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May 20, 2014 - 10:41 am
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I'm wondering if it would be possible to get a tech to login to a network and take a look at this setup. I have 10 IP cameras attatched to 10 loco nanostations shooting back to a Rocket M5 connected to a gigabit network. I started having issues with drops and hangs after I installed the last 2 cameras and locos over the weekend. I just realized that the Rocket M5 is only 10/100, could it be too much bandwidth for the M5? If so, could I use the other nic port on the back of my dvr to connect to a second Rocket M5 and split the load that way?

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No doubt that you are pushing it with a single access point for 10 IP cameras. You don't need to use the second network in the NVR. Just create another pipe from the router or switch to a second access point and split your cameras. Make sure you don't create a bottleneck anywhere. 

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The Rocket M5 only has a throughput of 150Mbps with full signal strength, with 10 2MP IP cameras you can reach the total usable bandwidth very quickly.  You typically only can use about half of the available throughput for transmitting while the other half is for receiving.  You may try to lower the bit rates in the cameras and see if that helps as well.  Or just add another Rocket M5 and separate the Loco's between the two.

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Ok thanks guys. I'll see if I can lower the bit rate first and check how it does.

On adding a second pipe, just install another access point to the switch and divide the cameras between the 2 right? If I do that, I may go ahead and run another cable for the second nic and setup load balancing also. May as well go the whole 9 yards lol.

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Question...what would be the lowest I could probably go on the cameras and still get good video quality? 1.3 megapixel

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Video quality is specific to resolution. Bit rate and frame rate are specific to speed and how fluid or choppy the video is. 

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Ok ill do some testing on it. Thanks.

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