conect a ip camera using two routers

February 8, 2010 at 11:19:20
Specs: windows 7

I have a apple router as my first router and a us robotics connect to the uplink port as the second and a ip camera on the second router. I have no problem viewing the camera locally but cannot view it externally. The IP i get using whatismyip.com is not pingable. The camera is on port 80 by default. I need to be able to get to the cameras web server by typing <external ip>:80 to access the camera. How should I configure both routers.

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#1
February 8, 2010 at 11:34:11

On the router "nearest" to the Internet (so, I believe the Apple router based on your description), you'll need to setup port forwarding. You'll want to forward some obscure port (say port 9090) to the external IP address of your second router (you can get this either by looking at the clients listed on the apple router, or by looking at the external IP information shown on the other router). Then on the second router, you'll need to setup port forwarding to forward the same port (so, 9090) to port 80 and the camera's IP address.

Then, you should be able to get to the camera by going to <a href="http://<yourPublicIP>:9090" target="_blank">http://<yourPublicIP>:9090

Some ISPs block port 80, which is why I suggest using port 9090 or some other obscure port.

-Ryan Adams

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#2
February 8, 2010 at 13:32:36

Actually RTAdams, forwarding to the downstream router from the upstream one and then forwarding from the downstream to the camera should not be necessary if your second router is connected LAN port to LAN port

With the above type of connection, and the LAN side of the downstream router configured as a LAN client, the forward from the upstream (apple) router should just pass through it to the camera. Which is to say, with the two routers setup correctly, the forward on the apple should point directly to the camera's IP address.

For more info on setting up the routers correctly, just click on my name above in my reply and read my "how-to" guide on "adding a second router" Pay attention to the LAN port to LAN port scenario.


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#3
February 8, 2010 at 16:00:53

Based on his description, I think one router's WAN port is conencted to the other router's LAN port. Why, I do not know.

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