What is Ethernet

Ethernet

What is Ethernet

 

Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies commonly used in "local area networks" (LANs) and over a period of time has largely replaced older competing wired LAN systems such as token ring.

Nowadays nearly every home has a connection to the Internet utilising a Router that provides WiFi but the humble Ethernet connection - those funny looking plug socket things on the back of your Router - is still present!

Home Automation systems commonly use Ethernet connectivity for their "central" controller or gateway because a hard-wired connection still comes out on top if you need fast and reliable communications.

Connecting Ethernet devices

Foscam Camera

Step 1

Step 2

Ethernet

Plug-in both Ethernet and Power cables

Use the Foscam IP Camera Tool to configure your newly added camera

Vera Plus

Step 1

Step 2

Ethernet

Plug-in both Ethernet and Power cables

Access home.getvera.com to configure your Vera controller

Note: Some steps removed