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To start, cannot even ask the questions properly.  The vomitive letter soup and settings list is larger every time I dig deeper.

Just let me know what information is needed to ask this properly, brands, models, all needed details.

What am after is to monitor my backyard with my smart phone when am away, with a re-purposed retired cell phone as camera P1010717.thumb.JPG.39c618bcd07400700ee2d4b0fef6d630.JPGfor surveillance.

The 'camera-phone' application is working. The viewer application works on my smart phone but does not find the camera. The laptop works perfectly well.

The 'Gateway'  has its WiFi disabled;  WiFi is provided by a router and works.   All that works may not have the optimal settings, but works.

Any very patient expert ?

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You'll need 

  1. A gateway that supports static routing if your current gateway does not like https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA51G6W77640&cm_re=cisco_rv-_-9SIA51G6W77640-_-Product
  2. A static ip from your internet company or pay for a dynamic dns resolution service and a domain name.

Then you will need to.

  1. Set a static private ip address for your android phone and then install a camera streaming app such as https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vinternete.camerastream
    or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.miv.rtpcamera
    (rtp steams can be played with vlc)
  2. Portforward your static private ip address  to a port on your static public ip address. 

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Thanks, fiveworlds.

1.- Do not understand "does not like"

2.- The Gateway, or modem or both, or whatever
is ----> https://www.manualslib.com/products/Technicolor-Mediaaccess-Tc8717t-4123851.html
The IP address is seventysix dot 182 dot onefivefive dot... IPV4 (and unsure if safe to publish the rest)... If static or dynamic or DNS I do not know how to recognize.  It is a simple home service, no 'website'. How to make sure ?

Router ----> http://setuprouter.com/router/dell/truemobile-1184/manuals.htm

Both phones are Android.

Renaming the second 1.-, 2.- as 3.-, 4.-;
3.-  Will read and be back.  Already have installed one application on each cell phone :
This----> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.BenLin.BLIPCamera.Free
If you are using/familiar with another, I could change for better guidance.
Perhaps there is better or less complex, but that is what I have.

4.- Is that done accessing the gateway, or the router, from the laptop browser ? or the 'camera' or the smartphone ?

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Okay so that router should be okay. *(It doesn't support static routing but hopefully your internet company doesn't require that for the static ip. Note that most cisco routers don't use coax so  you might need to switch to an Ethernet wall plate instead of the coax one.)

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If static or dynamic or DNS I do not know how to recognize.

All internet providers give a dynamic ip address by default. It changes every few hours which isn't okay if you want to access your camera and need to know the ip address of your home network. They will tell you exactly the configuration details required. 

 

To port forward with your current device follow this.

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1155676/Technicolor-Mediaaccess-Tc8717t.html?page=70#manual

 

To assign a static private IP address to your two phones follow this.

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1155676/Technicolor-Mediaaccess-Tc8717t.html?page=75#manual

 

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Already have installed one application on each cell phone :

That should work fine.

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17 hours ago, Externet said:

What am after is to monitor my backyard with my smart phone when am away, with a re-purposed retired cell phone as camera

Search for "baby monitor" on eBay/AliExpress. They're cheap, with night vision (unavailable in smartphone), camera can be rotated, with the all apps included.

 

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3 hours ago, fiveworlds said:

Okay so that router should be okay. *(It doesn't support static routing but hopefully your internet company doesn't require that for the static ip. Note that most cisco routers don't use coax so...

Before I goof deeper;  Nothing is Cisco.  The router is Dell as linked.     "Static routing"  for the "static IP"...  That sends me to scratch my head  Are they same stuff ?

3 hours ago, fiveworlds said:

All internet providers give a dynamic ip address by default. It changes every few hours which isn't okay if you want to access your camera and need to know the ip address of your home network.

The IPV4 I have is always the same, never seen changed, if that is related to that comment so "the isn't okay" should not apply, if I know what am saying...

You mention "static  "dynamic IP" and later "dynamic DNS"...  That sends me to scratch my head  Are they same stuff ?

2 hours ago, fiveworlds said:

For dynamic dns if you don't want to get a static ip you could use...

It is not what I want, it is whatever has to be for this to work. 

Will be back... meanwhile spank me for incongruences I may have said.

 

Sensei:  Thanks, this is not about what is in the market; it is about network settings for the equipment I have.

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That sends me to scratch my head  Are they same stuff

No they aren't.

Most people in the US and Europe have a dynamic ip address basically when you connect to the ISP's router you get an ip address automatically and when they reset their router you get a new ip.

Companies have a static ip address this means that the ISP's always gives the same ip address to the company every time they connect to the internet.

Dns is how a domain name is converted to an ip address

Dynamic Dns is a paid service in which companies update the ipadress that the domain name is pointing to. They do this through the use of software. Dynamic Dns can be free but is unreliable.

The benefit of the static ip is that if you have a camera watching your garden and the ISP resets their router you still have internet access. With a dynamic ip you could be offline for half an hour or more each time. 

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