Hello Experts. I have been at this for almost two weeks. I think I am close to either a solution or getting burnt out. I have a wireless cam. I want to be able to view it from my local home net and off the internet from anywhere and on my Android. I have chosen EyeSpy software because it seems to be the most versatile app around. The camera is working fine wirelessly to my home net. However the app is telling me that in order for anything past home network to operate it must have access to port 8080.
First I spoke to the head technical person at my isp. It seems that they are ONLY interested in selling me more equipment and services. I pay $69. a month for 12 /6. I am on a wireless isp. Land based. They told me it would NEVER work unless I purchased a vlan. That would bring my monthly bill to $120. TOO much for me.
I have done my best to port forward 8080 to my computer. Then I ran an online test to see if 8080 was being forwarded and working. It said that it was working. That sounded good, however it is still not working. The app is giving the message "Could not set external port mapping via uPNP. Please configure port forwarding manually. I thought I DID accomplish that.
I don't know who to believe at this point. Why does the port 8080 check app tell me that all is well and the app is telling me that they cannot access it? I have included some screen captures for you to look at. You can see the shot of the way I did the port forwarding.
I would truly appreciate someone that is knowledgeable about this to help me out in layman's terms. Are you up for the challenge?