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Remote login and Panasonic IP camera? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've been using WHS since inception. Everything works great. Now I've purchased a Panasonic BL-C210A IP camera. With the camera Panasonic gives you free DDNS service to access the cam online. I went to http://www.viewnetcam.com and signed up. When I try to go to my site to view the cam an http://xxxxx.viewnetcam.com the browser goes to my WHS login page the same as if I'd entered http://xxxx.homeserver.com!! I thought it might have to do with doing it from INSIDE my network but yesterday I went to a friends house 50 miles away and it did the same thing. I can log on to WHS just fine, logon to home computers that are setup for remote access, all that, but I can't get to the web site for http://xxxxx.viewnetcam.com.

    I'm starting here because it seems strange that WHS is somehow intercepting this logon attempt to the cam. There must be something I can do to change this behavior!! I suppose it has something to do with both WHS and the cam DDNS pointing to my IP, and WHS actually getting it, but I don't know how to get around it.

    I'd post my viewnet.com url if it's safe and someone wants to try!!! I don't know if it's safe, but I guess you'd need a password to get thru, but I'll defer until someone needs the info to help.

    Thanks,
    Tom
    • Edited by thosj Sunday, February 7, 2010 2:25 PM Updated
    Sunday, February 7, 2010 2:23 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    HTTP access (Websites) occurs on port 80.  Both your Windows Home Server and IP Camera have HTTP access enabled but only one of them can be exposed to the internet at a time. 

    If you want to access your IP camera you could do a number of things:
    1. Log into one of your machines through Windows Home Server and then go to the internal address of the IP camera - something like http://192.168.1.10/
    2. Log into your router and setup a port forward see http://portforward.com/  so that another port number can connect to the IP camera so from the internet you would then access something like http://www.viewnetcam.com:81/ or http://myserver.homeserver.com:81/

    Basically a domain name points to an IP address - you have two domains pointing to the same IP address - that is the IP address of your rotuer.  The router then has ports - think of them as door ways, that lead to particular systems on your network.  At the moment port 80 points to your home server - I guess you want to keep the remote access capability of Windows Home Server.  I would try and setup another port to access your IP Camera.

    Good luck and if you get stuck don't hesitate to ask some more questions.

    Al
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    • Marked as answer by thosj Sunday, February 7, 2010 4:09 PM
    Sunday, February 7, 2010 3:35 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    HTTP access (Websites) occurs on port 80.  Both your Windows Home Server and IP Camera have HTTP access enabled but only one of them can be exposed to the internet at a time. 

    If you want to access your IP camera you could do a number of things:
    1. Log into one of your machines through Windows Home Server and then go to the internal address of the IP camera - something like http://192.168.1.10/
    2. Log into your router and setup a port forward see http://portforward.com/  so that another port number can connect to the IP camera so from the internet you would then access something like http://www.viewnetcam.com:81/ or http://myserver.homeserver.com:81/

    Basically a domain name points to an IP address - you have two domains pointing to the same IP address - that is the IP address of your rotuer.  The router then has ports - think of them as door ways, that lead to particular systems on your network.  At the moment port 80 points to your home server - I guess you want to keep the remote access capability of Windows Home Server.  I would try and setup another port to access your IP Camera.

    Good luck and if you get stuck don't hesitate to ask some more questions.

    Al
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    • Marked as answer by thosj Sunday, February 7, 2010 4:09 PM
    Sunday, February 7, 2010 3:35 PM
  • Wow, great, thanks!

    I was 90% of the way there. I had setup the camera and set it to use Port 81 and I had forwarded Port 81 in my router. I knew that much!!! The only piece of the puzzle I was missing is the port on the end of the url. So, http://xxxx.viewnetcam.com:81/ worked like a charm, enter camera logon/password, in!


    Thanks very much for the very concise, helpful reply! And so quick!!!

    Tom
    Sunday, February 7, 2010 4:09 PM