This regards my two v2 indoor cams.
My ISP had sent me a warning letter wayyy back when I first set up the cams, because I exceeded one terabyte and how MUCH it would cost me if I did it again .
So that was the first month of usage, when v2’s were rather new.
After that, I always used my v2’s offline, on my own LAN, for livestreaming my front and back door areas, on an as-needed basis, for example, a couple of hours on a couple of days/week.
Obviously, I don’t want or need recordings and playbacks…
After foolishly allowing cam f/w and the phone app updates, February/March 2022, my LAN-only usage is impossible.
Support only responded with “web cam” conversion/reversion instructions or you-can’t make it a web cam, pretty much ignoring the fact that I never made it into a web cam.EVER. I just want(ed) to revert it back to old cam, old app, like it was before the February updates, so I can use at least the cams LAN-only (no web).
I have not been using the v2 cams, or the other items I bought, bec of the bandwidth risk, and esp’ly since my “LAN ability” stopped.
I use a Tomato router, so it’s easy to set up little changes, like a LAN-only cam.
Should I try again with these updated cams and the updated app – and risk huge internet bandwidth charges, especially if I add in my other devices?
Does anyone have any experiences with massive bandwidth usage, or ISP warning letters?
What did I do wrong regarding bandwidth?
Is the camera chip forever changed and downgrading the cam, much less the app, is literally blocked?
Thanks for anyone’s experiences or insights to my long questions.