Isolated cameras -- How do I pull the substream if they don't have internet?

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  1. tofu

    tofu n3wb

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    Not sure what the proper lingo for this is, so i'm having difficulty searching.

    My setup:
    Camera -> Switch -> BI PC -> router (via wan)

    With this setup, my cameras have no access to the internet. I'm not doing anything tricky with VLANS. I just have the cameras set to a static IP and left the gateway blank.


    What i'm trying to accomplish is pull the mjpeg substream from the camera directly, instead of blue iris' mjpeg stream, so I can offload some CPU usage. Since the cameras have no access to the internet, how can I do this?

    My reasoning for wanting a stream is so that i can have it displayed on my actiontiles dashboard. It requires mjpeg. I have it working fine right now pulling from BI, but that's bumping CPU usage up another 25%

    Thank you
     
  2. bp2008

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    You can install a VPN server on the Blue Iris PC.
     
  3. tofu

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    Thanks. I'll look into how that works
     
  4. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee IPCT Contributor

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    You have two nic cards in the bi PC?
     
  5. tofu

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    Yes

    One for switch (cameras), other for internet (router)