|Q :||How do I connect to ipCam from outside of my local WiFi network?|
|A :||If you are familiar with iCam you may be used to being able to connect from outside of your local network without any additional configuration due to iCam's zero-config connection logic that uses our iCam Broker Server to coordinate the connection between iCam and the iCamSource. iCam uses a proprietary protocol that was built with this functionality in mind.|
ipCam, on the other hand, effectively turns your iOS device into a network IP camera that uses the standard web protocol to communicate. Just like with any other IP camera, you will need to configure your network router to forward a single TCP port to your iOS device's internal IP address. (Your iOS device's internal IP address is listed at the bottom of the Preview screen in ipCam.)
Important Side Note : If you are attempting to connect from outside of your local network, some ISPs do block incoming connections on the default web listening port (80) to discourage users from running web servers on their home networks. The solution in that case is to configure the Listening Port of ipCam to be something else, like 81, 8080, 12345, etc.
If you are unfamiliar with forwarding ports in your router and your router supports UPnP or NAT-PMP (and it is enabled) you can try turning on "Request NAT Port Mapping" in the Advanced options screen of ipCam. If the Automatic Port Forwarding is successful you should be able to type in the Public URL into a web browser from outside of your local network and connect. For Example : If your external IP address is 18.104.22.168 and your listening port is 81, you are going to want to enter http://22.214.171.124:81 into your web browser to connect from outside of your local network.
|Q :||How do I connect to ipCam using iCam and the iCamSource?|
|A :||Since ipCam essentially turns your iOS device into a WiFi network IP camera you will want to add it to your iCamSource under the Ethernet / Wi-Fi tab. The MJPEG URL that you will want to use is http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/video.mjpg where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the local IP address that you use to connect to ipCam's web interface using your web browser.|