First, some information:
The security system is a Lorex L14Q 684C, I have a Westell Versalink Model 327W router, and I have DSL provided by Verizon
Okay, well after multiple calls I discovered that in order to set it up, I would have to use their program to get an IP address for the Camera system, then port forward ports 81 and 2000, and then call them. From there, they should be able to access my system using my Ip address (from www.whatsmyipaddress.com). Then, they would tell me how to acess it, I would set up an account and finally I should be able to view my system online.
Well, I haven't gotten past the port forwarding. I set up my IP address for my camera system (it was 192.168.1.49) then I went to www.portforward.com and followed their instructions for forwarding. I am pretty sure I forwarded port 81 and 2000. However, when I called them they said that ports weren't forwarded and to either check to see if the modem's firewall was blocking it or if Verizon blocked those ports. I checked both. I had firewall on the modem set to "none" and Verizon said that they only blocked port 80. So, my question basically boils down to: what do I need to do to set up this system?
If anyone has any experience with remote access, online security systems, port forwarding, anything at all, please comment. I also understand that some games required port forwarding so any advice would be helpful. Also, if you could explain in very simple terms what exactly is going on, that would be great too. Sorry for the long post, but it is kind of urgent as I am going on an international trip and need to see my business from where I will be at. All advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Edited by ndarwich, 26 February 2008 - 02:12 PM.