Hi there and welcome
the port open sites dont always work correctly
I would not worry about that too much, but test if you can see the camera
can you test this please?
Yes the camera is working as already stated as is the DDns.
sorry I missed that
The port checker was at least detecting the router but when I messed with the security it would not work but it did ping as already stated
ok, if the camera is working, port forwarding it working
The camera would not work otherwise
as the router would not know where to push the external requests to
No because I am accessing it on the local network rather than outside the router
ok, sorry you said it works
do you want me to test here if it is working?
The camera was working even before I set up port forwarding in the router
it will always work on the LAN
port forwarding is to allow access from the internet
Yes it would be a great idea for you to test if it is working the port is 85
ok, and the IP Address (public)?
sri for delay 188.8.131.52:85
let me check it
can you go to
make sure thats the correct IP as I get no activity there on anything (not ports, but the IP)
yuo could also try laurelsecurity.dyndns.org:85
yes that is my IP just checked it with whatsmyip
ok, why did you pick 85 as the port?
it is reserved and can cause problems
can you use 11001
this is dynamic an private (meaning for personal use)
Tenvis suggested it and port 80 was used by a web server
do you have a web server running there?
had but not now
ok, I get no activity on this IP
What ISP modem do you have?
Not sure what u mean the modem is Netopia 3347W and my isp is vodafone
the Netopia cam from your ISP?
Can you tell me how you did the port forwarding (the values used)
and if for TCP and UDP?
85 and TCPip
ok, forward on UDP as well please
you will see this in the protocol list
Yes but what port for UDP
both on 85
we are going to forward both the protocols on port 85 to the camera
did you specify the correct IP of the camera?
as the destination?
Yes I have config utp and tcpip to port 85 for camera ip
ok, let me test
ok, still nothing
let me check something
ok, I think Vodaphone is blocking this
you ran that from hom?
ok, are you 100% sure the correct IPm to the camera is used for the port forwarding?
Oh if you were talking about the old web server that was some time ago and with a different ISP
can you view the camera over the web page? or you need an app?
Using IE8 and a plugin called VLC
getting the manual now
i min, let me check the camera
ok downloading, will take a while
I think either the IP is wrong or Vodafone is blocking (which they do)
where did you get the IP for the camera from?
You can config the if of the camera but I left is as supplied.
configure it please
to make sure you have the right IP set
Hi I am trying to send u the images as attachments of all the configurations but I can seem to paste them
They will reassure that those settings are correct
you see the paperclip?
click on that
then the blue table thing
ok, upload it please
and then I can view it
u got that
no i didnt sorry
upload to www.wikisend.com
and send me the download link please
Try this pse
Could it be anything to do with firewalls?
are there two cameras or 1?
no as we port forward through the firewall
I see the server is the same IP Address?
let me check the camera manual please
ok, the server thats specified
what is that?
as it has the same IP
the only way I could allocate the UPt andTCPIP was to deal with it twice but as you will notice both have the same IP address
ok, this can be the problem
give one of them a different IP
and make another port forward on port 86 to the second ip
I think there is a problem as the IPs are derived from the availabel devices henceI just cant create an IP/
There is only one camera
you can assign an ip to it
Do u want me to change the IP of the camera and if so to what? and then allocate to port 86?
1 minute, I need to check something
why the server has the same IP
and if this is normal
AS I understand it the camera is acting as a camera server with an IP address which I would imagine is notmal
this is what I am double checking
ok, yes, the server is built in
you have http port as 81
thats a problem
it needs to be the same port the port forwarding happens on
OK let me change the camera port forwarding to 81. U OK with that??
Just a min
OK Thats TCP on 81
let me check
and we know now that the settings are correct as the port was 81
the issue is
I dont get any response to the IP at all
this means that Vodafone are blocking external access. Some ISP's do this
and I believe this is your case
there is no way to get around this sorry
if the settings are now correct, which it is with the port
then this is the only reason
as we know the cameras work
and you port forward 81 to the ip of the camera correct?
Perhaps u could advise on what I did with my security on windows 7 that is blocking the port checking. It was working till I i switched it off and on again
To your question
Firewall. Is the camera running via the computer?
Open Windows Firewall by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Security, and then clicking Windows Firewall.
Click Turn Windows Firewall on or off. If you are prompted for an administrator password XXXXX confirmation, type the password XXXXX provide confirmation.
Click Off (not recommended), and then click OK.
The http portfor the camera is 81 and I have set the port forwarding also to 81. That is what u mean?
that is the right setting
but the camera goes via wireless right? as it should
not via the computer?
ok, then it is a vodafone block
as I said, some ISP's do this
and everything is setup
this is the only reason left
as you know they work via the LAN
I really think think we are stuck at the mo
Where are u located as I think it is time to call it a day
Australia, but 1 minute
I am looking at Vodafone Ireland Terms and Conditions
to see mention of this
Maybe you could think about it and finalise it later.
the dont mention this (not always they do)
but ehre are people with other problems
due to blocked ports
but you are stuck here
we cant get around it other then switch ISP
Can I check port opening from within the router eg ping 192.168.1.239:81 just to confirm that port forwarding is ok . or must it be external to the router
external, but I am checking that :)
have been the whole time we test
and I get nothing on no ports
thats why I say its vodafone
I see this from time to time
with my customers
mainly when they try to do webserver from home
I know that but I want to try to continue testing from my own site and of course it therefore has to be within the router
you can when you go to work?
or a friend can?
but there is nothing you can do :)
thats it, you only need to do that
think about changin IP's if you need the cameras from outside
OK Richie We will call it a day
have a nice sleep!
and all the best