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Home security cameras and port forwarding help

Q: Home security cameras and port forwarding help

I am a total newbie to all this DDNS stuff, but here goes...
My parents just installed some security cameras at their home. They would liek to be able to view the cameras when they are away via the internet. I went over there this weekend and got the DVR unit hooked up to their home network, and assigned it a static IP address using DHCP reservations in the routers settings. They can view their cameras now from their home computers with no problem.
Now, for my question....I read that the only way they will be able to view their cameras when away is if they got a DNS host. I read about having to forward ports and got them signed up with dyndns.com free account.
And now...I am completely at a loss as to what I need to do and what settings I need to have entered where to make this work.
They have a Trendnet TEW-631BRP router. (If anyone cares to look at the users manual on that router, here is the direct link to the site where it can be dowloaded: http://www.trendnet.com/downloads/list_subcategory.asp?SUBTYPE_ID=1102 )
All their computers run XP, and the DVR unit has a software program called "Remote Agent" The DVR unit has settings that can be modified. These settings are:
DHCP on or off, DDNS on or off, DDN Name (which is currently "DVR.NAME") and IP address, gateway, subnet, and the other typical Network settings.
I plugged in the settings for my router (as far as the gateway and DNS servers and stuff are concerned) and assigned it the IP address that I reserved for it.

The router did not have a setting that specifically said "port forwarding" so I am not sure where in my router i need to enter anything.

If anyone can help me out here it would be appreciated!!

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A: Home security cameras and port forwarding help

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Hi all,

I have just changed router from the router provided by O2 to a router i used to use (Netgear DG834GT) i can not seem to get the ports to forward to my server where my personal site is stored.

This all worked when i last used the router but i then updated the firmware and did not reconfiger the ports as i changed routers.

I have followed the steps on http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Netgear/DG834GT/HTTP.htm

but my router doesnt seem to be forwarding me when i go to the address, I have also tried accessing the page via my mobile internet to see it that could get it but no luck.

is there a tick box or something on another page that i might have missed?

I have attached 2 screen shots of my settings.

Thank you in advance


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Our office has a small LAN behind a NetGear Firewall/Router. I would like to use pcAnywhere to access the network from home. However, I am not yet knowledgeable about any security issues that may arise. Specifically, my understanding is that I must set the NetGear to do port forwarding of the two ports used by pcAnywhere (to forward pcAnywhere traffic to the machine on the network that is acting as the pcAnywhere host). My question is: What, if any, security vulnerabilities are brought on by this type of port forwarding? Is the Firewall still completely protecting our LAN with port forwarding on? My limited understanding makes me worry that the ports that are forwarded will be visible externally and represent a potential vulnerability. I would appreciate greatly a brief summary of these issues!!!

A:Port forwarding and security

I haven't used PC Anywhere for a while, but there should be a way to initiate the connection from the server side (the one behind the firewall).

If you open ports on the NetGear firewall, you'll need to direct it to the pc where PC Anywhere is installed, and then, yes, you have a possible security hole, if that listener turns out to have issues.

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I recently set up a webserver using an old pc that i had lying around and I am thinking of using port forwarding to forward http requests to that computer. I am just wondering how secure this is. I have nothing else on the pc, no personal data so it really is just a server. Thanks in advance.

A:Port forwarding and security

The security concern here is how secure is the web site that you're hosting. If you're running just a static web site with no PHP, CGI things, then that is usually pretty secure, since there is no interactive stuff for attackers to ticker with. Also make sure that that web server machine is fully patched, as there can be vulnerablities in the underlying OS. The general fear is that once an attacker sucessfully gets a foothold on the web server machine, he can go on to attack the rest of the network. If you have a router with a true DMZ that provides an isolated subnet, then put your web server machine in that subnet.

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I have a situation where there is a network of POS terminals (presuming Windows based) that are used to process credit cards. They are tied into a wired router (Netgear Firewall) and recently I installed his old DVR equipment. I tied his DVR into his router and opened the necessary port (+1024) to allow incoming traffic to view the DVR remotely. My question is this. Can port forwarding to one device (in this case, embedded DVR) allow a hacker to jump from one machine to another to attack the more important one? I hope I made that clear. I would assume no (especially in my situation being that the DVR is embedded, not PC based)...but I was just curious. Thanks in advance!

A:Question about security by port forwarding?

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I already have a home security camera system. What I'am looking for is software I can put on my desk top that will notify me on my iphone when motion detection is activated. As well as allow me
to monitor the cameras from my iphone.

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Hi All,
I am able to do RDP from windows 7 to windows 10 pro using port forwarding but not able to from windows 10 pro to windows 7.
I tried VPN way (it says it connected and in windows 7 incoming clients it shows connection but when I do RDP does not connect and also with port forwarding)


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Hello! I am trying to forward a port so i can connect to my computer because i want to stream a radio station from computer to my phone.

I'm trying to forward port 88 on my Linksys WRT54G Version 6

I tried that but Boardwave audio streaming server still says it's not open!

Here are some pictures:

I'm using Windows XP Professional 32-Bit
Eset AntiVirus
and using Windows firewall
What am i doing wrong?
Thank you for your help!

Windows firewall screenie:


A:Solved: Port forwarding issues, Cannot forward port Please help! Linksys WRT54G

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Hey Guys,

I have been messing around with Apache from (XAMPP) on my Windows computer. I know that it is not secure, but I am just testing it for right now (for fun).

I am behind a Linksys WRT54g router. I can easily access the apache server from internally (locally), and in order for me to be able to access it externally (external IP in address bar), I have to port forward in my router.

So, I port forwarded port 80 and everything worked fine. I just had a question about this.

Since most internet (HTTP) traffic is served through 80, and I just port forwarded 80 to one computer, how do the other computers on my network still have access to the net. Don't get me wrong, it's awesome that this works, but I would just like to know how. Theoretically, wouldn't all the traffic that is coming through 80 be routed to that one computer?

Can someone explain this to me?

Also, when people use Apache to host sites, do they usually keep the apache ServerName (in httpd.conf) at localhost, or do they change it to a different IP? I would imagine they would keep it at localhost, so what would be the reason for changing that to a different IP?


A:Question about port forwarding port 80 (for apache) and a couple other questions

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

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i have a router/modem, Thomson ST536 and a router, Netgear WNR 1000. i have a static ip address already and port forward for both router with instructions from portforward.com. yet, when i check if the ports are open using simple port forwarding, only the tcp port is opened. the udp port remains closes. is there something else i must do to open the udp port?

A:problem with port forwarding. tcp port gets opened but udp remains closed.


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I have been using an DSL Siemens speedstream 6520 router at home. I usually carry out some R&D by placing servers behind the router. I access the services on each of the servers from the ouside using port forwarding and it has been working fine for http, ftp, RDP, any user defined ports etc but in the case of port 25 SMTP its not working at all. I have checked the port on the local lan and I am able to telnet to that server but from the outside only on this port 25 I am not able to telnet. But If i were to change the SMTP port number from 25 to any other port like 24 or 26, I am able to telnet from the outide. Is there any way i can make SMTP port 25 to work and access the same from the outside.


A:SpeedStream 6520 DSL Router - Port forwarding for port 25

Is it possible that port 25 has been blocked by your ISP? This is a pretty common thing for ISP's to do as a SPAM prevention measure.

As you can see, there are quite a few ISP's blocking port 25 on this list.

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Event Collector  - > Windows 2012 
Event Source -> Windows 7
Event Subscription (log forwarding) Security logs not forwarding

I'm evaluating the Event Forwarding of Windows
I able to received Event from r Application and System
Unfortunately, I' not able to get events from security
Please advise why I'm not getting the event for security


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I have tearing hair out for days on this.

I have 2 Axis 1031-W latest IP cameras.
I have set them up with their own IP's in my right submask etc.
All set up fine via Lan and wireless both send wireless fine

Router is TP-LINK WR641G

After reading zillions of port forwarding info on IP cameras I understand it is best to forward port 80 to a high new port number so I am trying to forward to port 8000 and 9000.

But no where in the virtual server set up in the router does it let me set up what port to send to. I enter 80 as "Service Port" and the IP address of a camera and use TCP or ALL protocol. But it will not let me enter another listing for service port 80 to the IP of Camera 2 since it says is already in use or something. It seemed to assign it to port 81 instead but I have no idea if HTTP will be "heard" on that port to transfer to the 2nd Camera.

If I log in to my static public IP address - I get the log in to Camera 1, which I assume is because of the port 80 forward to it. I had a friend try it to be sure it worked outside the network and it does.

But... I'd like to set up each camera separately thus wanting to assign it different port numbers. But I see nowhere to do this in the router.

I also tried using 8000 as the "service port" and TCP/HTTP thinking maybe it knows to pick up from port 80 and that will transfer to port 8000. But trying to log in via my IP:8000 doesn't work.

I am obviously confused...and frustrated ... Read more

A:Solved: Port fowarding for 2 Axis Cameras

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I just got a new ISP. They are blocking port 80. This means I cannot access my websites being hosting on my server running out of my home network.

So if I go to www.mm-theory.com, which I used to be able to do with my previous provider, it tells me: the site cannot be reached. I'm trying to open port 5000 so that I can get to my site by typing www.mm-theory.com:5000, but that doesn't seem to be working either.

I'm wondering if anyone can help me troubleshoot the issue.

I have the domain mm-theory.com registered with register.com. When I log into my account with them, this is what I have set for the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses:

The IPv6 address is left blank because Telus (my current ISP) changes it on a daily basis. Technical support at register.com told me I could leave it blank and only have the IPv4 address, so I did that.

When I go to whatismyip.com, this is what I see:

When I go onto my Windows Server 2003, this is what I get when I type ipconfig /all:

...and I see this when I open the properties for mm-theory.com in IIS on my my server:

This is what I have set for port forwarding on my router:

Does anyone know what might be going wrong? Thanks.

EDIT: I am not able to get the screen captures to show up. You can see them here:


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I would Like to know if port forwarding in general is safe and if anyone knows if port forwarding 25565 for minecraft is safe,

A:Is port Forwarding safe (port 25565)

You only need to forward it if you are running a server. Opening up any port leaves you open to any exploits that may be out there in regards to unpatched and under secured servers.

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I was tired when 50th result in google named "port forwarding" was actually question how to open port.

To be specific, I would like windows 7 to do the same what this program does. Which means forward port...
NOT fowarding port on my router
NOT opening port(allow connections) in windows rules
YES forward port to other destination on X port.
Thanks in advance!


A:Port forwarding(redirecting), NOT(!) port opening

Honestly no one knows?

Maybe it's just impossible?

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I just got gmod and when I go to make a listen server with create multiplayer game I follow the exact instructions my friend used to get his server up and for some reason no one can join my server. They say that it is not responding. I was told I had to forward ports and when I try I get an error. Please help me. Thanks

A:Port forwarding port overlap occured please help.

Hi, I also got the same problem may someone help?

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I have a huawei hg8245h router.
A need theese ports:
Udp 9600
Tcp 9600
Http 8081

I did everything, but it still closed, when i test it.

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Can anyone help me with the camera server to static ip thing?

I can see the camera server on LAN fine, and i can see the web fine, but i cant see the camera server from a remote location on the web.

i have a static ip but entering that information into the server locks me out and i have to re-enter the default ip and port 80 settings to be able to talk to it again.

I'm running the AP software of both server and isp provided ST780 wireless router from my xp laptop, and i can individually talk to both via LAN.

There is no manufacturer advice other than open ports 5000 - 5002, tried that and it did nothing.

To me this sreams "ROUTER!!!!" and there are some things that are messing with my head! Firstly the ST780 KNOWS... that it has somethin plugged up its tail pipe but cant recognise it!!! In the software it shows a physical address and an ip address but they dont match and therefore it wont list the server as a device. Its either unknown or there is no entry.

So.... my questions to you fine people are ..... do i persevere with port forwarding? Does the Static ip info have to be entered into the server? or is it enough to forward from the static to the default lan ip and port 80 settings? How does this help the ST780 to recognise the server or should i be buying a router that cares!!!

Or am i 1 octet short of a full ip and missing the point completely????

A:Cant see security cameras from the web

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HI,I was just sitting here at my PC and was thinking about the clarity of security cameras
and was wondering if that is related to like TV screens i.e. 720p,1080p and such because if
you watch on the NEWS channels some of the pictures are so bad you could not even recognize
your own mother on some of the screens,but then i suppose if you want a really good picture
all you need is more money then common sense,thanks

A:security cameras

Perhaps but I think many companies install security cameras and then forget about them. Anything will deteriorate if not properly maintained.

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hi, i have a security camers program that is connected to my web cam that records while i am out, the program is called honestech video patrol and so far i am quite impressed with it, the question i am going to ask you is connected to the fact that on this program i can run up to three cameras. i have a normal cctv on the outside of my house that is connected to the tv and video, i was wondering if there was any way of conecting this camera via my pc into my honestech security program...at present the exterior camera i have has a scart connection, so would it be possiblr to run a cable from that to the pc?

A:security cameras

Any luck, plaster? I'm looking for a similar set-up...


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Probably a dumb question, but after Googling some security cameras, I noticed that one of the camera photos showed all of the LEDs lit up like a Christmas tree. Is there such a thing as a camera with night vision that wouldn't visibly light up?

A:Security Cameras

Just as dumb an answer, put tape over LED'S.

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First of all, lets assume I have a static ip.
I want to view about 5 security cameras from a remote location with Internet access.
So my questions are:
1. Would I do this with a vpn?
2. Could I stream them some how to a website?
3. Is there a video to LAN converter. So, lets say that I have a rca connection (the yellow one) and something that would take that signal, and I could use the vpn to view it?

A:Security Cameras

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I don't know if this belongs here or in Hardware, so feel free to move this thread if need be. Anyway, I have several inexpensive security cameras I would like to hook up to my computer to keep surveillance around my home at night and when I am away. Do I need a video capture card to do this. The cameras just have an RCA plug on them. I've hooked them up to my vcr and they worked fine, but I would like to record the images to my computer HD or be able to watch them in realtime. What do I need and how do I hook them up? Any input would be appreciated.

A:Need Help With Security Cameras...

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So a few weeks ago we installed usb security cameras. They were set to record to our xp desktop on the d drive. we have not had them recoding for the last few weeks. The problem is that we set the username and password for the camera net work. But today, when I tried to turn my computer on the log in screen was different. Instead of the blue screen , I got a black screen with a small dialog box with username and password for the camera combined in the username box. in the password box were characters [I don't know what characters] and another dialog box saying it couldn't log me in. There is no password set for this computer. And the computer was on last night when I went to bed but was off this morning and no one turned it off.

A:Installed Security Cameras, now cant log into xp.

Hello and Welcome to BC.
Could you tell more about your Computer and USB Security Camera Brand and Model?
And Could you boot to safe mode?

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Can anyone please tell me of any domestic security cameras where the pictures go to the PC and can be viewed on the internet?

The ones we had the pictures went on to tapes which soon ran out and I would like to view them remotely.


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Hi, I have recently purchased two security cameras which have no branding whoa Di ever. The only thing I can make out is that they are l-series. These cameras were bought under the premise that they would send email when they detect motion. I have got these camera fully operating except for it being able to email. The message that keeps coming up is that it cannot connect to the email server. Does anyone know anything about this.

Kind regards

A:Wireless security cameras

Did you correctly enter the email settings into the camera settings? What are the email settings that you are using and have you verified they are the correct ones?

When you log into the web interface of the cameras, does it list a model number there in the about, help, or status pages?

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My Lorex security cameras hard wired to a dvr keep getting hacked (third time in three weeks). Whoever is hacking them changes the name of each camera to hacked , changes the ip address and dns servers so I can't connect remotely

Things I have Done

Changed dvr password
Disabled wifi in router
Changed router log in

What else can I do?

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My apartment building installed security cameras. Was told I could monitor the cameras on my PC and the tech guy will install what is needed to make it happen. What it looked like he only loaded an IP address into the address bar. He was done in a matter of a minute and things worked great. I did put the link into my favorites bar. I don?t monitor the cameras everyday but I do use it.

I upgraded to Windows 10 everything seems to be working great, except the security cameras monitoring. I went to the manager?s office they said the IP changed and I have entered the new IP address and it?s not working for me.

It looked so simple when the tech guy did it.

The manager?s office said the tech guy will come and fix it, well I have been waiting for a few months.

So on my own doing some research it looks like he loaded an ADD ON called ?SurveillanceCtrl Control? and in ?C:/webrec? maybe something happened to them when I load Windows 10.

I don?t know what to do and I don?t want to do something wrong and hate myself later for doing it. If more information is needed just ask.

I am needing some friendly instructions.

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Hello all,
My apartment building installed security cameras. Was told I could monitor the cameras and the tech guy will install what is needed to make it happen. What it looked like he only loaded an IP address into the address bar. He was done in a matter of a minute and things worked great. I did put the link into my favorites bar. I don’t monitor the cameras everyday but I do use it.
I upgraded to Windows 10 everything seems to be working great, except the security cameras monitoring. I went to the manager’s office they said the IP changed and I have entered the new IP address and it’s not working for me.
It looked so simple when the tech guy did it.
The manager’s office said the tech guy will come and fix it, well this has been a few months. 
So on my own doing some research it looks like he loaded an ADD ON called “SurveillanceCtrl Control” and in “C:/webrec” maybe something happened when I load Windows 10.
I don’t know what to do and I don’t want to do something wrong and hate myself later for doing it.
I am needing some friendly instructions.

A:PC not connecting to Security Cameras anymore.

Well Good Morning everyone.  It's been 24 hours since I posted and 50 people have looked at my post    this is good.    Is anyone out their that can help me?  If needing more information just ask.  

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Im trying to help my buddy set up his dvr cams so he can see them online.

ive opened up port 8080 and 2000, thats what its set on the dvr.

connecting to the external ip, xx.xx.xx.xx:8080 takes me to the router setup?

any idea whats going on and how to correct this?

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I am using a IFS 24-port Gigabit Stackable Managed PoE Switch IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) 1 U and have a power question. I am using it to run IP security cameras on a job and don't have the switch on-line yet. The cameras are going in and we are unable to power them/ aim and focus without it. Is it possible to make an RJ 45 "adapter" to temporarily power them up at the camera? My thoughts are to find the pins that provide power from the switch, make an RJ plug that only has 2 wires in it and connect them to a separate portable power supply, then plug directly into the camera for setup. Then land the switch when the rack is ready.

Q: 568B is what they will be wired for, which pins are for power ( P+ and P- )

Q: What is the correct / standard voltage from the PoE port ?- or does this depend on the camera?- it shouldn't, the cameras are not field selectable- they are IEEE 802.3af.

Q: Can this be done? I only need power for now and I have a separate video out on the cameras for a test monitor.

....it's more of a Tech guy/ bench guy question I know, but I trust the opinions here. Any help is appreciated.

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This may be an odd question but I have wireless security cameras on my property. I would like them to atleast be viewable on the computer but would prefer them to be record and save files onto my computer. Like maybe make a file every 24 hours. Is this something that is possible? Keep in mind I already have wireless router in my house so maybe I can use that somehow. Below is the information about the camera's.

2 wireless cameras featuring 12 infrared LED's providing nightvision.
The four channel receiver includes a remote control and is able to connect to 4 cameras simultaneously.
Installation is easy; it only takes a few minutes to connect to your TV, VCR or DVD.

Key Features :
Superb quality 380 TV Lines
62 Degree viewing angle
Video output: RCA

Thanks in advance.

A:Security cameras to record onto computer?

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A recent study by security firm Protection1 discovered over 6,000 no-password, open-access security cameras spread across the US.

According to the company's findings, many of these cameras are located in public places, at the headquarters of private enterprises, and even in the homes of many Americans.

Protection1 noted that the highest concentration of unprotected cameras is around big urban centers, such as the San Francisco Bay area, the Los Angeles area, Seattle, Chicago, the Florida cities, and all over the Atlantic coast, from Washington DC to Boston.

A camera without a password is a peeping hole for crooks
These towns are the centers of many security hot spots, like airports, military bases, and hospitals, so the large number of unprotected cameras should ring alarm bells with the people in charge of those systems.

Protection1 also ranked the number of unprotected cameras per 100,000 residents and came up with a top ten cities with the largest density of open-access cameras.

Leading the pack is the small town of Walnut Creek, California, with 89.69 open-access cameras per 100,000 citizens. The other towns in this top ten list were also small-to-medium cities, and Protection1 believes that the lack of critical security needs in these smaller towns has allowed authorities to relax when it comes to the e-security of these systems.

Read More. The US Is Riddled with Open-Access Security Cameras

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Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a new hard drive that I can record my surveillance footage with, the only problem I am having at the moment is that I click record onto the hard drive and after a while the hard drive goes into sleep mode or whatever. Then at the end of it all when I decide to stop recording it doesn't save onto my hard drive.

So all I need to know really is there any way of keeping my hard drive running all the time so that it doesn't go into this sleep mode.

I have already gone into my power settings and disabled the USB selective suspend setting and this hasn't worked for me.

Thanks (Y)

A:Security Cameras & External Hard Drive

Hi there
seems to me that you've got two problems here.

1) The recording camera software -- IMO this should be writing to disk every so often rather than waiting to the end of the recording -- I don't know the software but since its security related it must be capable of creating decent timestamps and write to a log file every so often. You should perhaps depending on the software even be able to have the logs re use themselves say after 5 logs have been created --overwrite log 1 again etc.

Without knowing the setup / settings of this program its impossible to say why data isn't being written to the disk --maybe it IS but to a file on drive C and you have to copy the data manually. I should definitely look at this.

2) Power / sleep / hibernate settings on the computer --ensure that disks are turned off --never, computer isn't hibernated / screen saved etc.

You CAN have the screen to switch off after so many minutes --that won't be a problem.

Another silly problem believe it or not is that the hard disc can be filled so it will stop -- but the directory entry is not written so the disk still appears empty or at least your footage won't be there.

Video footage can consume INORDINATE amounts of data if the compression etc isn't set decently.


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I am an IT Administrator for a local business, and we recently had a large storm. We were required to replace all existing networking gear. Our security camera system is now unable to be viewed via app. I have tried so many things that it is not even funny at this point - it is ridiculous.

I have tried opening the ports on the Arris, but a port scan reveals they are in fact closed. I don't see a place to open ports on the Netgear - does this mean that we should purchase a new router, other than the Netgear? (Personally, I prefer something other than it but..)

Network/Camera setup:


- Arris router (ISP provided w/ coax going into it)

- Netgear smart (Business bought , Arris connects to this which this then projects a 2.4ghz and a 5ghz wireless network, along with a 2.4ghz guest wireless connection.


- One "Platnium" DVR - Configured network correctly
- One "Platnium" NVR - Configured network correctly

I need to know how to fix this issue that I am having.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to reply.

Thank you so much!

A:Issue accessing security cameras from app? (Read for more)

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Hi, We have Verizon Fios installed in the office and we are getting the TV service with them as well. They installed an ActionTech router MI424-WR. We have some security cameras and now can"t get to view them from outside the network. I had tried toport forwarding the proper IP's of the cameras to the public IP of the router but nothing... Any ideas?

A:Verizon Fios and Internet Security Cameras not working

If you don't have the commercial package, I believe they block port 80. Try an alternate port for the cameras.

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How to forward a port on d-link 584-t and make it usable for other comps to connect to?
The port I need to forward is 15151 to allow a certain game to get lan playability.
Thank you

A:Forwarding a port

check this out http://portforward.com/

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Ok um... the networking component of computers is a mystery to me. I need to port forward a specific port for this one program, but no matter what i do i keep getting a NAT error. I tried the virtual thing and it didnt work. It's not the regular firewall because i turned it off. If i connect my computer straight to the modem than theres no problem so it must be the router.
I have no idea what DHCP is or any of those terms so im really confused with the troubleshooting instructions online. Anyone can help please?

A:Port Forwarding DI-604

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I recently purchased a Foscam FI8916W and I'm having a hell of a time getting my modem/routers to port forward. Here is my setup:

Cable Internet (Provider: Time Warner)
Cable line directly connected to my Arris TG862 Modem/Router.
Arris TG862 modem is then connected to a Belkin Wireless Router (because the Arris does not have wifi capability).

Arris Modem/Router has an IP of
Belkin has an External IP address of and an Internal IP address of

When I got the Foscam I hardwired it to the Belkin Wireless Router and found its IP address (192.168.2.XX). I then accessed the camera via that address and set up the wifi and right now I can easily view and access my camera via my LAN using port 5656 (ie navigating to 192.168.2.XX:5656).

However, getting port forwarding to work has been impossible. (FYI, I set up my static DNS with NO-IP AND dnydns just for good measure, but because my port remains closed I havent even gotten to the point of checking if those worked).

Because I'm behind two routers I followed some instructions I found on here. I opened port 5656 on my Belkin Router and then I took the Belkin Router's External IP address ( and plugged it into the DMZ of the Arris Modem ( So presumably the Arris should be sending data directly to the Belkin and the Belkin has its port 5656 open. Unfortunately, the port is not open.

I also attempted to open the port on the Arris using the Belkin IP address and... Read more

A:Port Forwarding HELP!

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hi guys

can you please help me....ive tryed to port forward my home hub2 for age of empires3 but im still having major problems connecting to most games......

im using a wireless connection, i know it works as ive had no problems untill BT reset my router to default settings. after i was unable to connect to internet this morning.


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Hello everyone. I am having an unbelievably hard time getting my router to forward a couple ports (specifically for Skype). I have been doing this for years and have never had this much trouble. I have tried two different routers, two different computers, and connecting via wired LAN and wireless. I have also tried updating the firmware on the routers with no luck. I know how to correctly set port forwarding, so I am thinking it has to be something else.

Here is my info:
* I am running Windows XP SP3 on both computers
* The two routers are: Linksys BEFW11S4 & Netgear WGR614

I recently upgraded to SP3, but I changed routers at the same time. Could something with SP3 be causing this? Any help you could give would be much appreciated.


A:Port forwarding

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Yes i wanna know how to do it and is it difficult?

A:Port Forwarding

Google it and no it's not hard.

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I am on a campus network, and I am trying to run a torrent downloader. My speeds are super slow, and I had heard something about port forwarding possibly fixing this, but (to be honest), I hate networking. However, I had also heard that some kind of filter had been put on to restrict torrent downloads (as well as online games, grrrrr). If anyone knows a way to set something like that up or has any other suggestions to get this resolved, I would greatly appreciate it.

A:Port Forwarding

If at the moment it is working, then nothing you can do can change the speed of your download.

The restrictions are put in place by the campus IT dept, take your complaint up with them, although they will likely tell you tough luck.


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Hi I have a problem trying to port forward.
The computer I am trying to forward is connected to another computer via a Switch. The other computer connects to the Internet via a DLink Wireless adapter to a Fritz Box WLAN 7050 Router.

Both computers are running Windows XP SP2. Both are on a static IP address. The computer directly connected via the DLink adapter port forwards fine with its static IP address, but the other one does not seem to work.

Anyone know what I am doing wrong.

Many thanks

A:Port Forwarding

Port forwarding within your local network does not involved the router, you have to make adjustments to the local software firewall settings.

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Hello all, Not sure if this is the right place but here goes

Im running ubuntu and i wanna host a mud (multi user dungeon, a text based online game for anyone that doesnt know). Anyways i have the game up and running on my localmachine on port 4000. I can telnet to localhost.com 4000 and it runs perfectly. So now im attempting to set up port forwarding so i can have my friends log in, however i've never done it before and cant seem to get it to work!.

heres what im trying. My static internal ip is, my external ip is My router is a gigaset se567. (my game runs on localhost 4000)

i went to this website http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Siemens/Gigaset-SE567/Echolink.htm

it tells you how to set up port forwarding for my router

so i selected port forwarding for tcp, and ports being 4000. ip address being

and nothing.....i've tried a few things, i just cant seem to get it to work, any help will be greatly appreciated!

A:Port forwarding!

isn't your ip meant to be .1 would be your router.

Anyways, make sure that your friends also do portforwarding. Or go into your firewall and turn it off to see if that helps.

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