This article is one in a series to assist in the setup, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Cisco Small Business products (formerly Linksys Business Series).
Q. How can I setup remote access for the PVC2300?A.
There are 2 ways to access the camera remotely. You can use either the public IP address of the network and the camera's port or using DDNS.
To use both types you need to make sure you set up HTTP or HTTPS in the PVC2300. For instructions, click?here .
If you will have a DDNS, you can use the DDNS option in the PVC2300 web based setup page.
Once you are in the PVC2300 web based setup page, go to Home > Applications > DDNS.
Here are the options under the DDNS category:
Enable DDNS - This option will enable Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS). When used with a DDNS service provider, you can access your camera over the Internet using a domain name instead of an IP address.
Service Provider - Select the service provider that you have an account with. If you do not have an account, you can select a service provider and click the Web Site button.
Host Name - Enter the host name (Domain Name) allocated to you by the DDNS Server provider.
Account - Enter the login name for the DDNS account.
Password - Enter the password for the DDNS account.
Check WAN IP Address - This option allows you to set how often the device should check to see if the Internet IP address has changed. If the IP address has changed, the DDNS Server will be notified.
Note: To complete the DDNS Service setup, port forwarding needs to be configured on your router.
Click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the screen to save the configuration to the router.
Once port forwarding has been configured, the router can be accessed over the Internet by typing in the Internet IP address of the router, a colon, and the defined port number in the following format:
http:// public ip address:port ?or
http:// DDNS account:port
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