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Topic # 240451 8-Sep-2018 15:40
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After switching from the Spark copper wire broadband to the Wirless service I have been unable to connect to my wireless IP camera's (apart from the LAN) remotely. I knew that would be the case as it was listed as one of the many services that would no longer work. One of those was the lack of a "static IP address". I thought that was preventing me from seeing the camera's remotely. The other day I discovered that I could now have a static IP address so applied and received one.

 

After investigating and searching the web for help on how to set up the Spark supplied Huawei B315-S modem I have tried to make the changes to the modem but still can not get it to work.

 

Can someone please advise if I am trying to do something that is simply not possibe to do or could anyone provide a link or advice on how I can acheive this.

 

Cheers Phil


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  Reply # 2086150 8-Sep-2018 15:55
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Have you searched for existing threads looking at the same question?

 

Here's one from a week or so ago.

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=240084




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  Reply # 2086346 9-Sep-2018 09:14
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Thanks for your reply Runingman, but I have been unable to find an answer on any of the forums or on You Tube. My situation is that I am using Spark Wireless broadband and the Huawei B315-S (standard issue from Spark for home use). My questions are 1) even with a Static IP address can I view my Foscam camera's  remotely and 2) how do I change the settings/port forwarding on the Huawei B315-S. Cheers Phil.


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  Reply # 2086351 9-Sep-2018 09:22
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You would need to create a simple port forward rule to point to the IP of the camera on your local network. 

 

You should however NOT do this because depending on the model of your Foscam camera it'll only be a case of when, not if, your camera is hacked and used for DDoS attacks.

 

With some exceptions you should never ever port forward to CCTV equipment. Access should only ever be via VPN. You router does not support being a VPN endpoint so you will need to buy additional hardware such as Pi to setup a VPN.

 

There are plenty of posts from me including a blog post detailing why this is my view, and why you should never do it. Foscam devices in particular are really poor security wise with multiple exploits having been found over the years.

 

I unfortunately won't provide you with any more help because I value protecting your camera, your RSP and the Internet as a whole and won't provide detailed instructions that will let you compromise all 3.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2086357 9-Sep-2018 09:54
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If you can view your IP camera on your local LAN with a computer that is always running, then remotely logging in to that computer using Teamviewer will give you remote access to the camera.

 

 





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  Reply # 2086358 9-Sep-2018 10:02
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Locked - Please refer to thread here: https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=240084

 

Also, don't do it as it is a terrible idea as Steve said. Teamviewer could be a viable option.





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