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Important Message from Foscam Digital Technologies Regarding US Sales & Service

We, Foscam.US (aka Foscam Digital Technologies and now Amcrest Technologies), are an independent United States based distributor of "Foscam" branded products. We have been offering telephone support, US local warranty and building the Foscam brand in the US for the past 7 years. However, we are deeply saddened to report that, even after all of this, our overseas suppliers have decided to undercut us and supply to our major customers directly. For this reason, we have no choice but to suspend telephone support for all Foscam branded products. If you have purchased a Foscam camera directly from us or from one of our authorized retailers, technical support is still available via email at


For customers who have not purchased from us directly, we advise you to please contact Foscam Shenzhen or the distributor which you have purchased from. In the meantime, we have launched our own new brand of IP cameras called Amcrest, which has superior quality products and full telephone technical support 7 days per week. We hope you can support us in our new venture. For more information, please visit

A Guide to Port Forwarding – Belkin Router

The port forwarding set up is reliant upon the specific brand and model number of the router being used. Port forwarding of a router is required to allow access to your network device. Regardless of the Belkin Router being used, the process for port forwarding is essentially similar. You will need to enable ports by locating the port range-forwarding screen. With most Belkin routers this screen is located within Virtual Servers option tab. The set-up instructions outlined below is an example of port forwarding using Belkin Model F5D8230-4.

Step 1.
Open you web browser. Enter the router IP address in the address bar as shown below, (, then press Enter.

Step 2
Some router/modems require a username and/or password, if yours requires it, enter the routers username and password here.
Click “Submit”
If you have changed it and don’t remember it you may have to reset your device to factory default using the reset button on most routers.
Default username: (admin) and password: (n/a; blank) for Belkin routers.

Step 3
Once logged into your router click on “Firewall”
Once the page has loaded click on “Virtual Servers”

Step 4
First you want to be sure to check “Enable”
In the Description column enter a description of your network device (e.g. Foscam Camera)
In “Inbound port” enter the starting ports to be forwarded.
Example: 2100-2500
Next choose the “Type” you want to use. (For Foscam cameras we will use TCP)
Enter the Camera‚Äôs P address in “Private IP Address”
In “Private port” enter the ending ports to be forwarded.
Example: 2100-2500 (note: Inbound and outbound ports are the same)
Repeat step 5 for any more ports you want to forward.
Click on “Apply Changes”

Step 5
To view the camera over the internet enter you router external ip address which can be found by typing into your browser.

Enter the Ip address port for the camera (e.g. port 8090) is what should be typed into you browser.

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