Remote camera monitoring

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Let’s put it this was, is anyone remotely accessing their security cams with viasat system. Not sure how else to ask this simple question.
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Rick Kuntz

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Ethan Farrell

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Yes. I've got 1 momentum brand camera. Sometimes it takes a minute or two to pull up the live feed but it works with this internet.
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Yes, I have a mixed bag of individual WiFi cams. An older Wansview, a Foscam, a FDT, and a Amcrest. All are remotely accessible via SmartPhone apps. I have varying degrees of success  accessing from another computer. Setup ranges from wow that was easy to WT?.
I also have a couple year old cheap LaView 4 camera DVR system which works on my local network, that I have never been able to remotely access.
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Yes.  I have a foscam.  Just connect to it using the secondary stream which is lower bandwidth.  If you try to connect on HD it might not work.  In addition you would need to use a DDNS service to access it reliably over the Internet as our modems only have persistent DNS which when the router reboots you have a new IP.  Freeddns is the one I use.
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I have a Reolink Argus 2 security solar-powered camera, which has a wireless link to a repeater which in turn has an ethernet connection to either my Viasat modem or my DSL modem - works either way. Furthermore I can log into it via the internet through a computer that accesses internet through Viasat. So this remote (truly wireless) camera works with Viasat. The video resolution is 720p, which can stutter at 15 fps. It's a great little camera, though an intruder has to be quite close to it to trigger it.
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Now this is great information! I was thinking just 3MB @ 1080, I could probably dumb it down more. Not a lot of live streaming necessary (but I could ask you how good does this work with dish latency). I mostly use Blue Iris so on alert it throws the video (stores on a local drive) to my email and/or text message.
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Paul Adams

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My experience so far is that you cannot upstream camera output via Viasat other than at extremely low, or slow, resolution. My Silver unlimited plan claims to do 3 mbps uploading, which should give better than 480p resolution, but in practice the resolution is much lower. I don't yet know why.
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If you use a cloud base security cameras, plan on it eating away at your data real fast and a unlimited plan isn’t going to help. Once capped your service is pretty much useless.
A dvr appliance will probably just give you poor quality and most likely take awhile to load up the feed
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I have been remotely accessing my 8 cameras on Viasat for years. My cameras are all hardwired to my IC Real-time DVR. I have a couple of apps that access them. All I had to do was portforward one port and keep the DVR on a dynamic IP address in the router. Works very good with Viasat.
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I have 6 Foscam cameras that have been used with exede for years and now Viasat VS2. No problems at all.
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Rick

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That’s great, can you comment on the delay when accessing the camera remotely to see live video? How long does it take to see a pan movement. I’m trying to determine the effect of the satellite upload latency delay. Is it practical for remote camera viewing???
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I am trying to use an Asus 3200 router and Noip for dynamic DDNS. So for I have not been able to open the port remotely. Are any settings required in the Excede modem/router?
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Old Labs (VS1-329)

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Enable bridge mode on your Viasat modem/router - although port forwarding can be accomplished with double NAT (two routers performing network address translation) is tricky at best - you'll need to setup port forwarding rules on both routers. A description of the double NAT port forwarding challenge is at:

https://portforward.com/help/doublerouterportforwarding.htm

Can't vouch for the software being pushed there - I only chose it for the pictures that are worth a thousand words and to save some typing.

Bridge mode is available on the Viasat WiFi Gateway not sure about the Viasat WiFi Modem. Not applicable or even needed on the old standalone Surfbeam modem. Bridge mode eliminate double NAT when wanting to simply use your own router while being able to take advantage of all of its features. Caveat: Bridge mode is purported to break Viasat's Voice offering if that's a consideration. 
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Old Labs, Thank You so much for the assistance.  I need to study the information to which you have pointed me.  It certainly considers my challenge better than any assistance I have been able to drag out of Excede/Viastat.  I tried to activate bridge mode in the Excede Modem/Wifi, but the result was I lost the internet connection to the Asus 3200. 

Let me study the Portforward.com information and see if I can gleam something of assistance.   Again, Thank You for your assistance.  
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Unfortunately when I set the excede modem to bridge mode the Asus RT3200 no longer sees the internet.  The internet connection is not lost.  It is viable from the Excede modem and the status ring is blue..  Any ideas?
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First, let me say that I am NOT tech savy.  I have 2 NEST cams installed (very simple) and they work perfectly.  I do not use the Cloud thus cannot and do not have the need to record anything.  Just need to pop in once in a while and check on what's going on.  I have a 3rd NEST cam that I'm trying to install but I'm having troubles connecting to ViaSat.  I believe it is because I have the network set to "hidden".  How do I change the network status?