How To Configure Nvr With Poe Switch

2022-4-18 22:45:27

Step 1: Get a POE Switch

  • The first thing you want to do is to get a Poe Switch. Obviously, we recommend our Extended Transmission line of POE switches here. They allow you to plug in an Extended Transmission enabled ip camera (like our Admiral Line) at 750 feet rather than the normal 300 foot distance.
  • You will also want to make sure that your POE switch can provide the needed power for each PoE port (usually 15 but sometimes 30 W) and that the Total POE Power Output supports all the cameras that you plan on plugging in. Some POE switches do not allow you to use POE on all ports at the same time. Some POE switches are designed for lower-power IP phones, rather than IP cameras, and don’t provide enough power per port to power up a camera.
  • Remember when deciding placement that POE switches need power from a standard 110v wall outlet, but do not power on the switch at this time. You will also want to get to step 3 (after you run your cable to camera and the router) before you turn it on.
  • If you already have a POE switch but realized that you need to run longer than 300 feet, you can add this  poe extender to get another 300 feet from a normal (non-extended transmission) POE switch. You do not need to plug in our POE extender; it uses POE power to power itself.

Step 2: Connect your IP Cameras to the POE Switch

  • Connect each camera to the POE switch, be sure to keep one port open in order to connect the switch to the rest of the network.

Step 3: Plug Your POE Switch into the Router

  • Once the cameras are connected to the POE switch you will then connect the switch to either the router or regular switch that your NVR is also connected to.

Step 4: Now Power on the POE Switch

  • You can now power on the POE Switch.

Step 5: Add the Cameras to Your NVR

  • Once the cameras are powered on you can then assign each camera a IP address through your NVR user interface, so that you can add and record the IP cameras.