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chrisjx

join:2005-06-16
Berkeley, CA

Panasonic BL-C131A w/ dynamic IP?

I have been asked to set up a net CAM on a satellite connection. The broadband provider says that they think there is no way to set this up without a static IP for which they charge $25. A bit steep in to my thinking.

Anyway, Panasonic provides a DDNS setup via a free service at www.viewnetcam.com. I have set this up at my home and it works great. It uses a special port, like 50000 so I access the CAM like this: »mycamera.viewnetcam.com:50000

I have a WRT54GL set up as a simple access point.

They say that their service uses a dynamic IP address for a group of users, a proxy, that gives their clients an internal IP address like this:

IP Address: 10.231.1.2
Default Gateway: 10.231.1.1
DNS Servers: 10.231.1.1

They say that if I looked at the IP address via the DDNS service it would look like an IP address that would not relate to the actual device that was connected.

Does anyone have any ideas about how to get around this problem.

Thanks in advance (and apologies if this isn't clear),
Chris.

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join:2005-04-18
Tombstone, AZ
»[HN9000] Problems accessing a network camera
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dbirdman
Premium,MVM
join:2003-07-07
usa
kudos:5
reply to chrisjx
What you are looking at is "network address translation" (NAT) which turns a small number of public IPs into a large number of private IPs.

Whenever you see an IP in one of these ranges:
10.0.0.0 through 10.255.255.255
169.254.0.0 through 169.254.255.255
172.16.0.0 through 172.31.255.255
192.168.0.0 through 192.168.255.255
You are seeing "private" IPs. Private IPs can never be seen directly from the internet, and can be used over and over again by any number of companies/users.

The problem isn't that they are dynamic, but that they are private. DSL and Cable providers often provide dynamic public IPs, which is where DDNS comes in. Satellite providers typically do not have that sort of setup, and provide public IPs only when they are also static.
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compuguybna

join:2009-06-17
Nashville, TN
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If you have a uPNP router, and enable port forwarding in the Maintenance screen of the Panasonic camera, and properly
register it with viewnetcam.com.....

Be sure you have DHCP enabled in the router, and in the camera setup, make sure you select the option "ASSIGN IP from DHCP SERVER"..

In the maintenance screens, you will see the IP address (WAN), the internal address of the camera (ex 192.168.1.199), and the webaddress of the camera
(ex. »subwaycam1.viewnetcam.com )

you will be able to view the camera over the internet for ever....If the ip of your service changes, the DDNS service of viewnetcam will update it.

I set up a Subway with three of these cameras on a HN9000 system, and they've worked every since.

The router was a DIR-655 Dlink.

P.S. Streaming data continually off these cameras on a Hughesnet system will QUICKLY get you in a FAP situation.

Its recommended that you adjust the refresh rate to like 30-60 seconds, instead of streaming MJPEG.


dbirdman
Premium,MVM
join:2003-07-07
usa
kudos:5
said by compuguybna:

you will be able to view the camera over the internet for ever....If the ip of your service changes, the DDNS service of viewnetcam will update it.
Uhmmm, you do understand that doesn't solve the problem at hand?

I set up a Subway with three of these cameras on a HN9000 system, and they've worked every since.
Which means the service had a static/public IP. Everything else flows from that; without it you are dead in the water.
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