Here is my setup...
I have a high end PC to monitor 24/7 on all 8 PVC2300 Cisco POE IP cameras.
So it will go like this... Cable Modem>Router, router connection to PC. Router connection to switch. Then all 8 ip cameras connect to the switch? Once this is all setup, the cisco software should find all 8 ip camers? Also, do I need to forward any ports or is that just if I wanna monitor from the web, etc ... Also... I plan on using a 3rd party monitoring software to monitor all 8 cameras. So I'm guessing I need to setup each cam. and will need the port numbers and ip address. Or is there just one port number to monitor all cameras?
I really need to make sure this is the right setup before I spend 5k on this system.