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Author Topic: DCS-942l, using on home wifi  (Read 3741 times)


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DCS-942l, using on home wifi
« on: January 10, 2012, 08:28:08 AM »

When I use the mydlink app on my iphone or ipad while on home wifi it still streams to dlink and then back to my house.  This is at least what dlink is telling me.  This is pretty stupid, the traffic should stay local.  I am using this as a baby monitor and streaming video for the 100's of hours a month will definitely put me over my ISP cap of 250GB.  Is there a way around this so traffic stays local, yes I can go just to the IP of camera and not use app, but then I get no sound.  Any 3rd party app out there with sound?  There should be an option to use mydlink service or just use the camera local with the dlink app.  I don't see the reason traffic needs to go out and then come back in.  The app should be able to tell the difference and use mydlink service when checking in remotely and when on home network keep traffic local.


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Re: DCS-942l, using on home wifi
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 09:17:55 AM »

Thus far, I haven't personally found (or encountered any posts) identifying the address of the audio feed required by many of the third party apps.

Unfortunately, the only way to circumvent the Internet is to access the IP address directly, which does have sound on a PC or use D-VewCam on a PC.
Find answers here: D-Link ShareCenter FAQ I D-Link Network Camera FAQ
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Re: DCS-942l, using on home wifi
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 09:15:16 AM »

that is the same good app i have for android. the free version only supports a few camera, the paid version has more featiures and suppors many more cameras, you can see, control and listen to them from the device. you can also view them all in a matrix.

The app supports 100's of makes and models. i can see dlink, foslin and axis cameras all at the same time

i suggest that you place all your camera behind a h/w firewall and change the default port and hide using NAT.

outside: your-domain:5172
   or any number above 1024, try not to use common posrt numbers like 8080 etc

using NAT overload then all your device can be access through your domain name and just change the port # for each device, ie three camera could haves ports 5171, 5272 and 5373  use anything than you can easily recall