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Old 07-04-2020, 08:45 PM   #21
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I don't know anything about the yi camera.

I have the option to have storage through amcrest, but do not.

As far as I am aware the feed from my cam does not go through any servers other than what is needed to get to me, and is secure via password.

Not that I could not be mistaken, just my current understanding.

In fact, I can disable the wifi altogether and record to a micro SD card.


Sent from my back porch.... dang it's hot out.
Yi records to a micro SD card as well.

What I found most useful was the alerts. Get an alert, and you can look at the clip that was sent, or watch the camera live feed or look at what's on the SD card.

It can save a ton of time.
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Old 07-13-2020, 02:47 PM   #22
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If you have a WIFI router that covers 802.11 g, n, ac you MAY be able to teather your cell phone to it and connect the ring devices through the Wi-Fi router to the internet through your cell phone. Don't know, haven't tried it.


No, an iPhone isn't going to work for these. Ring uses 2.4 GHz for WIFI and cell phones use 5 GHz.
I know, I don't have a Wi-Fi router, that's the point of using a hotspot. If you are in a remote area then sometimes setting up a service with a router is a problem, it's either too expensive or too unreliable.
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I think he's saying grab the Hotspot with the router.


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I know, I don't have a Wi-Fi router, that's the point of using a hotspot. If you are in a remote area then sometimes setting up a service with a router is a problem, it's either too expensive or too unreliable.
I think I paid $120 for the hotspot at Wal-Mart, and maybe $50 a month for it to use the cellphone network to get in the internet.

If you want one of the Wi-Fi cameras to work with your phone acting as the hotspot, you have to make sure the Wi-Fi specs are compatible. Both the communication standard and the frequency band used have to match up.

Standards would look something like
802.11 a
802.11 b
802.11 g
802.11 n
802.11 ac



There are a bunch more. Very common is a hotspot that supports 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n. If you look at specs, this is usually shortened to 802.11b,g,n.

Frequency can be a lot if things, but common is 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

Find out both the standard and frequency your phone supports, then look for a Wi-Fi camera that works with both the frequency band and the 802.11 standard.
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I think I paid $120 for the hotspot at Wal-Mart, and maybe $50 a month for it to use the cellphone network to get in the internet.

If you want one of the Wi-Fi cameras to work with your phone acting as the hotspot, you have to make sure the Wi-Fi specs are compatible. Both the communication standard and the frequency band used have to match up.

Standards would look something like
802.11 a
802.11 b
802.11 g
802.11 n
802.11 ac



There are a bunch more. Very common is a hotspot that supports 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n. If you look at specs, this is usually shortened to 802.11b,g,n.

Frequency can be a lot if things, but common is 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

Find out both the standard and frequency your phone supports, then look for a Wi-Fi camera that works with both the frequency band and the 802.11 standard.
I got a Wi-Fi hotspot for less than that through AT&T, then I had to send it back. One calling plan they had for it would work for t.v but only for a little bit, you're talking Netflix for three nights a month then it expires. Another calling plan they offered more hours of hi speed but then it wouldn't work at all for watching t.v. So they told me the Wi-Fi hotspot is basically only for donig things like checking emails.

I understand about the Wi-Fi specs having to be compatible and so far everyone who makes the cameras say it won't work.

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