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Arlo Q - Separate Wireless network?

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Apat
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Hey Arlo Users! 

 

Alright so we are looking to monitor our 10k sqft building with an Arlo Q system...  One of our issues is our wifi network. 

We already use our wireless network for multiple laptops and mobile devices and I am worried that adding 8 Arlo Q cameras to that network will be too taxing... Is that a valid concern? 

 

A reasonable solution to us seemed to be getting a separate / dedicated wifi router for just the Arlo system. Does that make sense? If so, could we simply run an ethernet cable from our current network - to a new wireless router? 

 

Lastly, about how much upload bandwidth does each Arlo Q system need? 

 

Thanks! 

Model: VMC3040 | Arlo-Q HD with Audio
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TomMac
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Each Q camera when streaming can hit a max of aprox 1.5Mbs

 

So yes it can easily put a load on a system if you upload is on the low end and you get 3-4 streaming at the same time.

On the regular Arlo cams there is a max of 5 cameras steaming at same time ( but that is a base limitation ) not sure if the Q follows that limit

 

The Q Plus cam can use ethernet and POE.... since ethernet has a max range of about 300ft , ( not knowing the layout ) that may be a better choice for connections over wifi ( a lot of metal in building ?)

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