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Topic # 139119 28-Jan-2014 15:57 Send private message

Hi, I have a contracted Business plan that uses Vodafone VOP. I have a full wired network connected to the supplied modem (will get the model number - it’s the white Vodafone modem), and it works fine. I use this for all my telephone calls and internet. Its fast and no issues there. But the wireless! I can walk a few meters away and it drops so bad - add a wall or two and she's gone. It has no external aerial to add to - I tried an extender, I 'think' it helped a little, but still bad. I removed the back and found the aerial, and I have read I could connect an aerial to this with a MXHS83QE3000 connector, but it’s not cheap, and who knows if it would really help. Biggest issue I'm running 2 x wireless cameras. I have now moved the modem through 2 rooms so it’s looking through the glass to the cameras only 5 meters away. This works, but still the wireless strength at the cameras is marginal - but it’s doing the job. (as I have CAT6 wiring running to this room from the main network area).

So now I have a telephone exchange wire running along the floor - and would need to run another CAT6 wire back from the Modem to the network centre to get my VOP working again!

My question: Can I purchase a higher powered modem, put it back in the network room - and hopefully with big twin aerials will connect to the wireless cameras, BUT how do I get this modem (?) to work with Vodafone VOP?

Or.... Can I put the Vodafone modem back in the network room, reconnect the VOP so all is good - and then plug the CAT6 wire - that runs to the window by the cameras, and plug in the good quality modem there? Any suggestions and help would be greatly received.

I am happy to pay for someone to come and set this up - but seems hard to find any business keen to do this type of work? I’m in East Tamaki, Auckland

Thanks Peter


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  Reply # 976016 28-Jan-2014 16:12 2 people support this post Send private message

The easiest option would be to put a wireless access point where you need the wireless and connect this to one of the LAN ports on your modem with an ethernet cable.

Edit: if you want wiring done in Auckland then coffeebaron is usually the person up there that is recommended.

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  Reply # 976021 28-Jan-2014 16:18 Send private message

Which model modem? Most of them are white and the HG556a had a firmware upgrade to improve WiFi




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  Reply # 976074 28-Jan-2014 17:34 Send private message

The best option would be to cable the cameras. Wouldn't bother with Wifi for things as important as security.



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  Reply # 976077 28-Jan-2014 17:39 Send private message

Agree - and I have another 4 cameras on wired and perfect. These other cameras are across on another building looking back at mine.
With a strong wireless they are not bad, maybe 1 second delay max - with weak signal and see up to 6 second delay.
Then in my case they would go off all together! Thanks for input



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  Reply # 976081 28-Jan-2014 17:42 Send private message

wongtop: The easiest option would be to put a wireless access point where you need the wireless and connect this to one of the LAN ports on your modem with an ethernet cable.

Edit: if you want wiring done in Auckland then coffeebaron is usually the person up there that is recommended.


I reckon that's what I need to do - I have written a message to coffebaron, hope he replies.
Suggestion on best modem and settings to make it work would be appreciated (if I can't find someone to do it for me!)
Thanks 



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  Reply # 976082 28-Jan-2014 17:44 Send private message

johnr: Which model modem? Most of them are white and the HG556a had a firmware upgrade to improve WiFi

That's the one - guess I should look into doing this - though I do imagine, no aerial 4 walls and 5 meter to cameras is asking a lot! Thanks for the idea.

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  Reply # 976120 28-Jan-2014 18:31 Send private message

What version of software is it running?






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  Reply # 976267 28-Jan-2014 21:38 Send private message

johnr: What version of software is it running?


V100R001C12B039

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  Reply # 976292 28-Jan-2014 22:24 Send private message

caddiects:
johnr: What version of software is it running?


V100R001C12B039

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This is the station (SHG1500) correct?

I slapped one of these onto my network and never had a single issue ever again.
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NETTPL0801&name=TP-LINK-TL-WA801ND-300Mbps-Wireless-N-Access-Point




 


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  Reply # 976296 28-Jan-2014 22:27 Send private message

Are you sure it's the HG556a?




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  Reply # 978479 1-Feb-2014 11:25 Send private message

wongtop: The easiest option would be to put a wireless access point where you need the wireless and connect this to one of the LAN ports on your modem with an ethernet cable.

Edit: if you want wiring done in Auckland then coffeebaron is usually the person up there that is recommended.


You need a wireless access point closer to the cameras since walls definitely affect the wifi signal. Funny how that happens. Run a Cat6 cable out to a point high on the wall where you can mount the wireless, and use a PoE power injector to feed it power from the cabinet where you modem is. That way it can all be on the same UPS.

(you do have a UPS right? don't want to lose power to you network and then damage equipment with a power surge when it comes back on.)




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  Reply # 978485 1-Feb-2014 11:45 Send private message

Thanks everyone for your help.
Special thanks to Coffeebaron who did connect up a 2nd wireless modem on the end of the CAT 6 wire close to window/cameras.
So everything is working fine now!
Thanks again.

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  Reply # 978628 1-Feb-2014 19:41 One person supports this post Send private message

what did this thread, have to do with VoIP?

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