I can't get the AT&T router to see the Panasonic IP cams on the network, thus I can't open a port for the cams.
The cams work fine on the LAN, all look good and are recording to the PC via the software. But I can't get outside access becuase the damn router won't let me.
This is the second customer in a month that switched to Uverse and can't see thier cams from anywhere outside the LAN.
I was working with an IT guy to do pretty much the same thing..... long story short, the AT&T router sucks for this kind of application. Can it do it, maybe, but we couldn't figure out how with AT&T's setup.
If you type in the ip address of the router (highfigh suggests 192.168.1.254 which is factory default, mine at home is 192.168.3.1) and then add /mdc so
it will take you to the non-GUI setup screen where there are many more setup options. Not sure about port forwarding though it's worth a look.
I did this, and it led me to solving my problem! Thanks!
The stupid default GUI page is too limiting, so I tried the /mdc page and discovered that the router was re-naming my camera. The actual IP adress was replaced by a faux IP adress so I didn't regognize it.
I am not able to access my cameras remotely either, and haven't been able to since upgrading to Uverse. I tried the above mentioned link, and it no longer works. The setup menu for the router has changed, so AT&T obviously did a firmware update on it at some point. Sucks, I am going away on a project for the next week and won't be able to check on my cameras.
Trust me on this one as I have gotten the call before. Bypass any port forwarding on the AT&T and do the forwarding on the router you install. When the AT&T modem releases the genie, and it will, you have lost your cams until you go out there and fix it. Most ISP's dont block any ports so cable and dsl are the easiest to setup because you usually attach a router to them where you then port forward. The problem is when you get what I call a all in one device. Dont do it if you can. Unfortunately with AT&T the modem does everything. DMZ is a good idea but is a service call waiting to happen.
You want your forwarding to work after the AT&T modem has been replaced and make sure to use DDNS to track the IP. I have around 50 network view cam systems online and have no network service calls with the above rules. The first thing the idiot on the phone tells the customer to do is a hard reset on the modem which erases anything you setup.
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