You will see the login screen: The first time you connect to your web-cam, the user name is “admin” and password is blank (no password).After logging into the web-cam, we need to do some house keeping steps: 1. When changing the password, what you need to know is that the password is case-sensitive and can be only 12 characters long. Change the port used by the web-cam: The main reason we are changing the port is because the default port of 80 is blocked by many ISPs and so by changing it to a different value like 82, you get around that issue.

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Set the “port from” to the same port number that you set in Step 1 above.

Set the “IP address” to the IP address of your web-camera.

Finally set the “Port to” value to the same port number that you used in “Port From”. Now in the screen shot above, lookup the “WAN IP:” value (top left corner, red rectangle).

Run the “IP Camera tool” to figure out the IP address for the camera.

Connect to the IP camera using the IP address provided by the “IP Camera tool”.

(The address will typically be of the form :198.168.1.xxx, where xxx is a 3 digit number that will be unique for you.

This address is the internal IP address for your web-cam (as opposed to WAN IP address which we will learn about later)).

Here is how you can setup your Foscam FI8190W for remote access (and this will work for almost all web-cams).

I am using a router which has the DD-WRT firmware installed on it.