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How To Increase Arlo Pro Extended Range

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QcGold Aspirant
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Hello everyone,

 

I have a question for you. I have two Arlo, I would like to know how to increase the signal of my device. I live in a place where my house is 50 feet above the land so my signal does not go that far, coz of the 20" slope from the house to my land.

 

I thought if I bought a wifi range extender that my problem will be solved and then, I realise that the arlo need the base to work, not the wifi, and then, I read here that you can't use a TPLink wifi extender to boost your Arlo Signal.

 

After all that, I read that https://kb.arlo.com/5568/How-can-I-extend-the-range-of-my-Arlo-system and I am lost ! lol

 

I did a little sketch (see in the file).

 

I know I could put the base near where my slope start, but I have nothing to protect the base from the weather, I could build a waterproof box, but its start to be complicated.

 

Is there a way to do it?

 

Thanks 

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
Guru TomMac Guru
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Wifi extender will not work as the cams link only to the base unit .

 

The only real way to expand coverage is to add aditional bases , but they do need as you mentioned a weatherproof area and etherent connection. This you would have to do.

 

 

The only camera that would seem to work for this would be a GO camera that work on cell service ( if you have good cell coverage ) as it doesn't need connection and is weather proof. Down side is cost and data plan

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QcGold Aspirant
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Thanks for the reply.

 

I need to set up that for a couple of weeks, not a year-long thing.

 

So, if I buy a wifi waterproof enclosure on Amazon and a 100" Ethernet cable that goes from my house/router to my fence (60 feet from the house), where you can see directly where I want the second Arlo (about 150" ), that could work?

 

I'm willing to take the risk to lose the base if there is too much humidity.

 

Guru TomMac Guru
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The ethernet is good for a max of about 300ft, so 100 ft shouldn't be an issue.

 

I have run a unit for a short time in tupperware with a vent hole / screened ( to keep out bugs )... fed the extension cord into it also for the ac.

 

good luck... if you get it to the top of the hill edge , it may work  without issue due to with a direct line of sight to the lower camera. Testing will tell. ( I've gotten clear line of site to a couple hundred ft ( no walls ) )

 

If you can post some pics to let others know how you did it

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