Using an Amcrest Camera with Xfinity Hotspot

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dac1w
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Using an Amcrest Camera with Xfinity Hotspot

Postby dac1w » Tue May 14, 2019 11:29 am

I can't be the first to wanting to connect an Amcrest wireless camera to a Xfinity (Comcast) Hotspot?

I have a IP3M-HX2B camera at my mother's house I would like to access remotely (Amcrest Cloud). There is an
xfinity HotSpot signal (2.4G) to access wirelessly. As a subscriber I should be able to configure the camera to
connect using my credentials. I'm not sure which settings changes are needed for network access.

Is there a step by step procedure documented to configure the settings using the Amcrest Config Tool?

t84a
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Re: Using an Amcrest Camera with Xfinity Hotspot

Postby t84a » Tue May 14, 2019 12:01 pm

The only way I can see you doing this is via a repeater. The cameras do not provide for entering the XFinity username and password. If you can connect a repeater to XFinity and them simply connect the camera to the repeater, that would work. I haven't tried anything like that yet as I don't use the Amcrest Cloud.

dac1w
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Re: Using an Amcrest Camera with Xfinity Hotspot

Postby dac1w » Tue May 14, 2019 12:22 pm

I agree, initially thought that there is no way to enter the username and password. However, under the NETWORK/802.1x settings I found selections for enabling authentication and entering both username and a password for the network selected in the WIFI "Wifi list". Wouldn't this be a way for the camera to auto-connect to a network? If so which of the myriad of other settings would need to be changed/set??????


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