EyeLook IP camera JPEG viewer setup

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EyeLook IP camera JPEG viewer setup

Postby BeshevGames » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:59 pm

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=klb.ip.cam.viewer

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eyelook-ip-camera-jpeg-viewer/id1211216454?ls=1&mt=8


This is a guide to help users set up their IP camera(s) and view them in the app. In this example we are going to use a TP-LINK TL-WDR3500 router, a D-LINK DCS-930LB1 IP camera and an Android phone with EyeLook installed.

I. Installation and configuration

Connect your IP camera to your LAN network. The principle to most IP cameras is the same, but there might be slight differences, depending on your router's make and model, as well as the ones of your IP camera.

Step 1: Connect your camera to your router via the provided Ethernet cable and connect your IP camera to an external power supply.

Step 2: Follow the initial setup in your guide, which came with the camera. If the devices, connected to your router, get their IP address automatically, via DHCP, you can log into your router and see the automatically assigned IP address of the camera, as well as its MAC address.

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Step 3: In order to prevent the IP address from changing each time that the camera is connected, you have to bind an IP address to the MAC address of the camera. To do this, go into your router and look for Address Reservation. In our case, it is located under DHCP. Click Add New, under MAC Address assign your camera's MAC address and under Reserved IP Address assign your desired IP address for the camera(note that it should not be the same as any other IP address), under Status click Enable and save the configuration. Now every time your camera connects to your router the router will see that its MAC address is already assigned to a given IP and will set this IP to the camera.

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Step 4: Now let us configure the camera, login into your camera via the IP address, USERNAME and PASSWORD provided in your camera's instructions. It is highly advisable to change them to your own once in the camera's setup menu. The default port should be set to 80 so, for now, we can only login with only the IP, but we want to change that. This is needed for two reasons, first - some ISP's may block the port so you won't be able to access your camera from an outside network and second - we might want to add more than one camera, but our external IP is the same so the app should know on which unique port the given camera is, but more on that later.

Go to your camera's Network Setup and change the port to 8081, for our example.

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*Note - you need to restart your camera. In our case the option is located in Maintenance -> System -> Reboot The Device.

Now you need to login to your camera again in order to see if everything is working properly. To do this you have to add the port after the IP address. The syntax is as follows: http://(IP address):(cam port number)/. In our case: http://192.168.1.106:8081/.

Step 5: Now let's configure the port forwarding on our router, as well as enable NAT. In order to do this we have to go to Forwarding -> Virual Servers and add new rule. There you have to type in the port and IP address used by the camera, set Protocol to All, set Status to Enable and click Save. Then just go to NAT and set the Current NAT Status to Enabled. For simplicity we will set both Service Port and Internal Port to be the same, and Service Port will be a single one, not a range of ports. The final result should look like this:

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Step 6: Go to Network -> WAN and check your IP address. For refferences, we are going to use the ip: 232.142.341.5. After that, open the browser on your Android or iOS device to test the camera and type in: http://232.142.341.5:8081/image.jpg, where /image.jpg is the path to your camera's image link. To find your camera's links please visit ispyconnect.com

Step 6(OPTIONAL): To view more than one IP cameras within the EyeLook app you have to repeat the steps, but assign your second camera a different IP address in the router, a different port number in the camera's settings, as well as in the forwarding rules of the router. The final result should look similar to this:

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II. Configuring the app


Step 1: Download the EyeLook app from the Google Play store, or iTunes store. Upon opening the app you will be greeted with the following screen:

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From here click on the Image icon to open the General Settings menu. Here you can set your app preferences to your liking.

Screen stays on: The screen of the device never dims or turns off, while the app is running.
Low bandwidth mode: If you are using mobile network for your internet connection you may want to set that mode to ON. This way the video will seem to lag, but in reality it will load images after withing a specified interval of time, thus lowering your internet usage.
Camera number: If you have a single camera you might want to set this option to one, since it will show one large camera view, instead of four, which will even lower the app's processing needs, increasing your device's battery life while using the app.
Static is black color: If the static effect on the idle cameras bothers you you can set it to on, which will show only a black screen with a camera icon.

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Now to set up your cameras. Note that you have to repeat the process for each camera with the corresponding camera's settings. Here, on camera one click on the Image icon and you should see the IP camera's configuration window. From here enter the configuration of the camera as follows.

IP: (your router's WAN IP address).
Port: (your camera's port number)
User: The USERNAME for your IP camera
Password: The PASSWORD for your IP camera
Cam Model: You can use one of the predefined camera makes selected or, if you select --Custom link-- a new field will appear where you have to type in only the link after your camera's IP and Port Number, for example if the link to the camera's image is http://232.142.341.5:8081/image.jpg, you only have to type in the "image.jpg" part, the same goes if the link to the camera's image is http://232.142.341.5:8081/imagep/picture.jpg, you only have to type in the "imagep/picture.jpg" part. As mentioned, you can find your camera's image path here: ispyconnect.com

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After a successful setup you should be good to go and see the video in the corresponding camera's view. It should look similar to this:

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