Document ID: 109203
Updated: Dec 12, 2008
This article is one in a series to assist in the setup, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Cisco Small Business products (formerly Linksys Business Series).
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A. Consider this example. When the WVC210 is chosen for Enable UPnP and Enable Alternate Port, this allows you to delegate another service port that is used by the camera. You need to open this port in your router so that your camera can be used remotely.
In order to open the port in your router, you need to do port forwarding so that you can allocate the said port to the local IP address of the camera. Refer to the user guide of the manufacturer for more information on how you can do port forwarding in your router.
For exzample, if you use a WRT54G with your WVC210, go to the web based configuration of your router.
If you are in the router web based configuration, choose Applications and Gaming and choose Port Range Forward. Place the necessary values for the designated parameters, just like the values in the next screen shot. Once it is done, click Save Settings.
You should now be able to access the camera remotely. In order to do this, launch your browser on the remote computer and type-in http://WAN_IP address_of_your_Router:Port Number then hit Enter. When you login next time locally to this router, you need to type-in http://LAN_IPaddress_of_the_camera:Port Number.
Note: If you have problem access the cameras through the Internet connection, hard reset the WRT54G. Reconfigure in order to restore the Internet connection and setup DynDNS if you do not have a static IP address.
This is the setup of the cameras:
Camera 1 static ip: 192.168.1.97 port fwd - 1024
Camera 2 static ip: 192.168.1.98 port fwd - 1025
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