I have a Wyze base station and a couple of outdoor cams. I would like to connect the Wyze base station to my NetGear LB1120 cell modem (on Verizon). The cell modem has a single Ethernet port, no WiFi. The base station has an Ethernet port, but to be able to configure the Wyze outdoor network via my iPhone it requires that I have a WiFi network that both are connected to. So I bought a NetGear N600 WiFi router just so I could configure the base station. The cell modem is connected to the WiFi router and a LAN port of the router is connected to the Wyze base Station. This all works fine and I configured everything on my iPhone app and it works great. The problem I have is, why do I need this router? I am not using WiFi anymore. I’ve tried bypassing the router and plugging the cell modem directly into the base station but then I lose connection to the base station through the app (both cams seem to still be connected to the base station) .
I have all of this mounted inside a NEMA enclosure along with a 12V, 7Ah battery, solar charging circuit, 12V-5V DC converter for CAM charging. The router, base station and cell modem are all 12 VDC devices. Currently I am using a 10W solar panel, but will probably need a larger solar panel and possibly a larger battery. I would like to eliminate the WiFi router as it is an additional battery drain. I don’t understand why the WiFi router is required at this point.
Is it possible to use the base station without a wireless network now that I already have if configured and working? If so, what will I need to do to configure the base station and the cell modem to bypass the router?
I couldn’t find this question posted here and this is my first time posting to the community. Let me know if this isn’t the best place to post my questions. Looking for help from someone whose done this before.