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Master Geek

#274509 26-Aug-2020 11:09
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My home network is mixed wireless and wired, connected to the Internet via Vodafone Ultrahub and Enable fibre.


I have just bought a V380 Pro camera with a view to observing approaching mail-order wine deliveries and Jehovah's Witnesses. I connected the camera via Ethernet, and it obtained the reserved IP address I allocated. I can ping it OK. I have the App on my iPhone, and one on my W10 PC and chose not to register or login. I had to identify the camera using its QR code. It all works fine. I then went to the shops and discovered to my dismay that I could still access the camera, even though NAT on the router prevents unsolicited inbound requests. I suppose the camera makes an outbound connection to some server, probably in China, to which the iPhone app connects and effects a through connection. This is a bit of a worry, as it now means Xi Jinping now knows about my alcohol consumption, and susceptibility to religious persuasion. What can I do?  I see the PC has a TCP connection on port 8800 to the camera. Perhaps I need to see if Wireshark can tell me what the camera is connected to, if that's possible? Any ideas? It's harmless enough in this context, but I don't much care for what's going on.

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  #2549900 26-Aug-2020 11:35
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Have you got UPnP enabled on the router?


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Master Geek

  #2549954 26-Aug-2020 12:05
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No, it's off.

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  #2550316 26-Aug-2020 20:12
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Working as designed. Chances are if you prevent the camera from accessing its cloud server that it will no longer function on the network at all.


If you want an offline camera then most of the ones that support the xmeye app will be quite happy not seeing the internet and provide onvif services on them that many apps and NVRs can access and use.


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