It may be possible to display the webcam for your printer up on a web page. This is entirely dependent on the network configuration and environment that your printer is installed in and will likely require assistance and authorization from your IT department.

Requirements:

You may need to check with your IT department to verify if you meet these requirements

  • Ability to assign a static IP address or hostname to your printer through your networks DHCP server
  • This IP address or hostname can be directly accessed via the internet.
  • Either a publicly accessible IP address OR
  • Can enable port forwarding to the NVBOTS printer's address through a NAT
  • Printer is allowed to accept and respond to traffic on port 8080

The video feed comes directly from a camera connected to the printer. This is served off of the printer’s network address on port 8080. In order to display this on a web page, internet users must be able to access the printer's web server on port 8080.

How to set it up using a publicly accessible static IP address or hostname:

  • Create a static IP address and an optional hostname that can be used to reference the printer on the internet
  • Create a rule on your DHCP server to automatically assign this address to the NVBOTs printer
  • You may need the MAC address of the printer. NVBOTS can provide this information if you do not have it.
  • Configure your firewall to allow requests to port 8080 through to the NVBOT printer's IP address

The URL for the printer's web cam will be: http://:8080/?action=stream

How to set it up using port forwarding through your networks NAT:

  • Create a static IP address that can be used to reference the printer on your network
  • Create a rule on your DHCP server to automatically assign this address to the NVBOTs printer
  • You may need the MAC address of the printer. NVBOTS can provide this information if you do not have it.
  • Configure port forwarding on your NAT to forward any port you choose to port 8080 on the IP address of the NVBOTS printer.

The URL for the printer's web cam will be: http://:/?action=stream

Optional upgrade to your my.NVBOTS.com dashboard

Once you've set this up, forward the URL to NVBOTs and we can update the dashboard on http://my.nvbots.com for your printer to use the direct link to the webcam. This will result in a faster, smoother camera feed.