Not sure this is the correct forum, please move if necessary.
I wanted to help a colleague to install three network cameras atop his
house. Unfortunately the only wiring in place is a sole spare koax meant
for satellite distribution. So the idea was to use IEE1901 Adapters
(more commonly known as PowerLan) on both ends and use a small switch to
connect the cameras in the attic. The adapters came readily equipped
with coax connectors and I used some spare koax to rig up a test
circuit in my basement first (DC power will be fed separately).
Funny thing was, I could run all my WAN traffic between modem and switch
through the rig. But when I tried to use the same setup for the
connection between a network camera and switch, the adapter on the
camera side would not even show a „link established“ light.
What is going on here? Why would it work with high volume traffic but
not with a single 2MP network camera? The camera was working flawlessly
in my home network before, all IP addresses etc. are correct.
Any hint appreciated.