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Topic # 195107 6-Apr-2016 14:29
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I'm planning out a new home network. In two separate places, my plans currently show an ethernet cable run to a ceiling mounted IP camera, right next to an ethernet cable run to a ceiling mounted wireless access point. Both POE.

I am picking this is a long shot (since not even page 2 of the google results had anything helpful), but is there an IP camera that can also act as a WAP? I'd save a couple of ethernet runs, but more importantly, could save a few bucks on a smaller POE switch and fewer devices.

I'd rather get two separate decent devices than one junky combined device though.

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  Reply # 1527024 6-Apr-2016 14:41
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 I would doubt it. If it was it certainly wouldn't be from a credible vendor.

 

 


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  Reply # 1527165 6-Apr-2016 17:13
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Could you daisy chain the IP camera through an access point's second Ethernet port?


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  Reply # 1527192 6-Apr-2016 17:50
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Dont put an AP right by a camera. I did that out in the garage and have interference over the picture when the AP is on.





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I have installed wireless IP cameras in hospital operating theatres no more than 10 meters from 802.11ac access points so it can be done but, again, it depends on the quality of the products purchased.


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  Reply # 1527233 6-Apr-2016 18:52
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Crowdie:

 

I have installed wireless IP cameras in hospital operating theatres no more than 10 meters from 802.11ac access points so it can be done but, again, it depends on the quality of the products purchased.

 

 

difference is they are wireless cameras, more than likely designed to deal with RF radiation from Wifi, im sure Rich is talking about a standard IP camera


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  Reply # 1527235 6-Apr-2016 18:55
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I have seen some cheap IP cameras get adversely affected by electrical interference so that is always an issue.


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  Reply # 1527240 6-Apr-2016 19:07
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10 m is not right beside. I have the 2 cables one to the unifi and the other to the fisheye camera. Both at the center of the room. Use the wifi and you can see static over the picture particularly when it is at night. No use of the wifi and its just a few lines that show up occasionally.





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  Reply # 1527243 6-Apr-2016 19:10
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Thanks guys, all helpful advice, particularly as I haven't locked down the final positions yet. Some adjustments might be in order to the location of things.


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  Reply # 1527245 6-Apr-2016 19:12
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Also, the cheap fish eye cameras have no re-warping, they are just a fish eye lens on a standard 4:3 ip camera sensor and software, The aweful windows software does the dewarp on playback, so you are looking at a distorted mess when using a standalone DVR. I thought it would be handy just to stick one in the middle of the garage to see everything. It would be if it had the virtual pan and tilt built into the camera like the expensive ones do.





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  Reply # 1527265 6-Apr-2016 19:37
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10 m is not right beside. I have the 2 cables one to the unifi and the other to the fisheye camera. Both at the center of the room. Use the wifi and you can see static over the picture particularly when it is at night. No use of the wifi and its just a few lines that show up occasionally.

 

 

 

 

You never put a wireless client right next to an access point.  There is always a minimum distance as advised by the wireless vendor.


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  Reply # 1527267 6-Apr-2016 19:45
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Crowdie:

 

You never put a wireless client right next to an access point.  There is always a minimum distance as advised by the wireless vendor.

 

 

It's a wired POE camera, beside a POE accesspoint.





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  Reply # 1527270 6-Apr-2016 19:50
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Is the PoE camera shielded from interference?  Access points can commonly emit broad RF spectrum emissions, which would explain the lines you sometimes see when the access point is powered on.


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  Reply # 1527279 6-Apr-2016 19:53
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Crowdie:

 

Is the PoE camera shielded from interference?

 

 

obviously not if its getting interferance, and how many would be?


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  Reply # 1527281 6-Apr-2016 19:58
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Pretty sure my dlink 5020l does this. I know it can act as a wireless range extender so maybe as an access point too?

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  Reply # 1527282 6-Apr-2016 19:58
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So:

 

* Place the camera further away from the access point to reduce the RF emissions detected at the camera's location.  

 

* Using a higher quality access point will reduce, but not eliminate, the RF emissions. 


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