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When I try to view my DVR, it keeps asking for a username and password. Is this from DynDNS? I put in my info but it doesn't work. I can see the camera if I use the local IP 192.168.1.242 but my Dynamic DNS isn't working.
Answer by Jason Hutchins · Dec 30, 2009 at 11:59 PM
The login screen is most likely coming from your router. You are seeing a loopback connection error: when trying to access the hostname, your router is confused by your request and thinks you are trying to access its configuration page.
This usually happens if your port forwarding settings are incorrect or not configured at all. You can learn more about port forwarding at PortForward.com.
You can also try disabling "Filter Internet NAT Redirections" (or something to that effect) to let your router handle the request correctly. If this doesn't work, you can try editing your HOSTS file (as described in the loopback article here). This problem usually doesn't affect visitors outside of your network; if everyone else can see your camera, it may be a loopback issue, but if no one can see the camera from anywhere, something else is wrong.
Answer by Cry Havok · Dec 31, 2009 at 11:00 AM
It may also be that your router doesn't allow you to forward the port it uses for it's administration interface (usually port 80 - HTTP) if you're seeing this problem when you try to connect from outside your network. If that is the case then you'll either need to change the administration port on the router (if supported) or use a different port for the DVR. If you don't want to have to remember the changed port then a WebHop will help you.
Answer by abrogard · Sep 30, 2011 at 08:41 AM
I have the same problem - here now in 2011 - both with my IIS site and with my wireless IP camera which is a case of its own, of the kind this thread is about I think, being it needs its own port number.
I've read heaps of junk about how to do it. But I found what it really boils down to is: you can't see your IP wireless camera from within your LAN.
I won't fight about it. Maybe you can if everything's right. Do all the right things. Have the right kind of router, etc. But I could never do it and it was a major hassle trying and all the forums I went to for answers just gave long convoluted hassle type answers...
What I need is something quick and simple and....
The simple answer is: Use your cellphone. They all have an internet connection, don't they? Mine is the cheapest prepaid I could find and it has one. When I want to check I use it - costs me maybe 10 or 29 cents. Wouldn't care if it cost a dollar, I don't do it very often.