but still can't connect through the app. I do have a VPN enabled on the router and what's odd also is that the Honeywell app works but not my other phone app(Tinycam).
Tinycam shows "connection failed" despite the fact that i use the same setup as the honeywell app and when i try to connect from the browser i get "connection refused" instead of being able to see the cam admin page when using the IP of the cam. What am i doing wrong?
Do not port forward....its a huge security risk...you dont have vpn setup properly...its not as simply as "enabling" it...
you have something set wrong in tiny cam..
How did you end up getting the password to the honeywell? please dont tell me you paid them?
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Do not port forward....its a huge security risk...you dont have vpn setup properly...its not as simply as "enabling" it...
you have something set wrong in tiny cam..
How did you end up getting the password to the honeywell? please dont tell me you paid them?
Thank you Fenderman for your help again! Rest assure that i didn't pay anyone to get the password and to not get anyone in trouble, let's say that i got it in a true SD fashion :-)

The cameras are not connected to my alarm system (alarm system is not connected to router/wifi and runs on separate gsm communicator). Actually I would love to explore the added value i could get from connecting the cameras and alarm systems together later on (like setup trigger zone based on motion detection or else?) but for now all i'd like to do is to be able to view the cameras remotely and securely so that i don't compromise my wifi setup.

My VPN is setup in DDWRT as per the instruction from the VPN provider and the status tab in DDWRT shows that it is connected plus when i check my IP it's a different one than the real one so i'm assuming it is working as expected. My honewell app uses 3 ports and in tinycam when use the first one the status check first shows ok (but no video) then tells me that it can't reach private IP and to use a public one and the status in tinycam changes to fail.. My setup in tinycam are as follow:

Camera Vendor : Honeywell
Camera Model: HDZ series (closest model available to my HD31WH)
Host: IP of my HGR85
Web port number: Only the first one give results, the other two failed immediately
Protocol: Server Push (MJPEG) Tried all of them but in vain
Use SSL : not enabled
Username: Username of my HRG85
Password: Password of my HRG85
Password Encryption: Not encrypted
Don't know what am i missing but tinycam should be able to connect through my Wifi like the Honeywell app. I'd need to fix that first and then find a way to enable remote viewing securely through my router, would welcome any suggestion -thx!
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Stop wasting your time with D1 dvr...not worth your time..you dont need a vpn provider...you have paid for the wrong type of vpn...if you properly setup vpn FOR FREE, you dont need to forward ports, THAT IS the point of vpn....https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/vpn...obs.14601/
forwarding points defeats the purpose of vpn.
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Fascinating reading and what a great learning experience, i had no clue about security issues with opening ports nor that free VPN was a solid option. In my case, i just want to buy myself some time cause if you remember from my previous thread, i have all the cameras wires ending in the LV where that HRG85 is and will need to replace everything from cameras to wiring to DVR to get what i'd like from IP cameras to better DVR to the all system moved to my downstairs closet and even setup Free VPN know that you pointed out.

Doing all of that is a much bigger undertaking that i'm capable to take on at this time since i just moved to this new place, so this current setup i'm trying to get to work should suffice as a stop gap solution in the interim.

I got lifetime VPN service for dirt cheap (thanks to SD!) and while i better understand the risk of opening ports, in the short run i'm ok with that kind of risk. What should i do to get my current setup working for now?
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Fascinating reading and what a great learning experience, i had no clue about security issues with opening ports nor that free VPN was a solid option. In my case, i just want to buy myself some time cause if you remember from my previous thread, i have all the cameras wires ending in the LV where that HRG85 is and will need to replace everything from cameras to wiring to DVR to get what i'd like from IP cameras to better DVR to the all system moved to my downstairs closet and even setup Free VPN know that you pointed out.

Doing all of that is a much bigger undertaking that i'm capable to take on at this time since i just moved to this new place, so this current setup i'm trying to get to work should suffice as a stop gap solution in the interim.

I got lifetime VPN service for dirt cheap (thanks to SD!) and while i better understand the risk of opening ports, in the short run i'm ok with that kind of risk. What should i do to get my current setup working for now?
One more time, that lifetime vpn is USELESS when it comes to securing the dvr..USELESS, by that i mean, will do nothing, ZERO...read the link i provided...DO NOT port forward that dvr....setup a proper vpn...
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I got lifetime VPN service for dirt cheap (thanks to SD!) and while i better understand the risk of opening ports, in the short run i'm ok with that kind of risk. What should i do to get my current setup working for now?
There's a difference between a VPN server and a VPN service that claims to provide privacy or anonymity.

In this case you want to set up your own VPN server on your network.
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One more time, that lifetime vpn is USELESS when it comes to securing the dvr..USELESS, by that i mean, will do nothing, ZERO...read the link i provided...DO NOT port forward that dvr....setup a proper vpn...
I must have misanderstood you cause I'm not trying or expecting to leverage VPN to secure DVR by any means. All I 'd Like to in the short term is be a let connect remotely to my camera using either Honeywell or tinycam app.
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There's a difference between a VPN server and a VPN service that claims to provide privacy or anonymity.

In this case you want to set up your own VPN server on your network.
Agree down the road I'd like to revamp the entire setup and go through proper VPN server and upgrade cameras and DVR but for now, this VPN service is what I have and the only reason I brought up my VPN service in the discussion is because I thought it might have some to do with the fact that I couldn't connect to my cameras remotely, sorry for the confusion!
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I must have misanderstood you cause I'm not trying or expecting to leverage VPN to secure DVR by any means. All I 'd Like to in the short term is be a let connect remotely to my camera using either Honeywell or tinycam app.
The VPN you are using will do nothing to help with your remote connectivity....in fact it may hamper it..you tossed your money in the toilet...disable it.
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I disabled the VPN but still can't get the remote viewing to work, i must have something setup wrong in DD-WRT but i don't know uf u cant find
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I disabled the VPN but still can't get the remote viewing to work, i must have something setup wrong in DD-WRT but i don't know uf u cant find
you will want to setup a proper vpn to remove view your dvr unless you want it hacked....https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/dah...ked.22549/
it happens with every brand...your dvr has not been updated in years.. https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/vpn...obs.14601/
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you will want to setup a proper vpn to remove view your dvr unless you want it hacked....https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/dah...ked.22549/ [ipcamtalk.com]
it happens with every brand...your dvr has not been updated in years.. https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/vpn...obs.14601/ [ipcamtalk.com]
I understand the risk and will probably go down that route in the near future but for now i just like to setup remote viewing through DD-WRT as is. Since i'm able to use the honeywell apps locally, it must be something in my DD-WRT setup that is preventing me from viewing it remotely even though i've the ports 8000 to 8002 forwarding already. Would be great if i can resolve this so that i can at least monitor the cams remotely for now.
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