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Can I connect multiple IP cameras on the same network internet?

Time: 2013-04-27 10:38:32Copyfrom: IP camera, network camera, wireless IP camera, P2P IP cameraHits: 0

Can I connect multiple IP cameras on the same network internet?


Yes, you can connect multiple IP cameras over the network. You will need to connect the IP camera to a router, which is connected to the Internet to access from anywhere in the world.

The router will function as separate signals from IP cameras so they can all be transferred to a single Internet line. Thus each IP camera with its own IP address and can be viewed independently.

This method has many advantages:

It will first enable transfer images from all cameras on a single line IP internet. Therefore, you can view the camera you want anywhere in the world.
The other advantage is that your internet is not only restricted to your IP cameras. You can always use it to surf the net for example.
Finally, you can connect your IP cameras on a LAN and on the Internet according to your use.

To access your camera from anywhere in the world easily you will also be getting a fixed IP from your internet service provider if it is not already the case (eg Free offers with its Freebox automatically allocation of a fixed IP address) or subscribe to a type DynDNS (more info on the page definition of DynDNS on wikipedia) which will cost you a few dollars per year.

The manufacturer of IP cameras VITORCAM offers a free DDNS is set in the factory camera but you can not use it for multiple cameras because it is not possible to do port forwarding with the service offered by the manufacturer.

Finally, there is a final solution but is not recommended because it is binding. It is to ask the camera's IP address via MSN (because the camera can be connected to MSN if you create an account to him) but the latter is far less practical solution to quickly browse the video stream from the camera when need.

Here's an example with two cameras to be installed on a network with fixed IP or DynDNS service via: 

Step 1: Assign static IP to both cameras on your local network 

Camera 1 
IP address: 192.168.0.50 
Comment: ip camera 1 

Camera 2 
IP address: 192.168.0.51 
Comment: ip camera 2 

2nd step: perform port forwarding to access the camera from the Internet 

Camera 1 
External Port: 8081 
Protocol: TCP 
IP: 192.168.0.50 
Internal Port: 80 
Comment: ip camera 1 

Camera 2 
External Port: 8082 
Protocol: TCP 
IP: 192.168.0.51 
Internal Port: 80 
Comment: ip camera 2 

Then it's over if you have a static IP on your Internet connection, you can access your cameras with the IP address of your internet router. Example: http://82.234.44.47:8081 for the first camera and the second http://82.234.44.47:8082 if the router has a fixed IP 82.234.44.47. 

If you use a DynDNS service it will still set the ports 8081 and 8082 in the management interface and configure Dynamic DNS on each camera information for the DDNS service (in the "DDNS Service Settings" interface to administration cameras). The operation is then completed, the cameras will be accessible from their respective DDNS. Example: http://macamera1.dyndns.org for the first camera and the second http://macamera2.dyndns.org.

Latest practice, all our cameras are controlled from any PC or Mac but also for smartphones running Android, iOS and Windows Mobile as well as touch pads. Whether with a static IP or DDNS it work in both cases.