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IP Camera Connection Setup Tutorial Introduction

Configuration - Local Access

Before connecting the network camera to the Internet, set the network camera to local access. You can configure the initial status by referring to the delivered technical documents. After the network camera is set to local access, you can start remote access to the network camera.


Configuration - Remote Access of IP Camera

Before configuring remote access, you are advised to contact your network administrator to ensure that you have proper permissions to configure remote access for the network camera.


To enable the network camera to access the Internet, we need to configure port forwarding. Port forwarding allows you to access a network camera remotely by forwarding the network port to which the camera is connected. To forward, you need to first access the router on your network and then configure the router to forward the port used by the network camera. For network cameras, refer to the manual that comes with it for details of which ports need to be forwarded.


Get IP Camera's IP Address Information

In order to access routers on the network to configure port forwarding, we need to know the IP address of the router to which the IP network camera is connected. You can obtain the IP address by consulting the network administrator or entering ipconfig /all in the Windows command prompt. To open a command prompt window, you need to click the start button of the window, and then click Run. You will now go to "Commands" and click "OK" to continue.


The IP configuration of your computer is displayed. Use the "ipconfig /all" command to record the IP address of the router. You will need this IP address to access the router and configure port forwarding. The IP address of the network router is displayed as the default gateway. For example, the IP address of the router is 192.168.0.1.


Access The Network Router

Now that you have the router's IP address, type it into your Web browser. The router can be accessed in this example by entering the IP address 192.168.0.1 in the Internet Explorer address bar.


Configure The Router's Forwarding Port

Now that you are in the network router, let's go to the part of the router that does the port forwarding configuration. Please consult the router manufacturer for more details on the location of this section.


Enter the local address of the webcam. this address will be forwarded as the unique address connected to the port. In this article's example, the camera's port 80 will be forwarded. Some IP network cameras require more than one port address to be forwarded to ensure that users can use all the functions provided by the camera. In addition, you need to select the protocol to use, usually UDP, TCP, or both, and your router may have additional options. In most cases, choose both. These standards will be used in port forwarding. Click "Apply" and all the information you need is set up.


Access Your IP Webcam Over The Internet

After port forwarding on the router is configured, we can access the network camera over the network. It is recommended to try to access the network camera from a remote location, not just on the LAN to verify port forwarding is correct. In a remote location, you need to enter the public IP address of the webcam, please contact your ISP to provide it. If the public IP address is not known, the subnet cannot access the network camera. The camera's private IP address cannot be seen on the Internet, but only on the LAN to which the webcam is connected.


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