04-17-2012 10:27 AM
I want to use camera at remote location with no DSL line. We currently have a laptop on site with a Verizon 'Mifi".
Obviously I would like to view the camera remotely and receive warnings of camera activation. What are my options? I have been told it won't work with 'Mifi'.
04-17-2012 02:48 PM - edited 04-17-2012 02:57 PM
Well, the MiFi could provide the internet connection to the laptop via WiFi ( or USB )...and you could plug the HomePlug bridge into the ethernet port of the laptop...thus connecting the cameras ( if your laptop allows both network connections simutaneously )...so I'd say it is "possible", but can't say for certain.
That being said, video represents a lot of data...so if you have any data plan that is not unlimited, it could chew throught it pretty quickly...so I'm not sure how practical that setup would be if viewed remotely very much. You'd also need to check the uplink capacity of that MiFi...if it is via 3G or less, it may not handle the video uplink very well.
04-18-2012 04:43 AM
It could be a week or two. We, the group who want the surveillance, haven't purchased it yet.
What is interesting is Logitech support say it won't work, Best Buy say it might with a Netgear universal wifi and Verizon say it might work with a Cradlepoint.
So we shall see.
04-30-2012 07:33 PM
It is up and running and backing up to the computer but no internet connection yet. Took a while to find two outlets that would allow communication between the two devices as there was a coke machine running constantly near to the outlet servicing the camera.
01-08-2013 06:42 AM
I have 3 home systems running at different locations.
System 1 has a verizon router at my home and the network adapter plugged into one of its 4 ethernet ports. It works perfect.
System 2 is a remote location and uses a cradlepoint with a verison usb 551L, it was a pain to update the cradlepoints firmware but works now just fine now.
System 3 is a remote location and I am trying to use verizon samsung 4g LTE mifi card. If I plug my network adapter directly into my computers ethernet plug, then all 6 cameras come up.But when I plug the network adapter into my netgear universal ethernet adapter WNCE2001, I can only get two of the 6 cameras to come up. I have reset, rebooted and unplugged for a whole day.
1) What else can I try with my current setup?
2) Is there another brand universal ethernet adapter I should try?