Access webcam on network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Bob, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Running Windows Vista Home Premium wired and 2 XP machines connected via
    wireless. Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G. Windows Firewall,
    Windows Defender and AVG anti-virus.
    Cable broadband internet.

    Sharing internet connection, files and printer works fine. The only problem
    is I can not access my webcam which is on one of
    the XP machines from the other machines. I receive the following message
    when I try to access the webcam. "The specified path does not exist". I have
    tried "run as administrator" and "taking ownership" What else can I do to
    correct this?
    Thanks.
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    Bob, Mar 18, 2008
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  2. Hi
    What the IP scheme is?
    How are you trying to connect?
    Did you set the Firewall to allow local Network connections?
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "Bob" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Running Windows Vista Home Premium wired and 2 XP machines connected via
    > wireless. Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G. Windows Firewall,
    > Windows Defender and AVG anti-virus.
    > Cable broadband internet.
    >
    > Sharing internet connection, files and printer works fine. The only
    > problem is I can not access my webcam which is on one of
    > the XP machines from the other machines. I receive the following message
    > when I try to access the webcam. "The specified path does not exist". I
    > have tried "run as administrator" and "taking ownership" What else can I
    > do to correct this?
    > Thanks.
    > --------
    > [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to
    > so
    > that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >
    >
    >
    >
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    >
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    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Mar 18, 2008
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  3. Bob

    Bob Guest

    "Jack (MVP-Networking)." <> wrote in message
    news:%...

    Thanks for the response Jack.

    > What the IP scheme is?


    I don't know what "IP scheme" means. Are you referring to what I see when I
    run ipconfig?

    > How are you trying to connect?


    I navigate to the executable and click it.

    > Did you set the Firewall to allow local Network connections?


    Since I have no problem sharing internet connection, printer and files I
    assume the Firewall is set to allow local Network connections.


    > Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >
    > "Bob" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Running Windows Vista Home Premium wired and 2 XP machines connected via
    >> wireless. Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G. Windows Firewall,
    >> Windows Defender and AVG anti-virus.
    >> Cable broadband internet.
    >>
    >> Sharing internet connection, files and printer works fine. The only
    >> problem is I can not access my webcam which is on one of
    >> the XP machines from the other machines. I receive the following message
    >> when I try to access the webcam. "The specified path does not exist". I
    >> have tried "run as administrator" and "taking ownership" What else can I
    >> do to correct this?
    >> Thanks.
    >> --------
    >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to
    >> so
    >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
     
    Bob, Mar 18, 2008
    #3
  4. Bob

    Dave Guest

    the executable is on the remote machine and the camera plugged into that
    machine via usb?? if so, you have very little chance of that working. Most
    modern windows apps need to be installed on the machine they are running
    from so that all the associated dll's, ocx's, and devices they need to
    access are available. some webcams supply you with a streaming application
    that lets you connect to the camera using something like windows media
    player or a web browser that supports a java or active-x control supplied by
    the webcam. you would have to read the manual for the camera to find out if
    they support some kind of remote access like that.

    "Bob" <> wrote in message
    news:eek:...
    >
    >
    > "Jack (MVP-Networking)." <> wrote in message
    > news:%...
    >
    > Thanks for the response Jack.
    >
    >> What the IP scheme is?

    >
    > I don't know what "IP scheme" means. Are you referring to what I see when
    > I run ipconfig?
    >
    >> How are you trying to connect?

    >
    > I navigate to the executable and click it.
    >
    >> Did you set the Firewall to allow local Network connections?

    >
    > Since I have no problem sharing internet connection, printer and files I
    > assume the Firewall is set to allow local Network connections.
    >
    >
    >> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >>
    >> "Bob" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Running Windows Vista Home Premium wired and 2 XP machines connected via
    >>> wireless. Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G. Windows Firewall,
    >>> Windows Defender and AVG anti-virus.
    >>> Cable broadband internet.
    >>>
    >>> Sharing internet connection, files and printer works fine. The only
    >>> problem is I can not access my webcam which is on one of
    >>> the XP machines from the other machines. I receive the following message
    >>> when I try to access the webcam. "The specified path does not exist". I
    >>> have tried "run as administrator" and "taking ownership" What else can I
    >>> do to correct this?
    >>> Thanks.
    >>> --------
    >>> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying
    >>> to so
    >>> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
     
    Dave, Mar 18, 2008
    #4
  5. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Dave
    The webcam (software and hardware) is preinstalled on the remote machine
    which is a laptop.

    Thanks for the tip. I'll check out remote access.

    "Dave" <> wrote in message
    news:%23%...
    > the executable is on the remote machine and the camera plugged into that
    > machine via usb?? if so, you have very little chance of that working.
    > Most modern windows apps need to be installed on the machine they are
    > running from so that all the associated dll's, ocx's, and devices they
    > need to access are available. some webcams supply you with a streaming
    > application that lets you connect to the camera using something like
    > windows media player or a web browser that supports a java or active-x
    > control supplied by the webcam. you would have to read the manual for the
    > camera to find out if they support some kind of remote access like that.
    >
    > "Bob" <> wrote in message
    > news:eek:...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Jack (MVP-Networking)." <> wrote in message
    >> news:%...
    >>
    >> Thanks for the response Jack.
    >>
    >>> What the IP scheme is?

    >>
    >> I don't know what "IP scheme" means. Are you referring to what I see when
    >> I run ipconfig?
    >>
    >>> How are you trying to connect?

    >>
    >> I navigate to the executable and click it.
    >>
    >>> Did you set the Firewall to allow local Network connections?

    >>
    >> Since I have no problem sharing internet connection, printer and files I
    >> assume the Firewall is set to allow local Network connections.
    >>
    >>
    >>> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >>>
    >>> "Bob" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> Running Windows Vista Home Premium wired and 2 XP machines connected
    >>>> via wireless. Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G. Windows
    >>>> Firewall, Windows Defender and AVG anti-virus.
    >>>> Cable broadband internet.
    >>>>
    >>>> Sharing internet connection, files and printer works fine. The only
    >>>> problem is I can not access my webcam which is on one of
    >>>> the XP machines from the other machines. I receive the following
    >>>> message when I try to access the webcam. "The specified path does not
    >>>> exist". I have tried "run as administrator" and "taking ownership" What
    >>>> else can I do to correct this?
    >>>> Thanks.
    >>>> --------
    >>>> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying
    >>>> to so
    >>>> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >
     
    Bob, Mar 18, 2008
    #5
  6. Hi
    Each Network Device has an IP number. These numbers have to be on the same
    subnet in order to allow smooth Network traffic.
    As an example a Network device can have an IP of 192.168.1.100 the first
    three groups of numbers have to be same for all devices in order to be on
    the same Network.
    192.168.1.100 is on the same network but 192.168.2.100 is not.
    The camera might come with an IP number that does not match the Network, and
    thus you can not connect to it. Read the manual to find what is the default
    setting of the camera.
    As for the Firewall, it depends on what Firewall is used and how it is
    configured. You can have a situation that certain type of traffic is allowed
    and other does Not.
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "Bob" <> wrote in message
    news:eek:...
    >
    >
    > "Jack (MVP-Networking)." <> wrote in message
    > news:%...
    >
    > Thanks for the response Jack.
    >
    >> What the IP scheme is?

    >
    > I don't know what "IP scheme" means. Are you referring to what I see when
    > I run ipconfig?
    >
    >> How are you trying to connect?

    >
    > I navigate to the executable and click it.
    >
    >> Did you set the Firewall to allow local Network connections?

    >
    > Since I have no problem sharing internet connection, printer and files I
    > assume the Firewall is set to allow local Network connections.
    >
    >
    >> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >>
    >> "Bob" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Running Windows Vista Home Premium wired and 2 XP machines connected via
    >>> wireless. Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G. Windows Firewall,
    >>> Windows Defender and AVG anti-virus.
    >>> Cable broadband internet.
    >>>
    >>> Sharing internet connection, files and printer works fine. The only
    >>> problem is I can not access my webcam which is on one of
    >>> the XP machines from the other machines. I receive the following message
    >>> when I try to access the webcam. "The specified path does not exist". I
    >>> have tried "run as administrator" and "taking ownership" What else can I
    >>> do to correct this?
    >>> Thanks.
    >>> --------
    >>> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying
    >>> to so
    >>> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Mar 19, 2008
    #6
  7. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Jack,
    The camera is preinstalled on my Acer XP laptop which runs Zone Alarm
    firewall. I've added the camera executable to the allowed programs.
    A manual for the webcam was not included with the laptop. The "Help" within
    the software does not address the issue.

    On the Vista machine running Windows firewall I've tried (without success)
    to add the camera executable to the exceptions but receive "The specified
    path does not exist".
    Dave suggested "Remote Access" is the way to go. What do you think?

    "Jack (MVP-Networking)." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi
    > Each Network Device has an IP number. These numbers have to be on the same
    > subnet in order to allow smooth Network traffic.
    > As an example a Network device can have an IP of 192.168.1.100 the first
    > three groups of numbers have to be same for all devices in order to be on
    > the same Network.
    > 192.168.1.100 is on the same network but 192.168.2.100 is not.
    > The camera might come with an IP number that does not match the Network,
    > and thus you can not connect to it. Read the manual to find what is the
    > default setting of the camera.
    > As for the Firewall, it depends on what Firewall is used and how it is
    > configured. You can have a situation that certain type of traffic is
    > allowed and other does Not.
    > Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >
    > "Bob" <> wrote in message
    > news:eek:...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Jack (MVP-Networking)." <> wrote in message
    >> news:%...
    >>
    >> Thanks for the response Jack.
    >>
    >>> What the IP scheme is?

    >>
    >> I don't know what "IP scheme" means. Are you referring to what I see when
    >> I run ipconfig?
    >>
    >>> How are you trying to connect?

    >>
    >> I navigate to the executable and click it.
    >>
    >>> Did you set the Firewall to allow local Network connections?

    >>
    >> Since I have no problem sharing internet connection, printer and files I
    >> assume the Firewall is set to allow local Network connections.
    >>
    >>
    >>> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >>>
    >>> "Bob" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> Running Windows Vista Home Premium wired and 2 XP machines connected
    >>>> via wireless. Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G. Windows
    >>>> Firewall, Windows Defender and AVG anti-virus.
    >>>> Cable broadband internet.
    >>>>
    >>>> Sharing internet connection, files and printer works fine. The only
    >>>> problem is I can not access my webcam which is on one of
    >>>> the XP machines from the other machines. I receive the following
    >>>> message when I try to access the webcam. "The specified path does not
    >>>> exist". I have tried "run as administrator" and "taking ownership" What
    >>>> else can I do to correct this?
    >>>> Thanks.
    >>>> --------
    >>>> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying
    >>>> to so
    >>>> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
     
    Bob, Mar 19, 2008
    #7
  8. Hi
    I thought you have a real IP Webcam.
    The Webcams that are embedded in Laptops are Not universal in the way the
    work. They are Not a natural network Device and sharing them with other
    computer depends on how their propriety software was designed by the
    manufacture.
    If its own software does not allow sharing you can try Remote control, If
    you Network is fast enough you can use an Application like UltraVNC to
    control and see the laptop's screen while it is running the Webcam. (
    http://www.uvnc.com/install/index.html ).
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "Bob" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Jack,
    > The camera is preinstalled on my Acer XP laptop which runs Zone Alarm
    > firewall. I've added the camera executable to the allowed programs.
    > A manual for the webcam was not included with the laptop. The "Help"
    > within the software does not address the issue.
    >
    > On the Vista machine running Windows firewall I've tried (without success)
    > to add the camera executable to the exceptions but receive "The specified
    > path does not exist".
    > Dave suggested "Remote Access" is the way to go. What do you think?
    >
    > "Jack (MVP-Networking)." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi
    >> Each Network Device has an IP number. These numbers have to be on the
    >> same subnet in order to allow smooth Network traffic.
    >> As an example a Network device can have an IP of 192.168.1.100 the first
    >> three groups of numbers have to be same for all devices in order to be on
    >> the same Network.
    >> 192.168.1.100 is on the same network but 192.168.2.100 is not.
    >> The camera might come with an IP number that does not match the Network,
    >> and thus you can not connect to it. Read the manual to find what is the
    >> default setting of the camera.
    >> As for the Firewall, it depends on what Firewall is used and how it is
    >> configured. You can have a situation that certain type of traffic is
    >> allowed and other does Not.
    >> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >>
    >> "Bob" <> wrote in message
    >> news:eek:...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Jack (MVP-Networking)." <> wrote in message
    >>> news:%...
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for the response Jack.
    >>>
    >>>> What the IP scheme is?
    >>>
    >>> I don't know what "IP scheme" means. Are you referring to what I see
    >>> when I run ipconfig?
    >>>
    >>>> How are you trying to connect?
    >>>
    >>> I navigate to the executable and click it.
    >>>
    >>>> Did you set the Firewall to allow local Network connections?
    >>>
    >>> Since I have no problem sharing internet connection, printer and files I
    >>> assume the Firewall is set to allow local Network connections.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >>>>
    >>>> "Bob" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> Running Windows Vista Home Premium wired and 2 XP machines connected
    >>>>> via wireless. Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G. Windows
    >>>>> Firewall, Windows Defender and AVG anti-virus.
    >>>>> Cable broadband internet.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Sharing internet connection, files and printer works fine. The only
    >>>>> problem is I can not access my webcam which is on one of
    >>>>> the XP machines from the other machines. I receive the following
    >>>>> message when I try to access the webcam. "The specified path does not
    >>>>> exist". I have tried "run as administrator" and "taking ownership"
    >>>>> What else can I do to correct this?
    >>>>> Thanks.
    >>>>> --------
    >>>>> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying
    >>>>> to so
    >>>>> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Mar 19, 2008
    #8
  9. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Sorry I didn't mention the cam was embedded in my laptop in my original
    post. I wasn't aware that it would make a difference.
    I'll check out your suggestion.
    Thanks again.

    "Jack (MVP-Networking)." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi
    > I thought you have a real IP Webcam.
    > The Webcams that are embedded in Laptops are Not universal in the way the
    > work. They are Not a natural network Device and sharing them with other
    > computer depends on how their propriety software was designed by the
    > manufacture.
    > If its own software does not allow sharing you can try Remote control, If
    > you Network is fast enough you can use an Application like UltraVNC to
    > control and see the laptop's screen while it is running the Webcam. (
    > http://www.uvnc.com/install/index.html ).
    > Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >
    > "Bob" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Jack,
    >> The camera is preinstalled on my Acer XP laptop which runs Zone Alarm
    >> firewall. I've added the camera executable to the allowed programs.
    >> A manual for the webcam was not included with the laptop. The "Help"
    >> within the software does not address the issue.
    >>
    >> On the Vista machine running Windows firewall I've tried (without
    >> success) to add the camera executable to the exceptions but receive "The
    >> specified path does not exist".
    >> Dave suggested "Remote Access" is the way to go. What do you think?
    >>
    >> "Jack (MVP-Networking)." <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Hi
    >>> Each Network Device has an IP number. These numbers have to be on the
    >>> same subnet in order to allow smooth Network traffic.
    >>> As an example a Network device can have an IP of 192.168.1.100 the first
    >>> three groups of numbers have to be same for all devices in order to be
    >>> on the same Network.
    >>> 192.168.1.100 is on the same network but 192.168.2.100 is not.
    >>> The camera might come with an IP number that does not match the Network,
    >>> and thus you can not connect to it. Read the manual to find what is the
    >>> default setting of the camera.
    >>> As for the Firewall, it depends on what Firewall is used and how it is
    >>> configured. You can have a situation that certain type of traffic is
    >>> allowed and other does Not.
    >>> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >>>
    >>> "Bob" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:eek:...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Jack (MVP-Networking)." <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:%...
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks for the response Jack.
    >>>>
    >>>>> What the IP scheme is?
    >>>>
    >>>> I don't know what "IP scheme" means. Are you referring to what I see
    >>>> when I run ipconfig?
    >>>>
    >>>>> How are you trying to connect?
    >>>>
    >>>> I navigate to the executable and click it.
    >>>>
    >>>>> Did you set the Firewall to allow local Network connections?
    >>>>
    >>>> Since I have no problem sharing internet connection, printer and files
    >>>> I assume the Firewall is set to allow local Network connections.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Bob" <> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:...
    >>>>>> Running Windows Vista Home Premium wired and 2 XP machines connected
    >>>>>> via wireless. Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G. Windows
    >>>>>> Firewall, Windows Defender and AVG anti-virus.
    >>>>>> Cable broadband internet.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Sharing internet connection, files and printer works fine. The only
    >>>>>> problem is I can not access my webcam which is on one of
    >>>>>> the XP machines from the other machines. I receive the following
    >>>>>> message when I try to access the webcam. "The specified path does not
    >>>>>> exist". I have tried "run as administrator" and "taking ownership"
    >>>>>> What else can I do to correct this?
    >>>>>> Thanks.
    >>>>>> --------
    >>>>>> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are
    >>>>>> replying to so
    >>>>>> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
     
    Bob, Mar 19, 2008
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