I joined BC to learn about Linux/Ubuntu, and after a minor issue with Win7 (which the forum helped resolved very quickly), I am finally ready to post my first Ubuntu question.
I had an older small form factor desktop that I needed an OS for, so after a bit of research I went with Ubuntu 18.04. My primary goal for this machine is to run 2-4 security cameras around my home.
I plan to use wired I.P./network/CatV cameras wired directly to the computer. I also want to connect the computer to my home network and the internet via WiFi (which I have already done).
So, my question is this... Is a router a viable solution to connect 2-4 cameras to the computer via the ethernet port?
I have a spare Netgear router that is currently not being used, so my thought was to connect the cameras to that, then connect the router to the computer. Am on a right path here? Is there a better solution?
I understand there will be software to be resolved, just trying to work out the hardware first.
Thanks for any & all input.