How to monitor a video stream with bandwidth usage for Google Nest Cam with HomeKit ?

nscheffer
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How to monitor a video stream with bandwidth usage for Google Nest Cam with HomeKit ?

Hi,

 

I got a full Meraki infrastructure with 2x Internet Fiber Access (Symmetrical 1GB/s) -> MX68 -> MX220-24P -> 5x MR52 and 1x MR84
I am using 6x Google Nest Cam IQ (Outdoor and Indoor) with the Starling Home Hub to inject my Google Nest devices into Apple HomeKit.

I got a problem with the Nest Cam video stream on HomeKit, I need to troubleshoot and analyse the bandwidth usage with the original Google Nest App, when using a browser and also when it's converted on Apple HomeKit.

How to do a such measurement with my Meraki infrastructure ?

Thanks in advance.

Nicolas

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PhilipDAth
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Could you monitor the device with the app and the device using the web browser?

cmr
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When you look at client usage you can see how much data has been transferred over the selected period, the shortest of which is two hours.

 

Therefore if you suspect a difference, connect the camera one way for 2-3 hours and then look at the usage, then connect the other way for 2-3 hours and compare.

 

I'd stream for three hours as the dashboard is a bit delayed in its reporting.

nscheffer
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Yes it could be a solution but ideally I try to retrieve the following :
- orignal stream from my camera to Nest how much bandwidth like 2mb/s
- stream from Nest to my device (web browser or native app) maybe less than 2mb/s
- stream converted on the Starling Home Hub to my divide using Apple HomeKit maybe less than 2mb/s ???

The goal is to see where is the drop in bandwidth.
GIdenJoe
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I found the connected switchport to also be a good indicator of traffic.
You'd of course need to only have the source connected to said switchport to reliably see the in and output.

Yes I can do both !
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