How to connect a Wireless IP Camera to WiFi

This video demonstrates how to connect the following wireless ip cameras to a WiFi router:

In this video we’ll learn how to connect your wireless IP camera to Wi-Fi. After connecting the camera to your network with an Ethernet cable, enter its IP address in the URL bar. It’s important to note that all of our equipment comes with a default IP address of including our NVR’s to avoid an IP conflict on the network connect and configure each camera .

To make sure the camera’s web interface has full functionality, check to see if the browser settings are correct. Go to [Internet Options > security tab > Trusted sites > Sites] Make sure this check box is not marked then add this page to the trusted sites and close. Then click customized and scroll down to Active X controls and plug-ins. We want to enable everything that is within this category. Mine has already been configured. Once that’s finished click on ok and ok again. Now log in as the administrator. Click to download the plug-in. Then click run at the bottom of the screen. Click install. Now you can see the video feed. Now click [Setup > Network > TCP/IP] We want the wireless address to be so I’ll change the wired IP to avoid a conflict.

Click the dropdown box next to Ethernet Card and select wireless. Set it to the default, and to static addressing. Modify the IP address to suit your network. I’ll have to change the last two octets on the device and the gateway. Now click save. You’ll notice I’ve been logged out, and the URL has changed. This configuration step shown must be done for each IP address there is a camera connected to in order for the web service to function properly. Go to [Setup > Network > Wi-Fi] If the check box for enabled is not checked, check it to enable Wi-Fi. Click Search SSID to discover the available networks in range. The SSID is the name of the wireless network your router broadcasts. In this case, I’ll be connecting to the gate cam SSID. Double click the network you want to join and enter the password. Click on connect and allow the device to join. This may take a moment.

You are now connected to the Wi-Fi. Check the info to be sure the network scheme is correct. Once finished disconnect the device from the Ethernet cable and power. Leave the power unplugged for 10 seconds, then plug in the power source only. Allow the IP camera 5-10 minutes to connect to your network.

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Anthony Berlin

Sales & Technical Support Specialist at 123CCTV
Anthony is a graduate of the University of Buffalo and loves tinkering with computers and is an avid programmer. At 123CCTV he provides Pre- and Post- Sales Technical Support, and is our staff writer who loves to review and test the latest security cameras. Connect with Anthony via: Google+.
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