Need help making IP cam viewable to those outside my network

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I have an Anran-24NB-100-IP 3.6mm lens ip camera I want people outside my network to view. I raise schnauzers and I would like those who pay a deposit on them to have access to a live feed of them over their first six weeks or birth. I have signed up at no-ip to combat my dynamic ip address and I have forwarded the necessary ports on my router. I believe I have everything set up properly within the camera itself as well. My host name is myschnauzerpuppy.no-ip.org. I enter that into my browser's address bar and it pulls up the log in screen. I enter the user name and password and it pauses for a moment then tells me it can't find the device. I'm unsure what to do. It has me second guessing every move so I came here for help.
 

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Please provide screenshots of your port forwarding configuration and of the page that says it can't find the device.

I can't connect to your address at all.
 

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I don't get anything at that address, either. It just hangs.

I agree with uber that you'll probably want to offer some way to display images to people instead of streams, which are going to crush your upload, and if you go that route you can't control somebody who inadvertently leaves their browser window up over night or something.
 

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Secondly. It's unlikely that you would want to feed full-motion video to many others at the same time. Because it might not work out so well when many are viewing the camera at the same time due to whatever ISP bandwidth you may have.
There will only be a maximum of eight (8) different viewers at any given time.
 

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Please provide screenshots of your port forwarding configuration and of the page that says it can't find the device.

I can't connect to your address at all.


Here you go
 

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Most likely port 554 as well, but that would not explain why you got that error message. Check the camera's network configuration and see if there are other ports it uses. Some also have an SDK port for example.

However, depending on your internet upload speed, it may not matter if you can get it to work. Check here and report back what it says for your upload speed http://www.speedtest.net/

If you have your camera set to use 4 Mbps bit rate, then you will need at least 4 Mbps of upload for each live viewer, or else the video stream will not play properly for anyone. You can reduce this bit rate, but at the cost of image quality.

Further, it is usually a security hazard to make a camera directly accessible to the internet. It is probably better if you have a pc running 24/7 and you install something like Blue Iris on it. People would connect to Blue Iris to view the camera as a refreshing jpeg image, which would be less trouble for them due to not needing any browser plugins. The frame rate would be a lot worse, but the good thing is it will continue to work even if lots of people connect and view -- the frame rate will just get lower and lower the more people you have viewing.

If you want a free solution, you could try my Camera Proxy app in my signature below. It is not nearly as easy to install and use as Blue Iris, but it would get the job done.
 
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