Remote Viewing Using a LinkSys Router as an Example
1. Start the "IP Camera Search" software.
See Figure 1.
2. Click SEARCH.
3. See Figure 2. Note the PURPLE box.
The WAN IP is the IP address of
your camera as seen from outside your local area
network (Wide Area Network IP).
The information in the GREEN box is the
MAC address of your camera.
4. Click the MAC address shown in the
You will note the window changes and
the IPCAM section on the right fills up with data. See
Figure 3. (The
area that displayed your WAN IP in step 3 now indicates
the firmware version of the camera, which could be
useful for troubleshooting.)
5. Note the contents of the two DNS
settings in the RED boxes. These addresses (Domain Name
Servers) must be the same or you will not be able to
view your camera from an external location.
Note the HTTP Port (in the GREEN box in Figure 3).
The default port setting is 80. This
port determines how your router will handle external
requests. The router needs to know how to handle a
request for streaming video from this camera, so the
next step is to program your router.
7. Click ROUTER (the PURPLE box in
The software will attempt to open your
router's configuration screen. You may need
password/username information. If you don't know this
information contact your network administrator - you
will not be able to follow this procedure without
accessing your router.
Due to the large number of router
manufacturers available, it's not feasible to discuss
them all. Instead, we'll discuss a LinkSys router as an
example - your buttons and features may be different on
your router but the process will be the same. Refer to
your router documentation if necessary. For more
information and help, you can visit portforward.com - a
8. For a Linksys router you need to
Applications and Gaming Tab, then find the
Port Range Forwarding Tab.
9. This router will request or have a
space for the Application
name. Enter any name you like - it doesn't matter, this
is purely for your reference.
10. Enter the Port Range. In this
case our HTTP port is 80 (seen in Figure 3, the GREEN
box), so enter 80. If your router has a place for START
and END, put 80 in both places.
11. Now enter the camera IP address (shown in
the ORANGE box in Figure 3) in the TCP/UDP
12. Make sure to ENABLE the setting
(usually a check box or button, it differs from router
13. Save your settings.
Your MAX-IP280 now has its ports
forwarded and is accessible remotely via your WAN IP.
This means you can take the CMS software (Super IPCam CMS Client
software), install it on a computer at home (for
instance), and access your IP camera at any time (after
entering the user name/password, of course).