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Topic # 150744 1-Aug-2014 16:58
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Hi I've just setup blueiris on my lan and am really liking it. I now want to view it remotely and I understand I have to foward a port on my modem to do this, plus some other stuff. 
What I would like to know, once setup , will my camera's be streaming video 100% of the time to the web and chew up my data cap or will it only use data when I log in remotely to view.
Sorry if it's a noob question this is all new to me.
Thanks

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  Reply # 1100175 1-Aug-2014 17:02
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The second one.

So it will be only when you connect to view, BUT if you leave the browser tab open by mistake it might keep streaming the data.




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  Reply # 1100188 1-Aug-2014 17:11
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Awesome thanks andrewNZ.


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  Reply # 1100295 1-Aug-2014 20:24
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And exposing services like that to the whole internet when you are not in a position to ensure they are kept up to date with security patches etc is a good way to have the system compromised.  Get a VPN if you want remote access. Leave the port fowards to torrenting and gaming etc.




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