Wireless Network help needed with bridges for IP Camera's

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Scoobs, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Scoobs

    Scoobs Network Guru Member


    I need some assistance with a network configuration and hope that at least one of you may be able to come up with some suggestions as to what the best way is to do set up this network. As you will probably notice, I am not an expert so please excuse me if I ask any stupid questions.

    I have been asked to assist with setting up a wireless network for use with Ip Video camera's in our suburb. The site will have 3 camera's and a pc to record activity on the camera's. The sites need to work in a daisy chain as no one site can see all of the other sites. I am using WRT54GS V4's onto which I have loaded DD-WRT V23. I am also using 12Db panel antennaes for the connections between the Ap's.

    Site 1 - Location of pc
    Site 2,3,4 - Location of Camera's

    I will be setting up wireless connections running between sites
    There is line of sight between these locations but not between 4-2, 4-1 or 3-1

    Question 1: Am I going to need to get 6 routers or will I be able to use the Ap's at sites 2 & 3 as repeaters using both antennae ports?

    Question 2: Would I be able to use WDS for this site?

    Question 3: Should I use fixed IP addresses or run a DHCP server, if so from where, site 1?

    Any suggestions on the easiest way of setting this up would be most appreciated


  2. OldeBill

    OldeBill Network Guru Member

    Help, I don't understand something

    Do I understand that the cameras you have (will have) are wireless and communicate using 802.1b/g? Or, alternatively, that they provide video via an Ethernet connection?

    I ask because this would be a new one on me, most of the cameras I'm familiar with have an RF output or, for PCs, a USB output. Ergo, I'm having trouble understanding where to start.
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