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How to Connect Your Devices from a Long Distance?

By TP-Link Editorial Group

Building a wireless and wired network within a home is always easy. There are many easy-to-find options—Whole Home Mesh WiFi, WiFi 6 Routers, 4G WiFi Routers, Range Extenders, Powerline Adapters, and SOHO Switches.

When it comes to building connections to places kilometers away, the situation is more complicated. The standard Ethernet cable and wireless products can only support the transmission of up to several hundred meters away.

So how do you connect your devices to networks over a long distance? Fiber and long-range WiFi is the solution.

Option 1: Flexible Fiber Connections Using Media Converters

Long-distance wired connections lend themselves towards optic fiber, combined with Media Converters, SFP Modules, and switches.

Media Converters convert data primarily between fiber (optical signal) and copper (electric signal), also called Fiber Transceivers. TP-Link offers Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) and Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbps) Media Converters to realize reliable network connections. They make the long-distance network deployment of surveillance cameras in businesses, factories, and parks more straightforward. A diverse range of media converters is available, offering different maximum transmission distances between 2 km and 20 km.

100 Mbps Media Converters Benefit Flexible Surveillance

TP-Link Fast Ethernet Media Converters address the needs of flexible long-range surveillance deployment with optical fibers. It provides a cost-effective path extending an existing network's operating distance. Media Converters are ideal for surveillance networks in businesses, industrial parks, scenic areas, or large outdoor areas.


Gigabit Media Converters—Long-Range PtP Connections with Fiber

TP-Link Gigabit Media Converters easily extend the distance of an existing gigabit network. Long-range point-to-point connections are built with the gigabit fiber converters. They are ideal for connecting the network in multiple buildings, remote surveillance systems, and automated factory equipment. The network equipment in factory production lines, in greenhouses, or on farms are generally deployed away from the central network. Optical fibers usually are used to provide stable and long-distance connections.


Option 2: High-Speed Fiber Connections Using SFP Modules

SFP Modules with switches realize long-distance reliable network connections, with TP-Link offering Gigabit SFP Modules and 10G SFP+ Modules. SFP/SFP+ Modules provide different maximum transmission distances of between 300 m to 20 km. They are mostly used in the machine rooms of enterprises, parks, campuses, and other large areas.


Option 3: Long-Range Wireless Networking Using Outdoor Wireless Broadband

Pharos wireless broadband should not be missed when you are looking for wireless connections for your remote outdoor cameras in the farm or building a wireless network on a hill. Pharos is TP-Link's next-generation outdoor product series. It provides long-range outdoor wireless networking for applications such as Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), Enterprise Bridge (PtP), and Wireless Surveillance (PtMP). Sector CPE and Dish CPE offers different maximum transmission distances across several kilometers.


More information about TP-Link long-distance solutions:

Media Converters >

SFP/SFP+ Modules >

Pharos Wireless Broadband >

More information about TP-Link Omada outdoor WiFi solution:

Omada Outdoor WiFi Solution>

Contact: pr@tp-link.com

TP-Link Editorial Group

TP-Link Editorial Group

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