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  • Can two cameras be connected via one cable?

    No. Reolink PoE cameras can be powered over the Ethernet cable, and the Ethernet cable can transmit both data and PoE power.

    You may run 1 Ethernet cable from the NVR to a PoE switch, then plug 2 cameras (up to 3 cameras) into the PoE switch.

    However, please don't split 1 Ethernet cable into 2 RJ45 connectors, as 1 PoE port can't provide enough power for 2 cameras. And also, the Ethernet splitter doesn't support 2 cameras connecting to the network at the same time.

  • Can I use a 3rd party ethernet cable with Reolink products?

    Yes. All Reolink IP cameras come with a CAT5 Ethernet cable in the package.

    Our cameras support T-568B connectors and CAT5, CAT6, and CAT7 with 8 PIN Ethernet cables.

    Check more details in Wiring-Standard-of-Ethernet-Cable

    Thus, you can use your own Ethernet cable or any other 3rd party Ethernet Cable which meets the wiring standard of your choice.

    Note: The maximum length of the camera supported is about 270 feet.
  • What ethernet cable can work with Reolink PoE cameras?

    Reolink PoE cameras support T-568B connectors and CAT5, CAT6, and CAT7 with 8 PIN Ethernet cables. You can purchase an Ethernet cable from Reolink's official website: Reolink - Ethernet Cable.

    The maximum length of the camera supports is 80 meters (about 262 feet).


  • What is the ethernet cable length in the order/package?

    For the standalone cameras, there is a 1m (3.3ft) Cat5e Ethernet Cable included in the package.

    In the standard NVR kits, there is a 1m Cat 5e Ethernet Cable and one 18m (59ft) network cable for each camera.

    1. Reolink devices support T-568B connectors and CAT5e, CAT6, and CAT7 with 8 PIN Ethernet cables. 
    2. The maximum cable length between the camera and NVR is no more than 80 meters.
    3. Bundle kits may not include 18m cables. You can check What's in the Box on the product overview page or contact Reolink Support Team to confirm.