Before you can configure wireless camera to connect to your router wirelessly, you need to get the following information first. Usually you can find them on your wireless router. If you don’t know how to get it, please contact the representative of your wireless router.
- The SSID, or the network name of your wireless router
- Wireless security settings on your wireless router.
After gather the information above, you can follow the steps below to configure the camera.
Step 1 Using an Ethernet cable to connect the camera to the LAN port of the wireless router first. We need wired connection to configure the router at the very beginning.
Step 2 On a desktop or laptop which is connected to the same wireless router, open Intelligent IP Installer (you can found it in the disk) and then highlight your camera.
Click Link to IE button, IE will automatically started and the login window will be prompted. Type in the username and password, you will be able to see the web configuration interface.
Or as now you know the IP address of the camera, you can manually type in the IP address in the address bar of other web browser such as Chrome.
Step 3 Go to SETTING->BASIC->Network->Wireless page. To enable wireless function, check the option on.
Step 4 Click Refresh button, all the available wireless APs will be listed in the wireless network box. Highlight on your wireless router’s network name. Then fill in following content:
1. Select the corresponding Authentication, Encryption and type in the correct Passphrase or password which should match with the wireless settings in your wireless router.
If you are not sure about the information, please contact with the representative of your wireless router.
2. Select Obtain an IP address automatically (DHCP) and Obtain DNS server addresses automatically. Click OK and the camera will start to connect to the router wirelessly.
Step 5 After connect successfully, you can check the IP address assigned by the wireless router. There are mainly three methods you can use to check it.
Method 1: You can see IP address comes up in the wireless setting page of the IP camera.
Method 2: Use Intelligent IP Installer. A new IP address comes up in the list after the IP camera was connected to the wireless router successfully.
Method 3: Check the DHCP clients list in the web management page of your wireless router.
In Step 4, you can also assign an fixed IP address for the camera. Just choose use the following IP address and enter IP address, subnetmask, gateway and DNS information accordingly. Just keep in mind that the IP address you assigned to the camera should not be taken by other devices in your home network.
Step 5 Unplug the Ethernet cable and the camera is now connected to wireless router wirelessly. You can use any of your desktop and laptop in the network to surveillance the camera now.