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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

Setting up DNS Service

This is the latest guide for setting up a DNS hostname. Before we used to recommend to use DynDNS but unforuntaley it isn’t free anymore. We now recommened for your free DNS hostname.

Step 1:
Visit the website at to start your free DNS hostname.
Step 1

Step 2:
After register, you will receive an email from to activate your email address. Click on the link that is attached to your email to activate the account.

Step 3:
Log in with the information that you registered to create your domain name.
Step 3

Step 4:
Step 5
After logging in, choose Add a Host button, enter the domain name that you’d like to use (example: foscamus) and choose the domain (example:

Step 5:
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Once you’ve added the host that you’d like to use, find the IP of the camera that you’d like to use this hostname on. After logging into the camera, it’s time to upgrade the camera to the latest firmware and webUI. Under the camera settings, go to the section called “Device Management”, once there click on the option that says “Upgrade Device Firmware”. On the page for upgrading, you will see two type of upgrades, one is for firmware and the other is for Web UI. You may download the latest firmware/webUI from here/.

Step 6:
Once that is done, you will need to go back to your IP address that matches your camera to enter in the data that you just chose. Under the option “Device Management”, choose the option called “DDNS Service Setting” and under this option you will be entering the data that you received from

Step 7:
Once the camera has restarted itself, log in to the access the camera and once logged in, check to see if DDNS Status says No-Ip has succeed or failed. If failed, then it will require you to re-enter the No-Ip information as stated in step 4.

Step 8:
After checking to see if the DDNS status is successful, you will now need to set up port-forward. In order to port forward, you must have access to your router. For example, the router we are using is Linksys E3200 and the IP address for this particular router is If your using a different router, please check with your provider or check with your routers manufacture website for that information.
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Step 9:
If you cannot figure out how to port forward, please visit our Support page as there are multiple guides on each major router. To check to if your camera is successfully port forward, please visit and use that IP address with the port number that you chose for port forwarding (example If you can see the login page for your camera, you have successfully port forwarded and move to step 8.
If you cannot see the login page for your camera, please use the port forwarding guides to set it up.

Step 10:
To see if the hostname that you chose for No-Ip works, enter in the address bar http:// Domain name + HTTP Port. For example:
If you can see the login information, you have completed the guide.

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