I set up a cam server on my LAN. Works perfectly. The server runs on port 8090. I accessed the firewall page of my router (2wire 3800) and forwarded ports 8090 to 8090.
Here is where things get strange.
When I check for open ports by using canyouseeme.org It shows no open ports. I tried opening several different ports out of curiousity and nothing. Then there is an option to allow ALL inbound traffic to my specific device (raspberrypi) so I tried it. When I did this canyouseeme.org could now see open ports but only the ones I allowed through the firewall previously. My raspi now has taken the ip of my external (outward facing) ip address. At this point I decided to see if I could at least see my cam server by having my sister access the page. I directed her (she was on her own network) to access my external ip, lets say 188.8.131.52, by going to h ttp://184.108.40.206:8090/?action=stream .Nothing. I have her ping my outward facing ip and nothing. Im new at this, could someone please help me with what I am missing? Thanks so much!