by Simoni Investigator
Investigator

OpenVpn

Does anyone know if I can use OpenVpn to access my ee smart hub for the purpose of accessing my Hikvision IP cameras from outside of my home network.  If so what settings do I need to enter in the hub and on the profile page in the android open vpn client.  The router suggests it suports VPN connections but I can't see where to set it up,

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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: OpenVpn

Can't you use port forwarding & a DDNS to access the ports of your camera?

 

I believe the EE SH does cater for VPNs but only outbound but I don't have mine up at the mo' to check.

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by Simoni Investigator
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Re: OpenVpn

Yes I have ddns working but had read that VPN was more secure?

by Grand Master
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Re: OpenVpn

Even if you can use VPN from outside you will still need a DDNS to deal with the variability of your public IP addy.

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by Simoni Investigator
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Re: OpenVpn

Thanks, it does make sense as I was wondering how this would work with a VPN. I suppose the other way to make it more secure is change the default ports that the camera system uses,

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: OpenVpn

Yes, my IP's camera default viewing port was 80, which being common is risky. So I changed it to much higher.

 

Doesn't the camera's manufacturer provide a cloud-based solution that does not require you to access your public IP from outside?

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by Simoni Investigator
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Re: OpenVpn

Yes they do - Hik-connect but I'm finding it a bit flakey. I'll persevere with my current setup and maybe change port 80 to something else as suggested. Only had the cameras in a week so still finding my way round all the settings and options. Thanks for your help.

by Simoni Investigator
Investigator

Re: OpenVpn

Yes they do Hik-connect but I'm finding it a bit flakey. I'll persevere with my current setup and maybe change port 80 to something else as suggested. Only had the cameras in a week so still finding my way round all the settings and options. Thanks for your help.

by Grand Master
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Re: OpenVpn

Thanks! You're welcome :)! Glad I could be of assistance.

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