C200 only allows 5 mins of streaming before prompting!

C200 only allows 5 mins of streaming before prompting!

Re:C200 only allows 5 mins of streaming before prompting!
2022-04-18 16:23:56

It seems crazy that if you are using a TP-Link mesh network that they seem to expect you to connect to the main AP. The whole point of a Mesh system is that the more distant locations for devices such as cameras are out of range from the main router!

Lets have a proper solution rather than a complex, ineffective work around.

Even providing a web interface is better than nothing so you can login using a redirect service such as NO-IP etc. using port forwarding.

There are many other cameras at a similar price point that do not have these limitations.

  @Solla-topee 

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Re:C200 only allows 5 mins of streaming before prompting!
2022-04-19 03:21:16 - last edited 2022-04-19 03:22:17

 Hello @Stewart Appreciate for the feedback, as this concern could be related to network environment, it would be better to simplify the network map if possible. For your request of the web UI, here is a topic of view camera on the computer that may help. 

 

2022 TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | Watch the Replay at https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/.
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Re:C200 only allows 5 mins of streaming before prompting!
2022-05-13 10:16:01

  @Bogeyrex as they pay for cloud comms. They save money by stopping your service. very sad way to profit from your customers. Pathetic indeed and it is the last time I buy cameras systems from TP. 

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Re:C200 only allows 5 mins of streaming before prompting!
2022-06-29 11:11:13
So, essentially what you're saying is that TP-link cameras are not suitable for security or monitoring duties. Coupled with the fact that even being on the same AP, the app regularly requires minutes before even connecting or showing a stream, or in some cases freezing the stream, reacting to movement or area intrusion is also not viable. What are the reasons for buying TP-link cameras?
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Re:C200 only allows 5 mins of streaming before prompting!
2022-06-29 11:21:49

  @lkenlken The only way I have been ble to stream remotely is using an app called TinyCAM. It does require some knowledge to set up port forwarding in your home router and the app uses rtsp as the connection type and I have it monitoring cameras from different vendors. You cannot change any camera parameters though....

This is an interim solution until I can get rid of all my TP-Link cameras as their app is completely useless - and even for controlling their lights it can take ages for the app to 'see' them all.

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Re:C200 only allows 5 mins of streaming before prompting!
2022-08-16 05:15:51 - last edited 2022-08-16 05:16:20

I was going to try this camera, but manufacturers don't seem to get that most people want to be able to continuously view the camera with no prompting.

 

I've tried other cameras that won't allow continuous viewing and it is extremely frustrating. For me, it's a deal-breaker.

 

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