I have a holiday home in Germany that I want to monitor by IP camera. I've got everything working and tested it - all works fine.
However, the net connection is kindly provided by a neighbour via wifi using a repeater. We pay him an annual lump sum to use it while we are in our holiday home, and all has been fine. What I fear is that if I leave the network running and connected to the IP camera while we are not there, it will continually use bandwidth and impact on my neighbour's bandwidth.
These chinese IP cams have a proxy IP address service. I presume that doesn't mean that the data stream is routed through a chinese server, it's just a lookup service to match the WAN to the LAN addresses?
If anyone know the answers (or even grasps what I am on about!) I'd appreciate feedback.
I could solve it by getting my own web access, but line rental and broadband in Germany would cost around £700/yr, which is expensive overkill for the time we spend there. The current arrangement suits both parties, but I want to avoid causing any problems for my kind neighbour.