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Tutorial: Step by Step, How to turn webcam to an IP camera

Updated on June 15, 2012
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This tutorial is to set a basic webcam(USB camera) to IP Camera

Materials:

1. Basic USB Camera
2. PC, Laptop or considered as a computer.
3. YAWCAM Software, this is a freeware. You can download it here

4. Internet Connection

System requirement:

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 or later.
DirectX 9 or later.
Windows Media Player 9 or later.
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Here I will show the instruction step by step.

Instructions:

1. Install YAWCAM.exe on your computer

Note: If you are missing any JAVA, or any of those. YAWCAM will allow you to download before the installation processes.

2. Launch YAWCAM

3. Go to Setting > Detect Webcam

4. Choose USB Video Device (Make Sure you select a right Device)

5. Enable Stream, and then Unblock the JAVA to Firewall exception.

6. Go to Start > Run > cmd > type “ipconfig” to find your ip address and default gateway

7. Access to your router by default gateway ip (mine is 192.168.1.1 )

8. Login to your modem/router (this can be different depends on your router)

9. Set the port forwarding / port triggering
YAWCAM uses UCP/TCP on stream
starting port 8081 and ending 8081 (See the picture)
Server IP address is your LOCAL IP address (This can be found in step#6)

10. Apply/Save your configuration

11. Go to YAWCAM again. Hit help menu and choose either
Am I online? Or What’s my URL? to check your status.

12. You’re all set.

You can see your webcam using the Local IP Address:port number
for example, my Local IP is 192.168.1.34:8081
I will use this address to see my IP Cam in internet browser.

To see your webcam online, you will have to use a different network connection through
your public IP Address:8081


Any questions? Just leave it here.

Thanks for reading.

by: kuroseki

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      Tech 2 years ago

      what if we are using a meraki firewall? but i already do the port forwarding,but i cant see my webcam online

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      appu 3 years ago

      camara software

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      fishnz 4 years ago

      Hi Kuroseki

      I found you outline above very helpful as I had previously tried to set up Yawcam but given up in frustration.Even with these instructions I got hung up on a few things.

      The first crucial one was that to set up Port Forwarding you must have a STATIC IP ADDRESS!!! or some other way of managing this.

      This can be obtained from your internet provider and set up with the help of this website

      http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19249/how-to-assign...

      To set up the modem using the the default gateway as listed in ipconfig for port forwarding this website was very useful

      http://portforward.com/

      Powering down and resetting the modem can help clear problems.

      In finding problems this site is helpful

      http://www.pcwintech.com/common-problems-fixes-por...

      Finally be aware that the web address to remotely access your Yawcam images cannot be seen through your modem but must be done through another link.

      So I could not see myself when I use my computer to check this address given by Yawcam below but it worked fine on my smart phone.

      ":When you are online other people can see your webcam on these addresses:

      Http: http://110.175.xxx.xx:8888

      Stream: http://110.175.xxx.xx:8081"

      Note: I replaced some of my address by xs for privacy.