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Need technical help? Try the IP Camera Discussion Forum

April 14th, 2012 by Kevin Bowyer

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We all need a little technical help from time to time, and here at the NW blog (USA) we try to post about common issues in an easy to understand way. In the gaps between our helpful posts we recommend visiting the IP Camera Discussion Forum.

There are many helpful contributors there willing to answer questions about any IP camera, or IP camera-related subject, even on makes like Foscam, Trendnet, ACTi and more.

We encourage more experienced security camera users and security professionals to get involved in the discussions and help continue the thriving discussion and community there for the benefit of all.

We all need a little help from our friends.

2 Responses to “Need technical help? Try the IP Camera Discussion Forum”

  1. Jerry says:

    Need help in setting up a Sony rz30 camera with a Verizon cellular card so I can view it with a laptop computer, I'm not totally lost I can view it when plugged into the computer with a cat5 cable, and can use the Sony setup program to change the ip address of the camera , I just have never tried with a cellular card and am not sure what's different or the steps to take. Any help is appreciated, simple instructions are greatly appreciated

  2. @Jerry

    The easiest and most reliable way to get an IP camera working on a cellular connection is to use a 3G/4G router. You would put your sim card into this and use it to connect to the internet.

    Using a USB card through a computer is still possible, but requires a lot more configuration and adjustment. You would need to make sure that your computer can access the internet through your card, then enable internet connection sharing (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/76617-internet-connection-sharing-enable.html). This would turn your computer into a router.

    Before you start, check with Verizon that your account allows you to access remotely. I've seen many people who try to hook up cellular internet connections only to find that their provider has blocked incoming connections, so can't access their camera.

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