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Verizon Fios and Internet Security Cameras not working

Discussion in 'Networking' started by tnegrete, Oct 20, 2007.

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  1. tnegrete

    tnegrete Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    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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    tnegrete Thread Starter

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    is there a reason why I can even ping my modem IP address 71.x.x.x? my browser keeps coming back with an error. I changed the cameras to port 81 and change the port forwarding to the proper protocol port but still get errors..
     
  4. Soundy

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    The router likely has an "echo disable" option or something of the sort, that "absorbs" pings, rather than reflecting them. It's a security measure, intended to help hide the the connection from IP scanners.

    Remember that each camera will at least have to have a different port assigned on the WAN side of the router, otherwise the router won't know which camera to forward and incoming connection to (and most won't allow you to assign the same port more than once). On the LAN side, you should be able to leave the cameras on port 80.

    For example...

    Assuming:
    camera 1 is at 192.168.0.101
    camera 2 is at 192.168.0.102
    camera 3 is at 192.168.0.103
    ...and all are using defaults (port 80 for web access)

    On the router, you need to configure:
    WAN port 81 to forward to 192.168.0.101, port 80
    WAN port 82 to forward to 192.168.0.102, port 80
    WAN port 83 to forward to 192.168.0.103, port 80

    To access the cameras from outside then, you'd use:
    Camera 1: http://myaddress:81
    Camera 2: http://myaddress:82
    Camera 3: http://myaddress:83

    So when the router sees an incoming connection on port 81, it will know to forward it to camera 1 at port 80, and so on for the other cameras.
     
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