Newbie.. Looking for IP camera setup help

New with OpenWrt, installed and running well :slightly_smiling_face:
By using my VM Superhub in Wireless Mode

TP-Link Archer C7 v2
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558 ver 1 rev 0
Firmware Version
OpenWrt 19.07.7 r11306-c4a6851c72 / LuCI openwrt-19.07 branch git-21.044.30835-34e0d65
Kernel Version

Lookiing to add my Ip Camera to the router to access via web address or other
Can someone please give newbie instructions on how to please :crying_cat_face:
Camera works via wifi with no issues (to try it)

Search for mjpg-streamer here at the forum.

What kind of camera is it? If it has an Ethernet port just plug into one of the LAN ports on the router.

It works on wifi with no issues
But looking to connect to router to access outside
Ethernet cable is plugged in from camera to router but want it wireless

Its a GK-200A4D
Camera Similar to this

Do I have to port forward or create rules (firewall)

That's the easiest solution, yes.

Would look something like this... Diff ports, obviously.

You'd probably want to make sure there's some kind of authentication set up.

So source Zone is WAN even if wanting to connect to router via Wifi

Source is WAN if you want to connect to it from internet.

If it's a only within your LAN, you don't need any rules at all.

Its going on outside wall so needs to be connected via wifi
So source Wan and Destination Lan correct?
Ports to be any number but the same on each

Sorry for newbie questions

Authentication how do I do that

That is better described as an IoT camera. It makes an outgoing connection to the manufacturer's server. It is not necessary to route incoming connections to it or add any rules to the standard firewall.

It should work as advertised if you connect it to your LAN like any other wifi device. However that is not secure against something malicious in the camera hacking into your LAN devices. Set up a conventional separate guest / IoT network that forwards to wan for better security.

The wired connection and wifi would work the same.

Thanks for that reply
How do i do this if you could take the time and step by step me (sorry)

Been trying to see if port is opened but shows closed each time (tried different ways)
How do you open a port for a wifi device to see it from another device (Not LAN)

It looks like those really aren't conventional IP cameras. All they do is upload to their cloud server. You'll have to use their app to see the pictures.

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Can you see the stream in a browser while connecting to it from within your LAN?

If not, then it's an app only device, like mk24 says.

Is that just putting ip address in of camera with : then port number?

Yes, that's the usual way....

Sorry in late reply how do I find the port number used?

read the docs, or scan it using nmap.

If meaning the Docs to the camera (there gibberish doesnt give much)
Currently camera is on rear wall using wifi connected to an extender
Assigned its own IP address to the router
Has SD card to record video and take snapshots/images when required

Using command arp -a (windows machine)
I can see the IP address for camera and its type : dynamic
Using command : ping -t
I can get replies with no issues

*got the port number with other software *