How to configure an IP camera to view it from a PC or mobile phone remotely?

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These cameras can be placed in various points of your home where they are strategic surveillance points, and even if you have a webcam you can also protect and monitor your home. With them you can store several video clips if you wish or, depending on the model and service, keep the live surveillance without the need to archive these fillet.

Among the advantages that these cameras have, we can highlight the fact that the image of it is of excellent quality and can be viewed and reproduced by remote, with the simple fact of carrying out various settings.



In this post we want to leave you a small tutorial with which you can create various configurations that will make it easier for you to remotely observe your IP cameras.

Connection to the router begins

Mainly, this tool must be connected to the local network via the switch. However, if it is not available or, failing that, it has most of its ports occupied, you have the option to connect it to the IP camera directly with the router

Connect to the Internet

When we have made the connection with the router, it is necessary to proceed to the connection of said connection with Internet. This can be done with the modem cable or by means of a suitable device connection which will give the device direct access to the internet, with which the connection will also be provided.

Connect the address to the fixed IP

To obtain the fixed IP address, you must first request it, through an Internet provider. In some cases, this action may come at an additional cost, which is why you should check with yours ISP. It is important to register this IP connection in a safe place.



Starting with the routing of the camera on the Internet

When starting with routing, this process connects two types of PC networks, the local network and the public network. There IP camera will have an IP address that will not be valid, so you need to make this visible connection from Internet. To do this, the fastest way is to use a DMZ type configuration.

To do this, it is necessary to have access to the configuration of said router and, once inside, it is necessary to locate the section DMZDepending on the brand of the router, the location of this configuration will change.


When you find this section, you need to activate the DMZ and then enter the IP address of the network camera. Remember that the camera doesn't have to have a IP address fixed and can't even use DHCP.

Connect the camera remotely

When you have activated the DMZ together to the IP address, you can check this configuration simply using an external PC. To do this, you need to go through a process similar to that used to connect to the IP camera from a local network.


Usually a browser is used. To access it, you must enter Internet Explorer and in the URL section you must enter the following: http: //YYY.YYY.YYY.YYY

In the "Y" you need to enter the public fixed IP address that was previously provided by the Internet provider.

With this everything will be ready. This is known as one of the methods faster and more practical with which it is possible to make this configuration.


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