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    IPC-HFW4431R-Z rj45 connector toast, water ingress...

    No pinout in the diagram you attached was the same as the connector I have. Checked it after cam wouldn't show up on network. Just came in from outside, another camera died it would seem. This one has no issues with the connector. Seems to have just stopped working. edit/update, Success...
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    IPC-HFW4431R-Z rj45 connector toast, water ingress...

    Well, wired up the camera to a cat6 cable (ran out of cat5 shouldn't make a difference) and tried it out. The network "seems" to see it and I can ping it, but can't seem to connect to the IP address via the web gui, and won't show up on BL using the original settings. First tried using a 12v...
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    IPC-HFW4431R-Z rj45 connector toast, water ingress...

    @aristobrat that is exactly what I am looking for, pin 4 and 5 connect to the yellow wire. Awesome! Will try that shortly. Think what I will do is solder a length of cat5 directly to the camera wiring. Easier to seal that way, and less chance of another connection issue. I use dielectric...
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    IPC-HFW4431R-Z rj45 connector toast, water ingress...

    Camera quit working a few days ago, finally got around to checking it out this afternoon. Found the connector all black inside, some water came out (more like mud), so obviously the weather "proof" connector did a great job of letting water in somewhere, and of course not letting it out. Using...
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    Latest update and BI won't start..

    Just got an email from service, got everything fixed up nicely now. I had lost one of the registration keys. CPU(s) running under 14% think that was close to normal before things broke. This is without doing the optomizations in the link. Yes had to re-configure anti-virus during...
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    Latest update and BI won't start..

    Funny that is what I just completed... Tried the BLupdateHelper, installed it a couple of days ago. It couldn't seem to access the proper files. Spent some time this afternoon doing my own troubleshooting and decided it's too far gone. Blew out the original BI install including any registry...
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    Latest update and BI won't start..

    Still haven't heard from support. Is there still support for their software? I renewed my contract with them last February for 1 year. I can log into my Blue Iris account and view my invoices etc. Would like to get this going again, Ispy works but I paid for BI and like the software.
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    Latest update and BI won't start..

    Emailed BL service last weekend but no response. Is there a phone number somewhere to contact them? There's some contact info in a text file in the software but it is outdated or no longer in use...
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    Latest update and BI won't start..

    No tab, BI won't run... Rolled back windows update a month, and went back a week in Blue Iris, next step would be to go back to version 4.x somewhere. Switched to Ispy for the time being, can't afford to be without security coverage. Will have to look into this next week.
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    Latest update and BI won't start..

    Tried 5.0.6.0, made no difference. Maybe something in the latest windoze update is targeting something in BI? I'll see if I can undo the latest update. Rolled back a week and BI still won't run. maybe will have to re-install from scratch? Is there a config file I can copy from the existing BI...
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    Latest update and BI won't start..

    Reverting back seems like a good idea, I'll try that, but not sure myself what version I have... is there a file in the program's root directory that would have this info? Will be looking there... latest update appears to be (from their website) Version 5.0.6.3
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    Latest update and BI won't start..

    just gives a window error: BI has stopped working, a problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. Starts to the point it is showing camera views then the message above is displayed and everything stops. Window...
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    .dll file missing after windoze update...

    Thank you. Got it running now.
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    .dll file missing after windoze update...

    BL won't start after a windows update/reboot. Error says VCRunTime140_1.dll is missing. Can I add this file without reloading and re-installing the whole app? running windoze 8.1 (updated this am). -G.
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    Dahua Starlight Fixed Lens Turret (IPC-HDW4231EM-AS)

    Then 2231 is fine, but don't really have any use for the memory card fixture or varifocal lens. Not really anywhere in particular to point, just to cover a general area, unless I went to a PTZ but not willing to spend that much just to see if there is a deer behind the barn.. :) Could always...
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    Dahua Starlight Fixed Lens Turret (IPC-HDW4231EM-AS)

    Looking for the IPC-HDW4231EM-AS or similar with a 2.8mm lens. Does Andy carry these? I have a couple with the 3.8mm, this one would go in a damp barn/shelter under an eve that is somewhat exposed so it would have to be weather proof and the wider vision would cover the area nicely. Don't need...
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    how to make good cat6 cables all the time

    I've had connectors where the crimper would bend the little lock tab against the connector itself and not lock. With these I had just pulled the tab away a bit so it would spring away from the connector. Really cheap connectors seem to do this, maybe the plastic won't flex enough, and often the...
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    Upgrade

    Just did the upgrade here, got an email from them with instructions and links for updating the service so I would be eligible for the upgrade. Did the $29.99 and downloaded the new software. It found all the settings and seems to be working fine. Have to get used to the new GUI but seems to run...
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    BlackVue DR900S-2CH - WiFi SSID Broadcast Bug

    We have two older units, latest is about a year old, and have not had the wifi issue with them. In fact they were fairly easy to set up. Glad though that @CmdrBond has gone through all the trouble dealing with this problem on the new device and hopefully BlackView will fix the issue. Good to...
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    Cold-testing cameras...

    Temp here has been down to -39, all my Dahua cameras have been working fine exposed to the cold. Did have one Foscam require a re-boot after the really cold temp in an unheated shed, but it is working again now too. (The other foscams are indoors) Just curious is any one has had colder temps and...
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    Recommendations Needed for PoE+ Splitter

    Moving one of my older Foscam 8904W (wireless/wired) cams to a different location, want to have it wired instead of using wifi. Cam works ok to monitor a portion of the back yard to check on wildlife etc. One of these poe splitters should work, don't need power to the cam via the ethernet so...
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    how to make good cat6 cables all the time

    Think I have the same tool in my network "stuff" toolbox. Wouldn't do an ethernet connection without it! :)
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    Foscam fi9828p - Strange Colours

    Finally got around to checking into the camera's issue. Since about two weeks ago the camera had no image at all, but I could log into it and adjust settings etc; obviously not an issue with the network connection or other electronic functions. I took the unit all apart and found one broken...
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    Spider web Defense

    How far away from the camera lens is this effective? Seem to have a bad influx of the 8-legged creatures here too this year. The broom with the long handle is not keeping up! Been very dry here and not as many bugs flying around as usual, so I suppose the spiders have to be more aggressive with...
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    how to make good cat6 cables all the time

    Ah yes... Auto MDI-X. But straight thru cable is certainly the way to do in almost all cases. Quite sure "B" is the standard up here too.
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    how to make good cat6 cables all the time

    Nice videos! I have found lately that some of the cheap patch cables have the T568A configuration for some reason. Might be an e-bay thing... They work fine as long as both ends are the same I suppose. Do they work if you have 568A on one end and 568B on the other? Check the wire gauge of the...
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    Foscam fi9828p - Strange Colours

    My FI9821W V2 is doing the same thing. Just started a couple of weeks ago. Wierd thay would start that at the same time. No idea on the warrenty status, not likely worth the postage for RMA. Will bring it in and take it apart and check connections etc.
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    External AP antenna angle placement

    I find angling the antennas at 45 deg off vertical helps with coverage; likely helps with polarity mixing while maintaining an omnidirectional pattern. I have one of those type of APs (Ubiquiti Unifi UAP-AC-M) in the house set only for 5.7GHz 802.11AC just for mobiles, laptops, etc. It's in the...
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    BI causes slow response or disconnection of wireless cams

    I seem to be having an issue too after updating earlier today. Cameras live video is ok but recordings are very poor quality. Settings are all the same as before, but it's like the bit rate dropped to super low. Network seems fine, gigabit between other devices is no problem. Wireless or wired...
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    Every time my Internet drops my cameras are assigned a new IP address.

    Your main gateway/router should have an option to bind ip addresses to mac addresses in it's DHCP menu. This way the camera and other clients will always have a fixed (not static) ip address, and you can edit which IP address goes to what device. What router are you using for DHCP? Maybe give...
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