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post Dec 19 2017, 09:49 AM

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QUOTE(knwong @ Dec 4 2017, 08:34 PM)
I want to use 2 smartphone to view 1 dafang. one from my iOS phone and wife's Android. Will it work?
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Yes, you can use the same account to login MiHome, or you share the CCTV to your wife's Mi account. I'm using the same account for my iOS and Android. Both phones triggered simultaneously when motions detected.
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post Jan 29 2018, 10:19 AM

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QUOTE(dragon1888 @ Jan 29 2018, 02:35 AM)
after install , i got that notification within 3 days, after that no more notification . please help . mine are 2 Dafang and 1 xiaofang
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1. Go to Settings then try to clear your cache.
2. Disable and re-enable your Motion Detection.
3. Disable and re-enable your Device Notifications.

4. Update your firmware to the latest. (Optional)
5. Reset and reconnect your cameras. (Optional, if the steps above not working)
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post Mar 27 2018, 09:25 AM

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QUOTE(hamster9 @ Mar 26 2018, 08:51 PM)
i wonder can record from phone right? i dunno where is it saved in my phone...can only snapshot..but cant find the video...is it because i didnt insert memory card?
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Yes, you can record directly into your phone. The recorded files are in your Gallery, for iOS. If you're on Android, try to search using a File Manager.
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post Apr 8 2018, 02:04 PM

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QUOTE(hikashi @ Apr 8 2018, 01:14 PM)
[GUIDE] Setting up Network Attached Storage (NAS) for Da Fang IP Cam without Mi WiFi


Firmware used
Mi Home 5.1.24
DaFang 5.5.1.287

Modem used
TP Link Archer C1200 (v1 firmware)

HDD storage setup
Before plugging in the HDD into the modem, you need to create folders using a PC.
1) Create new folder named "TDDOWNLOAD" at root level of your HDD
2) Inside the new folder, create another new file named "xiaofang"
3) Done

Modem setup
The modem that i used comes with USB storage which is provided free from Unifi.

1) Plug in HDD into the USB slot at the back of the modem.
2) Login into the modem. I used 192.168.0.1 to access my modem.
3) On the first page you should be able to see the USB icon lighted up.
4) Go to "Advanced" tab
5) Click on "USB Settings > Sharing Access" on the left side menu
6) Under "Sharing Settings", change the Network/Media Server Name to "XiaoMi"
7) Enable "Network Neighborhood" and "FTP"
8) Under "Folder Sharing" settings, toggle OFF "Share All"
9) Click "+ Add". A new settings menu will appear.
10) Choose the volume name to the TDDOWNLOAD you created
11) Select and check "TDDOWNLOAD" as the Folder Path
12) Name it as "TDDOWNLOAD"
13) Check "Allow Guest Network Access", "Enable Write Access", and "Enable Media Sharing"
14) Click OK to confirm.

Mi Home App Setup
1) Access the Dafang Camera App from the Mi Home app.
2) From the "..." menu, click on "Camera Settings" then "Storage Management"
3) Click on "Video dump router", then "Start dumping"
4) "Success" prompt will appear if successful.
5) Done!

Remark
1) You need to insert SD Card into the Dafang IPCam before use.
2) Transfer from camera to the NAS is not immediate. It transfer during the preset time of 8am and 5pm.
3) If you are using Windows 10, you need to enable SMBv1 on windows setting to directly access to the video folder. But doing so will be vulnerable to ransomware attack. You can still access via FTP, but viewing the video can be inconvenient.

Modem setup page
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This is how the folder would look like when there is successful video dump.
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Great guide! Will give it a try later.
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post Apr 18 2018, 09:25 PM

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QUOTE(hikashi @ Apr 18 2018, 09:31 AM)
Nope. Only works for china ip if not wrong.
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Weird, 1 of my DaFangs can download from cloud.
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post Dec 5 2018, 03:21 PM

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Currently I have 4 DaFangs and 1 XiaoFang online for 24/7.

The XiaoFang will randomly go offline once in a week or fortnight. Not sure why.
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post Dec 23 2018, 06:57 PM

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iOS users, don’t update your Mi Home to the latest version as at today. It will not show the CCTV preview. Tested on my Android phone there is no problem on viewing the CCTVs.

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post Dec 23 2018, 07:03 PM

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QUOTE(MX510 @ Dec 23 2018, 06:57 PM)
Just reboot the camera it will fix it
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Oh is it? I’m away from home now so can’t reboot the CCTVs.
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post Jan 2 2019, 11:54 AM

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QUOTE(idoblu @ Dec 28 2018, 06:18 AM)
5.5.1.419 seems to have fixed the problem
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Still have viewing issues on my iOS with the latest version of Mi Home. At the same time I can view flawlessly using my Android phone and old iPhone 6 with older version of Mi Home.
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post Mar 3 2019, 10:59 PM

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QUOTE(yingying213 @ Mar 3 2019, 10:18 AM)
Select "Distortion correction", then the camera time will be sync.

Mine is having problem on night vision, it just all dark if there is no light switch on. Also there is no push notification when motion alarmed.
Not sure is a firmware problem or is a faulty unit I get.
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Maybe a faulty unit. Are you on the latest firmware?
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post May 5 2019, 02:52 PM

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QUOTE(idoblu @ May 5 2019, 11:04 AM)
If you got Google Home, Chromecast, you can try casting your Xiaofang, Dafang, mijia cams to your tv
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Do you mind sharing the steps?
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post Jul 1 2019, 08:24 PM

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Anybody updated to the latest firmware?

 

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