Why Buffalo Router is Not Connecting to WebCam?

Hello, I have been trying to connect my webcam inside and outside my network. I had it working until I set up my Buffalo router (N300 DD-WRT). I see my wireless webcam (1st floor) from my pc (2nd floor) but I cannot connect to the internet outside of my network. I have DynDNS service which worked on my Android and from PC at work. Now with the Buffalo router, I cannot. It appears that DNS is configured correctly on the Foscam and I have wireless configured on the router - it pics up the MAC address but only displays an * in SSID field that should be "Nursery". If port forwarding is required, I have it set up, but not sure that is correct. Based on the above information, can anyone assist me?

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You can plug USB webcams directly into one of your computer's available USB ports. In order to have your webcam online, you must also have a router or modem working properly before streaming video, which you can also set up in just a couple of quick steps. The setup procedure outlined below can be applied to any generic Network Camera. First, decide if you want to setup a wired or wireless connection between the Camera and Access Point. If you plan to connect the Camera using a wireless connection, then record the Access Point's Wireless SSID and encryption key.

Step 1 - Refer to label on the side of the unit.

The initial (factory reset) values of SSID and Encryption key are printed on the label. 

Step 2 - Setup the Camera after this setup is complete.

Camera’s IP address is changed to static IP The subnet mask is standard class C: Default Gateway is the default for a Buffalo router: Camera has been placed on port 50000. Refer to camera manuals and determine the following:

  • Initial or default IP to access camera setup page.
  • The Administrator user name and password.
  • Camera's default video stream network port number.
Step 3 - Setup the Router Enable UPnP on the router if it is disabled.

If the camera supports UPnP port 5000 video stream should be accessible. The router does not require any additional setup. Now you can access the video stream from the internet.

Step 4 - If the camera supports UPnP you may skip this section.

If the camera does not support UPnP, you may manually setup the "port forwarding" feature to configure internet access to the video stream. As shown below, assign a port on internet side (for example 8080) and specify camera IP and port on LAN side.

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