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April 3, 2011 1:31:00 AM

I have a DSL router connected to a D-Link router. I have an IP Webcam connected to the D-Link router at address 192.168.0.xxx. The D-Link router is connected to the DSL router via 192.168.1.xxx. I need to connect from a computer on the DSL router to the webcam on the D-Link router. I have tried port forwarding on the D-Link to the fixed IP address on of the webcam and accessing via 192.168.1.xxx:p ort without any luck. I have shut down the firewall on the D-Link.
Both the webcam and the D-Link have fixed IP addresses. I can access the webcam when I am connected to the D-Link router and I can connect to the D-Link router when I when I am connected to the DSL router. But I cannot connect to the webcam on the D-Link router from the DSL router.

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April 3, 2011 5:36:09 AM

what model camera is it?

do you need two separate networks?
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April 4, 2011 12:15:26 AM

The camera is a D-Link wireless IP camera. I added a second router to the first because the camera could not reach the range of my DSL router.

Don't know that I would describe it as two separate networks. The D-Link router is connected to the DSL router, so they are both part of my LAN. The camera is connected to the D-Link router. The computer that I need to reach the camera is connected to the DSL router.
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April 4, 2011 2:14:37 AM

As soon you use two different IP schemes you have two separate networks.

Here is what I want you to try:

disconnect the Dlink and only connect a computer to one of the four LAN ports.

now log into the webcam and change the IP to 192.168.1.xxx

after that log into the dlink, disable the DHCP and change the LAN IP to 192.168.1.253

leave the wireless security the way it is since the webcam is able to talk to it.

now connect the Dlink to the DSL router by using one of the four LAN ports on the Dlink. Do NOT use the WAN/Internet port.

The instructions above should have configured the Dlink as an Access Point and have your webcam become part of you network without any port forwarding necessary.
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April 4, 2011 11:41:21 PM

Emerald said:
As soon you use two different IP schemes you have two separate networks.

Here is what I want you to try:

disconnect the Dlink and only connect a computer to one of the four LAN ports.

now log into the webcam and change the IP to 192.168.1.xxx

after that log into the dlink, disable the DHCP and change the LAN IP to 192.168.1.253

leave the wireless security the way it is since the webcam is able to talk to it.

now connect the Dlink to the DSL router by using one of the four LAN ports on the Dlink. Do NOT use the WAN/Internet port.

The instructions above should have configured the Dlink as an Access Point and have your webcam become part of you network without any port forwarding necessary.


It looks like you have me on the right direction. A couple of questions for you though:

By disabling DHCP on the second (D-Link) router, does that change it into a sort of extension of the DSL router, using the same IP range?

When you say change the LAN IP to 192.168.1.253, I am not certain which address you are referring to. Is that what is called the D-Link router IP address and will become the way I will access the router in the future? Or is that the address that the D-Link uses to connect to the DSL router (which I think is really effectively the WAN address and is current fixed in the DSL router range)?

Right now, I have the camera set to a 192.168.1.xxx address. I assume after this, I will just need to connect to the camera and change the wireless address and password that it uses in order to change the connection from the DSL router to the D-Link router?

The DHCP address range, for whatever reason, on the DSL router is only from 192.168.1.15 to 192.168.1.47. Should I change that, or change the D-Link LAN IP to within that range?

Thanks and I appreciate your patience.
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April 5, 2011 12:09:16 AM

I tried to change the Router IP address to 192.168.1.253 and turn off the DHCP server. When I did that, I got an error message: "The LAN and WAN IP Address cannot be set to the same subnet."
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April 5, 2011 12:43:52 AM

Yes, I got it. I just had to change the WAN IP address on the D-Link from fixed to dynamic. Everything has gone smoothly and I can now connect wirelessly through the D-Link and see the camera on my computer connected to the DSL modem!

I was a little worried that I would need a cross over cable for the ethernet, but I guess these routers automatically sense that these days. The standard Cat-5 connected right up.

The only downside is that l lose one ethernet connection on the D-Link router. That is too bad, but at the moment I am only using two up there.

Thanks!
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April 5, 2011 12:44:27 AM

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