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Arnir
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« on: July 25, 2011, 01:15:59 AM »

Howdy folks.
Last year when I was on vacation I hooked up a webcam to a spare laptop and used a program that allowed me to remotely access the webcam so that i could check out my place from the internet.   It worked fine once I turned up the motion sensor - every time the sun or a car flashed light into the apt I got an email telling me that a photo had been taken.  I was getting dozens a day!

Fast forward to now.  I don't have a spare laptop (or any) computer to put out in the front room to attach to the camera.  I was using a Logitech usb camera.  I had to replace my wireless router today and this one has USB ports on it.  I didn't expect it to work and when I plugged the camera into the (Belkin N750DB) router, nothing happened.  So...

Is there a way I can get that USB camera to work with the router or does it need to be connected to a laptop?
If no go on the option above, any recommendations for a inexpensive wifi (up to N) camera I can get.  Can I connect it and not have any computers running?

Thanks.

BTW, my desktop runs Vista if that matters
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 01:25:23 AM »

I thought that the USB ports on routers only work with printers and external HDDs.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 01:26:22 AM »

Quote from: KC on July 25, 2011, 01:25:23 AM

I thought that the USB ports on routers only work with printers and external HDDs.


I think that is correct, but I figured I might as well try it anyway.

Looks like I need a camera with more "stuff" built into it. Will check them out.
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 12:05:59 AM »

Oen of these might be worth a shot.
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sa=X&tbm=shop&q=usb+to+ethernet+cable&ei=xQQuTrClFYO20AGLsczkDg&ved=0CNkBENsLKAAwDA&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=638e4ae79ecbd0fc&biw=1657&bih=890
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 12:07:45 AM »

Thanks, I'll check them out.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011, 12:08:26 AM »

Quote from: Arnir on July 26, 2011, 12:07:45 AM

Thanks, I'll check them out.

I edited it to anotehr page that might more of what you need...you are too fast!
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2011, 12:14:28 AM »

LOL.  I'll check them out again.  I appreciate the help.

I still want to see if I can use the camera somehow, but I think I will also order a Wirless-N day/night cam just to be safe.
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2011, 10:57:55 AM »

Quote from: Arnir on July 26, 2011, 12:14:28 AM

LOL.  I'll check them out again.  I appreciate the help.

I still want to see if I can use the camera somehow, but I think I will also order a Wirless-N day/night cam just to be safe.

Not a bad idea, just don;t open it yet smile  Good luck let us know how it goes.
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