If you don't know what Port Forwarding is yet, you might want to start by reading our What is Port Forwarding guide.
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Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.
It's ok if you don't know your BT BTHomeHub router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:
Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.
In the picture above the address bar has http://www.google.com in it. Just replace all of that with the internal IP address of your BT BTHomeHub router. By default the IP address should be set to 192.168.1.254.
You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.
Click the Ok button to log in to your BT BTHomeHub router.
Please visit our Default BT Router Passwords page if the username and password shown below did not work for you.
If you can't login to your router because you forgot your BT BTHomeHub router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your BT BTHomeHub router back to its factory settings.
If you are having trouble with this guide, then perhaps PFConfig may be your solution. PFConfig is a software tool that will automatically forward ports for your router to save you time and hassle.
Before we can forward ports for ActiveWebCam, we need to figure out what ports ActiveWebCam++ is using. Here is a brief walkthrough on how to do that. Go ahead and open up ActiveWebCam and get into the camera you want to modifies settings.
At the top of the camera's properties page click the Broadcasting link.
There are two things on this page that require forwarding a port. If you have Remote Access enabled, you need to forward the port in the remote accesses section's Port box. You can change the port that is in that box if you like. Please enter the port for Remote Access into the box below. If you are not using Remote Access just leave this box blank.
The HTTP Server is the second thing in Active WebCam that requires port forwarding. The Port box in the Http Server section contains the port number that must be forwarded for the HTTP Server. You can change that port number if you like. Please enter the port you are using for the HTTP Server into the box below. If you are not using the HTTP Server just leave this box blank.
Now that you are logged in to your BT BTHomeHub router you should see the following:
Click the Advanced link near the left of the page.
Click the Continue to Advanced link near the center of the page.
The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Application Sharing.
Click the click here link near the center of the page.
Enter the name of the program into the Name box. It doesn't really matter what you put into this box, but something that will remind you why these ports are being forwarded would be a good idea.
Put a dot into the Manual Entry of Port Maps radio button.
Click the Next button.
We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Active Webcam requires you to forward the ports you entered above. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Game or Application Definition menu and then click Apply.
You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers Game or Application Definition page. Go ahead and enter those settings and then click Apply.
Click the Apply button near the top of the page.
Use the Device box to choose a device to forward ports to. This box contains a list of device names that are visible on your network.
Select the application you created using the Game or Application drop down box. Then click Add to enable it.
And that is it! You are done!
Now that you have forwarded ports for Active Webcam on the BT BTHomeHub you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.