Interesting. Will the server forward the signal locally (using just the router and not the ISP)?
Otherwise, if it connects through the ISP or TinyCam everytime first, then I imagine it starts to kill your bandwidth doing it that way.
- First time the signal connects from Wyze to Tiny Cam to the server.
- Second connection is streamed outbound from the server to ISP/TinyCam
- and then connects back to the router it just left to connect to the second device.
Repeat steps 2&3 for each additional device and you begin doubling the bandwidth streams going through your router for each one, instead of connecting directly each time. So if it works that way, then it potentially puts less of a strain on Wyze, but twice as much on your router as doing them all directly without the “server” device.
So, maybe the server allows it to keep things local? (I haven’t looked into it much, but that seems like it could be beneficial, especially since Comcast limits me to 1 TB/month on penalty of $10 per extra GB (only ever went over when we rented out our basement to people streaming multiple TV’s 24/7).