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Setting up the Wireless-G Internet monitoring camera to be accessed remotely over the Internet

The Linksys Wireless-G Internet Home Monitoring Camera allows you to monitor your home network at any given time wherever you are.  This article assumes that the camera is already set up and can be viewed by any computer within your home network.  If the camera is not yet configured, make sure to run the Setup Wizard first.  Refer to your camera's documentation for more information.

NOTE:  In this article, the Linksys WVC54GCA is used as an example.

Setting up Static IP on the camera
Configuring the alternate port
Signing up for free 1 year TZO
Setting up Port Forwarding on the router

Accessing your camera remotely over the Internet

 

Setting up Static IP on the camera

The camera should have Static IP Address for easy access to its web-based setup page.  To learn how to set Static IP Address on your Linksys camera, click here.

Configuring the alternate port

Most Internet applications communicate through HTTP port 80.  To minimize http traffic, it is advised to use an alternate port.  You can configure your camera’s alternate port by accessing its web-based setup page.  Follow the instructions below:

Step 1:
Access the web-based setup page of your Linksys camera.  For instructions, click here.  If you're using a Mac® computer, click here.

IMPORTANT:  If you don't know your camera's internal IP Address, launch the Camera Utility and click Setup.  All cameras detected in your home network will be listed including its IP Address information.  

Step 2:
Click on Advanced Configuration.

 

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Step 3:
Enter your User Name and Password.

 


NOTE:  Its default User Name and Password is admin.  If you changed the User Name and Password when you ran the Setup Wizard, enter it to the corresponding fields similar to the image shown above.

Step 4:
Click on Options then select Alternate Web Access Port.

 

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Step 5:
Select Enable and then enter “1024” or any port within the range of 1024-65534.

 

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Step 6:
Click .

Signing Up for free 1 year TZO

When accessing remotely over the Internet, it's best to have a domain name for your camera.  The Linksys WVC54GCA comes with 1 year of the TZO Dynamic DNS service free.  This service not only gives you a domain name, but also tracks your IP Address and if it changes, TZO keeps it updated with your domain name.  To learn how to configure your camera with TZO Dynamic DNS, click here.

Setting up Port Forwarding on the router

In order for your camera to be accessed remotely over the Internet through a router, your router should be configured to forward the communication data packets to the IP Address of your camera using the Alternate Web Access Port.

NOTE:  In this example, we are using a Linksys router.  If you are using a non-Linksys router, refer to your router's documentation.

Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page.  For instructions, click here.

NOTE:  If you are using Mac® computer, click here for instructions.

Step 2:
On the Setup page, click Applications & Gaming.

 

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Step 3:
Enter any Application name and enter the Alternate Web Access Port for your camera.

 

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NOTE:  In this example, Camera1 is the Application name and 1024 is the Alternate Web Access Port.

Step 4:
Enter the IP Address of the camera then select Enable.

 

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Step 5:
Click on Save Settings.

 

You should now be ready to access your camera remotely.

Accessing your camera remotely over the Internet

If your camera is located at your home, go to a different location to test if your camera is now available to be viewed by computers outside your home network.

Step 1:
Open your web browser and enter your TZO Domain Name in the Address bar.

 

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Step 2:
Click View Video.

 

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Once you log in you will see your live video and hear audio if everything is set up properly.
 


 

Related Articles:

User Guides for Linksys Cameras
Configuring the LAN and Wireless settings of a Camera
Resetting Your Linksys Video Camera to Factory Default

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