WiFi Distance Booster
xmartO Dream Liner
What is xmartO Dream Liner?
The xmartO Dream Liner is a technology that enable users to boost the WiFi distance.
How it works?
The current WiFi camera systems take the NVR as the only center and hub. All cameras need to connect to the NVR respectively.
The xmartO Dream Liner technology uses cameras in middle as repeaters. That way, further cameras connect to closer cameras 1st, and then to the NVR as a group.
This theoretically doubles/ triples the current WiFi distance.
How do I get the xmartO Dream Liner tech. into my current xmartO camera system?
In the Dream Liner settings, below is strongly suggested:
1. Cameras and NVR stay connected to constant power
2. NVR needs to stay ONLINE.
3. Move cameras to same roomwith NVR, or close enough to ensure they receive data and command from NVR constantly.
1. Upgrade NVR and IP camera's firmwares to obtain the feature.(Optional. Only needed if your NVR version is earlier than 188.8.131.52; camera version is ealier than 1.6.3)
Customers who receive systems with new firmware can skip this step.
Step 1: Upgrade NVR's firmware to version 184.108.40.206 or later. How to >>
Step 2: Upgrade cameras' firmware to version 1.6.3 or later. How to>>
a) Make sure your system is connected to Internet and stays ONLINE.
b) In NVR's menu, click right button on mouse, go to System Setting - System Admin - IPC Maintenance; select all camera and click "Start" to do online upgrade.
c) After upgrade, click right button on mouse - Device manage - Refresh to find cameras - click "Auto Add" to add them to channels.
Tips: If all cameras came back after upgrade, you can skip this step.
If you cannot upgrade IPC firmware from online, you can also do it via USB Storage.
b) Go to System Setting - System Admin - IPC Maintenance, upgrade the IPC from USB storage.
2. Set it up
a) Consider your planned mounting spots of cameras. If you've already mounted all cameras, be clear which camera you want to use as repeater.
b) Click right button on mouse - Device manage - Repeater, you will enter the repeater setting page.
In the above situation, click + behind CH1, add CH2 to connect to CH1. Click Apply to save the Dream Liner.
CH1 and CH2 will lose connection for some seconds and connect back automatically.
Click "Refresh" to check if the Dream Line is successfully built.
Tips: If you have multiple lines to build, try build one each time to avoid system freeze up. If it happens your system freezes up during Dream Line building, wait patiently till it goes back to operatable status. If it stays freezed, unplug power and enter the setting page again.
Test if it works.
Go back to the NVR screen; wait for a few minutes and check if the camera connection works.
If it does, go ahead to mount the cameras; if it does not, CAM2 may have too much obstacles to reach CAM1, change the locaiton of cameras.
How to disable the Dream Liner feature.
Click right button on mouse - Device manage - Repeater; in the Repeater setting page, click button CH2 behind CH1 to delete it from the line. Apply the setting.
Q: Is there a long distance version with Dream Liner feature, and another one without it?
Q: Why I cannot get the Dream Liner feature work?
a) For firmware upgrade case, IP cameras get firmware update from NVR wirelessly, so it is suggested to take the cameras closer to NVR if you cannot upgrade certain cameras.
b) For Dream Liner setting case, the job is to form a WiFi relay chain. Mind all the obstacles and plan the chain reasonably. Please make sure all the devices in the chain have enough signal to previous and next device.
Q: I purchased my system recently. Why I still receive it with old firmware?