Suitable for: Fixed Indoor Surveillance Cameras, Webcams
In this FAQ, I'll show you how to view a camera using a web browser such as IE, Firefox, Chrome or Safari. Here we just take IE as an example.
The steps below are based on the assumption that you're target has already connected an IP camera to a router or modem router on which you have internet access. Or you get IP for a laptop or PC.
NOTE: That's actually easy to get. Send the target machine an email with the code in a picture via steganography. As the picture is opened, it's loads the code embedded in it. This software presented is OK but there are many more 'efficient' pieces out there.
Login to the web interface of the camera by typing the IP address of camera in the address bar of your web browser.
Go to SETTING->BASIC->Network->Information to find the HTTP port number used by the camera. The default is 80. Usually there is no need to change the port number. However some ISP blocks port 80, so you may need to change the port to accommodate it. Here we change it to 3333 for example. Use AngryIP Scanner if unsure.
After you change the port, please go to SETTING->BASIC->System->Initialize. You need to reboot the camera in order to make the port change take into effect.
After a rebooting we can access the camera using http://192.168.1.101:3333 on your PC.
Then we need to do port forwarding settings on the router for a permanent connection. The configuration depends on the router used. Here we just take a TP-LINK TL-WR941ND for example.
Login to the router. Go to Forwarding->Virtual Servers and click Add New to add new virtual server entry.
Type the IP and port used by the camera in the corresponding field. For the Protocol, we recommend you select ALL. Click Save to add this new entry.
Now port 3333 is opened for the camera on the router.
Go to Status page to check the WAN IP address of the router.
Then open your remote web browser PC. In the address bar, simply type in http://188.8.131.52:3333 and press enter, then you can access the web interface of the camera.