I am running an Actiontec router supplied by Bell Atlantic connected to their DSL services.
I got the HNC290G camera working right away on my local wireless network but could not access it from the Internet. I tried several different port forwarding combinations of port#/ Video port but could never connect to the camera. I finally turned on DMZ Hosting on the router and I was immediatly (after much frustration) able to access my Hawking camera from the internet. Maybe this will help someone else and now my question.
I have a user/password set up on the camera so when I connect it is still not just available to anyone but I am concerned with having DMZ hosting turned on. My desktop rund Norton Internet Security so I think that will protect me from anyone finding all my open ports. Am I correct? Also, can anyone tell me why the port forwarding was still being blocked by my router?
Lastly, to access the camera I had to enter the WAN IP address assigned by Bell Atlantic. I could see it because I was on another network (a friendly neighbor) and could still look at my Actiontec router to see what the current IP address was. How can I do that when I am away from home?