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    Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine

    Sure it's possible. This is why many enterprises use multiple vendors and multiple layers of security. Also, Windows is more complex than a managed switch. There are so many apps that you can run on Windows. Surely Windows has more potential vulnerabilities. Just check the CVE database. There...
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    Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine

    This is certainly possible. There could be a Windows vulnerability we won't know about. If this vulnerability is known by a Govt sponsored cyber organization, they could potentially share that vulnerability with a camera manufacturer (that is heavily controlled or influenced by said Govt). An...
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    Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine

    https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/whitelist-firewall-settings-for-blueiris.48058/
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    PoE Switch Suggestion List

    The 3560 is a layer 3 switch, which means it can do dynamic routing. For example, it will run routing protocols like OSPF, RIP, EIGRP. The 3560 can do everything the 2960 can do and more. The 2960 is a layer 2 switch. Most consumer switches fall in the layer 2 only category. You may be to do...
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    Recommend a wifi6 access point

    Those are reported rates by the client. I did not run any iperf tests. I do testing of certain solutions at home so local WiFi speeds are important to me. Even if I connect at >1G, my max is 1G because I'm connected to the switch via 1000BaseT. In hindsight, I should have opted for the AP 6 LR...
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    Recommend a wifi6 access point

    Some quick feedback regarding the Unifi AP 6 Lite. I bought a pair of these thinking to upgrade my two Cisco 3702i. Works decent for WiFi 6 (802.11ax). Speed is faster than WiFi 5 (802.11ac) for most devices like smartphones and laptops. However the WiFi 5 support (which most clients use) on AP...
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    Recommend a wifi6 access point

    The AP 6 Lite came back in stock and just ordered a couple. Thanks all.
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    Recommend a wifi6 access point

    Looks like the AP 6 Lite also supports VLANs (which is what I currently use with my Ciscos). That put me over the fence but as I was about to place the order, it looks like it's sold out. Guess I have to wait a couple of weeks.
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    Recommend a wifi6 access point

    Perfect, that's what I want. When I think of a WiFi controller, I think of Cisco/Aruba which has a true controller. The Unifi controller sounds more like a "configuration tool" - which is perfect.
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    Recommend a wifi6 access point

    I should have clarified further in my original post. My use case is for a temporary ad-hoc network that is not necessarily connected the Internet. My current setup is a Cisco 3702i AP (running in autonomous mode) with Cisco 3560cx compact switch. I'd like to replace this with a single 802.11ax...
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    Recommend a wifi6 access point

    It's fine if it's a router. Which one though? Lots out there from netgear, zyxel, asus, tplink, etc.
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    Recommend a wifi6 access point

    Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately I don't see multiple Ethernet ports on these. I need it to have a mini-switch built-in. I know my Cisco 3702i doesn't have multiple Ethernet ports, but I need them on this new AP because where I will be using this has a requirement to plug in a couple...
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    Recommend a wifi6 access point

    Hello, I'm looking to buy a WiFi6 AP to upgrade from my old Cisco 3702i AP (which only supports 802.11ac wave1). Primarily to use as an AP to bridge to my LAN. I don't need routing/NATing, but if it has it, that's fine. I need about 4 Ethernet ports. I have not kept up with the latest tech...
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    If cheap, go the stunnel route. It's free.
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    When is Port Forwarding Safe? What devices/programs/apps or Never?

    25+ years as a network engineer here. The perspective for a home user will be different from an enterprise. In general, port-forwarding is a means to expose certain ports to a destination. It's up to the destination to "protect" itself. You would not port-forward a certain port to all...
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    Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine

    Where and which direction is your access applied? Try to remove your access list (try appending a "no" to the front of the line). Try unplugging nic1. Make sure nic2 is connected to the same vlan as the cameras. In other words, make it as if you have a single switch with a single nic and see...
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    Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine

    Here's a drawing for you. The top picture is with one physical switch and two vlans to create two logical switches. The bottom picture is with two physical switches. Looks very similar once you get over the blue rectangle representing the physical switch, right? Functionally the same. In...
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    Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine

    No worries. Easiest way to think about it is that each vlan is its own switch. Instead of buying two switches, you have one switch that acts like two. To make it easy, configure your switch once and forget about it. Let's say you have a 24-port switch. Configure ports 1-8 in one vlan and...
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    Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine

    Keep in mind that the vlans on your switch are local in your situation. So it's just like you have two PoE switches. You are not doing anything fancy. You can think of vlan2 as switch2 and vlan3 as switch3. You will have to re-IP your BI nic1 to be on the 192.168.1.x network along with your...
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    Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine

    If you are trying to do what I think you are trying to do, then: 1. get rid of vlan 1 (vlan 1 should not be used for security reasons) 2. for the switch port going to your r7800 router, make that an access vlan 2 3. for the switch port going to nic1 of your BI machine, make that an access vlan...
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    Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine

    Is y You wrote vlan2 for both nic1 and nic2. Do you mean vlan2 for nic1 and vlan3 for nic2? Do you have one nic with two vlans on it (vlan trunking)? Or two nics connected to the switch and the ports are configured as vlan access ports? VLAN design example
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    Dual NIC setup on your Blue Iris Machine

    Post a diagram of your topology.
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    Why I Like Redundant Views/Multiple Cam Views

    Great setup samplenhold! I'm curious about your SD12203T-GN. I'm interested in a PTZ, but an outdoor one would never fly with the wife. Mounting a PTZ indoors should pass the WAF. How well does that work for your needs? Do you get enough zoom? Does it auto-track?
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    advice with switches- managed- and going to VLANs

    The Cisco WS-3750-24PS-S is $50. Cisco Catalyst 3750 24-Ports RJ45 SFP PoE Managed Network Switch WS-C3750-24PS-S | eBay This is an old switch and was EOL a long time ago. If you buy one of these used, it will be at least 10 years old. I had a bunch of these for my CCIE rack, and they...
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    Suitable POE Switch?

    If you don't plan for a PTZ camera, that switch will work fine. If you are using it as a dumb switch, then go for it. If you would like to do more advance things, then you have to be willing to learn how to configure it. That switch is EOL so there are no new software updates for it. Having...
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    Amcrest SmartHome Video Doorbell Camera AD110

    I'm interested in a doorbell cam to replace my Ring. Question for AD110 owners: if you had to do it again, would you still buy the AD110?
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    VLAN firewall rule - block the cameras but not the Blue Iris computer

    On the internet facing side of BI, you can setup up ACLs or FW rules to allow internet access only when you want to update your BI box. Here are some additional rules to add for your BI server on the internet facing side...
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    Sale tax on BI Maintenance

    Those were the good old days :). I remember those days....not too long ago....-sniff-
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    Hardware Dedicated Blueiris PC? is it a Good Deal ?

    @tech101, you seem to have a large budget so go ahead and get anything you want :). This complete system is still less than your RTX3090 :).
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