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In any case check and make sure that your connecting to the correct network. These can usually be found in the Photo App in Windows or the iPhoto App on a Mac unless you saved them to a particular file on your computer. If Android File Transfer doesn't launch automatically, click the spaceship icon in your Dock, then click the green Android mascot icon. You should be able to see whether your Wi-Fi is turned on or not. Thank you so much for taking the time to help me.


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What wireless camera can use this? Actually you do have network. Turning a mobile data network into a hot spot is making the network into 2. Generally speaking, it would be 2. Things can be easier with network. You can try the wire-free 2. Both can connect to your mobile hot spot. You can choose an IP security camera and use the same internet connection with your PC and watch the live viewing via your PC. Or you may also buy a security camera system and connect your PC displayer to the NVR for live streaming.

A wide range of high quality wireless and wired security cameras and systems are available. Choose one you like in the store. If you want a recommendation, try RLC And you may refer to the installation steps in the post: I would place the surveillence camera at the house where there is internet , and wish to do the monitoring when we are away in areas without internet access.

As long as the camera is connecting to the internet, you can access the camera anytime and anywhere. Is there any way to get security cameras? As mentioned above, Reolink Go is the solution for you. It does not require WiFi network and it runs on its rechargeable battery the battery could be charged by Reolink Solar Panel. Reolink Argus 2 is another choice for you. But it does need a WiFi network to get started. As mentioned above, you need to use its free software Reolink App on your mobile phone with network to set up the camera.

After that, no network is needed. It will do recording to the SD card you need to buy one to insert into it whenever it detects an event. Yolanda is an editor of Reolink, and also an independent writer showing great interest in technology and art.

She has studied home and business security issues for years, and always shares useful tips and tricks with her fans. Can somebody help me? You need to enable the recording in the NVR.

Refer to the detailed guide: I have returned the entire crap for a refund, but thank you for your input. So sorry about this. It never happened before. Our support team will get back to you and help solve it. No further action necessary. I am looking for a security camera for my wifi-enabled house but want to be able to live stream from my phone wherever I go in areas that may not have wifi.

My phone is on the LTE network. What do you recommend? As long as your WiFi security cameras are connected to the network, you can get live stream with your phone wherever you go! My parents do have internet and an android tablet they use to look things up online still have flip phones for cell service. What would be the best, easy to use system for my parents to purchase? But if you want remote viewing, and motion detection alerts, internet connection will be required. They do have a computer room on the mail floor, she lives on the 2nd floor.

Thank you for your help. You can install a security camera system. All videos will be stored in the NVR. You can copy the videos stored in NVR and play back on the computer to see whether there was an intruder. Without Internet connection, you cannot get live streaming on your devices.

You can take a look at the below security camera systems: Use an android cellphone with a non-internet connected router using ip webcam android software and you log directly into it using the local ip address. I do this now to monitor the lobby from the break room.

Author is Pavel Khlebovich. The Pro version opens up remote if you have internet. But if you want remote viewing from a phone, internet connection will be required, because your phone needs to connect to the camera, and network is the way for connection.

I have a friend that has land in Ometepe Island, Nicaragua who has been getting things stolen lately every time he goes to town.

I am looking for a security camera of some sort that is longlasting and weatherproof. There is also NO Wifi on his property or internet access at all. These cameras could start working and record motion events to SD cards once you hook them up with power. We want to monitor the other side of our property, approx ft away from the house, through the woods.

What would be our best option? Is it possible to monitor that far away without a power source close to the cameras? You can refer to this blog post: I wish to monitor my boat at the pontoon beside my house — 30m away. I would place the surveilence camera at the house where there is internet , but as I wish to do the monitoring when we are away in areas without internet access, so wish to use my mobile phone for the access, All I am wishing to do is keep a watch by calling in to the set up to see the boat is still floating and OK.

I need to know what I need to do this ,please. I live out in the country and have very slow internet. I would like outdoor cameras that I can remotely view. Hi Joe, to allow outdoor cameras to store locally to a NVR without eating up you bandwidth, you have two best options available. Both options release you from the worries about using your bandwidth. The NVR and the cameras can automatically connect to each other on its own proprietary network and start to communicate with each other without consuming your data.

If you occasionally need to watch live view remotely via your phone, then you need to connect the system to your router. We provide 3 playing modes for you to watch the live videos. You can choose based on your needs and your network speed. Besides, a surveillance sign is included in the product package. Put it up on the wall or the bracket so that everyone knows you have installed a security system and the potential burglars are scared off. Do remember that when you are prepared, you prevent.

For privacy reasons, I want to make it impossible to transmit feed over internet or view remotely. Will I be able to access this camera directly using my laptop as long as I am within range? Or will other equipment such as a router be required? We understand your concerns about security for privacy.

The camera needs network for live view streaming, and if you need the feature of accessing the camera via your phone or your laptop, network is required. I am looking to place a camera at a job site in the middle of nowhere. I am wondering how can I remotely monitor the job site if I do not and cannot set up a network at the site. I will be able to hood the camera up to a battery and solar panel for power..

Then you can regularly play back the recorded videos to see what is happening on the job site. Why do I need wifi router when the camera is using cloud to stream to my cell phone? Then the camera would be connected to the Internet for remotely viewing.

I am looking for a camera I can put a security camera on the other end of my land which is 2,5 miles from my router will this still work? Hi Eva, due to the long distance between the router and your land, the router wifi signal cannot reach that far. I have volt power on a light pole, which i would like to use next to driveway thanks. There is internet at the rental property where i need the camera. It will do surveillance like video recording, deterrence to stop break-ins, etc.

Live streaming and alerts need internet to be transmitted. Yes, you can use a WiFi hotspot for internet connection in order to get live videos or get alerts when motion events are detected.

I need to keep an eye on my grandmother, but she has no internet what so ever where she is. Remote live streaming needs Internet connection. Can i get alert messages or video in my smartphone only using the internet of my phone and not using the wifi hotspot.

I mean can i use just my cellular internet to both for the camera to send me information and to recieve information in my phone and not using the hotspot to operate the camera. To do this, you need to turn your phone cellular internet into a WiFi hotspot for the camera to connect to. Then the WiFi camera has network access and it will use your cellular data, and it can send you information and you can receive the information in your phone. What is the range or the muximum distance between the camera and the mobile phone to get signal from it.

That depends on how your mobile phone network the WiFi hotspot you make is, like whether the signal is strong or weak can affect that. My storage unit has no wifi.

Hello Andrew, you install a security camera system to monitor your storage unit. The videos will be recorded to the NVR so you can check the recorded videos after you come back. Please note that if there is no Internet access in your storage unit, you can not get remote live streaming.

Here are the direct links to guide you to the product pages. Add the one you need to cart and place the order. Reolink will ship your order ASAP. Hello, want to know if any of your cameras will work for monitoring the contents of a storage unit. The specifics are as follows: Hello Anthony, we have two battery powered WiFi security cameras with the operating frequency of 2.

They can work well in your circumstance to monitor your storage unit. Click the following links to check the products: Which should i use? I have good cable internet , would wired cameras be best? I need to have ft of wire for furthest camera thanks. Both wireless security cameras and the wired cameras have their unique pros that can meet your needs.

And the best recommendations based on your needs are RLCs and RLCs, both of which can send you motion detection alerts when activated. You can click the direct links below to see more detailed information: I need a spy camera that does not have to be connected to the internet to record. I got a canary, but have found that some times by the time it starts recording the event we are inside the house and either no longer in sight or almost out of sight. It is pointed straight at the door.

Also the wifi went down so the camera was off for over 12 hrs. Hi Stacy, since you want a spy camera that can record without being connected to the Internet, the best recommendations for you are the battery powered security cameras with SD card slot.

When activated, they can record motion events in the memory card without accessing Internet. Here are the direct links to the product page: Hi Jodi, if there is no Internet in your home, you will be unable to access the cameras via a phone.

But when the motion detection is triggered, Reolink Argus and Reolink Keen can record the videos on the memory card for your later review. This email message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient s and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by email and destroy all copies of the original message.

We have power but no internet. We are in a different state about miles away. Hi, we are going to release the product that can work in your situation soon. And we will update the information once it is available. Hi, thank you for your great interest in our new product. Hi Beth, thanks for reaching out.

And you can gain more insightful information from this post: It is super easy to set up and comes with an SD card slot to record motion detection footage onboard even without Internet or WiFi.

You can also connect the camera to your 4g mobile hot spot, so that you can watch live viewing and receive instant alerts. But note that it might drain the power of your phone quickly. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Hi Joseph, thank you for your kind words. By the way, if you want a more environmental-friendly option, you may check out the 2nd generation of Reolink Argus — Reolink Argus 2, a rechargeable battery operated security camera which can also be powered by the Reolink Solar Panel requires a separate purchase. You can buy both Reolink Argus and Argus 2 from Reolink official website and we offer free shipping for orders to your area.

Here are the direct product links: Yeah, I have power also but no internet, and I need to monitor my house about 80 miles away. I think I got the wrong product Reolink Argus 2. Reolink Argus 2 requires a WiFi connection to work it if I want to monitor my house via live stream from 80 miles away. I need to know the product that can help me as well.

Hi Michael, the product that can work for your situation is coming soon. Thanks for your support. I would like to know more about this also. Any idea when it will be available? Hi there, the product is at the research stage now and we will inform you once it is available. Thank you for your support. We have a neighborhood pool and clubhouse we need to monitor as juveniles are destroying the pool contents, throwing large rocks in the pool, jamming the entrance and side gates to allow entry without a key, staying way past pool hours, etc.

There is no internet available at the location. Plus, the cameras must be mounted outdoors and capable of handling extreme temps and and foul weather. Can anyone offer some suggestions or recommendations? Additionally, the cameras are waterproof and can brave harsh weather conditions. In case that any perpetrators appear, they will by captured by the security cameras and the recorded videos will be the most powerful evidence. I have a H. VIEW say that it needs to be connected to a network and hence enable remote viewing with an ethernet cable.

Can this be done using a cable-less method? The best way to eliminate the cables, of course, is to choose wireless security systems. VIEW to ask if there exists a cable-less method. Click the link below to guide you on the product page: As I am reading reviews on the models, I see many complaints that you need Ethernet cable for initial set up.

That is the problem. I do not have that option! Hi Rosemarie, given your requirements, the best recommendation for you is Reolink Argus, which requires no Ethernet cable for initial setup. You can simply enable the camera in virtue of the WiFi hotspot — quite easy and convenient for you.

Hi, I have an upstate house that I would like to monitor with security cameras and be able to see live video while I am miles away. The problem is we only have a wifi hot spot we can use as Internet access. Can we use that with the security cameras? Yes, you can use a WiFi hotspot as an Internet access to work with the security cameras, and you are able to watch the live streaming of the upstate house via your phone or computer.

But this only applies to WiFi security cameras. For PoE cameras, they need to be connected to the network with a network cable, not WiFi. If you have any problems selecting a suitable WiFi camera working for your situation, be free to leave your comment here. Hi Nena, if you want to watch the live view of your business via your phone, then you need to connect your mobile phone with the Internet, either in virtue of WiFi or your cellular data.

I want to have CCTV but i only have wifi — no internet so too many wifi signals interfere with my wifi home system. What would be the best solution? Hi there the router is a wireless router — EE bright box.

So if there are other wifi signals, it can affect how quickly our internet runs and tv works etc. Does that make sense? I am not very good with these things! Here are two recommended wireless security cameras for you: Or you may choose the wireless surveillance camera systems.

They can offer the most comprehensive protection for your home and work best with internet access. But note that you cannot get remote viewing or monition detection alerts without Internet.

I have vacant properties that have no wifi or internet setup. Do you sell outdoor cameras that work in this situation? Hi Chris, yes, we certainly sell outdoor security cameras that can work in your situation. Do you have power outlet in your vacant properties? I want to set up monitoring cameras to view them and their caregivers on my cell phone. Signal not that strong but is there something I can do to make it stronger and piggy back off that?

Any help is greatly appreciated. A router is needed if you want to view your parents on your phone under the same LAN. I am absolutely ignorant when it comes to this stuff. I bought a 4 camera security system from ebay. The system stated that it had no hdd. So do I need a hdd to monitor the cameras via the phone ap or is that just for using the dvr portion?

Is there a security camera that will detect motion and record to SD Card where there is no wifi? It could be setup using wifi, but no wifi where it would be placed. Miles from the closest wifi connection. Hi Pat, yes, there are security cameras that can detect motion and record to SD card, such as Reolink Argus, a battery powered wireless weatherproof security camera with smart PIR motion sensor and an SD card slot: But note that if there is no wifi in your area, you will be unable to receive alerts or watch live viewing via your phone.

I am looking to put some security cameras on my property and in my barn. Would I be able to view the cameras in my barn remotely utilizing my NVRs connection to wifi? Hi Maddie, if the cameras in your barns and your NVR are in the same local area network connect to the same router , you will be able to watch the live streaming of your barn. But if the devices are not in the same LAN, you need to connect the cameras in your barn to Internet so that you can view the cameras of the NVR remotely.

I already have a 16 channel DVR with 8 cameras locally but am wanting to install a Netgear outdoor access point and wifi cameras in the remote locations of my property to tie into the DVR. For recording motion triggered events, you may choose the low-profile security cameras with an SD card slot , which can record motion detections onboard. And here are two covert security cameras with an SD card slot for your options: As for the placement of the cameras and the recording apparatus, you need to position them in the same location.

Hi Peter, the camera battery life depends on the specific usage and varies from person to person. I want to be able to see and hear him on a small dedicated TV. I live in a rural area and Internet is slow and limited.

I am 81 and find the small baby monitors too hard to see. Someone is always at home with him. I just need to monitor him from my bedroom. Hi Dona, here are two wireless security cameras for your best recommendation: Both of them feature 2-way audio so you are able to hear and talk to your husband from your room.

These two wireless cameras also allow you to watch the live viewing from your smart phone. I was looking for a camera that is connected to data network. Similar to a smartphone but just the camera. Hi Lyn, all of the Reolink wireless security cameras can be connected to data network like 3G, 4G, etc.

And are you going to place the camera indoor or outdoor? Actually I was looking for something that actually is already on the network similar to a smartphone. Securitybysam is no longer in business. But the had what I am talking about. Hi Lyn, we are going to release the product that can meet your needs soon. I need a wireless camera inside a barn to observe animals. There is no wifi at the building and there is 1 bar 4G from the cell tower an the door out side.

Do I need a cell power booster to run a camera via cell to my phone or tablet? What system would work for me? There is electric in the building.

But note that you cannot receive motion detection alerts or watch live stream remotely without network. Sitting next to my PC, facing out the window, will do just fine.

Is there any such thing? Technology exists to have those. We offer a wide range of high quality wireless and wired security cameras and system. They will definitely serve your needs: For Reolink security camera systems, you will need to run wires to connect the NVR to the router. I suggest you contact the support team of the seller and check what exactly you need. Hi there — thanks for the reply — appreciated. I was hoping to not have to use wires due to where the wifi router is located in the house, and where the camera system will go in outbuildings.

I was wondering if there was some kind of special router box that I could plug the system into directly, and that would then communicate wirelessly to the main router.

Hi Paul, yes, there is some kind of special router box that can meet your needs. You may consult your security camera seller whether they can provide it or search on the Amazon store to find the suitable match. My father is elderly and lives alone. Around 2am someone pounds on his door or throws things at his house and he is frightened.

I am looking for something that will monitor his door with photos but not need a cell phone to view. Hi Sarah, you may choose the security cameras with SD card to record the motion detection events. Then you can play back the videos to identify the vandals: Hey there I am looking for a camera such as a baby monitor, but before I pull the trigger on one, it cant be connected to a network in the setting it will be placed.

All I need is the ability for it to run and for me to be able to pull the SD card to check the footage. Will most cameras work in that way. Can I direct connect to a laptop in setup to make sure angle is good and then just leave it to stand alone. Just swap cards and check footage on a laptop. Hi, do you have an electrical outlet in the place? If not, the battery powered security camera Reolink Argus is your best choice: It comes with an SD card slot, so you can pull the SD card to check the motion detection videos.

We do not have internet. We figure we need 4 outside cameras. Can us suggest anything for us? While the WiFi security camera system RLKWB4 comes with 4 outdoor p wireless security cameras and supports all the 4 cameras recording at the same time. You may choose the suitable one based on your needs. Hi Rebeka, if there is no WiFi at your ranch, you will be unable to watch live viewing or receive instant alerts.

Even there is no network in your place, the camera can store the motion triggered events in the SD card and you can take it out to review the footage on your laptop or computer. And here is a best recommendation for you: It is totally wire-free and comes with an SD card slot, perfect to work in your situation. And you can also place it indoors or outdoors since it is IP 65 weatherproof. I need to put a security camera in my car, and not have to use WiFi.

I have an unlimited data plan with Verizon for my Samsung Note 8 smart phone. I would like the security camera to have 2-way audio and a siren. Hi Ron, the cellular security camera can use the Verizon Data Pan and meet all your needs.

You can read this post to know more about it: We are also now developing the product that can work in your situation. I need an outdoor camera security system.. I live on a tropical island. Wi fi is not an option because it works on and off. The gate is quite far from the house. Is there a wireless system that I can use?

I do not need to check it on my cell phone, I only need recording on a monitor. It is an outdoor wireless security camera system with 4 wireless security cameras and an NVR. But note that you will be unable to watch live viewing or receive alerts if there is no Internet access. Thank you for your response… it is very helpful. I have another question: I have very large trees in the garden between where the cameras would be placed gate and the house..

Would a wired system be an option? Not everyone wants their security cameras to store the captured video on the cloud. But one thing I would like to correct — no one can access and control your security cameras without your permission that is, without your username and password. And indeed all of Reolink plugged-in security cameras can record videos to the FTP server for your later review. You can also choose the security cameras with SD card to save videos locally.

Now you may take a look at our official website to find a suitable solution: Hello can i use a wifi security camera if i connect it to my mobile phones wifi hotspot?

So if i buy a phone and have internet on it etc and turn on the wifi, will it work to live stream etcetera? Hi there, yes, you can connect a WiFi security camera to your mobile phone hotspot. And then the security cameras will work to stream live feed, send you instant alerts, etc. But note that it might also consume much of your cell phone data. I have been looking for a camera that I can live stream, but not remotely, without using my WiFi.

I would be viewing from an adjoining room, much like non WiFi baby monitors. Just need to be able to view the room when I want. Hi Melissa, if you want to watch live viewing of a security camera, currently you can only use the WiFi or cellular data. Maybe in the future, as technology advances, there might be security cameras that fit your description.

Hi Gary, thanks for your interest in our product. We will inform you at once when it is available. I am looking for a security system to set up in my RV. Only have a mobile hotspot and want to do remote viewing via my smart phone. Is there any technology that will allow me to do this?

Hi Danny, yes, you may choose the battery powered security cameras to work in your RV, such as Reolink Argus: After you connect the camera to the mobile hotspot, you can watch remote viewing on your smart phone. And you may read this post to know about the security cameras for RVs: If you have a camera connected to your home wifi and you are in another city can you see what is going on?

Hi Lola, thank you for reaching out. And you may read this post to know more about them: Hello, I am looking for a surveillance system for in my barn to monitor my animals. I do not need to record, just need to be able to watch in real time in my house preferably on my phone.

My barn is 30 meters from my house and I can not have a wire between them and I have no internet. And you can read this post to gain more insightful information: I am looking for a camera that can be set up with wifi, but will be taken with me to hotel rooms that are not on the same network or have no wifi at all historic hotels. I only need it to record about 10 hours at a time, as I will pull the sd card and look at the recordings.

It is a dual band wireless security camera and comes with an SD card slot. You can schedule the recording mode based on your needs before you take it to hotel rooms, and then it will record videos to the SD card for your later check. Great thank you, I will be using a 32gb sd card, so hopefully that will be enough for hours at a time.

Hi Matt, this camera supports both motion recording and scheduled recording you can set up the time zone you want to record, as showed in the picture above. I have a mobile hot spot with no router on a jobsite. Hi there, all of Reolink wireless security cameras can connect to the mobile hot spot and give your remote viewing, such as the battery powered wireless security camera Reolink Argus: My parents have a house in Florida and a house in New Hampshire, when they are not at those houses the internet gets shut off.

How can I make it so they can access video surveillance without internet on their mobile devices from miles away? And you may read this post to gain more insightful information: I either get wireless camera and no wireless internet to laptop or wireless internet to laptop and no wireless camera onto laptop at the same time.

I have win 10 and all it shows is I have internet on my decktop. All the cameras working condition, the ethernet working condition, and the wireless working condition. If I change the ethernet settings to wireless in the Fios box, 2 cameras run and no internet runs even to the ethernet desktop or the wireless 2nd computer, or to the wireless only laptop. Is there any way to stop this router from switching all my devices and settings every time the ISP changes?

Hi there, thank you for reaching out. To solve your problems, I suggest you contact the support team of Fios and explain your problems in details, so that they can offer expert advice on stopping your router from switching your devices. I have Fios wireless route and netgear wireless router. The two work together with a laptop with internal wireless. Too much junk doing something any one router and a couple ethernet connections should be able to handle simply. Looks like a wonderful security system.

I can connect and record, talk, turn on light and night vision. Hi, John, we are going to release the product that can work without being connected to WiFi soon. They are a leader in 4G WiMax wireless. Combining theirs with the Nextel network under the Sprint logo, their mobile network is the third largest in the U.

Mixing 3G with unlimited 4G service, Sprint offers a robust and extensive network of mobile internet coverage. How reliable is their internet coverage? The Amazon Kindle uses Sprint exclusively for connecting to their online store. They also boast the widest selection of mobile broadband options from which to choose. A staple of their mobile internet offerings is the inclusion of free access to over 17, partnered WiFi locations for all of their mobile customers. It offers you the ability to connect at broadband speeds at home or anywhere across town, on multiple devices.

If your mobile needs are heavy, and long term, it may be worth looking into where and when LTE will be available in your area. Can I take it for a test drive?

Check with your ISP to see if you can try out their service before committing to any contract. In other words, consider how you plan to use the internet, and which technologies are available where you plan to connect most often.

Going beyond those limits can get expensive in a big hurry. This is especially significant if you plan to use your service abroad. Roaming charges tend to be very expensive. Talk to a rep about tailoring something that more closely suits your needs. Here are 10 frequently asked questions about mobile internet: Currently, 3G is the more common, and provides speeds that are adequate for light to medium internet use.

Which carrier should I choose? Then you can determine what kind of speed and how much bandwidth your service should have, what coverage area you need to have, and which plan that meets those needs will give you the best bang for your buck. Is mobile internet secure? Data transmitted over wireless networks is encrypted with one of two types of protocols: This encryption makes hacking your device extremely difficult. What kind of speeds can I expect? What equipment do I need?

Any equipment you need for mobile internet is available through your ISP; such as wireless cards or USB dongles for connecting your mobile devices, if they are not already so equipped. You may also opt to purchase a MiFi if you want to connect multiple devices simultaneously. Can I choose a different browser? On most mobile devices, you can download alternative browsers to replace the stock browser, such as Dolphin, Skyfire and Opera Mini 5.

Will it work on my PC at home? If your laptop is equipped with a mobile wireless card, yes.

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