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#1 Dave

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 09:05 AM

I want to run an ethernet cable from my router, outside, and back into another room.

There I want it to go into a switch/splitter so I can send one cable to a PoE camera and the other to a streaming device.

 

Would this work or would I need to go a different route?


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#2 the_stain

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 10:02 AM

Yes it would work. What you want is an unmanaged ethernet switch.
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Posted 11 October 2019 - 10:29 AM

Got it, thanks bud


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:13 PM

If you're going to run the camera from PoE, you'll need to have an injector on that end or have a PoE switch.  If you use a PoE switch, make sure it is capable to power the PoE requirements of the camera.


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:21 PM

I've already hooked the camera up in my office just to check it out. It's got a wall wart power supply and ethernet into the router and works fine without a PoE switch.

Is the PoE switch needed because I'm splitting off to the streaming device?

 

soo confused...


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:31 PM

PoE means the power is getting to the device over the ethernet cable and not via an AC adapter.  If you're plugging in a adapter to the wall, the camera isn't using PoE.  It may be capable of PoE if you wanted, though.

 

So in your case, like you already know, you just need a small switch.  Sounds like you're all good.  :cheers:


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 01:24 PM

It is PoE capable so I would rather do that than run power outside up towards the eave.

I didn't know PoE was powered ethernet, stupid instructions don't mention that  <_<

 

So, off to Amazon for a switch and 20' of ethernet cable!

 

Thanks guys!


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#8 Beejus McReejus

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 01:28 PM

So you could get a PoE switch, which places the voltage on the wire pairs directly from the switchport, or you can get an injector that is a little box that is inline with the switchport/camera.  The injector will have an adapter powering it, and it then sends the power over the ethernet cable to the camera.  Usually you'd get a specific injector that is made for the camera, but as long as you know the specs I'm sure there are plenty of generic ones out there.

 

For a PoE switch, I've only dealt with them in business-grade switches.  But without looking, I'd guess there are plenty of consumer/SOHO devices available now on the cheap.


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 01:32 PM

Would a PoE switch affect my streaming device?

It is already powered, I just want to hard wire it with ethernet because the streaming is sometimes a pain in the ass..


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 01:41 PM

nah, it won't send power to a device unless it needs it.  Otherwise, it functions just like a regular switch.  I did a quick search on Amazon and it looks like there are some small ones for $30-$50.


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#11 Dave

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:17 PM

Got it, thanks bud!

 

edit: think this would be a good one? 


Edited by Dave, 11 October 2019 - 02:19 PM.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 03:29 PM

 

I have that exact one under my desk that powers my VOIP phone. Works fine.

 

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#13 Dave

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 03:42 PM

Since I only needed 2 inputs I bought this smaller one, hope it's OK


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