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Thanks EddieF for taking the time to post your feedback. It alone has me heavily second guessing my (current) decision, however reading your issue with the IP, combined with feedback from others, has me thinking it is something that requires a bit more leg work to get running properly, where this DropCam does sound to be much, much more user friendly. So for now, am sticking with it. Hoping I made the right decision.

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You have to turn it OFF via the interface if you don't want it streaming to the site. So Turn it OFF, then when you want to watch turn it back ON. Hope you don't forget to turn it off, and then its just streaming home for nothing while you wonder why your internet is slow ;)

Got to love how to watch it from you own network you have to go out to the internet and then pull in that same stream again - so 2X the bandwidth vs 0 the bandwidth if a real IP camera and your on the same network.

Less features for $60 more -- yeah sounds like a real good choice there ;) And you can not even record the video if you wanted too without paying them.. WTF?? With an actual IP camera you could record years of video if you wanted.. With the dropcam to be able to get 7 days you have to pay $100 a year.

"you cant use the app without reprogrammig the IPs to your internal ips."

Well that is not the app or camera issue - that is just your router not understanding nat reflection or loopback forwarding. Or why don't you just use a fqdn for the camera? I would assume you can do that vs IP - so that when your outside and resolve camera.no-ip.info you get your public address, and then just setup your local dns to resolve camera.no-ip.info to your private IP address.

That is not really a issue, just lack of understanding. Or how about just setting up 2 cameras in the software one that points to public and one that points to private ip? lots of ways around the issue your having without having to go in an edit some setting every time.

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You have to turn it OFF via the interface if you don't want it streaming to the site. So Turn it OFF, then when you want to watch turn it back ON. Hope you don't forget to turn it off, and then its just streaming home for nothing while you wonder why your internet is slow ;)

Got to love how to watch it from you own network you have to go out to the internet and then pull in that same stream again - so 2X the bandwidth vs 0 the bandwidth if a real IP camera and your on the same network.

Less features for $60 more -- yeah sounds like a real good choice there ;) And you can not even record the video if you wanted too without paying them.. WTF?? With an actual IP camera you could record years of video if you wanted.. With the dropcam to be able to get 7 days you have to pay $100 a year.

"you cant use the app without reprogrammig the IPs to your internal ips."

Well that is not the app or camera issue - that is just your router not understanding nat reflection or loopback forwarding. Or why don't you just use a fqdn for the camera? I would assume you can do that vs IP - so that when your outside and resolve camera.no-ip.info you get your public address, and then just setup your local dns to resolve camera.no-ip.info to your private IP address.

That is not really a issue, just lack of understanding. Or how about just setting up 2 cameras in the software one that points to public and one that points to private ip? lots of ways around the issue your having without having to go in an edit some setting every time.

I understand what the issue is and how to get around it, just don't have the desire to do anything about it. I can access the cameras from my tablet/laptops/tvs, they are at my finger tip anywhere i my house. I just was thinking it would be a decent feature in the phone APP, to know if I'm in my internal network (which isn't related to the camera at all so none if this should detour anyone from the cameras themself.)

Thanks EddieF for taking the time to post your feedback. It alone has me heavily second guessing my (current) decision, however reading your issue with the IP, combined with feedback from others, has me thinking it is something that requires a bit more leg work to get running properly, where this DropCam does sound to be much, much more user friendly. So for now, am sticking with it. Hoping I made the right decision.

Its really not difficult at all. As long as you port foward, you're good to go. For my cams, I have myip:31001 for cam 1 and myip:31002 for my second cam. Just type that into a browser wherever you are and bam! You can even set-up 1 camera to manage all of the cameras, only needing to remember one ip/port. I just like to use different software and tools and whatnot. It only gets as complicated as you want to make it.

Or I can log into blue iris (have it port forwarded to 32001) and I can view all cams/video from there.

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