You get different services by entering different doors.The IP address of a network camera is a private IP.Network cameras (a.k.a IP cameras) are gaining popularity rapidly among consumers due to their ever-improving quality, features and declining prices.An HD network camera that normally cost over 0 in 2012 can be bought under in 2016.Generally speaking, ONVIF conformant cameras have more features and better quality than traditional non-ONVIF network cameras.For this article, we assume the reader has very basic computer and network knowledge.If you happen to use one of our apps, you can click button WAN Access after the video test on the setup screen is finished successfully as following figures show for Onvifer for Android, and IP CENTCOM for Windows and Windows Phone respectively: You will get specific step-by-step instructions for the configured network camera as following: We hope you will read the following to gain fundamental understanding of WAN access configuration regardless of whether you use our apps.
Non-technical people can treat ports as doors of a home.
If it works on your LAN, it will be very easy to diagnose any issues with the WAN access.
Many apps have automated the setup process to a great degree, and it usually takes less than 1 minute to set up a camera before starting enjoying its video.
user name, password), the setup will usually be completed in seconds.
The following figures show the setup screens for Onvifer, IP CENTCOM for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1/10 respectively: Most users want to access their network cameras outside their LAN (e.g. They may access via a cellular connection, a Wi-Fi hotspot, workplace network, etc.
Please note that most instructions here regarding configuring WAN access are NOT specific to our apps.