I've reviewed the threads, read the links, looked at the camera manual, looked at the router manual (online), tried as many settings as I can think of... all maybe ten - fifteen... maybe more times.
The camera is accessible from locally connected PCs both ethernet and wireless...
The "port test" tool on DynDNS.com shows the port "open" and accepting connections.
I've TELNET 'opened' my internet IP address using the port number I've forwarded in the router (at least I think I've got it forwarded) The port number is something other than 80. (I understood that the Telnet 'open' would 'fail' but show something 'returned' if the connection was made to the camera..?)
I'm trying to find out if (where) a log of access attempts and results to my router may be...
Router/modem = WESTELL 327W ISP = VERIZON
I've contacted FOSCAM support and they've sent me some suggestions... I'm waiting to here what IP address they suggest to use in the cameras "DNS Server" setting...
Anybody have any suggestions..?? Links..??
asked May 31 '10 at 02:11 AM in Default
The question has been closed Oct 09 '11 at 08:33 AM by Cry Havok for the following reason:
The question is answered, right answer was accepted
Did you see these Foscam related threads here. And also this wiki entry?
answered May 31 '10 at 06:17 AM
Need help in making my foscam wireless.. I got everything to run.. dyndns.. motion detect.. etc.. but i can't set up wireless.. I am using mac and also with verizon.. I tried with a fresh foscam as i ordered two.. and I can't configure the wireless even with a new pre reset ones..
this is a foscam fi8918w
answered Oct 09 '11 at 04:28 AM
I got mine working and can access it from the internet through my dyndns host. It was all about the router, the router's firewall, and port forwarding settings...
Sitting down one evening and just 'thinking' about it... the camera works, and can be accessed from WITHIN the local LAN (network) so the camera 'server' is working and 'available'. The dns 'host' is showing the designated port "open and able to accept connections"... I even looked at my routers security log and saw the attempts by the DNS to connect. So, it's a matter of the router allowing the connection 'through'... a configuration issue.
My router(s) are all the same... WESTELL 327 ... years back I thought it a good idea to use the same equipment so as to minimize the 'learning' process. For awhile I thought "Great... 3 routers that I can't figure out..!!" I even went so far as to buy a 'new' used router... newer/better/easier..??... to try if I couldn't get things working.
What router are you using..?? Is it a modem/router ?? Just a router..??? Wireless..?? Old...?? Which FOSCAM model camera are you using..??
While trying to get my FOSCAM accessible from the WEB, everyone talked about 'port forwarding' but not 'NAT'. I looked into the NAT settings page on my router many times but didn't notice that the NAT page was referring to my FOSCAM camera by it's static host name (or such) which I didn't immediately recognize. Suddenly, it made 'sense', I set the device to accept the connections of the forwarded port, and bingo... it works. WHEW..!!!
Good luck, let US know how you do..
answered Aug 09 '10 at 10:15 PM
Hey, thanks..!!! Your suggestion makes perfect sense... now I'll just have to learn how to set up an FTP SERVER... and if it 'connects' it's my camera/server that is the 'issue'.
At this exact point, I feel that it is a camera-to-router combination 'issue'. I'm thinking that possibly, with a different 'router' I may not have the problem with the camera's server.
That said... I've been trying hard, banging away to solve it because I have four SEPERATE home networks... comprising my home and my grown children's, ALL set up using this particular router/modem..!!! Thus, solving the problem with MY router/modem would allow me to set up ALL the homes...
My ISP connection is DSL (verizon)... I have a couple of DSL modems that are not router/modem combos... so I could set up my internet access using a simple DSL modem and install a LYNKSYS wireless router (b/g)... and POSSIBLY/PROBALBY resolve my problem.
Then, it'd merely be the expense of buying 3 more similar routers, or buy a NEW router, see if it works, then buy 3 more...
All this to get this camera working...
Thanks so much for your suggestions..!!!!
answered Jun 02 '10 at 03:57 AM