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    Thanks Andy!

    Just wanted to send a quick but huge thank you to Andy! I ordered 2 cameras from him a week ago, he was extremely helpful and kind with answering all my questions and needs. He offered me cameras at unbeatable price and they were delivered today. To Croatia, Europe. No tax or customs fees...
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    Dahua camera phoning home to China

    I would advise setting it up with vpn server on your router, and blocking nvr and cameras from connecting to outside via firewall. Asus routers with Merlin firmware should provide both funcionalities, at least consumer mid level and upwards. I do it this way at home. Asus router with OpenVPN...
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    Can't remotely access camera with Smart PSS

    It still seems to me like it might be serial number error. If p2p is turned on and one app detects camera, the other should too. Or on the desktop computer is some rule blocking the app from contacting the p2p servers, maybe it's firewall /antivirus issue. Please check if your antivirus and or...
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    Are my cameras corrupted?

    Sounds awfully suspicious to me, like maybe your cameras were hacked. After resetting them to defaults I would recommend the first thing you do is changing default username and password. And as VorlonFrog already said, disable upnp and port forwarding. There is an excellent post from Nayr about...
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    Can't remotely access camera with Smart PSS

    Interesting. So the same SmartPSS sees other cameras in the same remote place but can't see that one particular camera and doesn't accept it's serial number? Can you confirm that? Please recheck that there is no error in typing in the serial number. Have you tried installing latest SmartPSS...
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    Can't remotely access camera with Smart PSS

    Are you trying to access it from the same network or from remote location / internet? When you access it via IDMSS is it via P2P (cloud) or via local or external IP address, using vpn or not? In order to help you some more information and clarification is needed.
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    DAHUA gDMSS Plus app not working on wifi

    Port forwarding may be automatic, you may have upnp and or nat-pmp enabled in router, and upnp in camera by default. It's very dangerous, leaving your network and camera vulnerable for hacking. Especially camera. Setup vpn ( preferably openvpn) for your network (the local one with camera) and...
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    Need purchase advice for specific installation - help!

    There you go. I'm sorry, but that's the way it is. Unfortunately. So, as you can see, hidden SSID will stop almost nobody, and its not worth the trouble. It even may attract unwanted attention.
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    Clicking Sound from Amcrest IP2M-841

    The clicking sound is often related to camera turning night vision/IR led on. Some cameras of this model have been known to misbehave and constantly change day/night mode. Maybe I am in the wrong track, since cable or wifi should not matter. Try to force it to day and later night mode for a few...
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    DAHUA gDMSS Plus app not working on wifi

    When you say you you can't see camera output via wifi, do you mean that you cannot connect to camera and if so it's always useful to post exact error message if present. Or you mean you can connect but no video stream is shown. Are you using vpn for connecting to camera. I think there may be 2...
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    Amcrest Surveillance Pro and VPN

    Of course. I'm just trying to find out how the op is doing it, hoping it would help in troubleshooting it.
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    Need purchase advice for specific installation - help!

    Thank you for kind words. I'm new and noob still here, have much to learn. I hope to be around. And I hope to learn much more till then, from other much more knowledgable people here. The community here is great. The more we learn from them, the more we will be able to help others and return the...
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    Amcrest Surveillance Pro and VPN

    Can you post screenshot or describe if Amcrest app reports any error? Just carefully edit screenshot so it doesn't show any confidential/personal data. Like serial number, public hostname etc. What does the Amcrest Surveillance app show under device status, online or offline? I assume you're...
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    Need purchase advice for specific installation - help!

    They are very similar. Amcrest Surveillance Pro is based on older version of Smart PSS (1.x.x.) Latest Smart PSS has much nicer GUI for me, and feels more responsive when switching windows/options/submenus...but that may be highly subjective. Also in multi-monitor setup it behaves better, it...
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    Amcrest Live View Browser Plugin Issue ...

    Thank you for the update. No need to apologize. I asked because it's always better to know what helped and what didn't. And for others that may need help and ask the same questions. Glad I could help.
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