[FAQ ID: 304]How to remote view IP camera via web browser

Suitable for: Fixed Indoor Surveillance Cameras

In this FAQ, we are showing you how to view the camera using a web browser such as IE, Firefox, Chrome or Safari. Here we just take IE as an example.
 
The steps below are based on the assumption that you have already connected your IP camera to a router or modem router on which you already has internet access.
 
Step 1
Login the web interface of the camera by typing the IP address of camera in the address bar of your web browser. If you don’t know the IP of it, please click here.
 
Step 2
Go to SETTING->BASIC->Network->Information to find the HTTP port number used by the camera. The default is 80. Usually there is no need to change the port number. However some ISP blocks port 80, so you may need to change the port to accommodate it. Here we change it to 3333 for example.
 
Step 3
After you change the port, please go to SETTING->BASIC->System->Initialize. You need to reboot the camera in order to make the port change take into effect.
 
Step 4
After rebooting we can access the camera using http://192.168.1.101:3333 on local PC.
 
Then we need to do port forwarding settings on your router. The configuration depends on the router you are using, please consult your router’s technical support accordingly. Here we just take a TP-LINK TL-WR941ND for example.
 
Step 1
Login the router. Go to Forwarding->Virtual Servers and click Add New to add new virtual server entry.
 
Step 2
Type the IP and port used by the camera in the corresponding field. For the Protocol, we recommend you select ALL. Click Save to add this new entry.
 
Step 3
Now port 3333 is opened for the camera on the router.
 
Step 4
Go to Status page to check the WAN IP address of the router.
 
Step 5
Then on a remote PC, you can open your web browser. In the address bar, simply type in http://183.38.7.205:3333 and press enter, then you can access the web interface of the camera.