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Remote web access to a Security Camera PC

I have just recently purchased an AverMedia Digital Video Surveillance card which allows me to plug 16 security cameras into it.  I plan to locate this PC centrally and use it for securing my premises, but I will need to access it remotely to monitor cameras in real time, etc.

The software that came with the card has the ability to do this via TCP/IP but unfortunately has no instruction manual.  It seems quite straight forward, with the software using the PCs IP address (192.168.5.2) and a check box that you can tick that says "Enable RemoveView server via TCP/IP: using port 9090.

I have enabled these options and can ping the PC on my home network, however when I go to a web browser on another PC and type //192.168.5.2:9090 it says "Waiting for http://192.168.5.2:9090" in the bottom left hand corner of the web browser screen, and just the word "Connecting...".  After about 5 minutes or so my PC returns with "Internet Explorer Cannot Display the Webpage".

It seems that the PC is trying to connect but is being blocked or is waiting for a response?  Is there anything that I need to configure on my firewall, or ports, or on the router than would allow me to make this connection?

Thanks!
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peterkennedy
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antsltd2007Commented:
there are various issues here, the main one i would look at is your firewall software. If it is set to bock ports etc then that maybe why. This won't be an issue on the PC your connecting from as by default it should allow connections out but incoming on the other PC maybe a problem. Try setting up custom rules to allow access from the IP address on the PC you want to connect from to the PC your connecting to on that port.

You would only need to configure ports on the router if you where trying to connect from  outside your LAN, at which point you IP address would change to the fixed one that the router has for the internet (WAN) i.e 87.87.200.224:9090. You would port forward incoming connections for 9090 from your external address to the host one i.e 192.168.5.2

Have you checked that on the PC with your cameras in that if you try to connect with 192.168.5.2:9090 that it actually comes up?

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peterkennedyAuthor Commented:
Hi there,

The issue did turn out to be firewall software on ym network that was preventing the Vista PC and XP PCs communicating.  Thanks for your help!
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