Whats the best way to connect 2 wifi cctv cameras to a cpe210 set as a client.

Whats the best way to connect 2 wifi cctv cameras to a cpe210 set as a client.
Whats the best way to connect 2 wifi cctv cameras to a cpe210 set as a client.
2020-02-29 20:01:31 - last edited 2020-03-02 10:13:04
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Whats the best way to connect 2 wifi cctv cameras to a cpe210 set as a client.

 

I have a single camera set up using cat6 cable to the cpe210 , but I would like to use 2 cameras using wifi. But what is the best and reliableist 'black box' for me to use?

 

This is to be used in a very remote location and powered from 12v dc or 24v dc.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re:Whats the best way to connect 2 wifi cctv cameras to a cpe210 set as a client.
2020-03-02 10:41:22

@grayb, I recommend an Ethernet switch to connect CCTV cams to a CPE, e.g. an outdoor switch.

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2020-03-13 17:50:22

I have not tried it. But I have a TP-Link TL-SG1008P 8 port Gigabit switch (4  ports POE) which I shall connect to the CPE210.

 

Then I shall try (because I have one) connecting a Ubiquiti Unifi UAP AC Mesh Access Point UAP-AC-M . This should give me a WIFI signal for all cameras. But all camera shall have to have a solar power source.

 

It may be better and cheaper just to hard wire the cameras direct to the POE ports on the switch.

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2020-03-13 18:31:51 - last edited 2020-03-13 18:33:25

@grayb, yes but remember that the CPE itself runs at 24 volts (»passive PoE«), while the PoE switches provide 48 volts (PoE 802.3af/at).

 

I use UBNT EP-R6 outdoor switch with 24 volts PoE output (it's actualy a router, but can be configured to operate as a switch, too) to power a CPE. That's why I also would prefer to use 24 volts CCTV cams. The EP-R6 is waterproof and can withstand ESD. But IIRC there are variants of this outdoor routers/switches which can provide 48 volts, too.

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2020-03-13 18:50:39

@grayb Not thought about that ?

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2020-03-13 20:08:44

@grayb, waht do you mean? The TL-SG1008P? It's not outdoor-capable AFAIK.

 

I can only speak from my experience and I would not try to connect modern CCTV cams wirelessly, but that's only my personal opinion.

 

As I wrote, I use an outdoor switch to connect CCTV cams to a CPE and this is proven to work reliable.

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2020-03-15 16:28:12

@grayb  Yes you are right the TL-SG1008P is not weatherproof, so it has go inside my shed, with my cabling, batteries and solar panel controller, and I think a multitude of DC voltage converters to convert 12v DC to whatever voltage is required.

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2020-03-15 22:35:00 - last edited 2020-03-15 22:36:03

@grayb, if used indoor, the TL-SG1008P would fit. It provides 48 volts und you need to convert down to 24 volts DC for powering a CPE.

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