OK I did that but the more and more I try to get outside access to the Foscam, the more confusing it gets - I have read tons and tons of data on the net - BUT it says to do this and that but never very specific. Of course I am a novice at this. I just may have to settle for the camera being “local only.” I am retired but spending at least 12 hours trying to do this is kind of ridiculous haaaaaa Not a quiter have to wonder if ANYONE has ever accessed one of these cameras on the net. I know it works because SKYPE works - Thanks
Been there - Done that - Never ends…
Assign the camera a static IP address with a custom port number above 8000
In the router:
Advanced > Port Forwarding > Ad service: TCP + Single Port 8##? + Check WAN + Server IP address (=camera IP address)
Dynamic IP address on WAN ???
Most consumer’s have a dynamic IP address assigned by their ISP. This means that the address where you can find your camera remotely changes. To avoid this you have to upgrade to a Static iP address or purchase (cheap) a service from DYNdns and ender the information into your router under:
WAN > Dynamic DNS service provider
Check if the port is open on this website:
Enter your 800? port number to verify that its open.
If not change in your router:
Advanced > Firewall > Access Rules: add inbound and outbound access rules…
This is assuming your ISP connection is just a Modem and not a router.
If your internet modem is a router at the same time you might have to dive into that device and change the firewall settings. Possibly port forwarding as well…
Hope this helps,