Solved DRV- Router- Switch web visibility

May 14, 2012 at 01:58:32
Specs: Windows 7
Hello, I need to see what's going on the cameras though the web. However my DRV is connected to the router(wireless) which is connected to the switch. Is there a way I can make that when I enter IP adress, request goes to DRV instead of switch control panel?

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May 15, 2012 at 13:07:36
From the sounds of it, you don't need to have two separate subnets (ie: 192.168.0.0 and 192.168.1.0) so the simplest solution would be to put the wireless router on the same subnet.

Read my guide and pay attention to the scenario where it's all one subnet and you interconnect the two routers LAN port to LAN port. That will explain the correct way to configure the second router.

With your network setup that way, all you'd need to do is create a port forward on the router connected to the internet (ie: the combo unit) and then connections would be able to get to the DRV without having to do a second port forward on the wireless router.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***



#1
May 14, 2012 at 07:33:08
When passing through a SOHO Router from and external location like this you'll need to create a port forward on your router.

A port forward contains the number of the port to be forwarded and the LAN IP address of the device to forward to.

You'll need to know what port your DRV is operating on in order to create your forward.

So, for the sake of a brief example lets say your DRV's IP is 192.168.0.50 and you view the camera's over a web page which uses port 80 (again, this is an example) you would setup a forward something like the following:

forward Port 80 to 192.168.0.50

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#2
May 15, 2012 at 02:00:40
Ok sadly I realised that except switch, theres also ADSL modem+router. So do I need to just disable router mode on ADSL router for it to work or something else?
Sorry for earlier confusion.

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#3
May 15, 2012 at 07:23:46
I'm still confused a little so help me get this straight in my head so I can help you.

From the sounds of it, your setup is one of the two following scenarios:

1) Internet >> Modem >> SOHO Router >> Switch >> clients
or
2) Internet >> Combination unit (router/modem) >> SOHO Router >> clients

If either of those are correct, please tell me which one. If neither is correct, please detail your setup

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#4
May 15, 2012 at 11:14:32
Internet >> Combination unit (router/modem) PPPoE routed mode >> switch >> SOHO Router (wireless)>> clients

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#5
May 15, 2012 at 11:26:43
why is there a switch between the routers? There is no reason for one to be there.

what do you mean by pppoe routed mode? pppoe is either done on the client workstation or on the first router. Is it being done on the first router?

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#6
May 15, 2012 at 12:12:16
Without answers to what wanderer asked you I will point out, you shouldn't need a second router unless you have need for a separate subnet.

If you don't have need for a second, separate subnet your setup should be:

Internet >> combo unit >> Switch >> clients

In which case, you would create a port forward on the combo unit (combo unit = combination router/modem/wireless AP) and point it at the DRV

Even with your present setup, correctly configured, you could still forward through that second router if it's configured as part of the LAN. When configured as part of the LAN, the second router would have an IP in the same subnet as router 1's LAN side and would have DHCP disabled. Clients connected to it would get their TCP/IP settings from router 1 and would be able to communicate with all other clients. This requires the two routers be connected LAN port to LAN port

For more info on adding a second router click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Add a second Router to your LAN

If however you setup your second router as a separate subnet (ie: connected from router 1's LAN port to router 2's WAN port) then you would need to create a port forward on router 1 that would point to router 2's WAN IP and then create a port forward on router 2 pointing at the DRV.

Personally, I would recommend you remove router 2, or connect the DRV to router 1. In either case, you would only need to create a port forward to the DRV on the combo unit as it would be directly attached to it.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#7
May 15, 2012 at 12:57:35
I do need second router for wifi around 50 meters away from combo unit, so right now we have 2 local are networks basicaly. one is 192.168.1.* and 192.168.0.* i can access 192.168.1* from computer that is connected to wifi router. so i guess i need to
"forward on router 1 that would point to router 2's WAN IP and then create a port forward on router 2 pointing at the DRV." I need switch because combo unit has 1 LAN port and there are 3 units that are connected to switch right now: WIFI router, computer near switch and computer near wifi router(separate floor) Sorry if I cause further confusion.

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#8
May 15, 2012 at 13:07:36
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From the sounds of it, you don't need to have two separate subnets (ie: 192.168.0.0 and 192.168.1.0) so the simplest solution would be to put the wireless router on the same subnet.

Read my guide and pay attention to the scenario where it's all one subnet and you interconnect the two routers LAN port to LAN port. That will explain the correct way to configure the second router.

With your network setup that way, all you'd need to do is create a port forward on the router connected to the internet (ie: the combo unit) and then connections would be able to get to the DRV without having to do a second port forward on the wireless router.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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