How to do port forwarding with eero

  • April 10, 2017
  • Adam Beguelin

eero wifi system

The eero wifi system is really quite amazing. It lets you blanket your home in wifi and manage it with the eero app. You can do lots of neat things, like pause the internet for different devices or manage the network even when you’re not home.

Normally to do port forwarding to your IP camera, you need to configure the camera to have a specific IP address, then go to the router and add tell it to forward external ports to the internal ports on that IP address. eero takes a different approach.

However, if you don’t want to do port forwarding at all, you can simiply use and have your camera push to

There are still some reasons you might want to do port forwarding, so here’s how it works with eero:

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Alfa R36 AWUS036NH Network Scan Not Working

  • December 3, 2016
  • Adam Beguelin

R36 Firmware Versions

Are you having problems with your Alfa R36 not being able to scan for networks? If the firmware version on your R36 needs to be at least or it won’t work with the AWUS036NH. See the screen shot above. At first I didn’t realize that I had a different version of the AWUS036NH, the version that has an H at the end: AWUS036NH not AWUS036N. They are different.

After the firmware upgrade everything works great.

Get the firmware here.

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View IP Camera Remotely, No Firewall Config

  • October 24, 2013
  • Adam Beguelin


IP cameras like Foscam, D-Link, Wansview, Panasonic, Y-Cam, Loftek, EasyN, Linksys, Sharx, Trendnet, Brickcom, Swann, Edimax, Axis, etc. can be super useful devices. One of the biggest problems with these cameras is setting up your firewall so you’re able to see the cameras remotely. With you don’t need to touch that firewall or setup any kind of dynamic DNS.

How can I see my camera if it’s behind a firewall?

With your camera pushes images to our servers and you view the images on the site under your account. This simplifies thing greatly. Your camera can push images to us without the firewall changing at all. Firewalls block traffic coming into your network, not going out. The key here is that we have a bunch of servers dedicated to handling your camera’s stream. (Currently we have about 70 servers handling camera data.)

What if my home IP address changes?

It doesn’t matter because you don’t need to connect back to your home network. With you view your camera on our site. We grab the stream from your camera and put it in a nice web or mobile view for you. There is no need for a service like DynDNS or noip because it doesn’t matter what your home network’s IP address changes. You just need to log in to with your account and you can see all of your cameras in one place.

As an added benefit, you can share your camera with folks and it won’t impact your home network at all. If a bunch of guests are viewing the camera, they’re all viewing it on, so it’s our bandwidth they are using, not your poor little DSL line. Ok, maybe you have a beefy internet connection, but you still don’t want your HBO Go to buffer when Grandma logs in to watch the cats.

Is this secure?

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