add PoE camera with powerline adapter

Quang Vo

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I have a Laview NVR set up. Ethernet port of NVR is connected to a powerline adapter. Everything works fine. I want to put another camera in the garage. The NVR is on the 2nd floor. I don't want to run Cat5 cable from garage to the 2nd floor. I thought that I could plug the camera into an powerline adapter and have the NVR recognize the camera. However, I tried 2 adapters (that works for Roku) and it seem to not recognize the camera because the network lights aren't on. I'm I doing something wrong or would I require a PoE switch? The 2 adapters that I tried are: Zyxel PLA-401 and PLA-407. TIA.
 

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I have a Laview NVR set up. Ethernet port of NVR is connected to a powerline adapter. Everything works fine. I want to put another camera in the garage. The NVR is on the 2nd floor. I don't want to run Cat5 cable from garage to the 2nd floor. I thought that I could plug the camera into an powerline adapter and have the NVR recognize the camera. However, I tried 2 adapters (that works for Roku) and it seem to not recognize the camera because the network lights aren't on. I'm I doing something wrong or would I require a PoE switch? The 2 adapters that I tried are: Zyxel PLA-401 and PLA-407. TIA.
Welcome Quang Vo,

Power line adapters only do normal ethernet - that is only data communication is occurring on the ethernet port of the powerline adapter. You would need to inject power into the PoE cameras somehow.
 

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What is another option? Can I install a PoE switch in the garage, connect that to the network with a powerline adapter and connect the camera to the switch? What about a PoE injector.
 

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What is another option? Can I install a PoE switch in the garage, connect that to the network with a powerline adapter and connect the camera to the switch? What about a PoE injector.
HI Quang,

Yes you can extend the network with a PoE switch.

Thankfully due to IP tech you can do various things like that - note it does start to get more complex when you no longer plug the cameras straight into the NVR - and that's fine - just will take some more time for DIY learning.

Do search this forum, as there is a lot of good information being shared here which may be helpful.

If you are looking for a guide take a look here to start:
Resource Guide on IP Technology for all Noobs
 
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