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Registered: ‎2012-01-07

Foscam IP camera forward issues

Ok i have been trying for a while to get a Foscam ip camera to port forward so i can view my camera.
the only thing that seems to partly work is if i do the port forwarding to port 80. but when that happens some of the functions of the camera do not work

Here is a link from forscam to set up the camera with a Netgear router. please look at their directions which i follow to the letter and let me know what could be the issue?

http://foscam.us/blog/foscamipcameras/guide-to-port-forwarding-netgear-router/
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Re: Foscam IP camera forward issues

First - does the camera work properly from inside your network? Port forwarding is not required when you're connecting to the camera from inside the network.

Once you have this part sorted - then address the remote access issues.

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Re: Foscam IP camera forward issues

if i do the port forwarding to port 80. but when that happens some of the functions of the camera do not work



Not clear.......
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: Foscam IP camera forward issues

yes the camera works %100 inside the network

Outside the network when ONLY using Port 80 can you see the video but the audio funtions do not work.

when using any other port for port forwarding like 8090 (like the example on foscams web site), 9002, 9012, or 9077 when you trying going to those web sites it does not connect.

So my thinking is that netgear is not forwarding correctly. but i am not smart enough to know how to fix it
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Re: Foscam IP camera forward issues

The instructions from foscam appearing to be missing a vital step - if you are going to use a non standard port, using those instruction, you will also need to change the port the camera is listening on to match what the port you forward in the router.

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Re: Foscam IP camera forward issues

oh i got that part
there is a section on the devices web site where you change the port to the one you are using.
I did that step.
I made it the same port as the one i put on the netgear site.

But only port 80 semi works
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Re: Foscam IP camera forward issues

But only port 80 semi works


I think you should talk to foscam support.
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: Foscam IP camera forward issues

This may seem obvious, but some people miss it; you are adding the port number to the URL/IP aren’t you e.g. {your.url.org:9012} or {123.211.22.55:9012}?

Most IP cameras I have used allow for two port numbers e.g. port 80 by default and a second user selected port.

The transfer of sound may use protocols that need to be supported by the router/OS/browser, I have found the transfer of sound to be quite difficult, and when it did work the lag made it pretty useless.
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Re: Foscam IP camera forward issues

I just installed dlink one and it only uses single ports for video and sound with default 80 but changed to 5000 -5009 range ports for for 9 camera
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: Foscam IP camera forward issues

Mars Mug - no nothing is to simple. Most of the time it is the simple stuff that usually fixes things.
But that time i was actually putting the port number on the web link

jmizoguchi - I am doubtful this is a Foscam issue because if i change the port from the camera i can access it inside the network no matter what port i change it to 5000, 9002, 9011, etc. Every time i change it and add the 192.168.1.10:???? static address i can see the camera with in my network. But if i change the setting in the port forwarding in netgear every time i try to connect to the device from outside the network ???.???.???.???:9002 i always get
"could not connect to ???.???.???.???:9002"
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