STEP 2 Once you have a fixed IP address, the next step is to update your routers firewall with this information.
The job of the router is to use a single connection to the internet and allow you to use it with multiple devices like cameras and computers.
Some cameras have 2 way audio, so you can even talk to the person or pet. We all know that if we go to a certain IP address on our home browser, we can configure and view the camera, but how do we do the very same thing when we are not home.
STEP 1 There’s several steps into making this work, so it’s best to start at the camera.
Many of us have smartphones, i Pads or netbooks that we take with us and it would be great to check in on the place, a pet or the elderly while at work, in a coffee shop or while traveling.
Use this subnet mask (typically 255.255.255.0) and default gateway (the IP address of the router).
For an IP address, use the first 3 sets of numbers and chose a higher number up to 253 for the last, for example, if it’s 192.168.1.12, you can use an IP address like 192.168.1.100.
For example, if you have 3 cameras, you can use 10001, 1003.
From that point on, since port 80 is the default, you must specify the port number after the IP address separated by a colon when accessing the camera, for example if you used 10002, you will use to view the camera from your browser at home.