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How to connect my camera/router/modem for home surveillance?

January 20, 2013 by admin  
Filed under CCTV Equipment

I have a TP-Link modem model: TD-8816 (connected to the internet)
I have a Linksys router model: WRT54G (not connected)
I have a D-link surveillance camera model: DCS-930L (not connected)

I want my camera to connect to my computer wirelessly so I’m guessing I need to connect my router to my computer and to my modem (I know how to do that). But isn’t there something else I need to do for my router and my modem so they can communicate together? I just tried connecting the wires and setting up the internet connection but I always get a message that the router can’t be found; and yes, I’m sure all the equipment is connected properly. Once I get the router connected how do I limit the number of connections to the router, I only need one the computer and one for the camera. Thanx

NO! NO! NO! Do NOT mess with your network like this. Since you have a DSL service you should dump your existing modem/router and fit a proper DSL wireless router/modem. Connecting one router to another causes nothing but trouble. And any router/modem with only one network port is not worth having. Once you configure a new wireless router you will have both wired and wireless access. Do NOT try to connect the camera directly to the computer, that requires an ad hoc network and will be unreliable and result in short range as well. Anything wireless connects to the wireless router. Then your computer can talk to anything connected to the router wired or wireless. But you obviously have not even read the instructions for this camera. Once you have the correct router all you need to do is run the software for the camera and it will give you a direct connection through the Dlink web site to your camera. With NO requirement to make setting changes on the router. I hope you realise this is basically a webcam addapted for wireless, and only suitable for indoor use. It will also not have very good resolution for CCTV use. and very poor low light performance. You would be better getting a proper cctv camera and using either a capture card in the computer, or a proper CCTV DVR. Even CCTV wireless cameras are not good quality unless you pay thousand for them. But 100 times better than this.

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One Response to “How to connect my camera/router/modem for home surveillance?”
  1. Colinc says:

    NO! NO! NO! Do NOT mess with your network like this. Since you have a DSL service you should dump your existing modem/router and fit a proper DSL wireless router/modem. Connecting one router to another causes nothing but trouble. And any router/modem with only one network port is not worth having. Once you configure a new wireless router you will have both wired and wireless access. Do NOT try to connect the camera directly to the computer, that requires an ad hoc network and will be unreliable and result in short range as well. Anything wireless connects to the wireless router. Then your computer can talk to anything connected to the router wired or wireless. But you obviously have not even read the instructions for this camera. Once you have the correct router all you need to do is run the software for the camera and it will give you a direct connection through the Dlink web site to your camera. With NO requirement to make setting changes on the router. I hope you realise this is basically a webcam addapted for wireless, and only suitable for indoor use. It will also not have very good resolution for CCTV use. and very poor low light performance. You would be better getting a proper cctv camera and using either a capture card in the computer, or a proper CCTV DVR. Even CCTV wireless cameras are not good quality unless you pay thousand for them. But 100 times better than this.
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