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Web cam without using internet

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#1 Bklyngurl


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:10 AM

Seeking information...
I currently have my internet turned off due to the high cost. I'm able to still use my smart phone to surf the web. Is there a way to hook up a web cam in my home without the internet and view my home from my phone while I'm away? Im not tech savy so kindly explain how this can be done.

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 07:11 PM

Short answer - No, or at least not cheaply.


You can obviously connect a web-cam to your computer and view the images on that, but to transmit the images to anywhere else the computer would need an internet connection of some sort. You have ruled out a standard internet connection on the grounds of cost but the only other method I know of is to use a mobile phone 'dongle' plugged into your computer which would connect over the phone network. The limited experience I have with these is that they are moderately expensive to operate and you would run into data cap problems quite quickly transmitting video over it.


I am not an advanced networking expert, so someone else may have a more positive suggestion to make.


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