Not necessarily ST related, but I figured some folks on here might have something like this set up. Would there be a bandwidth advantage to putting my Security Camera NVR on a VLAN? I’m using a TP-LINK A20, and have discovered how to use VLC to transcode RTSP to MJPEG so I can send cam video to a webpage on a tablet. I’m assuming the video won’t be downloading unless I open the webpage, but how advantageous would it be to have more than one network? I’m mildly network-knowledgeable, having recently learned to go from converting my A20 from a AP-setup (behind my DSL modem) to having the DSL modem transfer DHCP control to the A20 so that I can monitor and control devices through the A20’s software. There’s three desktop computers on the home network, four Echos, four smart TVs (two are wireless), four cellphones, A Nintendo switch, thermostat, and some wireless laptops. Would it behoove me to create some separate networks?
My ultimate plan is to put a Raspberry pi in the network to transcode the NVR RTSP to MJPEG so that the videostream is available to a tablet on demand, but I don’t want it streaming all the time. I have an 8-bay switch for most of this stuff in the center of my house, but I’m considering putting the NVR and Pi on a separate switch. I’m also seeing terms such as multicasting and webcasting, but not sure how to set those up, or if it’s even necessary.