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    New Ring Alarm System 199

    Chamberlain® Switch Sensor Wide Gap Contact Security Alarm System Outdoor Gate I put on my gate. It will stick out past the gate, and sometimes people think its a handle. I had it connected to my Home automation system, not an alarm, and had some issues with it. For me, it was of limited...
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    remote monitoring

    FYI, the "standard" recommendation for BI is a dedicated PC with a Western Digital Purple hard drive for recording. I have a 3 tb drive, think it holds a 3-4 weeks of recordings, but that depends on number of cams and data rates. The ethernet speed depends on number of cams, and the data rate...
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    Thanks, but don't want to get in trouble with my IT so I'll just keep doing what Ive been doing.
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    I can't vpn from work to home, so maybe that's why I'm phone oriented. I guess it would be nice to sit at work, turn on VPN and check out the cams, but my work IT doesn't allow it.
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    Just say your post, have been away I never setup openvpn on a PC, just on android and iphone. I recommend trying it on a phone, its actually pretty easy, and I expect in real life using it on a phone is more practical. Randy
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    I would expect your router to work like mine for openvpn, so you can look at my guide NetGear R7800 - OpenVPN
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    I would expect your router to work like mine for openvpn, so you can look at my guide NetGear R7800 - OpenVPN
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    I use lastpass. I paid for the family version for my wife and kids too, and then we can share passwords if we need to. I have it installed on a macbook, laptop, iphone and android phone, so a fair amount of backup lol Randy
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    Oh sorry, I missed that part of your problem. I don't use the iphone app, just the browser. That is strange that the app acts differently for cell vpn. Maybe there are some connection settings in the app you can play with?
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    What carrier do you guys have? I have an iphone 8 on att. I actually have to turn off wifi because wifi is through work, and my work must be doing some filtering to stop the vpn connection, so wifi won't work for me. But if I turn off wifi, cell works fine to make the openvpn connection. I...
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    The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

    Its pretty scary that they were able to add those tiny chips to servers. Also scary to think where else they could be right now.
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    Take a look at my instructions NetGear R7800 - OpenVPN Sounds like you need the smart_phone.ovpn file, which you have to download from the router.
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    IP Camera Security

    With dual nics, you put all the cams on one nic with their own ip address range, which is a different from the other nic which is connected to your main router. So cams have no access to the internet. I do the same thing with a managed poe switch, all cams are on vlans and can only talk to my...
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    My router is behind my modem, so a standard configuration. But people run openvpn on pi's, by opening a port from the router to the pi. If you have a combined router/modem, and then a router behind that through an open port running openvpn, I think its a similar situation. I'm pretty sure if...
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    You might have to use a ddns service like noip. I just switched to a netgear router, and their ddns is through noip, working fine so far. Randy
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