Connection a non-wireless dvr to my wifi network without a cable

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Old 08-18-13, 06:29 AM
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Connection a non-wireless dvr to my wifi network without a cable

I have a DVR that has a ethernet rj-45 connector on the back that would normally be used with a cat5 ethernet cable to my wireless router. The problem is that it is located about 100 feet away and getting a cable between the two is a real hard task. The DVR does not have wireless capability. Is there an inexpensive option to plug some kind of device into the ethernet port on the DVR so I can connect into my wifi network? If there is something, any ideas on what brands?
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Old 08-18-13, 08:00 AM
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I had a similar problem. My landlady provides my internet wirelessly. I can run a cat5 cable just about anywhere but it would have been a real problem. Instead, I bought an Amped Wireless SR2400. I was able to get the wireless signal from her router & turn it into 5 wired connections. I can even attach a switch to that, if I want more connections.
 
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A powerline setup will allow that. You would need 2 units - one at your modem / router / internet source, plugged into one of its LAN ports. The other unit would be near your DVR unit, allowing you to plug your DVR into it via Ethernet. Starter kits should be about $40 - $60 I'd guess for 2 powerline units.
 
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Old 09-07-13, 06:40 PM
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Thanks for the info. I did investigate the mentioned solutions. It turns out there are a few pieces of hardware that would work. Since I was running video in the same area, I decided to use a 120' cat5 cable. It all works perfectly. Thanks again for the ideas.
 
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