40 internet camera setup but I cannot acces them all
Posted on 2008-11-18
Hi, I'm working with a dog kennel, trying to setup Dlink DCS-910 internet cameras so the owners of the pooches can look in on Fido whenever they wish by logging into the internet. I have walked into this job and equipment was already there, so I'm trying to make it work. A server was not available so I set up the Linksys RV042 4 port router to handle the load, I also have a 48 port Linksys gigabit switching hub. I configured each camera with a static ip, example Camera 17 with an IP address of 192.168.0.17 and I also set the port for each camera, ie port 5017. I setup port forwarding for each camera (with Linksys's help) and I had success but I could only access 1 of the 40 cameras, via the web. I could access the camera by typing in the public IP and then adding :5017 ie, 188.8.131.52:5017 I also could only add a total of 30 port forwarding items. Apparently there is a port forwarding limit in this router. I'll deal with that later by getting another static IP from the ISP and setting up an additional router. Anyway, if I try to access another camera, configured exactly as the #17 camera but with the appropriate port number, I cannot connect to any of them. What am I doing wrong? The cameras are accessible via the local lan.
If I can't get this going, I guess I'm in the doghouse.....