When running a Wired configuration between cameras and your iPad, we recommend Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) as an alternative to regular Ethernet.
Power-Over-Ethernet works like a regular Ethernet connection with the exception it runs power to your iPhones and iPads all day, so you don't have to worry about losing power.
Gigabit Ethernet Router (4 port)
A Gb Ethernet Internet router manages video traffic and provides Internet access to the Director Pad
Gigabit Power-over-Ethernet Hub
A High Power (130W) Gigabit Power-over Ethernet (POE) switch connects iPhones, iPad, and any other digital devices and provides power all day.
It's easy to connect Power-Over-Ethernet and gain the reliability of wired connection. The Gigabit PoE adapter accepts a POE Ethernet connection and makes a connection to iOS devices via a lightning connector.
After everything's connected, you can go to your iPad "Settings"...
and confirm the Ethernet connection has been assigned an ip address
Next, in director pad confirm your cameras are available