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Author Topic: 932L Internet usage  (Read 6890 times)

Lilywhite

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932L Internet usage
« on: August 29, 2011, 12:22:58 PM »

I have an limited plan from Rogers Canada :( (15Gb/month), and I have exceeded my d/l limits for 2  straight months since setting up my camera. Now, I have email notification set up and I can record up to 200 captures a day ( each file averages about 30kb). I assume that only a few hundred Mb per month.
Also I would view the live cam roughly two dozen times a day, for about a minute each, just to check on my apartment.
I hardly ever use my internet at home for browsing and downloading, so I am wondering if these cameras are constantly streaming, even when I am not viewing at MyDlink. Does anyone know, or can anyone share their experience? Thanks for any feedback.
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Re: 932L Internet usage
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 12:56:26 PM »

Generally speaking, video is streamed from the DCS-932L over the Internet ONLY when a user signs into your mydlink account and selects the DCS-932L video stream for viewing.

There are exceptions to this rule, such as bypassing mydlink and establishing a live video feed from your DCS-932L over the Internet, but based on your post, I don't think this applies to you.
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Re: 932L Internet usage
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 01:03:23 PM »

You can reduce your bandwidth usage by logging into the DCS-932L web interface and throttling down the frames per second (FPS), reducing the image size, and disabling audio.
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Re: 932L Internet usage
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 01:14:45 PM »

Thank you so much for that info...really appreciate it! :)
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Re: 932L Internet usage
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 01:16:19 PM »

Glad to help. Let us know how your next bill turns out! :)
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Re: 932L Internet usage
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011, 10:22:12 AM »

I failed to mention a HUGE bandwidth saver. If you leave the DCS-932L in night mode, the bandwidth usage will drop considerably. Night mode video is in Black and White, which uses considerably less bandwidth than the color video in day mode.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2011, 10:37:14 AM by JavaLawyer »
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Re: 932L Internet usage
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2011, 04:45:50 AM »

I really need to upgrade my plan anyway, and I want to add a second camera. But I'll let you know how it works out with the bill..lol  thx again
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Re: 932L Internet usage
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2011, 05:16:54 AM »

If this camera pushes the limits of your data plan, then you definitely need to upgrade. :)
Best of luck.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2011, 05:37:09 AM by JavaLawyer »
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