Hello all. New here and researching an NVR system. I have had just a handful of coax CCTV cameras on an old DVR and the quality is just not good. I am rural with little internet/cap so cloud servicing is not an option and besides I absolutely dont support paying for cloud services when they are not necessary and can be done at home. I also want to add a couple of wireless cameras. I have landed with BI versus hardware NVR as I am one who would actually take advantage of the additional capabilities like connecting to automation/IFTTT and different settings based on day/night. I'm certain more once I explore what I can do with it. I plan to put BI on a dedicated machine. I will probably have about 6 cameras initially and grow to around 20 cameras over 2 years. I read the wiki and will likely take the suggestion of buying used hardware for now (I7 quad core) but may have to revisit something like I9 when I have more cameras. As far as cameras go I need to read more but I already saw note that 2mp may be the way to go to get decent nighttime coverage. Q. What I didnt see clearly noted in the wiki is local network bandwidth requirements. I currently have cisco 10/100 gear. Is gigabit needed? I plan to create a new network segment for the camera gear. FUQ. For wifi cameras I am assuming for now that in order to get what I am looking for in the particular camera (quality/focus) I will use a standard IP cam and add an AP. Should I be concerned with needing to do a PTP if I already have an external wifi AP covering the area? FUQ2. The locations I want to use wifi cameras will not have line power. The primary location will be at the gate which is already served by solar with deep cycle battery. I will probably need to upgrade the solar panel and/or add an additional battery. I guess my question is if anyone has related experience/guidance regarding operating camera+AP with solar? I researched before asking my primary question here regarding the LAN requirements but havent done research yet on my FUQ's Thanks!