Okay. but does the router need to be weather proof? The tower where the cameras are mounted on is on the other side of the yard on top of a 25 Ft (7.6 meter) tower. For example I have a pond system in my backyard. It takes a 50 Ft (15.2 meter) power cable to run that. That's half the distance I would need to run the cable to the router. By the time the cables back to the router it might as well be hooked straight to my computer. The description in the link said the camera's weather proof if installed in a weatherproof enclosure. I mean one of these days I may do it but I'd need to look into it heavily.
It comes in a weather-proof housing. It's connected to the router with a single cable. The sytem is called Power over Ethernet (PoE). The single cable provides power and sends the data to the router. I hope to position the camera about 15 feet up close to the room where the router is so the cable will only be 10 feet or so.
Can you position your webcam closer to the room where your router is? It just needs a decent view of the sky.
After all one of my biggest fears is spending allot of money doing something wrong and everything goes bust and be an expensive loss. Before I bought my VP2 I spent months studying a PDF of VP2 manual like a text book so when I got it I knew how to set it up with minimal error. I will admit I'm not the brightest bulb in the box. which is why I try to obtain as much info as possable for a purchase.
I did pretty much the same. I think it's vital to research something like this pretty thoroughly so you don't make a big mistake. You've already shown your intelligence by doing your homework! And yes, I took an age before buying the VP2 because over here they're a lot more expensive.
Believe it or not I envy your weather. Here in Texas it's day after day of sun and heat.
Joy! Send it over! But seriously I wouldn't want your searing heat. I go to Spain each year and the heat makes it too uncomfortable. It's a rare day in the UK when it's too hot to sleep and very few of us have air-cond.
We're in a stage 3 going on 4 drought. Everything's turning brown and the fire risk is high. Cloudy days maybe depressing but as along as you don't have a flooding rain your doing better than we are. Droughts cause allot of damage. Yesterday and the day before we got lucky. Had a rare July storm and both days were mostly cloudy so we were excited. Sun comes out things start to dry out again. If we could exchange weather that would be awesome. I'll give you some of our sunny days for some of your cloudy days.
Believe it or not much of England was placed under drought orders this spring. That means no hosepipes or paddling pools in people's gardens if filled with a hose. Since then it hasn't stopped raining! April and June have been particularly wet and the last few months have been very dull. I suppose we always wish for things we don't have! Happily swap a few of our days for yours.