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  1. xmfan

    video card from my PC parts bucket

    thank you for your feedback. Yes, it is an nVidia card, GS8400. I will hold on to it till I deploy deepstack. Video cards are so pricey these days, don't need to get one if the one I have will work for the need. In checking, I was able to find win 10 drivers for it on nVidia site. Found that...
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    Blue Iris Max HDD Size Limit?

    Gotta ask..you have 80GB RAM, is that all dedicated for use with BI?
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    Blue Iris Max HDD Size Limit?

    These details are golden. As a newbie with BI, home security cams, etc, I am starting to build my own, personal wiki and save it in a word document for future reference. Realizing there's an official wiki but these questions and fantastic feedbacks come at a rapid fire and probably don't make...
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    video card from my PC parts bucket

    So, a lot of have us keep old motherboards, RAM, network cards, sound card, video cards - you name it. To be honest, I rarely have gone back to my pile of old stuff and reused anything. The only exception was a NIC. To that end, I wondered about something specifically about video cards. I have...
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    how do you isolate cameras from the inetent?

    ah..i see. Thank you for that clarifications
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    VLAN configuration Dell optiplex with native Intel NIC on motherboard

    Thank you for this info about VLAN options (Trunk, General and Access), it was very clear for me to follow and understand.
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    VLAN configuration Dell optiplex with native Intel NIC on motherboard

    I have just intalled a 2nd NIC (TP-Link) in the BI machine. After installing their drivers and NIC management software, there's an option to select VLAN ID. since Intel NIC won't allow that, no worries, I'll connect the cams using the tp-link NIC which will have a different VLAN
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    how do you isolate cameras from the inetent?

    Thank you for the screenshot and the details you provided. This is my speed to learn from. I do have some questions. Thank you for clarifying about the NTP port, granting it access. 1) Why did you choose to put the BI server along with the cams then blocked that server? From what I've seen...
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    how do you isolate cameras from the inetent?

    @smoothie Thank you !!! Your feedback is more at my speed. :p There's a wealth of details posted, starting from the original post, and I plan to go back and re-read them to gain that advanced knowledge. Meanwhile, I do need to get my cameras operational. What you wrote sounds very straight...
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    VLAN configuration Dell optiplex with native Intel NIC on motherboard

    In researching and configuring my Dell optiplex 5050, I've run into a roadblock. As I prepare the optiplex for use with BI software, I am downloading and updating the drivers, all around. In doing so, I have also updated the onboard Intel network port that is on the motherboard. I have also...
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    how do you isolate cameras from the inetent?

    Reviving this thread :p @samplenhold - I have been fixated with the two attachments you provided. First, really appreciate you showing the diagram at the simplest form, I (non techie) was able to follow it. Of the two diagrams you provided, the one with VPN router would be where I fit in...
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    using ubiquiti cam with Blue Iris

    Thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated. The question is that if connected with BI, would they even work? If so, what can be expected out of them? While I have not tested them if there are even functional, selling them would be something to consider to those who are already on that...
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    using ubiquiti cam with Blue Iris

    anyone actively using ubiquiti cameras G3 flex and G3 pros (might be G3's) with blue iris ? what has been your experience with them with BI? I have a real estate agent friend, dealing with a foreclosure/bank repo house that has some of those installed. She asked if I wanted to come down and...
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    Ubiquiti switch

    yes ! I have multiple unifi switches. you can daisy chain, no issues. Majority, not all (going pure by my memory, not a researched answer - LOL) are managed. I believe they DO have an 8 port that is a non-poe but the cost is almost as one that is 4+4 (4 poe, 4 non poe) ports.
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    Silent PC recommendation

    i bought a refurb optiplex last week, its an i5, 7th gen. its a small form factor case so pretty small. What could generate noise? multiple case fans - this has none - only on on the cpu CPU fan - the one on the cpu is practically silent GPU card - the video card is built into the motherboard...
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    Cloning a drive: Want to ensure Dell partition is also cloned

    @sebastiantombs. @Mike A. @SpacemanSpiff @wittaj @NielK Thank you all for the great feedback. I went the route of getting a new drive. The nvme SSD drive 500GB was delivered today. Got it installed as well as reinstalled windows 10 pro from scratch. All set with the windows OS, Dell drivers...
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    WD purple: which rpm to get ?

    Hey All, i'm shopping for the hard drive. Apparently surveillance hard drives come in two speeds: 5640 and 7200 rpms ? Which would be better? I'm thinking 7200 rpm would be preferred, at higher rpms, it would deliver the video quicker. Your thoughts, please. This will go internal in an...
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    Cloning a drive: Want to ensure Dell partition is also cloned

    I bought a refurb dell optiplex. upon turning on, it went through the process of installing windows 10 from scratch. All done. Looks like Dell provides a windows install onto one of the partitions on the hard drive. Question: What would be the best approach in cloning a drive? I would like to...
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    preparing for BI install - requesting review of the proposed configuration

    Interesting..very interesting....This is identical to when you prepare a hard drive for a database (Microsoft SQL) server. thank you for this tip.
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    preparing for BI install - requesting review of the proposed configuration

    thank you for that feedback regarding BI's learning curve. I am encouraged. Your tip about setting it appropriately from the start makes perfect sense. I will go that route. I will order the necessary SSD and the purple hard drive tonight. Once it arrives, reinstall windows and BI then start...
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    preparing for BI install - requesting review of the proposed configuration

    @sebastiantombs - your feedback is greatly appreciated.
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    preparing for BI install - requesting review of the proposed configuration

    Below are some of my own thoughts as well as what I have read on this forum. I probably missed many things so requesting the experts and novices here who have been running BI for a long enought to know its strenghts and tricks to work around any hurdles. I am looking at the WiKi as well. The...
  23. xmfan

    Newbie Recommedations

    @dok0619 - Most likely you already bought the PoE switch so this just an FYI for anyone else who finds this thread for the same request. Switches come in different 'flavors' for lack of better word. There are managed and un managed. Specifially speaking for a PoE, some are advanced in additon to...
  24. xmfan

    Christmas Sales 2021

    Thanks Andy. Glad to know you will offer deals for black friday. Look forward to seeing what all goes on sale. Hopefully, you have truckloads of cameras in stock :p
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    Recommendation for a small wired camera to supplement doorbell

    Yes. I experieced the same. I have two vehicles. One, the headlights really fogged up. The other, crystal clear. Based on some of the reviews I read on amazon, the water damage is discussed more than foggy lens. Glad that they are working good for you, @wittaj You are right, in the right...
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    Recommendation for a small wired camera to supplement doorbell

    Thank you, @sebastiantombs That is a good nugget of info to know. I would install it under eaves so from rain perspetives, I 'think' i would be OK. However, due to UV, I can see the dome getting foggy over time. @wittaj - Just wondering, how long have your had yours installed and have you...
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    Recommendation for a small wired camera to supplement doorbell

    woooohoooooo !!! thank you for that confirmation. I can see using this badboy at each corner of the house.
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    Please help identify this camera

    Hi Andy, Thank you for that confirmation. =). It is appreciated. I may reach out to you to find out what most stable firmware would be good to apply to this cam to make it (reasonably) current.
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    Please help identify this camera

    I found more details. I believe it to be this camera IPC-HFW1831C-PIR (dahuasecurity.com)
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