by Brent Raynor

 Contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and request a Static IP Address.  A static IP address is required for communication with your Vivotek IP camera over the internet.


  • Equipment Required

  • Vivotek IP Camera
  • In this example a D-Link DSL-2640B router is used. Obtain a router that has port forwarding capabilites.  Routers, that are provided
  • by internet service providers (ISP) may have custom firmware that blocks this feature.

Vivotek IP Camera

  • Vivotek IP camera Setup

  • Open the Installation Wizard 2 and select the IP camera.


  • Select Configuration


  • Select Security
  • Under the Manage Privilege, select Allow anonymour viewing and click Save. Checking this box allows any client to view.

  • Select Network.
  • Enter the LAN information for the Vivotek IP camera.
  • Enter your Primary DNS (Domain Name Server), which is provided from your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
  • Click Save.

  • In the Network area, scroll down to HTTP.
  • Authenication is Basic.
  • HTTP port is port 80. This allows you to access the internet.
  • Secondary/HTTP Port is 8085.
  • Click Save.

  • Router Setup

  • Type the IP address of the router in the web browser.

  • Select the Advanced tab.

  • Select the Virtual Server tab


  • Select the Add tab and enter the IP camera information.
  • Server Name: Camera
  • External Port Start: 80
  • External Port End: 80
  • Protocol: TCP
  • Internal Port Start: 80
  • Internal Port End: 80
  • Server IP Address: for this example (IP address of the Vivotek camera)



  • Scroll down and Logout



  • Open your web editor program.  If you do not have this software, use Kompozer –> http://kompozer.net/ It is easy to use and donations are accepted.



  • Paste the source code from moxaonline.com/camera.html

  • Select the Split tab and the Design will appear at the top for visualization purposes.

  • The width and height of the IP camera window can be adjusted.
  • Insert the Static IP Address that is supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider).



  • In this example the webpage is redirected after three minutes of viewing.  Remove the redirect to another webpage information, if not required.
  • The purpose of this redirect is to save bandwidth and making the viewing window smaller also helps.
  • The formula is 1000m sec = 1 second.  Therefore; 1000 (milli seconds) x 60 (seconds) x 3 (minutes) = 180000
  • Change the address location and details of the redirect.



  • Once the Source has been modified, now it is time to publish on the web.
  • Select Publish As



  • Select the Settings tab.
  • Type the HTTP address.
  • Type the Publishing address.
  • Enter the Username and Password for your website.

  • Select the Publish tab.
  • Type in the Page Title
  • Type in the Filename.  In this example it is camera.html
  • Select the Publish tab and exit.

  • The webpage must be viewed from a location outside your LAN, otherwise, the viewing screen appear black.


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make your experience with Vivotek a pleasant one.

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Manufacturers Automation Inc.
1600 King Street North
P.O. Box 602
St. Jacobs, ON
N0B 2N0
800-387-6268 Tel.
519-664-3300 Tel.
519-664-1600 Fax.