Good Questions: Wireless Pet Cam?

Good Questions: Wireless Pet Cam?

Kelly
Mar 28, 2008

Stacy wrote in with the following problem: In the year since I rescued my dog, Page, I've been lucky to work from home. Now I'm going to be working in an office and I want to check in on her in case she gets destructive (she's chewed my bed and stripped my baseboards before). I bought this Panasonic pet cam at Target, but I need help setting it up.

My dog stays upstairs in my room while I'm at work (she's got food, water, her bed and a nice view), but my modem and router are in a room directly one floor down and this camera needs to be connected directly to a router. A wireless model of the camera is available, but I got this one on sale and would like to use it if possible. I have an old Netgear wireless router and was wondering if there is a way to configure it so it could be in my bedroom connected to the pet cam, but drawing Internet from the main router downstairs (wirelessly of course).

Is this possible?

Thanks,
Stacy & Page

Hi Stacy,

Page is adorable, so we can understand wanting to check in on her during the day. But, as for your problem we're a bit stumped for an inexpensive solution. Wireless routers and bridges do exist, but you're looking into investing another $100. There's also the ability to network over your powerline, that with some gear would allow you to plug into your electrical outlets and share the net. However, we can't help but think that any of these solutions would cost more than a wireless webcam. But, since you've already invested in the camera, we hope someone out there can help you brainstorm a work around. Anyone have any suggestions for Stacy and Page?

Thanks for the question!

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