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Old 02-21-2018, 11:26 AM   #1
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Using camera system with Mobley?

I just had to order a new camera system for the house which has the capability to view remotely over the internet. It requires a hardwire connection to a router. Is there any way I can use it with the Mobley?

I have an old Linksys wireless router that I used with cable internet service.
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I just had to order a new camera system for the house which has the capability to view remotely over the internet. It requires a hardwire connection to a router. Is there any way I can use it with the Mobley?
I have an old Linksys wireless router that I used with cable internet service.
Are you wanting to use the Mobley as the main internet for the camera, or just use it to view your home camera? I use my Mobley when we are on the road to access the home video system.

You can use the wireless router to connect to the Mobley and hard wire the camera to the router. Just be aware that if you leave the camera active it can use upwards of 4-5 gigabytes of data per day. I have a camera in the motor home while in storage connected through a Mobley and was afraid they would throttle the service after a few days. I can go in remotely and turn the camera on long enough to see the wet bay, basement and coach temperatures then turn it off.
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Dan, thanks for the reply.

I only want to be able to view the cameras remotely and play back recorded video.

Would that be using data even when I'm not viewing them?

I thought the wireless feature on the Linksys router was only for other devices to connect to it. Can the router also use the wireless to connect to the Mobley?
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I've been poking around on the web looking at hookups for Linksys routers. I found something about using the Linksys router in the "repeater" mode to extend Wi-Fi from another router. I haven't found the manual for my router yet so can't see it it describes this.

If that can be done, and I connect the camera system into the Linksys router, would I be able to go through both of them to access the camera system?
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Joe, I'll lay out what I have set up on my home camera system. I use a wireless LAN router with a network cable connection to my camera system video recorder. That is connected to the internet through the cable modem. While we are on the road, I'm using the Mobley for internet and can go through it to connect to the home video recorder/live cameras. The Mobley is not using data unless it's connected. Unless you are using the Mobley to transmit the signal from the cameras, there's no reason to connect it to them.
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Joe, I'll lay out what I have set up on my home camera system. I use a wireless LAN router with a network cable connection to my camera system video recorder. That is connected to the internet through the cable modem. While we are on the road, I'm using the Mobley for internet and can go through it to connect to the home video recorder/live cameras. The Mobley is not using data unless it's connected. Unless you are using the Mobley to transmit the signal from the cameras, there's no reason to connect it to them.
So you're not using the Mobley for internet access at home.

WOW! It just hit me between the eyes! If we are on the road and want the access the cameras at home, we will have the Mobley with us and NO internet access at home!

I'm not going to pay for another internet service at home, so it's a moot point! Can't believe I was that stupid!
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Donít you wish that you had bought two Mobleys & activated them both when the ATT $20.00/month plan was still available!
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Don’t you wish that you had bought two Mobleys & activated them both when the ATT $20.00/month plan was still available!
I sure do! What's that they say about hindsight!
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It is possible to have a wired connection to the Mobley (I have one and am doing it), there is a micro USB port of the side of the Mobley with a plastic cap over it. See Adding more than 5 devices to a Mobley while the topic here is adding more than 5 devices, the GL-inet MT300N-v2 that I am using also has a pair of Ethernet ports that could be used for a hard wired Ethernet camera. By default one port is LAN and one is WAN, but that can be changed in software.

p.s. here is a photo of someone doing it with an external USB charging station and a different model GL-inet travel router http://i.imgur.com/frEiyJBl.jpg
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It is possible to have a wired connection to the Mobley (I have one and am doing it), there is a micro USB port of the side of the Mobley with a plastic cap over it. See Adding more than 5 devices to a Mobley while the topic here is adding more than 5 devices, the GL-inet MT300N-v2 that I am using also has a pair of Ethernet ports that could be used for a hard wired Ethernet camera. By default one port is LAN and one is WAN, but that can be changed in software.

p.s. here is a photo of someone doing it with an external USB charging station and a different model GL-inet travel router http://i.imgur.com/frEiyJBl.jpg
Hi Issac! I thought I had laid this to rest but it's back!

When we are not on the road we use the Mobley for internet access in the house. I had cable modem before and took it out. I had a hardwire connection from the cable modem to the Linksys wireless router.

I am putting in the new camera system and discovered that it has no remote control! It has to be controlled from a smart phone. So now I'm back to needing to connect the camera system to the internet!

I read your post #19 in the thread about connecting more than 5 devices to the Mobley. I am totally computer illiterate and couldn't really understand what you were talking about.

Can I use the device you linked above to somehow connect to modem to the camera system or to the old Linksys router?

I really appreciate any help you can provide on this! I don't want to return the camera system but can't operate it without some kind of remote control!
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Can you tell me what model camera system you have, the issue may be that all cell service / 4G / LTE data plans in the US are double NATed which prevents direct inbound network connections from working. So unless the camera uses some type of IP tunneling to an outside proxy service you will not be able to connect to it like you would on an dynamic or static address cable modem. In my limited experience some of these cameras use a simple dynamic DNS service and a DMZ host address to easily access the camera from anywhere on the internet, but again this will not work if you are behind the AT&T LTE NAT since outside servers can not see your outside IP address.


p.s. you might be able to work around this with a private VPN service that uses a public VPN standard and forwarding a VPN tunnel to a router like the GL-iNet mentioned in the other thread that supports direct VPN services, these services are mainly used to hide ones location while doing online peer to peer file sharing, or trying to watch streaming videos from outside their authorized regions (ie watching Netflix from outside the US). Cost for these services are in the $4-$10 per month range depending on exact service, though not all use open VPN protocols. The technical setup would probably be too complicated to talk you through on here though.
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Issac, the system is a Swann SWDVK849808. The Swann website has videos covering the installation and setup. This video is for the 849804 but the DVR is the same.

https://vigs.sellpoints.com/swann/8-...-swdvk-849804/
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Hmm, I am not sure here, if you are using the "Swannlink" app and have it set up on the DVR unit it should bypass the concerns I mentioned about being behind the AT&T NAT
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I know this is asking a lot but could you possibly call Swann tech support sometime this week with any questions that you have? Or if you can tell me what to ask them I will do it!

Thanks so much for your help!
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