For optimum connectivity, install the router as close as possible to the dashcam. When installing the auxiliary camera closer to the router, use the five meter M12/RJ45 network extension cable. When installing farther from the router, use the twenty meter M12/RJ45 network extension cable. In addition, we recommend you consider using a router enclosure box.
The router must have:
support for Wi-Fi
enough LAN ports for the number of auxiliary cameras you are installing
connections to 12V or 24V DC
9-28 VDC input voltage
Any router with the above requirements should work. We have tested the following routers and found them compatible with our auxiliary cameras:
We recommend using a rugged router, as it will be installed in a dirty and vibrating environment. When using a non-rugged router, wire the power through a relay to provide stabilized voltage.
To connect the camera to a router:
Most M12 network cables are rated IP67. Any connections that are outside the vehicle cabin should be protected by automotive grade conduit. This is not supplied with the auxiliary camera.
Prior to installing the router, verify the polarity of the router's power cable.
This installation must be performed by a qualified or professional person. Working with your vehicle's power system can be dangerous. Consult a professional for guidance.
Connect the M12/RJ45 network extension cable to the auxiliary camera.
The network extension cable comes in five or twenty meters.
Connect the M12/RJ45 network extension cable to a WAN port of the router.