The appliance comes equipped with two Ethernet ports at its rear. If the first Ethernet link connecting the appliance to the camera network lacks internet access, you can utilize the second Ethernet port to connect the appliance to a different network that provides internet connectivity. This facilitates secure access to camera feeds via the appliance without leaving the cameras exposed to the internet (For an illustration of this, refer to our Recommended Topologies article).
Both Ethernet ports on the appliance are interchangeable. It doesn't matter which port is connected to the camera switch or the internet.
Steps to configure Dual NIC
Setting up the physical connections
Step 1: Plug one of the Ethernet ports of the appliance into a network that provides internet access.
Step 2: Connect the remaining Ethernet port of the appliance to the camera network.
- For more information and videos explaining this, check out this article.
If DHCP is accessible on both sides of the Spot appliance, no additional configuration is needed. However, if a static IP needs to be set up on one or both interfaces, refer to this article.
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