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Some cameras have 2 way audio, so you can even talk to the person or pet. We all know that if we go to a certain IP address on our home browser, we can configure and view the camera, but how do we do the very same thing when we are not home.
STEP 1 There’s several steps into making this work, so it’s best to start at the camera.
If it works you can use this to access your camera from anywhere in the world with one caveat, it may only last a few hours or at best a few days, so onto to the last step in the process.
STEP 4 Service providers have many, many customers and it would be very expensive to give each and every one of us a fixed IP address as you did with your camera in step 1.
The problem with this is that it’s likely that this address will change next time turn off and then back on the router or camera.
For an IP address, use the first 3 sets of numbers and chose a higher number up to 253 for the last, for example, if it’s 192.168.1.12, you can use an IP address like 192.168.1.100.
STEP 2 Once you have a fixed IP address, the next step is to update your routers firewall with this information.
The job of the router is to use a single connection to the internet and allow you to use it with multiple devices like cameras and computers.
To do this, you will have to go into the configuration screen for your camera and set the option to have a fixed IP address and not use DHCP.
Many times, unchecking DHCP will present you with the necessary fields for an IP address, subnet mask, gateway and DNS. The easiest place to get this information is to go on a PC that is on the network and open a DOS window (on Windows, press the START button and then type “command” or on a Mac, run Terminal).