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Author Topic: Cameras for buisness usage.  (Read 2289 times)

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Cameras for buisness usage.
« on: June 16, 2017, 01:13:56 AM »


We are using a product called D-Link 5020 in our escape room and we feel that the setup we have today is not optimal so i have a few questions.

Since the router provided by the internet company have somewhat limited Tp-gates we are now using a 2nd router just for the cameras that the computer is connected to. However, when the net is down, (somewhat unstable internet provider) the cameras also go offline. Is this a product thing or is it the setup that needs to be looked at. Can you use multiple cameras "offline" at all?

2. Do we need a 2n router at all or can we simply change it with a hub or a switch?

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Re: Cameras for buisness usage.
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 09:53:04 AM »


  • What Hardware version is your DCS? Look at the sticker behind or under the camera.
  • Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded? Found on the DCSs web page under status.
  • What region are you located?

What Mfr and model is the main host router?
What wireless modes are you using?
What is the distance between the Camera and the main host router?

Are you accessing the camera directly thru it's web page or with the mydlink.com site?

To keep a connection with out ISP involvement, it would recommended to have a router that you can connect to the ISP modem/router and then connect a PC and the camera to this router. If you do this, it would be recommended to bridge the ISP modem so that this 2ndary router would handle all internet and client side services including the camera. You would need to check with the ISP to see if the ISP Modem can be fully bridged, or if it can't be, use the modems DMZ feature for the 2ndary router you choose to install.
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Re: Cameras for buisness usage.
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 07:29:27 AM »

1.  Hello Can you use multiple cameras "offline" at all?

2. Do we need a 2n router at all or can we simply change it with a hub or a switch?

1.  The camera will work when there is no internet connection.  However, logically, you will not be able to access it over the internet if its internet connection is offline.  So if you are using MyDLink, it will appear to be offline.  And if you are using D-Link's dynamic DNS service to give your camera an externally-addressable (i.e. over-the-internet) URL, it will appear to be offline.  You would need to access the camera via its local network (LAN) IP address, e.g. http://192.168.x.x:port#.  Of course that will only work if the device you are trying to access the camera from is also on the local network.

2.  Presumably the gateway box provided by your ISP will still route local network traffic even if the uplink is offline.  So no, you don't need a second router.  However, my personal preference is to have the ISP box be just a passthrough device and to set up my LAN on a second router behind it, like FurryNutz describes and you may be doing already.