Trying to setup webcams behind NAT router--need help

Posted on 2006-04-05
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I am trying to acess webcams behind a Hawking PN9249 router running NAT. The router's web interface says you can do port mapping, and the Digital Sprite web cameras listen on port 8234. So I set everything up like this:

           WAN 69.x.x.x
Router  |                      NAT
          LAN 192.168.0.x

Now I have the port mapping like this:

Protocol        External Port               LAN IP            Internal Port
 TCP                     8234                  8234

I can navigate to the cameras on the LAN, but when I try to access via 69.x.x.x  or 69.x.x.x:8234 I get nothing. ANy ideas??

Question by:kevotron

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minmei earned 750 total points
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Sometimes firewalls/routers need two pieces of information - one a port mapping, the other a port allowed to accept traffic from the outside.

Since I'm not familiar with the Hawking, his may or may not be the trouble. But your mapping looks fine.

Author Comment

ID: 16386291
Yes, I thought the the port that allowed the outside connection was the one called "External Port" but maybe not, huh?  I set it up as best as possible given there really arent any directions, just a paragraph on the web interface page that says this: " You can map your LAN servers to the public WAN IP for remote access." I mean it is a cheap little router that is about 4 years old, maybe I would have an easier time with something else.
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Expert Comment

ID: 16388690
Looks like you're on the right track.
Are you 100% positive that the camera has the correct subnet mask and default gateway assigned???
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Expert Comment

ID: 16389538
are you configuring through a web interface or command line (telnet, console, etc)?

if you have access to another router/firewall, you can test, but I wouldn't jump to replace a device unless its already on your to-do list or you know for a fact it is failed/failing.


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