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how to hook up 2 ip cameras using 2 routers

May 12, 2011 at 10:57:57
Specs: Windows 7

I would like to hook up 2 ip cameras to a server. I need to use 2 routers to do this. I already have the routers. router a is hooked up to the server. router b needs to connect wirelessly to router a. I can then hook up the ip cameras to router b. I just can seem to get it figured out. thanks for any help.

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#1
May 12, 2011 at 11:16:55

one of the routers have to support wireless bridging. Do either?

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#2
May 12, 2011 at 11:21:09

yes router b does support wireless bridging.

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#3
May 13, 2011 at 04:39:58

Why do you have to use two different routers and why does router B have to be connected wirelessly?

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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I am the captain of my soul.

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#4
May 13, 2011 at 04:44:47

Its on a golf course. router a with the server is located in the club house. router b is out by the gate with the 2 ip cameras. the cameras are hardwired to router b via lan port. I dont have any wireing to connect router a and router b so they need to connect wirelessly. Thanks

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#5
May 13, 2011 at 07:44:12

Ok, I've never done it before, I think wanderer has but I believe this is where you would connect router B to A and use "bridge mode" on B to do so.

I know you've read through my how-to on adding a 2nd router so you'd routter B to be in the same subnet as router A. Therefore the LAN IP of B should be in that subnet, but outside of the DHCP Scope so as to avoid a duplicate IP. Typically, SOHO Router's have something like the following for their DHCP Scope: 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.199

So if Router A is 192.168.1.1, use 192.168.1.2 or .10 or something like that for the LAN IP of router B.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
May 14, 2011 at 20:39:45

Ok I got that part figured out. I used the dd-wrt on router b. set the ip as 192.168.1.2. configured the wireless as client bridge and set the wireless settings exactly the same as router a. everything works great. im connected to the server and I can access the cameras from router a and the server.

now im going to throw another problem in here. now Im adding a 3rd router to connect to router a that the pc's on the local network can connect to to access the server.

acording to the manual of the 3rd router i disable the dhcp in router c. set the ip to one inside the same gateway (example router a 192.168.1.1 router b 192.168.1.2 router c 192.168.1.3). then connect a cable from lan port on router a to lan port on router c. that is all that I should have to do. i did that. I can ping the cameras and the server and it replys just fine but I cant connect to anything. what am I doing wrong here?? thanks


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#7
May 16, 2011 at 08:21:42

Ok I got that part figured out. I used the dd-wrt on router b. set the ip as 192.168.1.2. configured the wireless as client bridge and set the wireless settings exactly the same as router a. everything works great. im connected to the server and I can access the cameras from router a and the server.

Excellent, I'm glad you were able to get that working.

I can ping the cameras and the server and it replys just fine but I cant connect to anything. what am I doing wrong here??

That's a good question. From what I can see, you have everything hooked up correctly and it should work.

The first thing I would do is open a command prompt window on a client connected to router C and do an ipconfig /all

Compare the settings on that PC to one connected directly to router A and see if there are any differences. If there are, then clients on C aren't getting DHCP from router A.

From within the management interface of router 3 you should be able to run basic ping tests for connectivity. You may have a simple misconfiguration on the LAN side of it so check that too.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#8
May 16, 2011 at 14:28:59

ok thanks. ill double check it all. hopefully I can get this thing fixed. thanks

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#9
May 18, 2011 at 20:03:41

problem solved..... all i needed to do was uplug the network cables and plug them back in once I had everything configured so it could get the new ip addresses. thanks

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