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December 8, 2011 5:33:58 PM

Hello,

I am doing this for the first time so I don’t have any knowledge will this work or not, please help.

I am doing a network and IP cameras for small business.

What I wanted to do is this:

I have 4 IP cameras, connected into POE switch (8 port switch which has 4 POE ports)
Other 3 connections from the switch will be used for network computers.
The 8th connection from the switch will go to the second 10-port switch. (8*100 + 2*1000)

The other switch will be connected on this way:
Connections 1-8 for network computers.
Connection 9 goes from switch 1.
Connection 10 is going from cable rooter which is connected to the Internet.

I will have one PC connected to this switch which will be used to record video from IP cameras.

Now what concerns me is, if I want to connect to the PC which record video from home via Internet, how to do that.
I know that I must have fixed IP address, but how will I access a PC when all my network will have the same IP address on the Internet.
What do I need to configure? Switches or cable rooter?
Do I need managed or not managed switches?

Please help.

Thanks,

Milos


December 8, 2011 9:02:26 PM

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I know that I must have fixed IP address, but how will I access a PC when all my network will have the same IP address on the Internet.[\quote]

you do not need a fixed IP, you can use DDNS.
the camera server needs a fixed IP internally and you use port forwarding in the router to access it.


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What do I need to configure? Switches or cable rooter?[\quote]

you will need to configure the router


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Do I need managed or not managed switches? [\quote]

not need for managed switches
December 9, 2011 8:20:12 AM

Emerald said:
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I know that I must have fixed IP address, but how will I access a PC when all my network will have the same IP address on the Internet.[\quote]

you do not need a fixed IP, you can use DDNS.
the camera server needs a fixed IP internally and you use port forwarding in the router to access it.


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What do I need to configure? Switches or cable rooter?[\quote]

you will need to configure the router


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Do I need managed or not managed switches? [\quote]

not need for managed switches
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Thank you!
You mean I will manually assign IP address for server, example 192.168.1.20, that is the internal address and forward the port 80 to it?

And just type the external IP address on browser to connect to it.
My provider gives fixed IP addresses for business always.
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December 9, 2011 8:27:20 AM

usually there are two or three ports that need to be forwarded check the docs.

some ISP block port 80 but you can use another external port number.

you could use port 9000 and forward it to port 80 internally via the router.
all you need to do is add :9000 after the public IP.
December 9, 2011 8:49:52 AM

Thanks

One more thing.

The cable modem that the ISP gives it not the rooter, it doesn't have port forwarding.
Scientific-Atlanta WebSTAR EPC2100R2

So if I put a dsl/cable rooter behind it (TP-Link TL-R402M 1 x wan + 4 x lan) and configure the rooter, do you think I will be able to access?

And the switches I was planing to get are:
TP-Link TL-SL1210
and
TP-Link TL-SF1008P
December 9, 2011 3:39:52 PM

that should work
!