Networking

Jan 09
WiFi Extender

Tired of Wi-Fi deadspots?

We all know how frustrating it is to run out of Wi-Fi with wireless devices, so you can’t browse the internet, stream videos, send/receive e-mails… on your iPad®, Android® tablet, smartphone, TV, media player, etc. Now you can turn any power socket into a Wi-Fi hotspot by extending your Router’s Wi-Fi range by up to 2x the distance, all in a compact, portable and easy-to-use device.

Next Generation AC Wireless

Using the latest 802.11ac technology to enable super fast, lag-free data transfer speeds of up to 750Mbps with AC compatible devices.

Instant Set up

By pressing the WPS button on the TM-750 AC and your Router, they will automatically connect to each other and share the same Wi-Fi name and password.

Smart Wi-Fi Positioning

With the intelligent signal identifier, you can quickly find the best location to place the TM-750 AC to get the best Wi-Fi coverage around your property.

Dual Band Wireless

Most range extenders only work on the congested and slow 2.4Ghz band which suffers interference from microwaves, Bluetooth, wireless devices, ovens, cordless phones, etc, reducing and even disrupting the wireless signal.

5Ghz has more bandwidth and less interference providing you with a faster signal and better connection without interruption.

Built in QoS traffic prioritisation technology is designed to deliver your time-sensitive Internet traffic efficiently so you can enjoy smooth video, music streaming, and gaming performance.

The advanced security solutions of 128-bit AES, WEP, WPA, WPA2 & EAP encryptions are included for that extra peace-of-mind.

Access Point

Out of your Router’s Wi-Fi range? You can create a dual band Wi-Fi hotspot by connecting an Ethernet cable from your Router or Switch directly to the TM-750 AC.

Ethernet Bridge

It can also act as a wireless ethernet bridge if you wish to convert a wireless signal to an ethernet cable, so that an ethernet device can connect to your wireless network.

Secure

The advanced security solutions of 128-bit AES, WEP, WPA, WPA2 & EAP encryptions are included for that extra peace-of-mind.

*750Mbps is the maximum theoretical Powerline data rate. Actual throughput will vary depending on environment.

Jan 08

Turn any electrical outlet into a high-speed network connection

With the TM-600 HP you can extend your home network by using electrical sockets. Forget about drilling and rewiring cable throughout your house, with the TM-600 HP you can have internet anywhere in the house (on the same circuit) in a simple and convenient plug ‘n’ play system with no set up required.

Complying with the latest HomePlug AV2 standard, the TM-600 HP gives you a data transmission speed of up to 600Mbps, together with the built-in QoS that gives bandwidth intensive and sensitive applications a higher priority to remain stable and fast.

Forget Wireless

No need to worry about wireless signal strength and walls reducing signal quality.

Simply Plug ‘n’ Play

Connect your router into one adapter and plug the second adapter into another power outlet and you are ready to go!

HD Multimedia Streaming

Connect your Internet-ready TV, Blu-ray™ player, IPTV set-top box or gaming console through any power outlet in your property for super-fast HD transfer speeds.

Secure

With its powerful 128-bit AES encryption, your network is secure and protected. Simply press the Pair button on each unit to securely connect to each other.

*600Mbps is the maximum theoretical Powerline data rate. Actual throughput will vary depending on environment.

Dec 19

What you’ll require

Setup of a basic wireless bridge for a CCTV system

You need two NanoBeams
You need a laptop/computer with an ethernet port (to connect the LAN cable)
You need two patch cables (one goes from NanoBeam to PoE injector port labled “PoE” and the other goes from PoE injector port labled “LAN” to computer)

We assume the IP address of the device that connects to the internet to be “192.168.0.1” with a subnet mask of “255.255.255.0”.
This device is normally provided by your internet service provider.
It is called a router or modem and is a “gateway”.

Place both NanoBeams beside laptop/computer.

SETTING UP DEVICE A

Connect first NanoBeam (A) to the computers ethernet port with a patch cable from it’s PoE injector device port labled “LAN”

Change the IP address of the computers ethernet port to “192.168.1.1” and subnetmask “255.255.255.0”
open a web browser and go to “http://192.168.1.20”
Enter as follows: username: admin password: ubnt and press enter

Click on the “wireless” tab and the following for each;
Wireless Mode: Access Point
WDS: no enable
SSID: A (This can be whatever you like eg:  Videplus Access Point)
Channel width: 20 Mhz
Channel Shifting: Disable
Frequency, MHz: auto
Frequency List, MHz: no enable
Auto Adjust EIRP Limit: enable
Security: WPA-AES
WPA Authentication: PSK
WPA Preshared Key: 123456789

Click “change” at the bottom right and then “apply” at the top.

Wait a few seconds for device to reboot.
You may have to log back in with the username:ubnt password:ubnt

Next click on “Network” tab and enter for each:
Network Mode: Bridge
Disable Network: None
Managment Interface: BRIDGE0
Managment IP Address: Static
IP address: 192.168.0.100
Netmask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.1
Primary DNS IP: 8.8.4.4
Secondary DNS IP:

Click “change” bottom right and then “apply” at the top.

Wait 30 seconds or so for device to reboot.
Now unplug the patch cable from the PoE injector devices port labled “LAN”.
Check that the lights on the radio/device (A) are still on and that the device is powered.

SETTING UP DEVICE B

Connect second NanoBeam (B) to the computers ethernet port with the patch cable from the SECOND PoE injector device port labled “LAN”
open your web browser and go to “http://192.168.1.20”
enter username: ubnt and password: ubnt and press enter

Click on “wireless” tab and enter for each:
Wireless Mode: Station
SSID: click on “Select” and wait for device “B” to scan for device “A” which has SSID name “A” as configured in above step.
In pop-up windows select the device “A” and then select “Lock to AP”
Channel Width: 20 MHz
Channel Shifting: Disable
Frequency, MHz: auto
Frequency List, MHz: no enable
Auto Adjust EIRP Limit: enable
Security: WPA-AES
WPA Authentication: PSK
WPA Preshared Key: 123456789

Click “change” bottom right and then “apply” at the top.
Wait a few seconds for device to reboot.
Again you may have to log back in with username:ubnt and password:ubnt

Next click on “Network” tab and enter for each:
Network Mode: Bridge
Disable Network: None
Managment Interface: BRIDGE0
Managment IP Address: Static
IP address: 192.168.0.101
Netmask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.1
Primary DNS IP: 8.8.4.4
Secondary DNS IP:

Click “change” bottom right and then “apply” at the top.
Wait a few seconds for device to reboot.

Both devices/radios are now configured and can be moved to permanent location.
The ethernet port of the computer can now be changed back to IP address “192.168.0.2” and subnet mask “255.255.255.0” or DHCP.

You now have a wireless bridge set up.

Feb 14

People commonly ask how far they can run Power over Ethernet. The answer is 100 meters from the PoE switch or hub to the PoE dependent device, regardless of where the power is injected. The limitation is not the power; it’s the Ethernet cabling standards that limit the total length of cabling to 100 meters.

There are however some devices that will allow PoE to be provided to a device over the 100m limitation.

Videplus’ PoE switches can provide PoE up the 250m which CCTV mode is turned on

 

The UNV range of NVR units can provide PoE up to 300m when Extended Transmission is enabled.  To enable Extended Transmission, open up the Main Menu, click Camera, select the camera you wish to enable Extended Transmission with, click Configure and finally Tick the Extended Transmission box and save.

Finally Videplus’ VP-EO2C-POE Single Port PoE Ethernet Extender is a high-speed Ethernet transmission device.  It can transmit Ethernet and Power signals together for PoE devices. It transmits data network signals up to 1000 metres over any pair of copper conductors, such as CAT5e, CAT6, coaxial cable.

Feb 14

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that lets network cables, such as CAT5e or CAT6, carry electrical power.

For example, a security camera would normally require two connections to be made when it is installed:

A network connection, in order to be able to communicate with a DVR and any display equipment.

A power connection, to provide electrical power the camera needs to operate.

However, if the camera is PoE-enabled, only the network connection needs to be made, as it will receive its electrical power from this cable as well.

Power over Ethernet reduces the number of cables required to connect a POE IP camera

Specifying Power over Ethernet brings many advantages to an installation:

Time and cost savings – by reducing the time and expense of having electrical power cabling installed.  Network cables do not require a qualified electrician to fit them, and can be located anywhere.

Flexibility – without being tethered to an electrical outlet, devices such as IP cameras and wireless access points can be located wherever they are needed most, and re-positioned easily if required.

Safety – PoE delivery is intelligent, and designed to protect network equipment from overload, under powering, or incorrect installation.

Reliability – PoE power comes from a central and universally compatible source, rather than a collection of distributed wall adapters.  It can be backed-up by an uninterruptible power supply, or controlled to easily disable or reset devices.

Scalability – having power available on the network means that installation and distribution of network connections is fast, simple and effective.

PoE has many applications such as:

VoIP phones – the original PoE application.  Using PoE means phones have a single connection to a wall socket, and can be remotely powered down, just like with older analogue systems.

IP cameras – PoE is now found throughout networked CCTV surveillance camera systems, where it enables fast deployment and easy re-positioning.

Wireless – Wifi & Bluetooth Access Points and RFID readers are commonly PoE compatible, to allow remote location away from AC outlets, and relocation following site surveys.

How to upgrade to PoE

Adding PoE to your network is straightforward, and there are two routes you can choose:

A PoE switch is a network switch that has Power over Ethernet injection built-in.  Simply connect other network devices to the switch as normal, and the switch will detect whether they are PoE-compatible and enable power automatically.

PoE switches are available to suit all applications, from low-cost unmanaged switches with a few ports, up to complex multi-port rack-mounted units with sophisticated management.

Adding Power over Ethernet using a POE Switch

A midspan (or PoE injector) is used to add PoE capability to regular non-PoE network links.  Midspans can be used to upgrade existing LAN installations to PoE, and provide a versatile solution where fewer PoE ports are required.  Upgrading each network connection to PoE is as simple as patching it through the midspan, and as with PoE switches, power injection is controlled and automatic.  Midspans are available as multi-port rack-mounted units or low-cost single-port PoE injectors.

 

Adding Power over Ethernet using a POE Midspan

 

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