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wrt54gs and wvc54g troubleshooting internet access

by ber3894horse / January 21, 2006 11:29 AM PST

I want to be able to access my webcam from the internet. I have set up Sololink. Seems I can't open the right port. I have turn off my firewall on my computer but it still does not work. I use Windows XP. I can access my camera from the computer I have set up the router and camera with. Can someone help me? I need to fix this ASAP as I want to use the camera for when my are mares foaling. Please help.

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From reviews..
by CrashT / January 26, 2006 1:41 AM PST

It would appear that Sololink is very unpredictable, even the support doesn't know what's going on half of the time. Most sites I saw gave it 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 stars. Most people say it stopped working in a couple of months, if they could get it to work. You might want to look into getting a different monitoring system..

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port forwarding
by int21 / January 31, 2006 8:04 PM PST
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Troubleshooting viewing WVC54G from internet
by pwfletcher--2008 / March 6, 2006 4:05 PM PST

Hi, i have similar problem as ber3484hourse. I recently purchased WV554G Linksys Cam, hooked it up to Speedstream 6520 router, made proper setup , signed up with sololink ddns service, portwarded port 9000 to the IP address, the port shows OPEN on Shieldsup, the Cam sends out video clips to my email address correctly, i can view the cam from the LAN. But I CAN NOT view the cam from internet (even though sololink points to the WAN IP of the router correctly). Could anyone help with ideas to troubleshoot the above probelm? regards,

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WVC54G seen on Internet
by prheat1 / April 11, 2006 6:53 PM PDT

Well i presume you have an ADSL modem and a Wireless Wouter.
You have to create two forwarding ports.
Using NAPT or Virtual Server.
On your ADSL modem you have to forward your portnumber (example :8080) to your default gateway
example everything from outside address unspecified:8080 goes to where is your default gateway inside your lan .i.e. ip-address of the router.
Then you have to create a virtual server on your router where you redirect everything from port :8080 to the ip-adress:portnumber of your WVC54G.
Done that, you can see your webcam on the internet when you contact your public ip-address something like
The connect request comes in on goes to and goes to ip-adress WVC54G:8080.
Something internal firewall rules on your home network or the network where yoy want to see the cam prevents you to connect to the cam.
Hopefully this will help.

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