Do I need to lease a static IP?

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    Hi guys,

    I'm setting up remote viewing for a friend and I don't have any problems setting up a static PRIVATE Ip address within his private network, doing the port forwarding, etc. What I'm wondering is, for REMOTE viewing, do I need to LEASE a static IP from the ISP?

    As far as I know, if the IP address renews itself (on the ISP side) and changes, then we will not be able to view the cameras remotely. Any ideas?

    I was thinking of a workaround for this, if it is so, but if you guys have better ones, PLEASE let me know 🙂

    My workaround: Setup a static ip within the private network, have the cameras being viewed from a computer ON THE PRIVATE NETWORK. Use LogMeIn to access that computer from OUTSIDE the network to view the cameras THROUGH that computer.



    Although a static ip would be a quick and easy solution to your problem there are other alternatives. I would take a look into a dynamic ip service such as DYN DNS

    As far as using "Log Me In", it is a remote access program but does not explicitly support streaming video. Will it work? Yes. But the video will most likely stutter to the point where its not a viable solution. Try the dynamic dns service as this will give you a direct line into the DVR (assuming the dvr supports this feature).

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