Re: [wuhu_software_group] Webcam Help
I assume your webcam is a network camera - connected to your wired or wireless LAN. If not, i.e., it's a USB camera on a PC, you'll need software like WebCam32 or one of the many others.
In either case, your home router needs to port-forward incoming connections to the IP for the camera (or PC). If you have no other web server, this would be port 80. That camera or PC needs to have a static LAN address setup in your router, such as 192.168.1.80 or whatever your LAN is.
I do this with my webcam. And I refer to it from my web pages.
You'll also need a dynamic DNS service - either setup in your router or a client on a PC.
It's all complicated sounding if you aren't a network geek.
----- Original Message -----
From: steve_03222 <steve_03222@...>
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 4:21 pm
Subject: [wuhu_software_group] Webcam Help
> I started a personal web page through geocities.
> It allowed me to use my own HTML format and also had an add on for
> webcam. Best of all it was free.
> Well I bought a webcam and tried it out. It connects to a seperate
> page that has a small window showing my webcam.
> Well, it seems like most people can not view it, not sure why.
> When I log into the site it works fine. I have had a couple of
> that can see it, but more that says it does not work for them.
> Any ideas?
> I looked into some other methods to show the webcam, but it sounds
> like I need to turn my computer into a server and use FTP. Sounds
> complicated to me.
> If annyone has any ideas, I would appreciate hearing from you. E-
> are welcome.
> BTW I am looking for a free way to do this. HEE, Hee
> Thanks, Steve
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- Thank you for the info, but way above my head. Sounds like my web cam
is working online, just need to run activeX. Thanks to Dan I now know
that you can right click and make the image bigger.
I just ordered soem extension cables so I can move the cam outside and
to my back yard.
Thanks to Ron & Dan for helping me out with this.
I did download wheres James software. It is a much nicer picture, from
the same camera. However I guess I will stick with geocities, since I
can not get the picture to upload to the web through WheresJames.