I needed to get a Wifi extender so I can move the base closer to the WCO.
Wondering if there is anything special that needs done to move the Base to the wifi extender?
I seem to remember during setup needing my phone to be on the same wifi network as the base.
If my main SSID is “XYZ”, and I connect the base to the extender that is broadcasting “XYZ_ext”, will the existing setup work? Or will I need to reset the WCO and the base?
I would just give it try, but I am unable to at this exact moment. Just wondering if it’s as simple as plugging it in to the extender.
You need a Wifi bridge. Some extenders and routers can be configured as bridges.
The bridge connects to your router using 2.4 Ghz Wifi and to the WCO base using Ethernet. The SSID is whatever your main router 2.4 Ghz band is set to.
From the TP-Link web site it looks like it can only be used as an Extender or an Access Point.
As an Extender it picks up an existing Wifi signal and extends it to another area. The Ethernet port isn’t used.
As an Access Point you connect to an existing router throung the Ethernet port and create a new Wifi network.
Neither of these functions will allow you to connect an Etjhernet only device to a Wifi network.
Got it all setup using the WiFi extender that I originally mentioned, and the setup seems to be working great! Great signal from the base to cam. Much better video quality, and i am getting notifications significantly faster now!