I am considering purchasing a wireless IP camera to put in my boat for security reasons. There is access to Shaw Go Wifi at most of the marinas I frequent. Does Shaw Go Wifi allow for this type of video streaming?
You could technically connect the wireless IP camera to the connection but since its an open Network and the IP address wouldn't be actually only yours, it probably wouldn't be the best idea. Hope this helps, and let us know if you have any further questions.
I have searched the internet and have had no luck in finding a step-by-step process to connect a wireless IP camera to Shaw Go WiFi. Could you please spell this out for me or point me to a website that would do that. I have not purchased a camera yet and will not until I can confirm that this is possible. I would view the video stream only occasionally; but, would have the cameras email motion detection function enable at all times.
Connecting your IP camera to Shaw Go Wifi should not be too different than connecting it to any other Internet connection. This is not something we support and unfortunately I am unaware of any instructions I can share. I would recommend following the instructions for connecting it to the internet provided by the IP camera.
I could only hope but the camera seems to require that the camera be, at least initially, connected to the router via a Ethernet cable. This is not possible for my situation. Anyway, thanks for the effort.
you want to get a router that can login, then use it as a bridge....or in other words; if the camera has no provision within it's internal software ( a page that lets you set an id to login), then you can get a router, like a linksys, the asus 3-1 also, that has a provision to login, you would lock down the configuration and use it to log into the wifi ( typically your email acct with shaw) it would get an ip. your issue would be then- how to access the camera. Does it have a setting to broadcast to a specific ip? Or is it just access based on ip?
Remember your getting an internal ip from the wifi, so you won't be able to just call it ( no public ip address) and because it is DHCP it will change.....then that becomes your next issue. DDNS services can provide this.....if you have a DDNS login on the router it will call back and forth to the router, this will allow you to go to their site and be routed directly to your camera.....
all in all a pretty cheap way of setting up your camera.....I like it!
Now you say you can't do this because the camera cannot have an ethernet plugin...
Then your looking for a router that has;
DDNS login built in
Wan login built in
wireless bridge or repeater mode that allows login as client.....
The last one is the killer.....I don't think you will find one.
The routers will work as client access- but require ethernet plugin- this would allow the DDNS and login functions
The routers work as client access or bridge with one side lan, one side wan.....typically these both cannot be wireless. And the router working as a repeater typically won't allow the DDNS login, but may allow the email acct login.
and finally the cameras typically don't come with robust software internally, most just ask for an address and a connection and that's it....so camera brand probably isn't what you want to look at.....
Note; I build ip camera and q-see systems for people, been working networks since1989....
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