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How do I configure the Windows Firewall for Webcam 1-2-3, Watchdog, or NetCamCenter?

It is recommended that you use our port check tool to check if the port is blocked.

When you start Webcam 1-2-3, Watchdog, or NetCamCenter for the first time, you will see the following dialog box. If "Public networks, such as those ..." is not checked, you cannot view the live video via Internet. To open ports for Webcam 1-2-3, Watchdog, or NetCamCenter, please follow the steps below.

  1. Click on Start. Click Control Panel.
  2. Click Windows Firewall.
  3. Click Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall. Find Webcam 1-2-3, Watchdog, or network camera process and see if Public box is checked.



  4. If the Public box is checked, and you still cannot view live video via Internet. Continue the steps below.
  5. On the Windows Firewall window, click Advanced settings.




  6. On the left, click Inbound Rules. Then, on the right, under Actions, click the New Rule link.
  7. Select Port and click Next.




  8. In the Specific Local Ports box, type the port number of Windows Media streaming and then click Next.




  9. Choose Allow the Connection and then click Next.
  10. Check the boxes for Private or any other desired network type, and then click Next. Type Webcam. Click Finish.




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