How do I access my cameras while travelling?

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  1. jamesbond

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    Good evening,

    I have setup a camera system at my house using a desktop computer, Blue Iris, the router from my internet service provider (ISP) and a router.

    I will be travelling soon and want to be able to access my cameras or Blue Iris from outside, I may be in another city in the U.S or outside the U.S.

    I think one of the routers (not the ISP router) is a Netgear Nighthawk X4S and I believe it has a VPN function (although I don't know how to set it up yet but I can check the router manual).

    Is the best - safest and not too complex to access - way to access it via the router VPN function or some other safer option?

    I welcome your input please.

    Cheers,

    James
     
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    Holbs Pulling my weight

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    among many other posts here about Remote access.
    I use UI3 only for remote viewing and it works 100% for watching live stream, alerts, and clips.
     
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  4. jamesbond

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    Good evening,

    I think (fingers crossed) I have made progress on the VPN access, I am going to try it further.

    I read about NetTime time sync tool, and want to use it as a server on my desktop which is dedicated to the computers.

    I have found some instructions on how to set it up, e.g. open UDP port 123, but am still not 100$ sure on how to configure NetTime.

    Does anyone know of a more detailed tutorial they can point me to, or is there someone on here I can bounce some questions off?

    Thank you
    James