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Tech help? Trying to get a webcam accessible from anywhere on the web

Trying to build myself some home security chops.

As a first step I bought one of these cheapo Foscam knock-off IP cameras:

http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Internet-Surveillance-Microphone-mon...

And with a bit of a learning curve got it set up and accessible from any browser on my home network.

Kind of stuck as to the next step . . . received overwhelming advice on a Mac forum that left me not knowing what to do next. It seems I need a static IP? And my only option is to use a paid service? Someone recommended I sign up with https://www.no-ip.com/ wich I did last night, but no idea what to do next.  Looking for some handholding.

I look forward to being able to help others through this process :-)

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If you need a static IP Dyn is free and easy.  I've been using it for years to  host Diablo2 network games.  

I theeeenk this may be what I need to do next but none of the terms are familiar to me...

Are you sure it's free? I just created an account and the only unpaid option I see is 14 day trial.

James BlackHeron said:

If you need a static IP Dyn is free and easy.  I've been using it for years to  host Diablo2 network games.  

Oh, maybe it USED to be free and I'm grandfathered?  I've been using it for years and they have never asked for money.   My luck I'll be getting an invoice one of these days.

what isp do you use ?

Comcrap.

Albert said:

what isp do you use ?

Could be. How old are you?

James BlackHeron said:

Oh, maybe it USED to be free and I'm grandfathered?  I've been using it for years and they have never asked for money.   My luck I'll be getting an invoice one of these days.

Old enough to know better.  Not old enough to be my own granpaw. 

OK, if I signed up for some paid level do you think you'd be able to talk me through the setup?

What kind of router do you have ? model ?

h' said:

Comcrap.

Albert said:

what isp do you use ?

ASUS RT-N12.  It has some services sort of pre-populated into a pulldown:

Do I have to use these? I was close to pushing the button on dyndns service but the host addy ended in something other than .org so I balked.

dyn.com is same as dyndns.org

login to dyn.com or dyndns.org

My Services > Add Host Service

pick your host, select dyndns.org , x Host with IP address

In your router section for dyndns pick dyndns.org enter usrname passowrd and hostname and hit apply

hostname will be host_you_picked.dyndns.org

h' said:

ASUS RT-N12.  It has some services sort of pre-populated into a pulldown:

Do I have to use these? I was close to pushing the button on dyndns service but the host addy ended in something other than .org so I balked.

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