Wireless Installation Considerations

The wireless network camera lets you access your network using a wireless connection from anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network. However, the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines.

1. Minimize the number of walls and ceilings between your adapter and other network devices (such as your Network Camera) - each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters).

2. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. Position your devices so that the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better reception.

3. Building Materials make a difference. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may weaken the wireless signal. Try to position your wireless routers and wireless network camera where the signal passes through drywall or open doorways.

4. Keep the wireless network camera at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters away from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise.

5. If you are using 2.4GHz cordless phones or other radio frequency sources (such as microwave ovens), your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. Make sure your 2.4GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless network camera as possible. The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in use.

The HD wireless camera requires a 4 out of 5 bar or 5 out of 5 bar signal strength in the camera's system status page for a reliable wireless connection with real-time video streaming. With a typical consumer grade router you should expect the camera to work reliably 40 to 50 feet (12 to 15 meters) from the router, with one wall in between. If the signal strength less than 3 out of 5 bar, you may need a Wi-Fi range extender.