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nvr network ip camera

I bought a floureon wireless nvr kit from ebay. The cameras are fine, as long as they are within range of the nvr. My problem is that their wifi range is not all that large.

I looked into extending the range of their wifi but connecting their wifi signal to an extender doesn't seem possible as their signal (2.4) seems to be different. The other problem is that floureon is not real big on either support or a decent manual.

Anyway, I want to place one camera where I also have a connection to my main router and was wondering if there was a way to connect through this router connection. The nvr is already connected to my router and the internet and I have 2 wireless cameras hooked up to that nvr. Now I want to add another and thought a direct router connection might be the ticket.

Thank you...............

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The cameras might not be 2.4GHz WiFi.

A quick look at their site really shows a lack of documentation so maybe it's the old 2.4GHz video links and not 2.4GHz WiFi links which can't be extended.

I'd look into a refund so you can look at Ethernet connected cameras with POE that will give you a lot more options.

Parting thought. I do encounter folk that insist on the DVR being in a basement (where WiFi goes to die) and have found moving the DVR closer to the cameras solved it but you can guess that clients at times want what they want in spite of the tech issues. You can't help them.

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perhaps you are right although I can see an nvr wifi in my connection list. Its doesn't always appear. I wrote to floureon (they have a link on their site) and asked them, specifically, about the wifi and they said it was 2.4ghz (one of the few times they have answered a question) its a very strange deal. I currently have a d-link extender/point/etc and will try and see what I can do with it.

I still think, however, there is a way to tap into the nvr as its connected to my computer router and the internet so I suspect I can hook the ip camera into that system (it has a static address of 172.20.14.31). Each camera has a specific ip address. I just have to figure out a way to add the cameras to the existing ones controlled by the nvr by using the wired connection to router. I can actually connect the camera and see the connection on the router and its ip address. I cannot, however, connect to the address and see anything. A lot of my problem, obviously, is my own ignorance as well as the lack of support. There is a bunch of stuff on their cameras on utube but is all about wireless.

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The connection to the NVR (or DVR...)

Is indeed an IP system. I have no doubt about that. As to the camera IP's that's one of the less used non-routeable addresses which would challenge home networkers and even IT staff I run into.

I'm not there to sort this out for you but the NVR if it's like the others has its own WiFi and the Ethernet is to give Internet access to the NVR. This can confuse folk and more so if undocumented.

Frankly I'd move the NVR to get a solid connection to the camera(s) that matter and move forward. It's doubtful you can get this to work say at the front and back door in all situations but you should be able to get coverage where you want it IF you prioritize. If you go beyond what works, then it's time to get it returned and work on another solution that is NOT entirely wireless.

WHY!!!? Because thieves know to carry a WiFi jammer to knock out such systems. The smart systems are wired and on a battery UPS.

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