extending camera/base range

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2 years 10 months ago #547445 by max2
On following from my last post, how do I go about extending the signal range of security cameras/bases?

I have bought an Arlo package and there doesn't seem to be anything specific to that brand to do the job for rural needs and I would prefer not to cable-in cameras, I like the nature of the Arlos in they are moveable. Is there such a thing as an aftermarket device/booster?

I'm wanting to place additional cameras further along in the shed however despite being within the distance required, the signal is very limited.

I have considered installing an additional modem in the barn and plugging the base in there, but then signal coming out maybe equally limited as the current signal going in.

So I thought I would ask the techy experts here! :) Thankyou

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2 years 10 months ago #547450 by tonybaker
Google search will tell you how!

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2 years 10 months ago #547452 by max2
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Well not really because it starts talking about meshes and other odd names and I'm not sure of the job for each of the gadgets mentioned, and whether or not the base station remains plugged into the house modem or is plugged into a repeater etc etc.

I even wandered into Noel Leeming yesterday to ask for an extender that Netgear is supposed to make, with no luck there either.

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2 years 10 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #547454 by tonybaker
I guess you know you can run internet over the electricity line via a powerline adaptor? This does away with wifi.......if you have sockets in the shed that are on the same circuit as the house you can do it. This is what's called ethernet and is a bit faster than wifi.

google says otherwise Arlo base station acts as its own wifi

- It connects to the internet via an Ethernet cable that runs to your normal wifi modem.

- In order to extend your arlo wifi, you have to have another base station putting out another signal in another area.

- In order to get that second base station connected to the internet to put out a new signal, it still has to be hardwired via Ethernet to a router/modem/extender.

-Therefore you must put a wifi extender in the new location alongside the new base station.

- The wifi extender will connect to your normal wifi

- You can then wire your second base station with an Ethernet cable into the extenders Ethernet port.

- The new base station is now connected to the internet via your extended network and is putting out a new arlo wifi signal.

-Make sure you add the new base station to your devices list in the app before syncing your previously out of range cameras to it.


Arlo base stations cannot connect wirelessly to each others signals and share a network that way. They also can’t connect wirelessly to your normal wifi network and then put out a new signal. They must be connected via a hard wire straight to a source of internet in order to work. What you are doing is extending your normal wifi network wirelessly and then hard wiring an arlo base station in a new area.

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2 years 10 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #547502 by max2
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Many thanks Tony that is a great help. :)

I was hoping to avoid buying another Arlo base station, and just utilise the one, but with extra cameras. Sounds though for our ability to see ''further'' we are going to have to buy a 2nd unit and set it up in the barn with an extender regardless.


I wonder if the going rate of having fingers cut off is any cheaper? :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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