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Quick Start on using RemoteView to Connect to Watcher

There are two ways to view video remotely. The first one is to use the free RemoteView tool to connect to Watcher and stream video/audio in real time. The second one is to put Watcher in broadcasting mode, and use Internet Explorer to view video from anywhere in the world. This page is describing the first way, which is to use RemoteView.

In case Watcher PC has a local IP address that is not identifiable from outside, please refer to this page.

There are six possible scenarios under which you may want to use RemoteView to connect to Watcher and do remote video surveillance. The following provides a quick start to connect RemoteView to Watcher and watch real-time video remotely. All scenarios are based on the assumption that you want to remotely monitor your home from your office PC. Of course, it also applies if you want to monitor your home from another remote location.

1. You have a dial-up modem at home, and a dial-up modem at your office.

2. You have a dial-up modem at home, In your office, you don't have a dial-up modem, but you are in a LAN (local area network), and can access internet.

3. You are using xDSL (for example, ADSL) at home. In your office, you only have a dial-up modem.

4. You are using xDSL (for example, ADSL) at home, In your office, you are in a LAN (local area network), and can access internet.

5. Your home PC has other means to connect to internet (T1, Cable Modem, ... ), In your office, you only have a dial-up modem.

6. Your home PC has other means to connect to internet (T1, Cable Modem, ... ). In your office, you are in a LAN (local area network), and can access internet.

Tips: You can actually try out the TCP/IP connection with Watcher and RemoteView running on the same PC. Please specify the IP address/hostname to be "127.0.0.1" or "localhost" (both of them mean the current PC) in RemoteView's connection setting dialog.

1. You have a dial-up modem at home, and a modem at your office.
Power on your dial-up modem at home, make sure the phone-line is plugged in, but don't dial up to ISP, run Watcher and listen on Modem. Now go to your office, use your dial-up modem to dial to your home's phone number (Click Connect and choose appropriate settings). You can now watch real-time video! This is a low-cost solution since it only involves a local phone charge when there is video connection (Hard to understand this? Well, imagine the modem as a normal phone, Watcher and RemoteView are two persons and the video transmitted is the voice). However, low-cost doesn't mean poor video quality. In fact, with our advanced video compression, our software even works very well with 14.4K dial-up modem.

2. You have a dial-up modem at home. In your office, you don't have a dial-up modem, but you are in a LAN (local area network) and can access internet.
At your home, dial up to ISP using your modem. Now your home PC is on internet, and your home PC has an IP address. Copy the IP address down (since it's dynamically assigned). Run Watcher at your home, listening on TCP/IP. Now go to your office, using TCP/IP connection  to connect to your home PC's IP address by clicking Connect and choosing appropriate settings, and you can do remote video surveillance! Of course, you can also get a host name for your home PC so that you only need to enter the host name at RemoteView end. 

Don't worry if you are behind a firewall in your office, our software RemoteView can bypass the firewall if your company's proxy provides SOCKS (how to get Socks address?).

3. You are using xDSL (for example, ADSL) at home. In your office, you only have a dial-up modem.
This is also a good scenario for remote surveillance since DSL only charges you when there is data flow, and your PC can hence be on internet 24 hours with a fixed IP address. Now, copy down your home PC's IP address or its host name, run Watcher at your home and listen on TCP/IP. While you are in your office, dial up to a local ISP using your office modem so that your office PC is also on internet. Run RemoteView and use TCP/IP connection to connect to your home (just click Connect and choose appropriate settings), and you can do remote video surveillance.

4. You are using xDSL (for example, ADSL) at home. In your office, you are in a LAN (local area network) and can access internet.
Well, this is the best scenario. Since DSL only charges you when there is data flow, and your PC can hence be on internet 24 hours with a fixed IP address! Note down your home PC's IP address or its host name, run Watcher at your home and listen on TCP/IP. While you are in your office, run RemoteView and use TCP/IP connection to connect to your home PC (just click Connect and enter correct settings), and you can do remote video surveillance. Don't worry if your company's firewall is blocking the outer connection, our software RemoteView can bypass the firewall as long as your company's proxy provides SOCKS (How to get SOCKS address?).

5. Your home PC has other means to connect to internet (T1, Cable Modem, ... ). In your office, you only have a dial-up modem.
As long as your home PC can connect to internet, your home PC has a IP address. Make sure your home PC's IP address can be seen by outside (not behind a firewall). Note down your home PC's IP address or host name. Run Watcher at your home and listen on TCP/IP. While you are in your office, dial up to a local ISP using your dial-up modem. Now that your office PC is on internet, run RemoteView and use TCP/IP connection to connect to your home PC (just click Connect and enter appropriate values), you can start watching real-time video.

6. Your home PC has other means to connect to internet (T1, Cable Modem, ... ). In your office, you are in a LAN (local area network), and can access internet.
As long as your home PC can connect to internet, your home PC has a IP address. Make sure your home PC's IP address can be seen by outside (not behind a firewall). Note down your home PC's IP address or host name. Run Watcher at your home and listen on TCP/IP. While you are in the office, run RemoteView and use TCP/IP connection to connect to your home PC (just click Connect and enter appropriate values), and you can do remote video surveillance. Don't worry if you are behind a firewall in your office, our software RemoteView can bypass the firewall if your company's proxy provides SOCKS (how to find SOCKS address?). 

 


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Last updated 16-July-2012.
 

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