WVC54GC Port Issue

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by erier2003, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. erier2003

    erier2003 LI Guru Member

    I have a Linksys WVC54GC Webcam with firmware V1.21, and I'm having trouble with ports. I enabled "Alternate Port" and set it to 8080, and at first that didn't work. But then a few hours later I went to the public IP address of my router and without typing in any ports I was able to access my camera. I guess this is because port 8080 redirects to the basic IP address (like web server port 80).

    However, I am running a web server on that public IP address as well, and I would like to have both accessible. Unfortunately, my camera overrides the web server, so when I type in the public IP it takes me to the camera.

    I decided to change the port to 9120, but after applying the change and waiting for a while, it still hasn't taken effect. I can still access the camera through the public IP, without having to enter a port.

    A little help here, please? :eek:
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Not sure what you are saying. Assuming you have a router with a public side (public IP), and an internal (LAN) side. Your camera is on the LAN side. If so, the bottom line is this:

    Your router accepts incoming traffic on its public IP, port A.
    In your router, your port forward connections coming in on public port A, to LAN IP B port C.
    The device on LAN IP B must be setup to accept connections on port C.

    Your router can be/is also set up to accept connections on public IP, port X.
    In your router, your port forward connections coming in on public port X, to LAN IP Y port Z.
    The device on LAN IP Y must accept connections on port Z.
  3. erier2003

    erier2003 LI Guru Member

    I See

    I guess I forgot something really important...

    I have been changing the camera port remotely, and as such I do not have access to the router setup. If I haven't forwarded the port on the router when I've changed the port on the camera, would that lead to the changes in the camera setup not doing anything? Because that would make sense...
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