All my cameras are down

I have fiber + mesh and a dozen cameras (V3s and V4s), all upgraded from V2s (and all V2s still functional but not hooked up). All cameras have been rock solid. Never a problem. Thank you Wyze. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Fantastic. Another happy camper.

I am not sure if extra speed will improve my performance but the mesh sure helped.

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At the cottage I only have 10Mbs down and 1Mbs up, and the upload speed makes a huge difference. On a windy days when leaves are moving and I’m viewing from home, my four cameras will occasionally loose connection in a group view. Not enough bandwidth to keep up with constant events upload.

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Thanks @habib ,

Good to know. I find 100Mbs down and 20Mbs up works fine for my cams and other net activities. I would like faster internet just because everyone else has it. :slightly_frowning_face:

My dad has 300Mbs from the same provider but lives 2 miles away.

At home I have 1Gigabit down and 50MBs up. Before upgrading to this plan I had 100Mbs down and 20Mbs up, same as you. Honestly, I don’t see a huge difference in general internet speeds such as streaming and such. The only time I see a difference is when I download big graphics files from work office to home office.

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Since I am Poor ( :moneybag: :moneybag:) and cheap my 2.4 GHz network is also 100 down and 20 up, the 5.0GHz network is 570 down and 24 up. Good enough for the critters I guess. :grin:

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I agree with @habib - I have 500 Mbps (network speeds are in bits not bytes to be correct) and 20 Mbps up. I came from 250/10 and I only see the difference when downloading a large file. Windows will show this at MBps (so instead of 500 coming down, it will be about 50).

Your download speed matters very little with these cameras. Your upload speed matters most because if you stream the cameras, they are sending out of the house to your phone (if on cellular). I’m not sure if this same action occurs if you are on the same network as the cameras. Does the streaming stay within your network? Seems like it would and does from my observation.

What matters most is if your router is congested (too many things connected) or if it doesn’t have great processing power and RAM. The newer Wi-Fi routers have a better Wi-Fi protocol (6 or 6E) and that really seems to help with the congestion and sorting out all the devices and how they chatter.

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Could not agree more. I have a group of four cameras, two at the cottage and two at home. They live stream 24/7 on my iPad. The two at the cottage on 10Mbps down/1Mbps up the cameras stream fine without a hitch. When at home on 1Gbps down/50Mbps up, the two cameras at the cottage will occasionally hiccup.

That’s where I get confused as it seems to stay local, but then why a few seconds delay? I would stand in front of any camera and view them on my phone and when I move there is few seconds delay. :thinking:

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Very likely due to buffering.

You will not see live-streaming with something like this. You would have to have a direct feed. The miracle of the Internet still can’t exceed physics.

I know that it can’t exceed physics, but the phone and the camera are on a same local network, there is no internet, unless the feed goes out to the internet and comes back on local network. Some times I envy Amish and Mennonites :upside_down_face:

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There are still steps happening to capture it, authenticate, buffer, and show it to you. MS Co-Pilot told me this:

  1. Encoding and Decoding Process: When a camera captures video, it encodes the image into a data stream (like MPEG or MJPEG). The speed of this encoding process affects latency. Slower encoding leads to more delay in the video feed1.
  2. Network Travel Time: The video data travels over the network in tiny segments called packets. As these packets are formed, travel, and get reassembled, there are chances for delays, causing latency1.
  3. Decoding at Receiver: Once the video reaches its destination, it must be decoded back into its original format for display. The processing speed of the decoder impacts latency1.
  4. Display Latency: Even LCD screens, while excellent, can introduce latency into your security system
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:+1:

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Cheer up, little cameras.
Tomorrow may be a brighter day! :sun_behind_rain_cloud:

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