01-02-2009 08:34 PM
I am attempting to stream live video. I am trying to access the stream from another computer within my network.
I think I have everything working correctly.
I used the URL that was given to my camera via LAN URL. When I enter that URL, I get a "...cannot display the webpage".
Windows XP SP2.
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01-03-2009 12:11 AM
01-03-2009 12:37 AM
Thanks...that helped me get past not being able to see the video from within my firewall....now I just have to figure out how to do some "port forwarding" on my router...(I have looked at every screen and I can't find any reference to port forwarding"). I will continue to google search port forwarding until I stumble across something that helps me figure out what I need to do.
01-03-2009 05:08 AM
01-03-2009 01:06 PM - last edited on 01-03-2009 06:09 PM by Pegasus
I found a document at portforward.com for the MBR1000 but I don't know the terminology.
I am trying to logically understand the progression of how this works....
I understand that my router has an external IP address (along with an internal IP that I use to get to the admin interface)...currently my IP is 188.8.131.52 on this machine and also on a laptop. I guess this is because both machines are going through the router to get to the web? Am I correct so far?
Now...In order for someone to see the camera...that person must supply the ip of the router and then the port that the camera is using. I can specify the port of the camera using Windows Media Encoder. It provides me with an internal (LAN) ip which happends to be the internal IP of the actual PC the webcam is hooked up to in addition to a port that was searched for by the Media Encoder app. Lets just say the IPs that are provided by Media Encoder on the "connections" tab contains:
I can get to the streaming video using the LAN ip including the port (albiet delayed about 8 seconds...this is a second issue to be worked on later)
This means that in order for a user to see the output from the webcam....I must configure the router to allow port 2953 to be accessible. This is the place where I am stuck. Do I need to configure the router to forward the port (2953) to the PC running the webcam 192.168.0.101, or 192.168.0.101:2953, or does the router already know that the port is associated with the internal IP 192.168.0.101? Any comments?
It would make sense that I would need to allow external users to be able to get to a port on the PC running the webcam that is located behind my firewall. Is this a separate step from port forwarding? Is this 2 steps...Step 1: allowing users to get fowarded to an computer behind my firewall....and Step 2: unblock a port from within my router's configuration?
Now for my router's configuration interface...I can't find a reference to port forwarding.
I realize this is a forum for getting WebCams to work....and i apologize if it is out of scope for these forums.
01-13-2009 06:55 AM
keith3421 asks -
Do I need to configure the router to forward the port (2953) to the PC running the webcam 192.168.0.101, or 192.168.0.101:2953, or does the router already know that the port is associated with the internal IP 192.168.0.101?