07-01-2012 08:43:04 AM
Im looking at setting up a security camera and would like to be able to view it online from any computer. I understand that with some DVR's this can be done. Can I do it with my u-verse dvr? If I can, how do I locate the IP address?
07-01-2012 08:50:42 AM
Jessme_1 - Yes and no - Many folks have set up cameras to be viewed from any computer. But, the U-verse DVR is not involved, The DVR is used only for U-verse TV.
You will need setup instructions to connect your camera to the RG (modem). This is complicated to get it viewed by both in home computers & computers beyond the home.
I Think somejoe is expert in this area. You maight post your camera make & model in prep for him to make some suggestions.
07-01-2012 08:58:54 AM
Thanks aviewer, I did think about the RG. I havent bought the camrea yet but looking at the Foscam FI8908W. I want to know if this camera will work with U-verse for viewing online? If not then Im open for recomendations.
07-01-2012 10:04:34 AM
Jessme_1 - Take a look at the reviews on Amazon to see peoples experience setting up the camera. This should give direct access within your house on a U-verse network. To get access outside probably needs DMZ or pass through settings,
07-02-2012 03:15:31 PM
Been doing research on setting this camera up for veiwing online from a remote location. I think I shouldnt have a problem getting this to work. But I have also been searching on how to record. I see I can record to my computer hard drive, but I have a lap top and it goes with me when I travel. So I dont always have it on. Im pretty sure I cant record to the Uverse dvr. So what are my options? Second computer that I have to leave on? Or a seperate dvr?
07-02-2012 03:32:57 PM
Make that you definitely cannot record to the U-verse DVR. A computer device should be first choice because it is a native format (camera-PC).
You would need to output from a computer in another format such as composite, component or broadcast frequency to match the input on a stand alone DVR.
Bottom line - look for a device that can accept input that matches the camera output. If you cannot find one then you will need a computer to do the translation or just store directly. A camera vendor should have software available to manage storage on a computer.