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Hi, I'm soon going to be getting a wireless camera with an ip address such as: 192.168.0.4 (internal) it will not be accessable via the web outside my internal network, however I was wondering is it possible to assign a web address to access it? say mycamera.net (although it may be a real web adddress is there a way to specify it in say the router to specify that that address binds to the IP address internally rather than an external website?)

Regards,

Jason
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It's probably possible to access this from outside.  Most routers and wifi access points have a capability called PORT FORWARDING.  So you can say to forward an incoming connection to your public IP address on port "X" (where you choose X) to the INTERNAL IP 192.168.0.4.  If your router/AP doesn't do this, get one that does.
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I dont want it to be accessible from "outside"  since it will be a camera, and I dont have a fixed IP address, hence I just want to turn the IP into a name say camera? is there a way to do it other than using an ip address?
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I guess I don't understand your question....  :-(
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basically is there a way to have an internal web address, so instead of typing in 192.168.0.4 I could just type in camera.com, and rather than going to a website called camera.com go to 192.168.0.4 (internal network URL)
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Well three ideas:

1) Setup an internal DNS server so your internal systems can resolve any address you want.
2) Put an entry into your Windows HOSTS file to identify this camera.
3) Subscribe to www.dyndns.org (it's free) and create an entry for this camera.  You can specify any address you want.
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#2 is probably the simplest and will let you use any name you want, even "camera.com" which is already taken by someone else.
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Yep #2 is what I was after ty.
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