My SUCW is connected by CAT6 cables from camera>poe injector>router. However it always shows as connected @ 100MBps whereas other wired devices all show 1000MBps.
Is this normal?
Is the ring PoE injector only capable of a 100MBps (equivalent to old CAT5 wiring)?
Great question @Labrajaws! Are the other wired devices which are reporting gigabit speeds Ring devices? Our devices only require a certain amount of network resources to operate and should not need to receive anything beyond 100 MBps, especially when connected via POE. This is simply how the injector delegates resources as needed.
The Ring Stick Up Cam ethernet uses a 100 adapter, and so will connect at that speed. The Ring Cam will never use more than 5 (being generous). So a gigabit connection would add no value.
This is a great topic and I'm interested in some of the technical details. I have my wired cam connected to a POE managed switch and I have a managed traffic monitor behind my wireless controller/google mesh network prior to hitting my router. When I look at traffic flow from the wireless controller, I see wifi only traffic, which includes "all" of my ring cameras. From the managed switch at the POE, I see only POE supported power route, not data traffic. So I'm confused, are these cams using wifi only to communicate ? It would appear they are.
My plan was to hook these cameras up with ethernet & POE. The POE works but the data connection isn't working good enough to send consistent video over ethernet.
I've tried everything to get it to connect that way but it just won't work properly. So at the moment it is being powered by POE but sending data via WiFi. This is the case with both my cameras. I've searched and found others having problems but no solutions.
Hooked up a second camera to the same ethernet connection and had the same problem. It's not the cable because my laptop gets a high quality 1000 Mb connection. Can't make any sense of it. Spoke to Ring support and got basic, "reboot it, reset to factory and start over, reboot router, reboot modem...." None of this helped.
I have four Ring POE cams. They all work just fine as designed. All ethernet, no wifi conections. They are connected using individual POE injectors. All I can tell you is they do work as advertised, at least mine do.
Thanks Brad. Mine are hooked to a netgear POE switch which meets all the requirements. I'll try an individual POE injector to see if that helps.