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Airport Extreme Talk to Another Airport Extreme

976 Views 34 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 6:04 PM by Bud Willner RSS
  • Bud Willner Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 3:56 PM (in response to budspwr)

    I'll get on my other machine and send the shot want but for now I'll tell you what I got on the DVR: IP 010.000.001.003, Gateway 010.000.001.001, DNS 010.000.001.001.  Not at all what I need.  I changed the to 192.168.2.???.  I don't recall the rest but it didn't lock in.

     

    I went to port forward and got the follow information to insert port mapping and when I went there and selected port mapping/Apple remote desktop, the ports were already inserted.

     

    Well, I tried to add an image but was notified the the image was not allowed?  It was 1.7 Mb.  Will try something else.  And that didn't work either.  164 kb on Safari.  I would like you to see my port mapping.  Will try Firefox.

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,590 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 7:26 PM (in response to Bud Willner)

    Bud Willner wrote:

     

    I'll get on my other machine and send the shot want but for now I'll tell you what I got on the DVR: IP 010.000.001.003, Gateway 010.000.001.001, DNS 010.000.001.001.  Not at all what I need.  I changed the to 192.168.2.???.  I don't recall the rest but it didn't lock in.

     

    You cannot port forward to an IP not in the range of the router.. you cannot forward to 192.168.2.x unless the airport also is using that IP.. everything must be on the same IP range.

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,590 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 1:37 AM (in response to budspwr)

    There is no http port.. so you are using some software on the remote computer.. not a browser.

     

    But that looks ok.. can the software you use recognise it has to connect to your public IP though.. not internal network.. so it has to connect to 203.202.201.200 (as example only) because you cannot use it if it doesn't link to remote IP.

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,590 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 1:16 PM (in response to budspwr)

    IP address is chosen pretty much at random.. fill that in yourself. And lock it.. do not just use a dhcp address.. it has to be reserved or static in the device. Remember you still cannot have two device port forwarding the same port. So you do not what to forward 80 to any place except your DVR.

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,590 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 3:43 PM (in response to budspwr)

    Correct you must use DVR set to the right IP range.. you cannot use your DVR on 192.168.x.x if the TC is on 10.0.1.1 YOU MUST SET THE DVR to the same IP range.. ie it must be 10.0.1.x

     

    You can set to dhcp on the DVR and it will get an IP from the TC.. then set the IP to static via dhcp reservations.

     

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    Generally you use MAC address as that is different for every device and a good means of identifying it.

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,590 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to budspwr)

    I don't think I can do anything much to help you.

     

    Any units that rely on a server in China.. that is just bad!!

     

    To have software that is unknown using some odd ports.. that is even harder.

     

    I am just not sure how the system works but I would say the eSee is some form of dyndns. I know other brands of cameras that are using this system for dyndns.

     

    The problem is Apple routers do not have their own dyndns system or not one you can easily access and use.

     

    If this all works ok on your internal network.. ie you can watch the recorded pictures on the DVR, then install a VPN router. This will have to become the main router of the system. The existing apple routers can still work in bridge. But using VPN is the only way I can see to get around the problem.. and it will have a dyndns with one of the standard services.

     

    Or pack up the units and send them back and buy DVR units that have standard IP setup and browswer access.

  • Bud Willner Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 12:48 PM (in response to LaPastenague)

    Thanks again for all your help even though it was awild goose chase.

     

    I did find a eSee server but did not a trace on it.  I also revampt the DHCP in TM and the DVR picked up the change so I know that part is working.  The DVR has a dyndns section to work with so will try it.

     

    I guess what I will do is just play around with it for entertainment.

     

    By the way, did what I wrote look ok?

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,590 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 12:58 PM (in response to Bud Willner)

     

    By the way, did what I wrote look ok?

    I could follow it.. I had no idea the units were supposed to link to some server in China. I would like to know why they do that.. if it provides some teamviewer type of access to the units.. or is just a dyndns.. but it sounds like they should have been for domestic Chinese market and not exported. Needing to link to China for any reason would put them out of my consideration for security immediately. Any of these kind of things can be used two ways.. the reputation of the supplier is often linked to how to use it.. How useful for someone with bad intentions to have access to your home security.. that provides them with far too much info.. plus the ability to wipe whatever they do.

  • Bud Willner Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)

    You are absolutly right.  Please understand that It my feeling about the China server.  After all that has happened, i.e., the DVR going down after viewing camera action what else could one think. The best I could do is just use the DVR as a recorder.

     

    Thanks again for sticking with me.  If there were a way to give you an 'ataboy'.  It's just a verbal award we used during the space age.

  • Bud Willner Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 11:58 AM (in response to LaPastenague)

    I'mnot so sure on my Chinese thing nowe

     

    I got it working in Windows7 by the dyndns.org/264 compression.  Not sure on the compression number.

     

    The DVR unit I got through with had a password I didn't fool with but the second unit didn't have correct number of caracters.  I've got an email in to the retailers for a correct one (we hope).

     

    The second unit is going through an Airport Extreme 4th gen.  The only trouble I see is correct settings for port, etc. and maybe the password.  I really don't know if the second unit info is passing through the TC because it doesn't pop up in Windows7 IE when the second units IP is used.

     

    Thanks for your help again.  Your suggestion on opening up DHCP was the key movement.

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