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How to setup a DDNS service


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Step by step instructions on how to setup a DDNS service for use with your IP camera …

Step by step instructions on how to setup a DDNS service for use with your IP camera

And use the IP camera with TenM3 web service

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  • 1. Setup a DDNS service for IP Camera
  • 2. Why do I need a DDNS service? 1. IP cameras are accessed from the Internet at an IP address e.g. 2. If you have a Dynamic IP Address from your ISP, your IP address may change frequently. Each time you would need a new address to access the camera e.g. . And, the addresses can be random 3. A DDNS service gives a ‘name’ to your IP address e.g. your router and DDNS service communicate constantly to maintain a correct mapping of your IPAddress and the ‘name’, so you can always access the camera at
  • 3. When do I need a DDNS service? When you have a Dynamic-IP from your ISP. Cable, DSL, Satellite ISP’s all provide only dynamic-IP addresses • ISP’s provide a lease-time for your IP address. If your Internet has not been used for the lease-time, they will assign a new IPAddress for you Usually, Cable-Internet provides a lease-time of 1 week, DSL or Satellite Internet may have lease times of hours or minutes • DDNS service is useful for all Internet connections. However, if you have Cable Internet – you may need DDNS DSL or Satellite Internet – you definitely need DDNS Mobile Internet – DDNS does not work well DDNS service does not work well with current Mobile Internet where the IPAddresses may have lease times of seconds
  • 4. Step 1 - setting up DDNS service at There are a number of free DDNS services. The example below is for • Access Internet from the location where you want to setup the DDNS service • Create an account at with a valid email Respond to the email received to validate your account • Login to the account, and click Account , then Add Host Services • Enter Host Name – pick a name e.g. john123 select Domain Name from drop-down e.g. service-type – Host with IP address IP Address – Use auto detected IP address (remember #1 above) • Add to Cart and save ( the Free option) • Your address has been setup as e.g.
  • 5. Step 2 - setting up the DDNS service on your Router Remember to do Step2 immediately following Step1 before your IP changes • Login to Router, click on Dynamic DNS tab • Check – Use Dynamic DNS • Enter Service Provider - eg. Host Name – e.g. this should match the hostname at Username – for your account Password – for your account Apply • Now your IP Camera can be accessed at
  • 6. Things to remember Free services such as require that User periodically logs in to keep the account Active If your initial IP was not setup correctly • Find your current public IP by going to • Login to click Host Services select your Host enter your current IP address from #1 save
  • 7. Use IP Cameras with TenM3 web service Once the Panasonic IP Camera is setup, Use it with the TenM3 web service, TenM3 provides always-on LIVE video Feeds from any site at a large scale. VIEW, RECORD, SHARE online. With only a camera needed at site, TenM3 is simple, DIY, on-demand, large-scale. Setup LIVE Feeds from anywhere – Business and Home, Indoors and Outdoors. TenM3 is used for • Business Video Security • Home Video Security • creating an always-on LIVE presence online, … • and more