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OMF
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-10-2009

RTSP steaming Port Forward (?) problems with 4 (four) WVC54GCA cameras on WRT54G v2 router.

I am having difficulties correctly setting up my four (4) WVC54GCA cameras on a WRT54G v2 router to make them stream RTSP videos that I can view on my BlackBerry Bold. I can access the cameras from the internet, through

 

http://CAM1_SubDomain.Linksys-Cam.com/1024  

http://CAM2_SubDomain.Linksys-Cam.com/102

http://CAM3_SubDomain.Linksys-Cam.com/1026

http://CAM4_SubDomain.Linksys-Cam.com/1027 

 

so that part works fine.

All the 4 cameras are set up with static IP addresses.

The default RTSP port 554 and RTP Data port at 5000 are forwarded to CAM1 IP address. I can access CAM1 RTSP feed on my Blackberry Bold (and also on a good old Samsung SGH-A706 cell phone).  

 

CAM 1 Settings:

STATIC IP: 192.168.1.201

Alternate HTTP Port: 1024 à Forwarded to 192.168.1.201

RTSP Port: 554 à Forwarded to 192.168.1.201

RTSP Data Port: 5000 à Forwarded to 192.168.1.201

RTSP access on cell phone WORKS only with the following format: rtsp://CAM1_SubDomain.Linksys-Cam.com/1111, where 1111 is the access code. 

 

CAM 2 Settings:

STATIC IP: 192.168.1.202

Alternate HTTP Port: 1025 à Forwarded to 192.168.1.202

RTSP Port: 1029 à Forwarded to 192.168.1.202

RTSP Data Port: NOT SURE IF I NEED TO FORWARD ONE, HELP PLEASE

Despite I have a dedicated subdomain for each camera from TZO, the following link DOESN’T WORK 

rtsp://CAM2_SubDomain.Linksys-Cam.com/1111, where 1111 is the access code.

 

Actually, when I enter the above link, the cellphone brings in the feed from CAM1, I guess due to the identical access code with CAM2. Once I change the access code for CAM2, it doesn’t’t show any feed. 

 

CAM 3 Settings:

STATIC IP: 192.168.1.203

Alternate HTTP Port: 1026 à Forwarded to 192.168.1.203

RTSP Port: 1030 à Forwarded to 192.168.1.203

RTSP Data Port: NOT SURE IF I NEED TO FORWARD ONE HELP PLESE

Despite I have a dedicated subdomain for each camera from TZO, the following link DOESN’T WORK 

rtsp://CAM3_SubDomain.Linksys-Cam.com/1111, where 1111 is the access code. This feed also brings in CAM1.  

 

CAM 4 Settings:

STATIC IP: 192.168.1.204

Alternate HTTP Port: 1027 à Forwarded to 192.168.1.204

RTSP Port: 1031 à Forwarded to 192.168.1.203

RTSP Data Port: NOT SURE IF I NEED TO FORWARD ONE HELP PLEASE

Despite I have a dedicated subdomain for each camera from TZO, the following link DOESN’T WORK 

rtsp://CAM4_SubDomain.Linksys-Cam.com/1111, where 1111 is the access code. This feed also brings in CAM1

 

DMZ could probably fix the problem for a second camera, but not for all four CAMs

OS: XP SP2  

 

Question 1: Any idea how can I get all the four cameras RTSP feed on my cell/BlackBerry?

 

Question 2: I am running out of Port Range forwards. Should I add more port forwards, I have only one more shot. Any workaround? 

 

Each and every help idea is greatly appreciated!

scrooge
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Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: RTSP steaming Port Forward (?) problems with 4 (four) WVC54GCA cameras on WRT54G v2 router.

As you have already did Port Forwarding and DMZ this will work only for your 2 Camera, but your 3rd and 4th camera will not work. May be in this case you can try to do Port Triggering and i think this way you will have a access to all your cameras.
OMF
OMF
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-10-2009

Re: RTSP steaming Port Forward (?) problems with 4 (four) WVC54GCA cameras on WRT54G v2 router.

scrooge,

 

Thanks for your response.

 

Actually, currently only one camera works on Blackberry/cellphone, not two. I have never been able to make more than one work. Port 554 and 5000 appear to be the bottleneck.  

 

I still have one port left for port range forwarding, but don't know which one to forward to make ALL the four video feeds work on a cell phone/BlackBerry. Tried all 8554 instead of 1029, didn't work.

 

By the way, when it comes to port triggering, how would you do that, i.e triggered range start/end; forwarded range start/end. Never tried port triggering before and don't really know how could I assign a camera's IP address that way to a port.

 

Thanks in advance.

MyHomeServer
Posts: 146
Registered: ‎04-25-2008

Re: RTSP steaming Port Forward (?) problems with 4 (four) WVC54GCA cameras on WRT54G v2 router.

I have six of these cams and used the tutorial and review at http://www.Myhomserver.com for help.  First thing, set ALL the RTSP access codes the SAME, so all you need to do is increment the port for each cam

 

Cam 1 - 192.168.1.200 - set at port 80 TCP - RTSP port default at 554, forward port 5000 UDP/TCP and the RTSP access code 12345

Cam 2 - 192.168.1.201 - set at port 1024 TCP - RTSP port at 1029, forward port 5001 UDP/TCP and the RTSP access code 12345

Cam 3 - 192.168.1.202 - set at port 1025 TCP - RTSP port at 1030, forward port 5002 UDP/TCP and the RTSP access code 12345

Cam 4 - 192.168.1.203 - set at port 1026 TCP - RTSP port at 1031, forward port 5003 UDP/TCP and the RTSP access code 12345

Cam 5 - 192.168.1.204 - set at port 1027 TCP - RTSP port at 1032, forward port 5004 UDP/TCP and the RTSP access code 12345

Cam 6 - 192.168.1.205 - set at port 1028 TCP - RTSP port at 1033, forward port 5005 UDP/TCP and the RTSP access code 12345

 

This worked for me using the above settings....take your time, plan out the ports, all RTSP ports must be different on each cam

 

 

Accessing CAMS can be done via your cell phone below:

 

Camera 1---> RTSP://<your TZO camera domain>:554/12345

Camera 2---> RTSP://<your TZO camera domain>:1029/12345

Camera 3---> RTSP://<your TZO camera domain>:1030/12345

Camera 4---> RTSP://<your TZO camera domain>:1031/12345

Camera 5---> RTSP://<your TZO camera domain>:1032/12345

Camera 6---> RTSP://<your TZO camera domain>:1033/12345

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OMF
OMF
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-10-2009

Re: RTSP steaming Port Forward (?) problems with 4 (four) WVC54GCA cameras on WRT54G v2 router.

MyHomeServer,

 

Thanks for your reply. Actually, I used the info from your website for initial setup. I do understand your instructions, except one thing: Normally 6 cameras port forwarding requires 6x3=18 forwards if you want to use RTSP. I got 10 only in Port Range forwarding. I guess you used Port triggering as well. Could you please send me a screen capture of your port forward and Port triggering settings to clarify your solution for 6 cameras?

 

Thank you in advance.

MyHomeServer
Posts: 146
Registered: ‎04-25-2008

Re: RTSP steaming Port Forward (?) problems with 4 (four) WVC54GCA cameras on WRT54G v2 router.

I cant send a screenshot, but I am using BOTH Single port forwarding and triggering screens to forward ports.   My WRT350N router only has a limited amount of Single port forwards so once I filled that up, I used the port range forwarding to add more ports.  I'm not too familiar how the triggering works, never used it

good luck, if your router doesnt have the single and range forwarding, try the triggering and see what happens or upgrade your router

 

 

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