How Do I Set Up My SleuthGear Digital WI-FI Remote View Spy Cam Using Windows?

So you purchased a SleuthGear WI-FI Hidden Camera spy cam and would like step by step instructions to set up the remote view option.  It seems complicated but following these simple instructions can guide any do-it-yourselfer through the process.  Just go step by step and soon you will be viewing your video live from anywhere you have a internet connection.

  1. Connect the receiver to your router or modem with the provided ethernet cable. If you have a router and a modem connect the receiver to the router.
  1. Install “DVR Finder” from the cd to your Windows computer. Make sure your computer is connected (wireless or hardwired) to the same router the receiver is connected to.
  1. In DVR Finder click the search box on the right hand side. If nothing comes up power cycle the router and receiver. Wait until you establish an internet connection then try again.
  1. When DVR Finder locations the receiver under Device Name it will read Video Server with the IP address to the right. (Write down the IP the address on a sheet of paper and label it receiver IP address. You will need this information later)
  1. Click on Video Server in DVR Finder and it will highlight the whole line blue. Then click Connect DVR on the right under Search.
  1. A web browser will now open with a log in box asking for a user name and password. Put in “root” for the user name and “root” for the password and click Ok.
  1. The next screen will show the cameras image. If it the image says “disconnected” or “camera out of range” repair the camera and receiver and the image will come up.
  1. Click “Control Panel Login” below the image. The control panel is where you can access recorded video, change video settings, network settings, etc.
  1. Click “Network Setup” on the left side then click “Type” below. Here you will see “Sever Port: 80”. This will come in to play later.
  1. Now you need to access the port forwarding section of your router to allow the video to broadcast to the internet. It is recommended to open port 30,000 or above. Please consult the manufacturer for the router or router manual for details as to where this section is.
  1. You can also go to www.portforward.com to find step by step instructions on access the port forward section of your router. On portforward.com scroll to the bottom and find your router model number and click on it. On the next screen in the top left corner click “Click here to skip this advertisement…” On the next screen click the orange “Default Guide” in the last sentence. Here you will find step by step instructions on how to open a port for your router. When selecting the port number or port range use port 30000 to 30001. For the IP address find the piece of paper with the IP address you wrote down for step 4.
  1. After completing the port forwarding process next is to check and see if the port is open by going to http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/ . On this screen you will see your external IP address “69.x.x.x”. Write this down on a sheet of paper and label it “External IP Address” Every router has its own IP address just like your house has its own address.
  2. Now delete Port Number 80 and put in Port Number 30000 then click “Check”.
  3. If it says Port 30000 is open you set it up correctly! If it says closed check your port forward setting again because the port isn’t open.
  4. Go back to the cameras “Control Panel” and go back to “Network Setup : Type” where you left off on number 9.
  5. Change the “Server Port” to 30000 and click “Save”.
  1. Now that port 30000 in your router is open and your receiver is sending the video feed through port 30000 your video is now being broadcasted to the internet.
  1. To view the video feed when you are away from your receiver open your internet browser on a computer or smart phone.
  1. Where you would type in a website address put in the external IP address you wrote down on step number 12 “69.x.x.x”. Then put a colon “:” and the port number “30000”. “69.x.x.x:30000”.
  1. A log in box will come up asking for a user name and password. Put in “root” for the user name and “root” for the password.
  1. Now the cameras live stream image will be displayed. Click on “Control Panel” to access the recorded video and camera settings.

Congratulations your done! That wasn’t that bad. Now sit back and view your spy cam video feed LIVE!

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