In this post you will be shown how to set up two Wireless Access Points to connect with and communicate with one another, and then we’ll get a camera running on them.

These are used to get cameras running where cables cannot be ran easily. Basically, the signal is transmitted from the camera, to the first Access Point(AP) via cable, and then to the second AP, which is connected to a network. 

Step 1:  Switch the first DIP switch up on one of the AP's.This is now the transmitter.  It is important to do this while it is unplugged.
Step 2: Using an ethernet cable, connect the POE port on a POE injector into LAN 1 of the transmitter. Next, connect the LAN port on the injector the ethernet port of your laptop.

Step 3: Next, Take the other AP and place it across the room. Using another POE injector, connect the POE port into LAN 1 of the AP. Do not touch the DIP switches on this one. Leave them all down.

Next, connect the LAN port of the injector into an IP camera. In this setup, you will need to supply 12V power to the camera using a power adapter.

The first DIP switch tells the AP whether it is a transmitter, or receiver. This will also change its IP address. The transmitters address always ends with a 1, while the receiver will always be a 2, granted you have only one receiver. This scenario will be covered in the future.

Step 4: The next thing is to check the back of the devices to see if they are communicating. (after giving them a couple moments to boot up) This is indicated by the presence of two flashing lights, WLAN, and in this case, LAN 1. You will also see 4 red lights. These are signal indicators. Likely at this point, only the top red light will be lit. That indicates that the signal is too strong, and may be overkill for your application. Next, we will gain access to the settings in internet explorer to change this.

Here, all 4 red lights are lit up, indicating a good connection.

Step 5: Next we will open up network connections to change the IP address on the computer temporarily. 

This is so we can be on the same network as the APs, so we can communicate with them and change settings.

Step 6: Click change adapter options.

Step 7: Right click Ethernet. Double-click Change settings of this connection.

Step 8: Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then properties.

Step 9: Now click Use the following IP address and type in 172.18.0.100 in that field. Enter 255.255.0.0 as the subnet and leave the rest as is. Hit OK.

Step 10: Type cmd in the search bar. Open Command Prompt.

Step 11:  Type ping, a space, and then 172.18.0.100, the IP address you’ve just typed in the IPv4 settings.

This function sends out a signal and then awaits a response.

Step 12: Next, we’re going to ping the two APs. Their IP addresses are 172.18.0.1 , and 172.18.0.2 . If they do not return any losses, they will open in the browser.

Losses are circled here

Step 12: Open Internet Explorer and type in the transmitters address, 172.18.0.1. You should see this page.

It is important that it is Internet Explorer specifically. Other browsers won't work.

Step 13: Following the picture below, click system, Transmit Power, the relevant distance for your specific application, and then save.

The page may go to a "this page cannot be loaded" page. In this case, clear the bar and retype the IP address. navigate back to page to ensure the setting was saved.

Step 14: Repeat steps 12 and 13 for the receiver. The IP address is 172.18.0.2 .

Step 15: Now, repeat steps 5-8. Click Obtain an IP address automatically.

Step 16: Note: If you already know your IP cameras IP address, you may skip this step. Navigate to SADP tool(if you don’t have it, you can download it here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e0f9ofdn1117eyk/AAAB37k181XLhAB6bTZFGF5Za/Tools/SADP%20Software?dl=0&subfolder_nav_tracking=1 ..choose the latest version). Once you have it opened, it will display the devices on your network. Select your camera by clicking the checkbox. Enter in the IP address you’d like to change it to, and enter the camera password. Once it says that it was successful, you are ready for the last step.

Step 17: Open up Internet Explorer, and type in the IP address of your camera. Enter the username and password, and you should see your IP camera come up! 


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