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Is it possible to remotely use Webcam to take a screenshot?
DogFather
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We have a vacation home and would like to install a cam for an occasional snapshot; streaming not required. There is no computer at that location, but we can leave a Verizon Jetpack hotspot there.

Is it possible where, from a different location, I could connect to the camera through the hotspot and obtain a current snapshot of the view?  If so, recommendations?

Thanks.

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Re: Webcam for use with Jetpack hotspot
7e18n1
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There are two problems, first and most important is the VZW device needs to have a public facing static IP address. There's only two ways to get one, you need a business account to purchase one or one comes with LTE Internet (Installed).

Next, a Jetpack is not designed to do as you require, a more appropriate device is the 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice. There is also a U620L USB Modem plugged into a third party 3G/4G router. Both require a business account to get a static IP address.

Another option is to find a provider that offers a static IP address as part of the service agreement.

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Re: Webcam for use with Jetpack hotspot
7e18n1
Sr. Member

There are two problems, first and most important is the VZW device needs to have a public facing static IP address. There's only two ways to get one, you need a business account to purchase one or one comes with LTE Internet (Installed).

Next, a Jetpack is not designed to do as you require, a more appropriate device is the 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice. There is also a U620L USB Modem plugged into a third party 3G/4G router. Both require a business account to get a static IP address.

Another option is to find a provider that offers a static IP address as part of the service agreement.

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