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Is it possible to create a VLAN with not internet access ? (For Ip camera)

Hello,

I bought a cheap IP Camera (cheap Chinese stuff on Amazon) and I obviously do NOT want these little guys to connect to internet in ANY way (no internet and no DNS resolution as well)

With the Suber Hub 3 is it possible to create a VLAN that doesn't have access to internet and with no DNS resolver ?

If not.. is it possible to let the Super Hub use our own router ?

Thanks!

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The answer to your questions are:

1. No.

2. Yes, by putting your VM Hub 3 into modem mode you can use your own router: https://www.virginmedia.com/help/virgin-media-hub-modem-mode

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Perfect, thank you!

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Re: Is it possible to create a VLAN with not internet access ? (For Ip camera)

A lot of the cheap IP cameras do an ET all the time (call home to China), that’s why I will not use them. 


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I can't help thinking that VLANs are probably not the way to go here. Firstly VLAN tagging is something that's better suited to a switch than a router and presumably you would want the cameras to talk to something even if it's a phone/tablet on your own network. So unless the phone etc. is on the same isolated VLAN, you'll need some kind of inter VLAN routing, which requires (ideally) a managed, layer 3 switch and you'll need to configure the access control lists to block unwanted traffic. It'll all get very messy and complex (not to mention expensive) quite quickly.

You'll definitely need to get your own router but it'll probably be easier to set a fixed IP address for the camera (personally I prefer doing this with reserved DHCP addresses) and then having some outbound firewall rules which drops traffic from the camera's address to the internet. Don't bother too much about DNS, if the camera was calling home it'll almost certainly be doing it to a hard wired set of addresses anyway.

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If you've installed a security camera then you'll surely want to access it whenever away from home.

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