05-03-2012 03:18 PM
Hello.. I have a large building with multiple fuse boxes so the powerline setup does not work for me.
I purchased a PoE switch that seems to work good. I bought some cat 5e cable in bulk but the cameras wont show up. When I use the small thin cable they came with they all work fine directly off my switch. I made some really short cat 5e cables when I was testing them. Once I got one of them to go live, but the screen was black. As soon as I plug in the network cable that came with them they all show up again.
I ordered some bulk cat 6 cable today to replace my 5e cable I ran yesterday. I really hope this works.
Can someone tell me if the thin cable that comes in the box is cat 6? There are no markings anywhere.
05-04-2012 03:34 AM - edited 05-04-2012 03:36 AM
It must be a problem with installing the connectors on the bulk cable you bought...the cable itself is not the issue. CAT6 is a little better than CAT5 overall, but it is a fairly subtle thing...something that helps mostly with very long runs. The included cables are rated CAT5.
05-04-2012 09:29 AM
Are you crimping the cables yourself?
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05-04-2012 12:02 PM
I am crimping the cables myself, but its pretty simple. I have even ohm'd them out to make sure they are correct. Here is some more informaton to my problem.
I have 3 cameras I am trying to get working.... If I make short cables like 2 feet long I can plug them into my PoE switch and they all work just fine.
But the camera I'm trying to get working is about 20 feet away from the switch. So I make a 20 foot cable and it just won't show up. I dont get it.. from what I read I should be able to get 300 feet without problems.
I have tried different cable... different connectors... and still nothing.
Now I'm wondering if it's not the PoE switch I bought. Here are the specs on it......
pb BV-SW1600E is a 16-Port 10M/100M Fast Ethernet Switch with Power over Ethernet capability. /b /ppWith b16 dip switches/b, each PoE port can be manually set for bOn-Off/b control. b BV-SW1600E/b PoE Switch supports up to 15.4W on each LAN port when the corresponding port DIP switch is set ON. /ppb* Auto-MDI/MDI-X:/b/pp Every port including uplink port can automatically sense your type of cable, so there is no need for crossover cables whether you are connecting this switch to another switch or to a computer. In addition, each port can automatically sense if the connected network devices are running at 10Mbps or 100Mbps and Half/Full-Duplex mode, and adjust accordingly. /ppb * Non-Blocking:/b/ppb BV-SW1600E/breceives and forwards traffic seamlessly with its non-blocking wire-speed. Every port simultaneously supports up to 200Mbps of bandwidth in full-duplex mode. This feature provides full wire speed to the connected devices and allows running a smooth network. /ppb *Store and Forward:/b/pp With store and forward features, it maximizes network performance while minimizing the propagation of bad network packets.pb* Power Protections:/b/ppb BV-SW1600E/b supports power protections as bOVP (Over Voltage Protection)/b, bOCP (Over Current Protection)/b, bOTP (Over Temperature Protection)/b, robust short-circuit protection and surge protection. You may also make use of PoE repeater to extend another 330 ft. or several 330 ft. distance if multiple PoE repeaters are cascaded./p
05-05-2012 04:35 AM - edited 05-05-2012 04:45 AM
I run via PoE and have several cameras on 100 foot runs with virtually no impact to camera bandwidth. The fact that the included cables work fine indicates something is surely wrong with the connector installation on the bulk cable...OR, that switch doesn't auto-sense the wiring ( mirror image kind of thing )...double-check how you did the 2 foot one vs the 20 foot one...it is always the simple things that are the most trouble <g>