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Aug 18

How to make the Oregon DEQ Lane Cams Work

So, it’s that time again. You’re off to see the Oregon DEQ to have your emissions test done and renew your registration tags. And, hey, look at that! They have webcams (which they call “Lane Cams) that show you how busy the station is. Great! Or, they would be, if not for that pesky problem with their Java certificate that prevents the webcam from loading on your computer. It reads :

Oregon DEQ Java Application Blocked by Security SettingsApplication Blocked
Application Blocked by Security Settings
Name : viewer
Location : http://vip-gr.deq.state.or.us

Your security settings have blocked an application from running with an out-of-date or expired version of Java.

5 Minute Solution

All is not lost, though. There is a way you can still see the Oregon DEQ lane cams. It will take about 5 minutes. Here’s what you do.

Windows:

Add Exceptions fo the Java Security Tab

  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Search for the Java Control Panel
  3. Open the Security Tab
  4. Click “Edit Site List”

You will need to add two sites to the Exception Site List for each station you intend to look at. These are the sites to choose from :

Station Sites to Add
Clackamas http://vip-cl.deq.state.or.us
http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/VIP/stationcams/vipclcam.htm
Gresham http://vip-gr.deq.state.or.us
http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/VIP/stationcams/vipgrcam.htm
Northeast Portland http://vip-ne.deq.state.or.us
http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/VIP/stationcams/vipnecam.htm
Sherwood http://vip-sh.deq.state.or.us
http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/VIP/stationcams/vipshcam.htm
Sunset/Hillsboro http://vip-su.deq.state.or.us
http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/VIP/stationcams/vipsucam.htm
Scappoose http://vip-sc.deq.state.or.us
http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/VIP/stationcams/vipsccam.htm

Click OK.

Oregon DEQ Lane Cam Run Unsigned ApplicationReturn to the DEQ Website’s Stations List Page and click the Webcam of your choice.

Click “Run” when the Security Warning Appears

Success!

And, voila! You can now see the Oregon DEQ webcam, and find out if there’s a long line, or if this is the moment, which you’ve probably been putting off, to go get that test done.

Have a Safe, and Courteous, drive.

  • Stanley E. Duyck

    no longer works in java 8 version