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IP Cam Viewer Doesn't work away from home.

Postby louie51 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:46 am

I don't get it! ......I have an Amcrest IP Camera Viewer app on my android for my two Amcrest IP2M-841 cameras. I can see camera views from anywhere. It was an easy setup using my smart phone Bar Code Scanner procedure. I did not have to do anything with my internet modem settings such as port forwarding, etc. I like the IP Cam Viewer better than the Amcrest viewer but the IP Cam Viewer only works at home. Why would I have to change any settings if I didn't have to with the Amcrest app?
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Re: IP Cam Viewer Doesn't work away from home.

Postby admin » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:04 pm

newer cameras often offer a cloud service that sends data out of your home (no setup needed because it's like anyone surfing the web going out).
their clients contact their servers and either punch a hole into your internal network and/or fetch data off their servers.

see my blog on why I'm not a fan.
https://hit-mob.com/2017/11/16/secure-y ... vr-or-dvr/

my app prefers to contact cameras DIRECTLY which means you need to setup port forwarding to allow access to your camera from outside.
see: https://hit-mob.com/ip-cam-viewer-android/faq/#2

an optional but recommended step is to actually forward traffic to a raspberry pi that runs stunnel, which adds ssl and controls access to all internal IOT devices (so only stunnel is accessible from outside).
https://hit-mob.com/2017/11/16/secure-y ... vr-or-dvr/
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