I think this might be more complicated than you like with dual-NIC unless you can connect the app to Blue Iris streams or willing to port-forward at the Blue Iris machine and the app supports that. I don't use apps, I only use UI3 for all access on TV, iPad, phone (on wifi), and phone (over vpn).
The benefit of dual-nic is complete, idiot-proof isolation -- but that is also a curse if you are wanting to use any app etc which expects to reach the cameras via local subnet or public IP (either via P2p, uPNP, or port forward). The reason it works fine with Blue Iris is because Blue Iris provides the web server, and the utility (UI3) provides capability to interact with standard camera functions. Only the setup becomes more complicated due to the need to RDP/Teamviewer onto the Blue Iris machine to reach the camera interfaces.
In your case, if you need to use the cameras from an app, you might have to look at learning the basics of VLAN's and you might need VLAN capable hardware at certain points in your network.
Is it POE? It might be fine until your camera addiction moves into crazy territory, but could also be old and inefficient also. You can pass a lot of video traffic through a 100Mbit switch before you have to upgrade it. But if it isn't POE and is old then yeah I'd probably junk it myself if you don't need a low-speed test network for something.doing this I found a switch I thought was a gigabit is only 100MB, so getting that swapped out!
Keep in mind, that was just an example to give you an idea of what IP addresses and ports we are talking about. In BI 5 click on the help button at the top for the manual. Go to the section dealing with Remote Access.@Sybertiger OK I did exactly what you said and it works, so now I have to adjust my IPs on everything else LOL, but that is the easy part!
Here is my question for you or others. From this menu:
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Am I mixing everything up that I have read on this forum? Does the Enable the HTTP web server on port 81 open this computer up on the internet or just within the LAN? I have it in my mind that HTTP and port is BAD. Is it more secure to change that port # and it would just be change it to a different number both there and the part after the :?
What about the Remote, external address that is showing the IP of the ISP modem - is that bad and why can we not uncheck that? Is that exposing this computer to the internet? I don't think so because I went onto cellular data and couldn't access it, but is that an opening?
What is the "Listen/Bind to one selected LAN IP only" option?
Awesome thank you so much....I have been debating dual NIC versus VLAN for way too long and have read so many things they start to run together, but I think I finally know my solution!Wittaj
That is correct. You have to let access to the BI machine or your home network through your router. What you do on your BI PC will not allow access to it from the internet through the router.
Yep I turned off wifi, went into airplane mode, I have tried every NOOB configuration, and it is so puzzling that I can see the router over VPN but not UI3?Not sure of your sequence of events, but if you are on a cell phone (for example) don't forget to turn off the WiFi (because if may still be connected) before you connect via OpenVPN.
My setup will be headless once I get it to where I want, so TeamView and RemoteDesktop are down the line for setting up.If I understand your setup, if you are trying to do what I did, you have a headless BI server (no monitor, keyboard, mouse)...it's set up dual-NIC, so....
To access your BI server (desktop, operating system...i.e. the computer) from any other device WiFi or not from WITHIN YOUR HOME NETWORK you'll be using TeamView or MS RemoteDesktop. To assess the BI Server's webserver (the BI camera interface) you'll use UI3 from any computer, again within your home network via WiFi or direct ethernet connection. If you are OUT OF NETWORK, you'll want to connect INTO YOUR NETWORK using OpenVPN. To simulate being out of network on your cell phone simply turn off WiFI to force it to connect to the internet via cell phone tower. You connect to your home network through your cell phone tower using OpenVPN which you should have the OpenVPN app on your phone including the OpenVPN certificate. Once connected then you open up a Chrome browser on your cell phone and using the UI3 link.
You can't be in AIRPLANE MODE....it turns off the cell phone radio AND the WiFi.