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How can I access my foscam remotly from a different location?

xNico 1,500 846 July 21, 2013 at 04:53 PM
I installed everything, updated the firmware prior to setting up the foscam.

I'm able to access it by going in my ip address which is 192.168.1.150:8090, but when I try to access it from a different location I get a unable to connect with my wan ip which is something like 68.43.531.54:8090. I also tried setting up an website from dns(something like "erver11.dyndns.org" as the name, pasted down the wan ip from whatismyip) but still get the unable to connect error.

I already port forward the foscam ip onto my router and still nothing.
Any advice on how to fix this?

Thanks!

Edit: Using a Linksys E900 router

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You need a couple things

Most importantly, you need to set up port forwarding in the router so it knows where to send traffic. Second if you had DDNS, you wouldn't have to track your real IP to access the camera. That said, so long as you know the IP and you have port forwarding set up, you should be able to access the camera remotely.

Here is a generic tutorial for your router and camera:

http://portforward.com/english/ro...I8910W.htm
The important section is "Forward Port 80 on the Linksys E900" but note however you won't be forwarding port 80, but 8090.

- I have 4 Foscam 8910W's, soon to be 3 more, setup via a RTN56U, but the configuration should be similar. Note also that uPNP should work (in theory) but I never had success this way. Fortunately my router includes DDNS to Asus, so I don't need a 3rd party service.

Since you indicate you already have PF setup, could you post screencaps? You can try PF's "is my port open [portforward.com]" tool as well.

Are you using static IP's for your cameras? In my setup, I reserve 192.168.1.210+ and ports 5200+ for cameras. The IP's need to be set in the camera's admin pages.
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Last edited by Dr. J July 21, 2013 at 05:45 PM.
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I followed the portforward.com guild exactly prior to posting this already and still got nothing. 8090 on external/internal and ip address to 192.168.1.55.

I'm actually trying to help my sister set hers up on her restaurant with team viewer so she can keep an eye out of the place when she's somewhere else.

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Can you post a screenshot of the port forward page as you've set it up?

Also, have you rebooted the router since adding the port forwards?
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No, I haven't rebooted since adding the port forward but will do so tomorrow or Wednesday once I have time for teamviewer again.

Single Port Forwarding is something like this:

External Port Internal Port Protocol To Ip Address Enabled
8090 8090 both 192.168.1.55 ticked
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The foscam allows you to set up their site so the address looks like this
http://ak6985.myfoscam.org:88/
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Yeah, use the free URL you get with the camera to get it working. It's free for 2 or 3 years and works well. I set this up using this for my parents and some of their neighbors in their condo complex.
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Quote from xNico View Post :
No, I haven't rebooted since adding the port forward but will do so tomorrow or Wednesday once I have time for teamviewer again.

Single Port Forwarding is something like this:

External Port Internal Port Protocol To Ip Address Enabled
8090 8090 both 192.168.1.55 ticked

I was tripped up on my router because I have to actually "Apply" the routing even though it shows up in the table. At first glance everything looks OK (port forwarding list is visible) but if you don't Apply the changes, they never actually take affect.

Quote from xNico View Post :
No, I haven't rebooted since adding the port forward but will do so tomorrow or Wednesday once I have time for teamviewer again.

Single Port Forwarding is something like this:

External Port Internal Port Protocol To Ip Address Enabled
8090 8090 both 192.168.1.55 ticked

Do you have the camera's IP set statically in the Foscam setup?
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What exact model of Foscam do you have? On mine, on the bottom of the actual camera (I think) is a sticker with the URL you can use to view the camera once setup and port forwarding is enabled in your router - so it's something like this: http://<uniqure to your camera>.myfoscam.org:<port>
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Quote from komondor View Post :
The foscam allows you to set up their site so the address looks like this
http://ak6985.myfoscam.org:88/
Using a foscam 8910w
I actually tried going to the link provided with my foscam but it didin't connect.

I did click apply settings after i wrote down my port forward on my router.
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Last edited by boboli July 22, 2013 at 03:45 PM.
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try a different port like 90...maybe its being blocked.
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I actually already watched the first video along with another vid he posted which didn't really help much, but i'll look over both vids again and try it again when i have time...got 2 finals i gotta study for.
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Quote from xNico View Post :
I actually already watched the first video along with another vid he posted which didn't really help much, but i'll look over both vids again and try it again when i have time...got 2 finals i gotta study for.
I now recall a similar issue with a wansview 536....I could not figure out what was wrong ...it made no sense, port forwarding was set up correctly but I could only see the camera locally.
Solution = under basic network settings (for foscam camera) make sure that the gateway and DNS Server are both the IP address of the router
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Ok it seems that I had my gateway set wrong, when i watched the video i just pretty much copied down what the guy did which was 192.168.1.1 as gateway but it turned it to be 192.168.1.250. This solved my error communication page for my ddns and is now showing my dyns link to something like "mycamera.dyns.com Succeed".

I thought i finally fixed it but when i went to the link it still said unable to connect. Same problem for the manufacturers ddns link and my internal ip address link.

Additionally I tried to check if my ports are open or not by to http://www.canyouseeme.org/ and all i get is connection refused or connection timed out.
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