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Accessing Foscam Remotely

The setting up of cameras in any residential and commercial building is a part of the security process in this century. The purpose will be better met if accessing the camera remotely is possible. With the “Foscam camera“, you can monitor your location from anywhere in the world using your mobile or PC or any other device for that matter. All you need to do is stay connected to your Home Network.

The Foscam cameras permit you to remotely access the camera feed, motion events, and stored recordings. It is a notch above the traditional security cameras because of its motion detection and alert notifications. You can gain access to all these features just by downloading the Foscam smartphone app. This camera comes with a clear night vision and a wide viewing angle. You also get an option for two-way audio output with Foscam.

Foscam Camera Setup

The Foscam camera after installation functions mainly by using the IP. The IP address is a unique sequence that is specific to your camera. Once you access this IP you will land on the configuration page of your Foscam. The IP address is generated by your router and is available for local purposes. This means once, outside your home network, you cannot access the camera. So how do you connect to the Foscam remotely?

Your internet service provider will provide you with your IP address.  This unique IP can be used for your entire house. Therefore whenever you need to connect to the camera remotely, just log in using this IP.

Accessing Foscam using WAN IP and Port

  • Steps for Web browser
  • Setting a static IP address
  • Log in to the camera’s web page
  • Navigate to Settings and look for IP configurations under the Network dropdown
  • If you are obtaining IP from DHCP, uncheck the box and enter the IP manually
  • Click Save

Accessing Foscam using WAN IP and Port

  • Now in the Network dropdown, go to Port and change the HTTP of your camera.

Your Guide To Accessing Foscam using WAN IP and Port

  • Logging in to the router
  • Go to Advanced Setup->Port forwarding
  • Go to port and set HTTP  port
  • Go to port and set HTTP  port
  • Go to port and set HTTP  port
  • Click on the Add Custom Service OptionGuide_To_Accessing_Foscam Remotely
Your Complete Guide To Accessing Foscam Remotely
Steps for Foscam VMS
Go to the Device Settings
In the network dropdown, disable DHCP
Set a static IP address

Steps for Foscam VMS

  • Go to port and set HTTP portComplete Guide To Accessing Foscam Remotely
  • Log in to the router for the final port forwarding of the camera

Network Auto Adaptability in Foscam Cameras

NAA (Network Auto Adaptability) is a feature that allows your camera’s live video feed to be adapted to the speed of the network it is connected to. Operating on the camera network permits the camera’s best possible performance. If the network speed is slow, the NAA will aid in providing you a smooth video feed playback. And when it is connected to a high-speed network, the video feed resolution is increased and the playback is without any congestion. Thus providing the live feedback a higher video quality.

Resolving Foscam Remote Access Problems

The step-by-step guide mentioned above provides a smooth way to get remote access to your camera. If you find the procedure too technical or find yourself stuck somewhere, you can always contact Foscam Camera Support +1 (530) 455-9293 (foscam-support.com)

Some common issues encountered by our clients are discussed below.

Problem 1: Remote access is not configured properly

Solution: Navigate to the camera’s screen and verify all the DNS settings. ENsure that the DDNS and port are configured correctly.

Problem 2: DDNS settings are configured for remote access to the camera but the port is closed

Solution: Check the port forwarding settings on the router.

  • The problem may also be caused if you can scan more than one routers in your area. If this is the case, you might have to use another router for port forwarding.
  • Change the HTTP port and try performing the port forwarding again on the router. This will check if the service is using any other port by chance.
  • Certain ISP services can also block ports. If none of the above work for you, ISP is the most probable reason. In that case, you can contact them directly and request the opening of the ports.

Problem 3: Unsynchronised DDNS

Solution: Unsynchronised DDNS means your camera is accessible with external IP and Port but the status of DDNS is not successful. Anyway, you cannot access the camera remotely this way. To resolve the issue you will have to contact the support team at Foscam Camera Support +1 (530) 455-9293 (foscam-support.com)

Problem 4: Router not allowing looping back

Solution: If your camera and the computer configured for DDNS and port are on the same router then your router might block the remote access. To work around this access the LAN IP address and port. These can be found in the Equipment Search Tool. Alternatively, you can connect your computer via a mobile hotspot to the cellular network.

Problem 5: Camera not connected to the internet

Solution: To check whether your camera is connected to the internet or not, login in to the router connected to the camera via your computer. Try accessing external links as Google or Bing or any other search engine to test the internet connection stability.

Problem 6: The router’s firewall is preventing the DDNS from being synchronized

Solution: If your DDNS is not in sync with an external IP try disabling the firewall by logging in to the router. Reboot the camera and check if it is accessible via DDNS and port now. For further assistance with this, the router’s instruction manual can prove to be helpful.

If you are facing other problems that are not mentioned here, you can always approach Foscam Camera Support +1 (530) 455-9293 (foscam-support.com/contact-us)

 

 

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