Assessing a LAN network remotely

June 26, 2011 at 12:12:57
Specs: Windows 7
Well basically I set up a CCTV at my shop and I can access it remotely through LAN only (an IP was supplied so I can watch it on a pc), but my problem is I don't want to watch it on the LAN pc as it is at the shop so that is useless but I want to be able to watch it at home is there anyway. Is there any way I can assess that LAN IP online at my house maybe a VPN I don't have any experience in this field thanks.

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June 26, 2011 at 17:58:30
Twice you said assess, once you said access. I think you mean access. Try remote desktop.

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June 27, 2011 at 03:55:45
Yeah, ignore that got a spell check which utterly fails and remote desktop is sort of a last step thing I want to use. A proper way would be much appreciated if someone does know.

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June 27, 2011 at 07:09:56
Remote Desktop is a "proper" way to remotely access a computer.

If there's a SOHO Router in place at the remote location you'll first have to forward the RDC (remote desktop connection) port (port #3389) to the LAN IP of the computer you wish to connect to remotely. Also, you'll have to enable "Remote Desktop" on the target PC.

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June 27, 2011 at 07:10:11
Do you have a fixed IP address from your ISP ?

Do use use a Router ?

Is it an IP Camera ? and did it come with a software CD ??

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June 27, 2011 at 11:46:10
Have a look at Hamachi

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June 27, 2011 at 16:15:11
"an IP was supplied so I can watch it on a pc"

akrubas this should be as simple as a doing a port forward to that ip address in your router unless your CCTV system does not support ports and is local access only. If local than gaining access to a pc is the only way you can view

If using ports than no need for remote pc logon/ no RDP or any of that. I look at my home security cameras from my work laptop.

But my system is DVR based and has software [CMS lite] that I load on my laptop which asks for ip address and port number and password.

We don't know how you are connecting beyond a local ip address.

Here's what we would need to know from you
1. make and model of router you have
2. CCTV does it have software or a web interface and does it list a port to use

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June 28, 2011 at 22:28:37
Just get one Static IP from your ISP and configure it on the DVR.
then you can access it from anywhere.

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