As promised, here is the guide on setting up your Foscam IP Camera to view it live on the internet and through your Iphone on the 3G network:
Setting up Port Forwarding on your wireless Router so you can view your IP camera live on the internet from anywhere (including on your Iphone):
Before you start, it may be helpful have your router manual handy in case you dont understand any of the terms. Your router manual can be found by googling “[brand of your router] manual”. Best of luck:
Step 1) Write down the local IP address of your camera. To find this address open IP Camera Tools (apple mac users, use IP Scanner Tool) and it will display the IP address of the camera as “h**p://[YourCamerasLocalIPAddress])
Step 2) Write down your router’s external internet IP address. The easiest way to find this would be to Google “What is my IP address” and go to the first link which pops up and that is usually whatismyipaddress.com.
Step 3) Log in to your wireless router. To do this you must enter the IP address of your router into your browser and then enter the username and password when prompted. If you are unsure of the ip address or username and password of your router, refer to your router’s manual or view a list of default router IP addresses, usernames and passwords by Google searching “default router IP addresses” and clicking on the PDF titled “List of default Router Admin Passwords and Default Router IP” at: http://www.answersthatwork.com/Download_Area/ATW_Library/Networking/Network__4-List_of_default_Router_Admin_Passwords_and_IP_addresses.pdf
Step 4) Go through the options on your router until you find an option that says “DMZ”, “Virtual Server”, or “Port Forwarding” (if you have your routers manual, it should explain this as well). I) If you clicked on the DMZ option then you need to set the DMZ IP address (also called “private”/”local” IP address”) to your cameras local IP address, enable the option, save the configuration and restart the router. II) If you clicked on “Virtual Server” or “Port Forwarding” then you need to set the the Local/Private IP address to your camera’s local IP address, set the inbound port to 8090 and the outbound port to 8090 (you can change the port numbers later). Save the configuration and restart the router.
Step 5) To test it to see if you set it up correctly, open a browser and enter your external internet ip address into the address bar and press enter. You should arrive at your camera’s login screen.
Please let me know if you have any comments or questions. Thank you.
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