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So, I’m new to this forum and relatively new to the IT side of CCTV. I’ll make the question as succinct as I possibly can. I’m installing a system for a client of mine and his Router is in a location that makes it nearly impossible to hardwire his NVR . Is there a work-around for this? What have you guys done in this situation? I’m usually able to get an Ethernet cable to the NVRs all the time but this one will be tough if not impossible. Will a range extender with Ethernet ports do the job?

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What do you mean by a "range extender"? Powerline adapters maybe? Powerline adapters may work, but are generally considered too unreliable for video use, too many dropouts for no apparent reason is the usual complaint. Standard WiFi has the same problems unless you add an access point as physically close as you can to the NVR and even then can cause dropouts and problems/complaints.

What kind of distance is involved? If you can't get a CAT cable to it, I'd use a dedicated RF link, not WiFi, but a dedicated link. Problem there can be bandwidth but looking at the composite display it shouldn't really be a problem at all.
 
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What do you mean by a "range extender"? Powerline adapters maybe? Powerline adapters may work, but are generally considered too unreliable for video use, too many dropouts for no apparent reason is the usual complaint. Standard WiFi has the same problems unless you add an access point as physically close as you can to the NVR and even then can cause dropouts and problems/complaints.

What kind of distance is involved? If you can't get a CAT cable to it, I'd use a dedicated RF link, not WiFi, but a dedicated link. Problem there can be bandwidth but looking at the composite display it shouldn't really be a problem at all.
I’m talking about a WiFi range extender that has Ethernet ports. But I’ve heard those are hit or miss. The home is 4000 sq feet. The ISP gateway is in an add-on portion of the house; like an office area on the first floor. The NVR is going in the kitchen. However, I’ll be fishing the lines for the cameras from the second floor attic down to the kitchen. I was just curious if there was a way to get a connection without running another line up to the second floor, into the attic and down to the kitchen where the DVR will be. It can be done , but it’ll be a big lain in the ass.
 
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Personally, I'd take the pain in the ass route and pull a pair of CAT cables. You need one, but having a spare, just in case especially given that it'll be a pain in the ass in the first place, sure can't hurt.

WiFi, with or without range extenders or access points, is a hit or miss method, usually miss. Video transmission is very different when compared to using a PC on WiFi. The constant video stream load the heck out of it full time. Then add in any other WiFi connected devices/traffic and the channel saturates and drop outs start. You don't notice that on a PC surfing the web, retries take care of that easily, but it sure shows up on a video stream.
 
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Personally, I'd take the pain in the ass route and pull a pair of CAT cables. You need one, but having a spare, just in case especially given that it'll be a pain in the ass in the first place, sure can't hurt.

WiFi, with or without range extenders or access points, is a hit or miss method, usually miss. Video transmission is very different when compared to using a PC on WiFi. The constant video stream load the heck out of it full time. Then add in any other WiFi connected devices/traffic and the channel saturates and drop outs start. You don't notice that on a PC surfing the web, retries take care of that easily, but it sure shows up on a video stream.

you’re absolutely right. I’ll just bite the bullet in this situation and run the damn line. Lol.

thanks man, I really appreciate your advice.
 
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