Connecting a wired camera to a wireless network

Hi Tom,

I am looking to connect a wired PTZ camera externally on my garage. However, I don't want to run an ethernet cable into the house, through walls to my router which is located on the first floor. Is it technically feasible to hard wire the camera a few feet into my garage to a wifi repeater, which would then link the camera wirelessly to my router?

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  1. You could use a powerline adapter or a wifi bridge, powerline adapter might be alot more robust connection wise especially if you want to continually record or monitor.
  2. The ethernet over powerline system or wireless bridge mentioned by hairystuff seem to be the best options for you. For EOP to work effectively, the electrical circuit in your garage and the circuit that your router is on in the house should be on the same circuit breaker, or at least on the same electrical bus in your braker panel.

    A cheap and effective wireless bridge can be made by picking up an old Linksys WRT54G router and installing DD-WRT firmware on it. The router will cost about $15 to $20 and DD-WRT is free. Once DD-WRT is installed, the WRT54G can be configured as a bridge, repeater, access point, etc. as needed. It will be wireless G, but that should meet your needs for the camera project.
  3. Thanks to ktriebol and hairystuff for their speedy replies/contribution.

    I have both a Belkin powerline adaptor and a NETGEAR WN3000RP-100UKS Universal WiFi Range Extender IEEE® 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz. I have used both to connect a Samsung Internet enable TV to my router, although the Netgear actually worked best; the Belkin suffering from regular drop outs!

    I suspected such devices would do the job I wanted, but wanted re-assurance that a camera would work effectively connected in this way before I went ahead and bought an HD camera costing several hundred £s. Looks like I now have that re-assurance.

    Thanks again.

    pS: What's EOP stand for?
  4. bazann said:
    pS: What's EOP stand for?

    EOP stands for ethernet over powerline.
  5. ktriebol said:
    bazann said:
    pS: What's EOP stand for?

    EOP stands for ethernet over powerline.

  6. Cheers
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