WEBCAM FTP connection using an NVR & selected IP Camera Channel

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I am unable to FTP connect my new webcam via FTP from my NVR unit
...Just won't connect.  Am using IP 52.36.136.128 Port 21 and Port Fwd
in Modem firewall.
Logging in with Camera IP (WU_xxxxx)  Setup by WU and PWS password.  Also tried Site password.
Note: NVR does not take a URL, only an IP address.
The NVR is a Dahua NVR 8 Channel  4108-8P-4KS2  using a Dahua IPC-HDBW4631R-ZS  IP Camera

Also I have a DDNS setup to find me and have checked it is synchronized with my IP. 
The setup on Wunderground for my DDNS is weird as they ask me to put .jpg at the end of it.
i.e xxxxxxx.biz.jpg   Is this right or a bug.  Wont accept address unless .jpg is appended.

Regards  IGAWLER3    in Australia
Mike
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Mike Bloodworth

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It appears to be Wunderground at fault.  I used an FTP prog on PC and site accepted Camera ID but rejected my site login password which I tripple checked worked,  Whats going on ??????
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Hi, Mike!

Yes, it is us and not you.  Hang on while we work on this.

--Victoria
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Mike Bloodworth

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Thanks Victoria,
Can you also fix a few bugs in the PWS dashboard please.
(1).   The hPa Barometric Pressure figures are correct but the gauge beside it is all over the place.
(2).   We can no longer edit the Elevation of our site.  In my case my PWS Device page is showing an automatic 174 ft from the Lat/Long coords I assume from Google Earth.   When I goto my PWS "metric" dashboard this becomes 174mt instead of 53m.
Copy n paste From my PWS page:
Elev 174 mt., 34.61 °S, 138.75 °E
Interestingly the "i" icon besides my Site location just below the Elev, Coords line shows the station information and Elevation at 53.
(3).  In the "i" Info icon mentioned above it shows my town but has N/A for the State which should be South Australia, another feature I cannot edit.  The Lat/Long also has Lat N instead of S and Long W instead of E, strangely it is correct  on PWS page as you can see in (2) above.

Cheers Mike



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Hi, Mike!

I will get those into the repair queue.  The first one is already reported. 

Thank you!

--Victoria
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Mike Bloodworth

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Hi Victoria,
Just to confirm.... For the WebCam ID, I beleive we are to use the Wunderground home page password and not the PWS password.  Any idea how much longer to resolve the FTP login issue.

Tech Info:
Does Wunderground WebCam FTP operation accept perodic photos being uploaded via FTP direct into webcam.wunderground.com or will it only accept downloading pictures from our webcam snapshot photo storage via a DDNS or either.

Best regards, Mike
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Victoria Gardner, Official Rep

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Yes to the password, no to a timeline for resolution.  

I would wait for a bit before trying to work out the limits of anything related to the FTP.  

--Victoria
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Mike Bloodworth

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The simple task of linking the site login password to the FTP Cam password for new Web Cams is still not working over many many months.  Old weather cams seem to be ok loging in.
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George Skou

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i have the same problem.geoskoucam8 userid.
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John M Hartlove

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Same here...Wish this would get resolved soon.  Hope they bring cams back. 
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Mike Bloodworth

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Victoria,  If a Wunderground webcam is set up via URL method,  Will wunderground poll that site & directory for the image and if so what is the max jpg size.  I am Just thinking of a different way to get images up on Wunderground as FTP for new webcams still not logging in to upload image.
Cheers Mike (IGAWLER3)
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John M Hartlove

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Mike,
I'm trying FTP and URL right now.  Been letting it roll for weeks.  No Joy.  Seems like its really screwed up.  Just have to sit back and wait.  Not much else we can do.  I just hope that when there is a fix, they inform all PWS owners as to what we need to do  i.e. Make a new account, delete cams and start over, ect.  The non-communication has been the hardest part for most of us.  I am not talking about the limited answers we get when we ask questions, I'm talking about WU not taking the first step to contact us.  We are the ones initiating the mail.