Quick Installation Guide FI8620

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Model: FI8620

Quick Installation Guide

Outdoor Dome Water-proof Network Camera

 

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Quick Installation Guide – For Windows OS

Package Contents

  • IP Camera FI8620 x 1 DC Power Adapter (12V-2.0A) x 1 Network Cable x 1 Mounting Bracket .x 1 Quick Installation Guide x 1 CD-ROM with Setup Software .x 1
  • Warranty Card x 1

    Quick Installation Guide Flow Chart Quick Installation Diagram

    Hardware Installation

    Software Installation
             

    Login the Camera

    Remote Access Setup

    Other Settings

        

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    Start Installation

    1. Hardware Installation

  1. Open the package. Take out the camera out of the box carefully.
  2. Get the camera connected to the router, and get it powered.

Use the network cable to connect the camera to the router or the switch in the LAN network at your home or your office. Plug in the power. The small green light on RJ45 will turn on.

Figure 1.1 Plug the network cable


2. Software Installation

Insert the CD into the CD drive of your computer and find the folder “For Windows OS”. Select the IP Camera Tool folder. Double click IPCamSetup.exe to install, it pops up a window as below (Fig.1.2). Just click button “Next” to finish the installation.

Figure 1.2 Click Next, next to continue the installation

Figure 1.3 Click Close to finish installation, and get computer restarted

A shortcut icon will appear on your desktop after the IP Camera Tool software installation is successfully completed.

Figure 1.4 Shortcut icon

3. Login the Camera

Double click the IP Camera Tool icon and the following screen should appear.

Figure 1.5 IP Camera Tool Windows

 

The IP camera tool should find the camera’s IP automatically after you plug in the network cable. If not, please make sure that DHCP is enabled on your router and that MAC address filtering, firewalls and anti-virus are disabled temporarily until the camera is set up.

Double click the LAN IP address of the camera, it pops up a password dialog box.

Figure 1.6 Enter the username and password

Camera supports three-level users management: admin, user and guest.The default “admin” user name and password are all “admin”, the default “user” user name and password are all “user”, and the default “guest” user name and password are all “guest”. Different usernames have different permissions. Admin user has the highest authority. He can do any settings. Guest has the lowest authority.

There are two login methods. One is Video View for PC user, the other is Mobile View for Mobile user. Please choose Video View if you are using PC now.

Figure 1.8 Surveillance Windows

Congratulations! You have succeeded in accessing in the camera by wired connection. Just leave all the menus alone before you finish the quick installation.

Note     The default administrator user name and password are all admin.

For the first time using you have to download the ActixeX and install it. For IE browser you can download the ActiveX from the login UI, for Firefox,Google Chrome and Safari, you should download QuickTime Player as the ActiveX from other website. (For more details: see user manual)

If you are still unable to see a live video, try shutting down any firewall or anti-virus software on your computer.

4. Remote Access Settings

We have been able to access the camera within the LAN network, but how to access the camera via WAN or via internet? We have to do Remote Access Settings before we want to access the camera outside the LAN network.

4.1 Static IP user

Static IP users do not need to set DDNS service settings for remote access. When you have finished connecting the camera using LAN and port forwarding, you can access the camera directly from the Internet by the WAN IP and port number.

  • Obtain the WAN IP from IPCAM

Please choose “For Administrator” and click “Remote Access“.

Figure 1.9 Obtain the WAN IP from IPCAM

Click show, you will see the WAN IP as below.

Figure 2.0 WAN IP

  • How to Obtain the WAN IP from a public website

To obtain your WAN IP address, enter the following URL in your browser:

http://www.whatismyip.com.The webpage at this address will show you the current WAN IP.

Figure 2.1 Get to know the WAN IP address of the router

Access the IP Camera from the Internet

You can access the IP Camera from the Internet (remote access). Enter the WAN IP address and port number in IE browser or other browsers you use. For example, Http:// 218.17.160.187:85

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Make sure port mapping (or also known as port forwarding) is successful. You can do port mapping in two ways.

  1. Enter the setting page of the router to enable UPNP function. Then login the camera as administrator, choose UPnP Settings to enable UPNP and make sure the state is “UPnP success”.
  2. Do port forwarding manually. (details: Fig.2.5)

If your router has a Virtual Server, it will do port mapping. Please add the camera’s LAN IP and port which you set in basic network settings to the Virtual map list.

Note:
If you plug the camera in a router, it will have dynamic IP address and you need to set DDNS service settings to view it remotely.

4.2 How to configure Remote Access Settings (For dynamic IP user)

  1. Step 1
    Go to the website http://www.no-ip.com
    to create a free hostname

Firstly: Login on http://www.no-ip.com and click No-IP Free to register.

Figure 2.2 Register a user name on http://www.no-ip.com

Please register the account step by step according to instructions on http://www.no-ip.com

After registration, please login your email which used to register. You will receive an email from website as below, please click the link to activate your ACCOUNT as indicated in email.

Secondly: Login the link with the registered username and password to create your domain name.


Figure 2.3 Login the link to create a domain name


Figure 2.4 Create a domain name

Please create the domain name step by step according to instructions on http://www.no-ip.com

  1. Step 2, DO DDNS Service Settings within the Camera

Please set DDNS within the camera by hostname, a user name and password you’ve got from http://www.no-ip.com

Take hostname ycxgwp.no-ip.info, user name foscam, password foscam2012 for example.

Firstly, goes to option of Remote Access on the administrator panel and enable DDNS.

Secondly, select No-ip.com as a server.

Thirdly, fill foscam as DDNS user, fill password foscam2012 as DDNS password, fill ycxgwp.no-ip.info as DDNS domain and server URL, Then click save to make effect.

Note If failed, please double check if you have input the correct hostname, user name, and password, and try to redo the settings.

  1. Step 3,Make Port Forwarding of the HTTP Port of the camera

What is port forwarding?

If you have no concept of Port Forwarding, please open the webpage http://portforward.com/help/portforwarding.htm to learn some knowledge of Port Forwarding.

Or Use Google to check out what is port forwarding.

How to do port forwarding within the router

Example: The camera’s LAN IP address is http://192.168.1.35:88 ,

Firstly, login the router, goes to the menu of Port Forwarding or Port Trigger (or named Virtue Server on some brands of router). Take Linksys brand router as an example, Login the router, and goes to Applications & Gaming->Single Port Forwarding.

Secondly, Create a new column by LAN IP address & HTTP Port No. of the camera within the router showed as below.


Figure2.5 Port forwarding

Step 4, Use domain name to access the camera via internet

After the port forwarding is finished, you can use the domain name+ http no. to access the camera via internet. Take hostname ycxgwp.no-ip.info for example, the accessing link of the camera via internet would be http:// ycxgwp.no-ip.info:88

How to test if the accessing link is working

1) Just enter http:// Domain name + HTTP Port on the IE bar, to see if the camera is accessible. 2) Send the link http:// Domain name + HTTP Port to your friend to have a test, to check if the camera is accessible

5. Other Settings

Congratulations!

You have finished the quick installation of the camera. You can take time to play the camera.

Please refer to the electronic user manual burned in the CD-ROM for other settings. Other advanced software settings, such as Alarm, Email Settings, User Settings.

If you have problem with FOSCAM IP camera, please first contact FOSCAM reseller for solving the problems. If our reseller cannot provide service, pls contact our service department: tech@foscam.com .

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How to set a static IP address For H.264 camera?

How to set a static IP address For H.264 camera?

Suitable for H.264 camera: FI8601W, FI8602W, FI8605W, FI8608W, FI8620

Step 1: Log into camera click For Administrator Basic Network Settings.

Select Fixed IP Address for IP Configuration Type.

The first three numbers of camera’s IP address are the same as router which the camera is connected. The last number is between 1~255 and it’s unique on this network.

Subnet mask is 255.255.255.0

Gateway and DNS Server are both the IP address of the router.

Set a HTTP Port number for camera.

Click Apply to save the settings.

setting ip address

Note: After IP address is changed, please access camera with the static IP address and port number. Eg: http://192.168.0.190:8090

How to view FI860xW’s real-time page on Firefox, Google

How to view FI860xW’s real-time page on Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari?

Step 1: Install and open quick time, click Edit > Preferences > QuickTime Preferences…


Step 2: Click Advanced, select Custom on Transport Setup. Select HTTP on Transport Protocol and 80 on Port ID.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Log into camera on Firefox or Google. Click Run this time to run QuickTime Player



Note: This is not suitable for Firefox on Windows 7 64-bit Operating System.

 


 

 

User Manual

 

Model: FI8906W

 

Ourdoor Wireless IP Camera


 

Front Panel

 

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Figure 1.1

 

  1. WIFI Antenna: Wireless Antenna
  2. LENS: CMOS sensor with fixed focus lens

     

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  3. Infrared LED: 60 IR LEDs

    Back View

     


    RJ45 Port

    DC 5V Power Jack

     

     

    LAN: RJ-45/10-100 Base T

    Power: DC 5V/2A Power supply

    RESET BUTTON:

    Reset

    Figure 1.2

    1. Press and hold down the RESET BUTTON for 10 seconds. Release the power button and IP camera will be reset back to the factory default parameter.
    2. Press and hold down the RESET BUTTON about 4 seconds, then press the WPS button on the router, then you can use the WPS function. (For more details: please read Wireless Settings in the User Manual)

 

Bottom View

 


There are up to three labels located on the body of the camera; this is an important feature of original Foscam cameras. If your camera does not have labels as shown in Figure 1.3 ,it may be a clone one. Cloned Foscam cameras can not use original firmware and are not eligible for warranty or technical services.

 


S/N of FOSCAM

 

MAC Address of wireless connection

 

FOSCAM domain name

MAC Address of wired connection

 

 

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Figure 1.3

2 Surveillance Software GUI

 

Please refer to the Quick Installation Guide if you install the camera at first time. After finishing quick installation, you can take time to learn the operation of the software.

 

2.1 Login Window

 

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Figure 2.1

 

Please check the login window above, it was divided to 6 sections from no. 1 to 6.

 

Section1 Select Language

 

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FOSCAM camera supports multi-languages, such as English, Spanish, Deutsch and so on. You can select the language you need via pull down the dropdown toolbar and click on the language to switch.

Section2 FOSCAM Website Link

There is an access link to Foscam website homepage, if you need tech support you can contact Foscam directly.

 

Section3 ActiveX Mode

 

If your PC is windows based OS, such as Windows XP, Windows7, Windows Vista and you are using IE-based browsers like IE6, IE7, IE8, please choose IE ActiveX Mode login mode.

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Section4 Server Push Mode

 

If you are using non-IE based browser, like Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome please choose Server Push Mode mode.

 

Section5 Mobile Phone

 

If you are using the Mobile to access the camera, here you need to select Mobile Phone login mode.

 

Section6 Note

 

 

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Note that when you login the camera, please select the corresponding login mode.

2.2 Surveillance Window

 

Select the ActiveX mode and you will enter the surveillance window.

 


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Section1 Device Name

Figure 2.2

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Default device name is Anonymous. You can define a name for your camera as you like (Please go to chapter 3.1 and read how to set it)

 

Section2 Multi-Device Window

 


 

 

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The firmware inside the camera supports up to maximum of 9 cameras being monitoring at the same time. You can add other cameras in multi-device setting (read chapter 3.5).


 

. Figure 2.3

 

Section3 Image Parameters Settings

 


OSD

 

 

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OSD is used to add timestamp on the video. There are five text colors to choose from: Black, red, yellow, white, blue.

Add OSD on record

 

Select this option if you want to add a timestamp to recordings.

Resolution

 

1) 320×240——-QVGA

2) 640×480——-VGA

 

There are two resolutions, the bigger one (VGA) is 640×480 pixels, and the smaller one (QVGA) is 320×240 pixels. The bigger the resolution, the better of the image quality is, but the lower the frame rate is. If you are accessing the camera via internet and want to get more fluent video streaming, please select resolution QVGA 320×240.

 

Mode

 

  1. 50HZ ———Indoor surveillance (Region: Europe, China)
  2. 60HZ ———Indoor surveillance (Region: USA, Canada)
  3. Outdoor——-Outdoor surveillance (Region: All over the world)

 

There are three options within the menu of Mode: 50HZ, 60HZ and Outdoor. It depends on the frequency of the electricity and surveillance model (indoors & outdoor). Please choose outdoor mode, when the camera was installed outside.

 

Fps

 

1) Max———- Maximum frame rate

2) 20fps, 15fps, 10fps, 5fps,4fps,3fps,2fps,1fps, 5fps, 1fps ,1/2fps,1/3fps,1/4fps,1/5fps——- customized frame rate

 

You can choose option within the menu of Fps to adjust the frame rate. It is often used in LAN network when you want to lower the frame rate, so that you can save more bandwidth.

 

Brightness

 

Default parameter is 6, you can adjust the brightness of the image by clicking plus or minus button.

 

Contrast

 

Default parameter is 4, you can adjust the contrast of the image by clicking plus or minus button.

 

Flip & Mirror

 

 

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You can flip the image by enabling Flip button, or mirror the image by enabling Mirror button.

Section4 IR Lights Buttons

 


: Click this icon, all the IR lights will turn on.

 

: Click this icon to turn off IR lights.

 


Section5 Device Management

 

Device Management ——Path to Administrator Control Panel, Click it, and it will lead to Administrator Control Panel.

 

Section6 Record & Snapshot & Full Screen Buttons

 


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1——Record Button Click it and it pop-up a path-setting window, you can select the storage path and the record file name. At the same time the record icon changes to ,, Click it again

 

and stop recording.

 

2——Snapshot Click it to make snapshot and it pop-up a window which picture you snapshot, right click in the window and save the picture to anywhere you want.

3——Full Screen Click it to make full-screen, or you can double click the surveillance screen to make full-screen.

 

Section7 Play/Stop Buttons

 


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1——Play Click it to play the video of the camera

 

 

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2——Stop Click it to stop the video of the camera

 


 

Record and multi-device function are controlled by ActiveX controller, therefore Firefox or Google Chrome, Safari browsers will not allow these functions.

For Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, you should select the Server Push Mode and you can see the following screen:

 


 

 

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Figure 2.4

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    Click the bar “Device Management”, goes to Administrator Control Panel to make advanced camera settings.

     

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      Figure 3.1

       

      1——Device ID MAC ID of the camera by wired connection

       

      2—–Device Firmware Version System Firmware version of the camera

       

      3—–Device Web UI Version Web UI firmware version of the camera

       

      4—–Alias Name of the camera

       

      5—–Alarm Status The status of Alarm Service Setting

       

       

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      6—–DDNS Status The status of DDNS Setting 7—–UPnP Status The status of UPnP Setting 8—–MSN Status The status of MSN Setting

      Another Way:

       

      Double click the the icon “IP Camera.exe” , select the camera IP, right click and select the Basic Properties, you can also see the Firmware Version and MAC Address, such as the following screen:

       


       

      Figure 3.2

       


       

       

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      Figure 3.3

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      Default alias is Anonymous. You can define a name for your camera here such as apple. Click

      Submit to save your changes. The alias name supports special characters.

       

      Click the option here to modify the device name

      Enter the device name as you like. Use different names to identify multi-cameras

       


      Figure 3.4

       

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      Choose the time zone of your country. You can choose Sync with NTP Server or Sync with PC Time. If your country implements the Daylight Saving Time, that option can also be selected.

       

      Go to Data &Time Settings

       

       

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      Figure 3.5

       

      Select the time zone belong to your region

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      Here you can create users and set permission levels, visitor, operator or administrator. Click Submit to save these settings. The camera will reboot.

       

      You can set different permission levels, but at least one administrator

       


      Figure 3.6

       

      Here you can also set one important file locations for the camera, the Alarm Record Path. Simply click Browse and choose the path to the required folder.

       

      The Alarm Record Path location is used to store automatically recorded files when the camera is activated by motion. (See set motion alarm. Figure 3.39) The default path for Alarm Record Path is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents.

       

      NOTE: In Windows7 or Vista, if you cannot set the paths.:

       

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      Windows7 or Vista’s security level is higher than Windows XP/2000.For “set record path” function, user should add the Device IP address to the Internet Explorer’s ‘Trusted sites’ first. The step is: IE browseràToolàInternet ProperàSecurityàTrusted sitesàSitesàAdd

    5.  

      If you want to view multi-surveillance screens on one window, you need to login one camera, and set it as the main device, and do Multi-Device Settings, add other cameras to the first one camera. Before you do multi-cams settings, you need to assign different port such as 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 to the cameras if there is 8 cams installed.

      The firmware within the camera can support a maximum of 9 devices monitoring all at the same time.

       

      1. Add cameras in LAN

         


        In Multi-Device Settings page, you can see all devices searched in LAN. The 1st Device is the default one. You can add more cameras in the list in LAN for monitoring. The camera’s software supports up to 9 IP Cameras online simultaneously. Click The 2nd Device and click the item in the Device List in LAN, the Alias, Host and Http Port will be filled in the boxes below automatically. Enter the correct username and password then click Add. Add more cameras in the same way. After all cameras have been added, choose Submit.

         

        1 Click it, alias, host and HTTP Port will be filled in the following boxes automatically

         

        2 Enter the User name and password of the 2nd camera

         

        3 Click Add to take effect

         

         

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        Figure 3.7a

         

        Click Submit after add all cameras

         


        Figure 3.7b

        Back to Surveillance Windows, and click Four Windows option, you will see four cameras you added.


         

         

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        Figure 3.8

         


        Figure 3.9

         

      2. Add cameras in WAN

 

If you want to view all cameras via the internet(remote computer), you will need to add them using DDNS domain name. Firstly, make sure all of the cameras you added can be accessed through the internet. (Read How to configure DDNS settings in chapter 3.10)

 

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Login to the first camera using a DDNS domain name and port.

 

Use DDNS domain name and port to login

 

Make sure each camera you need add could login with DDNS name and port

 


Figure 3.10

 

If you have several cameras, you can use the same DDNS domain name; you only need to set a different port number for each camera.

Click Multi-Device Settings. Choose The 2nd Device. Fill in the 2nd camera’s name, DDNS domain name, port number. Enter user name and password and then choose Add. (Figure 3.11)

 

 

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NOTE: Here the Host must be entered as the second camera’s DDNS domain name, not its LAN IP.

 

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Figure 3.11

 

1—– The 2nd camera’s name

2—– Fill in the 2nd camera’s DDNS host not LAN IP

3 —- Enter the 2nd camera’s user name and password 4—- Click Add button and to take effect

 

 

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Add the other cameras in the same way. Click Submit to save.

 

Click submit after finishing all settings

 


Figure 3.12

Return to video window. You will see all of the cameras accessible through the internet.

When you are away from home, you can use the first camera’s DDNS domain name and port to view all the cameras via internet.


 

 

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Figure 3.13

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    If you want to set a static IP for the camera, select Basic Network Settings. Keep the camera in the same subnet of your router or computer.

     


    Figure 3.14

     

    Changing settings here is the same as using the IP Camera Tool. (Figure 3.17/3.18)

    It is recommended that you use the subnet mask, gateway and DNS server from your locally attached PC. If you don’t know the subnet mask, gateway and DNS server, you can check your computer’s local area connection as follows:

    Control PanelàNetwork ConnectionsàLocal Area Connections àChoose

     

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    SupportàDetails.


    Figure 3.15


    Figure 3.16

     

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    If you don’t know the DNS server, you can use the same settings as the Default Gateway.

    Another way to change the camera’s LAN IP and HTTP Port no.


    Open the IP Camera Tool, select the camera you want to change the port no, right click on the IP address link, and goes to Option “Network Configuration”, it pops up another dialogue showed as the following screen

     

    Select the camera you want to change the LAN IP or port no, right click

     

    Figure 3.17

     


    Figure 3.18

     

    IP Address: Fill in the IP address assigned and make sure it is in the same subnet as your computer or router. (I.e. the first three sections are the same)

     

    Subnet Mask: The default subnet mask of the equipment in our LAN is: 255.255.255.0.You can find the subnet mask in the basic information of your router or the locally-attached of your PC.

     

    Gateway: Make sure it is in the same subnet with PC’s IP address. The gateway is your router’s LAN IP.

     

     

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    DNS Server: IP address of your ISP network provider. You can find the DNS server in your router or check the locally-attached address of your computer. Your PC contains your PC’s IP address, gateway and DNS server. Normally, there are two DNS servers. Here you can also set the DNS server the same with gateway.

    Http Port: The default Lan port is 80.You can set another port number, such as port 8005, 8100.etc.

     

    User&Password: Default administrator user name is admin with no password.

     


     

    If the prompt “Subnet doesn’t match, dbclick to change!” appears, please enable DHCP set camera’s IP address and gateway once again.

     

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    Wireless Lan Settings support three modes: Infra(Do wireless lan settings manually) and WPS (Wi-FI Protected Set-up) and Ahoc..

    If your router does not support WPS function,please go to chapter 3.7.1 and make wireless connection settings manually.

    If your router supports WPS function, please go to chapter 3.7.2 and make wireless connection settings quickly.

    If there is no wireless router, please go to chapter 3.7.3 and Connect the IPCAM directly to a host in a peer_to_peer environment.

     

    1. Infrastructure Mode

       

      Step 01) Please choose “Device Management” and goes to the option Wireless LAN Settings , click “Wireless LAN Settings“. Then enable “Using Wireless LAN“.

       

       

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      Click the Scan button and the camera will detect all WIFI devices around the area. It should also display your router in the list. (Figure 3.19)

       

      Click Scan Button to search WIFI device

       


      Figure 3.19

       

      Step 02) Click the SSID of your router in the list, the corresponding information (SSID & Encryption) will be filled in the following boxes automatically.

       


      You will only need to fill in the share key. Make sure that SSID, Encryption and share key you filled in for the camera are exactly the same for your router.

       

      Click the SSID of router and SSID, Encryption will be filled in the following box automatically

       

      Enter the same share key with your router

       

      Figure 3.20

       

      Step 03) Please click on the Submit button after all settings have been entered,the camera will reboot. After the camera has completed the reboot process, wait 10 seconds and disconnect the network cable.

       

       

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      The LAN IP address will disappear on the window of IP Camera Tool when the camera gets restarted. Just wait for around 1 minute, the camera will get wireless connection, and the LAN IP


      of the camera will be showed again on the window of the IP Cam Tool. You have done wireless connection of the camera successfully. If the camera has a dynamic IP, after the wireless settings, the IP will be changed.

       

       

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      If fail to make WiFi connection, please refer to seller or us for help.

       

    2. WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Set-up)

       


      Step 01) Press and hold the RESET button for four seconds. .

       

      Reset Button

       

      Step 02) Press the WPS button on your router within 60 seconds. The WPS button is usually on the back or side of your router. On some routers, you may need to log in to the web interface and click on an on-screen button to activate the WPS feature. If you are not sure where the WPS buttons is on your router, please refer to your router’s User Manual.

       

      The camera will automatically create a secure wireless connection to your router. If you have plugged in the network cable, please plug it out. While connecting, the green network light on RJ45 will blink and the wireless settings will take effect. The IP Camera Tool will search the camera’s LAN IP. Make sure the PC and the camera share the same subnet.

       

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      1. During the WPS Settings, you must press the Reset button only for four seconds, or else, the camera may be reset back to factory default settings if you press and hold on the reset button above 10 seconds.
      2. The security mode of router cannot be WEP, or else the WPS settings may be failed.

       

      3.7.3 Adhoc Mode

       

       

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      Under this mode, the IPCAM will directly connect to a host in a peer_to_peer environment.

      Make sure the PC has plugged in the wireless network card.

       

      Step 01) Enable wireless and choose Adhoc mode.

       

      Fill in a SSID to identify the IPCAM and then set the security mode, you can choose none or others. Click Apply.


       

      Figure 3.21

       

      Step 02) Plug out the network cable and the camera will restart..

       


      Open the wireless network card of PC and search the wireless network around the area. You can find the SSID you filled for the camera (Figure 3.21).

       

      Figure 3.22

       

       

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      Step 03) Disabled the wired connection of the PC. Select the SSID you filled at Figure3.21 for

      your camera and enter the same key with your camera. Make sure PC and Camera share the same subnet.

      Open the IP Camera Tool, you can search the camera LAN IP again.

       

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    Figure 3.23

     

    If you are connecting the camera directly to a ADSL modem, you can do ADSL settings with your ADSL account &password provided by the ISP, then make the camera connected to the network.

     

    Enter the ADSL user and password

     

     

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    Figure 3.24

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    Choose Using UPnP to MAP Port and then click Submit.

     


     

    Figure 3.25

    The default UPnP status is closed. You can select the checkbox and open UPnP, then the camera’s software will be configured for port forwarding. Back to the “Device Status” panel, you can see the UPnP status:

     


     

     

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    There may be issues with your routers security settings, and sometimes may error. We recommend you configure port forwarding manually on your router (Figure 3.30).

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    FOSCAM camera has embedded a unique DDNS domain name when producing, and you can directly use the domain name, you can also use the third party domain name.

     

    FOSCAM domain name

    Here take camera.myfoscam.org for example. Go to option of DDNS Service Settings on the administrator panel, you can see the domain name.

     


    Figure 3.26

     

    Now you can use http:// Domain name + HTTP Port to access the camera via internet.

    Take hostname camera.myfoscam.org and HTTP Port no. 88 for example, the accessing link of the camera via internet would be http:// camera.myfoscam.org:88

     

    Third Party Domain Name Settings

     

    User can also use third part DDNS, such as www.no-ip.com. ,www. dyndns.com

     

    Here take www.no-ip.com for example:

     

     

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    Step 1, Go to the website www.no-ip.com to create a free hostname Firstly: Login on www.no-ip.com and click No-IP Free to register.

     

    Click here to register

     

    Figure 3.27

     

    Please register an account step by step according to instructions on www.no-ip.com

     


    After registration, please login your email which used to register. You will receive an email from website, please click the link to activate your ACCOUNT as indicated in email.

     

     

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    Secondly: Login the link with the registered username and password to create your domain name.


     

    Figure 3.28

     


     

    Figure 3.29

     

    Please create the domain name step by step according to instructions on www.no-ip.com

     

    Step 2, DO DDNS Service Settings within the Camera

     

    Please set DDNS Service Settings within the camera by hostname, a user name and

     

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    password you’ve got from www.no-ip.com

    Take hostname ycxgwp.no-ip.info, user name foscam, password foscam2012 for example.

     

    Firstly, goes to option of DDNS Service Settings on the administrator panel.

     

    Secondly, select No-Ip as a server in the Third Party DDNS..

     

    Thirdly, fill foscam as DDNS user, fill password foscam2012 as DDNS password, fill ycxgwp.no-ip.info as DDNS domain and server URL, Then click save to make effect. The camera will restart and to take the DDNS settings effective.

     

    Fourthly, after the restart, login the camera, and go to option of Device Status on the administrator panel, and check if the DDNS status is successful.


    If failed, please double check if you have input the correct hostname, user name, and password, and try to redo the settings.

    No te

     

    If you have set Third Party DDNS successfully ,the Foscam Domain Name will be invalid. The Third Party DDNS and the Foscam Domain Name cannot work at the same time, the last time you configured will take effect.

     

    Do port forwarding within the router

     

    Example: The camera’s LAN IP address is http://192.168.1.35:88 ,

     

    Firstly, login the router, goes to the menu of Port Forwarding or Port Trigger (or named Virtue Server on some brands of router). Take Linksys brand router as an example, Login the router, and goes to Applications & Gaming->Single Port Forwarding.

     

     

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    Secondly, Create a new column by LAN IP address & HTTP Port No. of the camera within the router showed as below.


    Figure 3.30

    Use domain name to access the camera via internet

     

    After the port forwarding is finished, you can use the domain name+ http no. to access the camera via internet. Take hostname ycxgwp.no-ip.info and http no. 88for example, the accessing link of the camera via internet would be http:// ycxgwp.no-ip.info:88

     

  6.  

    If you want the camera to send emails when motion has been detected, Mail Service Settings

     

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    will need to be configured.

     

    1

     

    2

     

    3

     

    4

     

    6

     

    Figure 3.31 5

     


    1—– Sender Mailbox for sender must support SMTP

     

    2—– Receiver Mailbox for receiver need not support SMTP,you can set 4 receivers

     

    3—– SMTP Server/ Port Enter SMTP server for sender. SMTP port is usually set as 25. Some SMTP servers have their own port, such as 587 or 465 and Transport Layer Security usually is None. If you use Gmail, Transport Layer Security must be set to TLS or STARTTLS and SMTP Port must be set to 465 or 25 or 587, which port you choose should be decided by which Transport Layer Security you select.

    4—- SMTP user ID account of the sender email address

     

    5—-Submit Click Submit to take effect

     

    6—-Test Click Test to see if SMTP has been successfully configured.

     

    NOTE: Click Submit first before choosing Test.

     

     

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    Click Test to see if SMTP has been successfully configured.

     


    .

     

    Figure 3.32

     

    If the test fails with one of the following errors after clicking Test, verify that the information you entered is correct and again select Test .

    1. Cannot connect to the server

       

    2. Network Error. Please try later

       

    3. Server Error

       

    4. Incorrect user or password

       

    5. The sender is denied by the server. Maybe the server need to authenticate the user, please check it and try again
    6. The receiver is denied by the server. Maybe because of the anti-spam privacy of the server

       

    7. The message is denied by the server. Maybe because of the anti-spam privacy of the server

       

    8. The server does not support the authentication mode used by the device

     

     

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    Report Internet IP by Mail—If selected, you will receive emails which contains internet IP information such as When the camera is powered or the Internet IP has changed. (For example: IPCAM’s urls is http://119.123.207.96:8068). Make sure the port is mapped to the router correctly.

  7.  

    If you want the camera send its current internet IP address to you or your friends, please set MSN settings.

     

    Acquire an MSN ID for the IPCAM first, then follow the instructions as per Figure 3.33.

     

    Fill in the user and password of the MSN ID you applied for your camera

     

    MSN ID in this list can chat with the camera

     


    Figure 3.33

     

    Click Submit and go to the “Device Status” screen and verify the MSN settings are succeed.

     


     

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    Figure 3.34

    When the MSN ID in the Friends list login the MAN, he can chat with camera. For example:

     

    Foscam13(this account contained in the Friends list) log in MSN, and double click the camera’s account (foscam31), then enter “url?”, the camera will send it’s current IP address to you.

     


    Figure 3.35

     

     

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    Note: Create a new MSN account for the camera, do not use the same MSN account as you would like to chat with your friends. When the camera login uses the MSN account, this account cannot be used for anything else when the camera works.

  8.  

    If you want to upload images to your FTP serveryou can set FTP Service Settings.


    Figure 3.36


    Figure 3.37

     

    FTP server: If your FTP server is located on the LAN, you can set as Figure 3.36.

    If you have an FTP server which you can access on the internet, you can set as Figure 3.37.

     

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    FTP Port: Usually the port is 21.

    FTP Upload Folder: Make sure that the folder you plan to store images exists as the camera can’t create the folder itself. Also, the folder must be read/writable.

    FTP Mode: The camera supports standard (POST) mode and passive (PASV) mode

    Upload Image Now: This option will upload images continuously when you enable the checkbox Enable Set Filename: When you enable this option the uploaded image will be named according to the filename you enter. The next image will overwrite the filename of the previous image. Hence there will only be one image, the last uploaded.

    Filename: See the above option.

    Note: You cannot change the name of the alarm image.

     

    Upload Interval refers to the time between the current image and the next image being uploaded.

    Click Submit to save these settings. Click Test, the following screen displays if successful.

     


     

    The following errors may occur:

     

    Figure 3.38

     

    1. Can not connect to the server. Check if the FTP Server is correct.

       

    2. Network Error. Please try later.

       

    3. Server Error.

       

    4. Incorrect user or password. Check the username and password.

       

    5. Cannot access the folder. Verify the folder exists and your account is authorized

       

    6. Error in PASV mode. Verify the server supports PASV mode.

       

    7. Error in PORT mode. PASV mode should be selected if the device is behind a NAT.

       

    8. Cannot upload file. Verify your account is authorized

     

    If an error occurs check the parameters you entered are correct. The filename format of the image is similar to 00606E8C1930(sarah)_0_20100728114350_25.jpg

     

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    Check if your FTP server supports this file name format.

  9.  

    IP Camera supports Motion Detection Alarmed, when the motion has been detected, it will send email alerts or upload images or record.

     

    1

     

    2

     

    3

     


    Figure 3.39

    1—- If you want to set Motion Detection Alarmed ,select the checkbox

     

    2—- The larger the number, the higher the motion sensitivity will be 3—- Select this option to reduce false alarms when light changes

     

     

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    If motion is detected after you enable Motion Detection Armed, the Alarm Status will turn to Motion Detect Alarm.

     

    Here you can see the alarm status

     


    Figure 3.40

     

    There are four alarm indicators:

     

    1. Camera will send emails when motion is activated.

       


      If you want to receive images when motion is detected, you must set Mail Service Settings first. (Figure 3.31) Then set motion alarm as follows:

       

      Figure 3.41

       

    2. Upload images via FTP server when motion trigger.

       

       

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      To upload images to an FTP server when motion is detected, you must set FTP Service Settings(Figure 3.36/3.37) first and then set motion alarm as pictured below

       

      Select this option

       

      Set an interval for images to upload

       


      Figure 3.42

       


    3. You can hear the beep sound when the alarm has been detected.

     

    Select this option

     

    Figure 3.43

     

     

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    4) The camera will record automatically for one minute after motion is detected. You can find the recording file in the folder which you set previously. (Figure 3.6)

     

    Select the checkbox

     

    When you enable motion alarm, the camera will record automatically and store the recording file to the folder you

    Figure 3.44configured. This icon is used to control whether the folder opens or not.

     


    Alarm Scheduler:

    Here are two ways to set the alarm.

    1. Alarm at any time when motion is detected.

      Don’t select Scheduler. Click Submit and the camera will alarm at any time when motion is detected.


      Figure 3.45

       

       

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      Another Way: select Scheduler, and click “set All”, you will see all time boxes turn blue as in the following picture. Click Submit and the camera will alarm at any time when motion is detected.


       

      Figure 3.46

       

    2. Specify an alarm schedule.

    If you want the camera to alarm during set times select Scheduler and set time range.

     

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    If you want to select one serial area, you can click any number between 00 and 23 on the first row, the corresponding column will be selected and it will turn blue. For example, click the number “06” on the first row, you can see the column turn blue. That means the camera will alarm when motion is detected between 6 and 7 o’clock every day. Click the number”06″ on the second row, you can cancel the corresponding column you set. And it will turn grey.


     

    Figure 3.47

     

    If you want to select discrete area, you click the left button on the box of time range. It will turn blue. If you want to delete it, just click the left button and it will turn grey.


     

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    Figure 3.48

  10.  


    When you upgrade the camera, please upgrade system firmware first and then upgrade the Web UI.

     

    Upgrade system firmware

     

    Upgrade Web UI

     

    Figure 3.49

     

    Click Browse, choose the correct bin file and then click Submit to upgrade.

    Don’t shut down the power during upgrade until the IP camera tool finds the camera again.

     

    Upgrade Firmware by IP Camera Tool

     

     

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    Double click the IP Camera Tool shot icon , select the Camera IP that you want to upgrade the firmware. Then select Upgrade Firmware and enter the username and password, choose the firmware file, and upgrade.

     


    Figure 3.50

     

    Enter the User name and password

     


    Figure 3.51

     

    CAUTION: If your camera works well with the current firmware, we recommend not upgrading. Please don’t upgrade the firmware unnecessarily. Your camera may be damaged if misconfigured during an upgrade.

     

    NOTE:

     

    1. Please ensure you have download the correct firmware package for your camera before upgrading. Read the upgrade documentation (readme.txt file) in the upgrade package before you upgrade.

       

    2. Upon downloading the firmware check the sizes of the .bin files. They must match the size in the readme.txt file. If not, please download the firmware again until the sizes are the same. Your camera will not function correctly if a corrupt .bin file is used.

       

       

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    3. Normally, only Device WEB UI need to be upgrade, please do not try to upgrade the Device Firmware.
    4. Never shut down the power of the camera during upgrade until the IP camera restart and get connected.

     

  11.  


    Click Submit to save all the parameters you have set. These parameters will be stored in a bin file for future use. The bin file can be reloaded to restore the parameters that were set.

     

    Click Submit to store

    parameters Load the parameters bin file

     

    Figure 3.52

     

  12.  

    All parameters will return to factory settings if selected.


     

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    Figure 3.53

  13.  

    Click Reboot Device to reboot the camera. This is similar to unplugging the power to the camera.

     

  14.  

    The log record shows who accessed the camera and when. (Figure 3.54).


    Figure 3.54

     

  15. Back

 

 

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This will take you back to the surveillance window.

  1.  

    1.  

      NOTE: Always verify network connections are working by checking the status of the indicators on the network server, hub and network card.

       

      1. I have forgoten the administrator username and/or password

         

        To reset the administrator username and password, press and hold down the RESET BUTTON for 10 seconds. Upon releasing the reset button, the username and password will return to the factory default administrator username and password. Please power on the camera before reset Default administrator username: admin

        Default administrator password: No password

         

      2. Subnet doesn’t match, dbclick to change

         

        If the IP Camera Tool shows the error “Subnet doesn’t match, dbclick to change!”, select Obtain IP from DHCP server.

         


         

         

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        If this error still exists after obtaining an IP from the DHCP server, check the local area connection of your computer and verify the subnet and gateway of the camera which should be the same subnet of your computer.

      3. No Pictures Problems

         

        Video streaming is managed by the ActiveX controller. If the ActiveX controller isn’t installed correctly you will see no video image. There are two ways to resolve this problem:

        1. Reinstall “IP Camera Tool” and ActiveX controllerrecommended.
        2. Download ActiveX controller and set the security setting of IE: IE browseràToolàInternet ProperàSecurityàCustom LevelàActiveX control and Plug-ins. The first three options of front should be set to be “Enable”, The ActiveX programs read by the computer will be stored. As follows:

        Enable: Download unsigned ActiveX controls

        Enable: Initialise and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe Enable: Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins


        Figure 4.1

         

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        If you allow the ActiveX to run, but still can not see living video and a red cross in the centre of the video. Please select another port number. Don’t use port 80, use port 85, 8005.etc.

         


        Change another port number

         

        Figure 4.2

        NOTE: Make sure that your firewall or anti-virus software does not block the camera or ActiveX. If you cannot see live video, try shutting down the firewall or anti-virus software and try again.

         

      4. Can’t access IP camera on internet

         

        Possible reasons why camera is not accessible on the internet:

        1. ActiveX controller is not installed correctly
        2. The port which the camera uses is blocked by a Firewall or Anti-virus software. Try changing to another port number. (Figure 4.2)
        3. Port forwarding is not successful (Figure 3.30)

          Double check these settings and make sure they are correct.

           

      5. IP Camera Tool could not find camera’s IP

         

        Verify that the network cable is securely fastened to the camera.

        Make sure that DHCP is enabled on your router, do not enable MAC address filter.

        Make sure that the firewall or anti-virus software does not block the camera. You can add the camera as a trusted site on your firewall or anti-virus software.

         

      6. UPnP always failed

         

         

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        UPnP only contains port forwarding in our recent software. Sometimes, it may be fail to do port forwarding automatically because of the firewall or anti-virus software. It may also be due to the router’s security settings. We recommend manually configuring port forwarding the camera can be viewed on the internet.

      7. Couldn’t find the shortcut on the desktop after install IP camera tool

         

        If you use Windows7 or Vista and the shortcut is missing after installing the IP camera tool, check the path of IP Camera program.

        For example, if it was pointing to C:\Windows\System32\IPCamera.exe. Please fix this by pointing the shortcut to the correct path

        C:\Windows\SysWOW64\IPCamera.exe. After this you should be able to use the shortcut without any problems.

         

      8. I can’t change the record path

         

        When you use Windows7 or Vista, you may be not able to change the record path because of the security settings of computer. Please add the camera as a trusted site to resolve this issue. The steps are

        IE browseràToolàInternet PropertiesàSecurityàTrusted sitesàSitesàAdd

         

      9. I can’t find multi-device settings and record icon

         

        Record and multi-device functionality are controlled by the ActiveX controller. These functions are not available in Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari.

         

      10. Camera cannot connect using wireless

         

        If your camera cannot connect wirelessly after you set the wireless settings, unplug / plug the power cable. (for more details: Wireless LAN settings in Chapter3.7)

        Usually, camera can’t connect wireless mainly because of incorrect settings.

        Verify that the SSID is correct; use the same encryption for router and camera. Share key should not contain special characters, only word and number will be better. Disable MAC address filtering.

         

      11. Can’t see other cameras listed in multi-device when using remote

         

        access

         

        If you want to view all the cameras via the WAN, verify that each camera added in the multi-device settings can be accessed by using the DDNS name and port number. Use the

         

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        DDNS domain name not the camera’s LAN IP. (For more details see: How to add cameras in WAN)

      12. Only see black screen or undefined characters when using remote login

 

If you could access the login page remotely, this indicates that your DDNS settings are correct. If you are unable to see live video but only some undefined characters, this may be due to the internet speed issues or the camera using Wi-Fi.

.

 

  1.  

    Default network Parameters IP address: obtain dynamically Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: obtain dynamically DHCP: Disabled

    DDNS: Embedded FOSCAM domain name

    Username and password

    Default administrator username: admin

    Default administrator password: No password

     

     

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  2. Specifications‌

 

ITEMS

FI8906W

Image Sensor

Image Sensor

Color CMOS Sensor

Display Resolution

640 x 480 Pixels(300k Pixels)

Lens

f: 4mm

Mini. Illumination

0.5Lux

Lens

Lens Type

Glass Lens

View Angle

50°

IR_CUT

Filter will switch automatically

Video

Image Compression

MJPEG

Image Frame Rate

15fps(VGA),30fps(QVGA)

Resolution

640 x 480(VGA), 320 x 240(QVGA)

Light Frequency

50Hz, 60Hz or Outdoor

Video Parameters

Brightness, Contrast

 

Communication

Ethernet

One 10/100Mbps RJ-45

Supported Protocol

HTTP,FTP,TCP/IP,UDP,SMTP,DHCP,PPPoE,DDNS,UPnP,GP

RS

Wireless Standard

IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Data Rate

802.11b: 11Mbps(Max.) 802.11g: 54Mbps(Max.)

802.11n: 150Mbps(Max.)

Wireless Security

WEP & WPA & WPA2 Encryption

Infrared Light

60 IR LEDs, Night visibility up to 30 meters

Dimension

175(L)X95(W)X245(H)mm.

Gross Weight

1408 g(carton box package)

Net Weight

1228 g (accessories included)

Power

Power Supply

DC 5V/2.0A (EU,US,AU adapter or other types optional)

Power Consumption

5Watts (Max.)

Environment

Operate Temper.

0° ~ 55°C (32°F ~ 131°F)

Operating Humidity

20% ~ 85% non-condensing

Storage Temper.

-10°C ~ 60° (14°F ~ 140°F)

Storage Humidity

0% ~ 90% non-condensing

PC Requirements

CPU

2.0GHZ or above

Memory Size

256MB or above

Display Card

64M or above

Supported OS

Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows7-32bit/Windows7-

64bit/mac

Browser

IE 6.0, IE7.0, IE8.0,IE9.0, Firefox2.0,Firefox3.0, Google

Chrome, Safari or other standard browsers

Certification

CE,FCC

 

5 OBTAINING TECHNICAL SUPPORT

 

While we hope your experience with the IPCAM network camera is enjoyable and easy to use, you may experience some issues or have questions that this User’s Guide has not answered.

 

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If you have problem with FOSCAM IP camera, please first contact FOSCAM reseller for solving the problems. If our reseller cannot provide service, pls contact our service department: tech@foscam.com .

 

How can I get alarm email on H.264 camera?

Suitable for H.264 camera: FI8601W, FI8602W, FI8605W, FI8608W, FI8620

 

Email can be sent when there is motion detection. Here we take sender mail ‘yahoo’ as an example to set email settings to get alarm email.

 

Step 1: Set email settings.

Long into camera, click For Administrator Email Settings.

  • SMTP Server name is decided by sender mail.

    E.g.: For yahoo, it’s smtp.mail.yahoo.com

    Server port is also decided by sender mail. e.g.: For yahoo, you can set 25 or 587.

    • Authentication: Select On.
    • User Name: An email to send alarm email. e.g.: xxxx@yahoo.com
    • Password is the password of Sender mail.
    • Sender is the same as User Name.
    • Receiver: Three receivers can be set to get alarm email.
    • Subject: Set a title for the email.
  • Message: Set content for the email. Click Apply to save the settings.


 

 

Step 2: Set motion detection settings on Motion Detection page.

Four widows can be set to detect motion. Set one window (Window 1 is checked) as an example here. Click Apply to save the settings.

 


 

 

Step 3: Set alarm setting on Alarm page.

Check Email Alarm and then click Apply to save the settings.

 


 

 

Step 4: Make some motion in camera’s motion detection window. It’s window 1 here. Check alarm email on receiver email.

 

 

 

Note:

  • One alarm snapshot is attached on each email.
  • The email is only sent when the alarm is triggered.
  • You may get the alarm email a little later than the motion because of the Internet delay.

Foscam Free H.264 Ip Camera Software

  • The client can monitor 16
    cameras at one page
  • Supports Playback
  • Supports Preset, you can set
    256 presets
  • Supports PTZ
  • Supports Group Switch
  • Supports five alarm types:
    Motion Detection, Input Alarm, Lost Connect, Hard Disk Full, Hard Disk
    Error
  • The Linkage Alarm has four
    types: Popup View Window, Electron Map Alarm, Linkage Record and Sound
    Alarm
  • Supports Logs
    Management
  • Multi-level users management
    with password protection

Installation Requirements

PC: Pentium IV or
above

CPU: 2.0G
or above

Memory size: 2.0G or above

Hard disk: 120G or
above

Display
screen:
1024×768 or higher
resolution

OS: Windows
2000/ Windows XP/ Windows 2003/ Windows Vista/ Windows 7 Suggested OS:
Windows XP

Software Installation

  1. Insert the CD in the CD drive
    of your computer. Open the CD; find the software per instructions;
  2. Double click H.264 Camera Client.exe and install the software.

Figure 1.1 (3) Click Next.

Figure 1.2

(4) Choose the destination location and then
click Next.

At the start program of PC, you
can see the icon too
.

Figure 1.4

2 The software operation

2.1 Login and Exit the client

Double click , you will see
the login UI.

Figure 2.1

Login: The default user name is
admin, no password. Click OK directly and you can see the following screen
(Figure2.2).

Exit: When you exit the
software, you should enter the user name and password, or else you can’t exit the
software.

Note: The client
supports three-level permissions: admin, user and guest. Only the admin user can exit
the client, other users can’t exit it.
Please
reset the user name and password at first using( for more details: see 3.7
chapter).

2.2 The software UI

Login the client and you can see
the following screen:

Figure 2.2

1شhe system buttons column 2شhe
labels column 3؃amera List

4—Real-time preview
5
׼/span>the device information list 6ؐTZ 7ؐreset
8؃olor

2.2.1 The system buttons column

Whenyou experience some issues and
you want to see the user manual, click here.

Hide the client

Exit the client

2.2.2 The labels column

The LOGO of the software

Click it and back to the preview screen

Click it and back to the playback
screen

Click it and back to the Emap screen

Click it and back to Configure screen

Click it and back to the LOGS screen

Log off and switch users

Exit the client

2.2.3 Camera List

If
you have added cameras to the client (read 3.1 chapter about how to add cameras to the
client), you can see the following screen:

Figure 2.3 There are two modes: List and
Group.

List: You can see all cameras that have added to
the client and which area they belong to. Such as the picture above, 192.168.132:2012
belongs to “a” area. Click before the
device IP, you can see the device channel. And the tag changes to

.

Figure 2.4

You can see a icon before the
Channel. The icon has three statuses:

: This status shows that the
device has connected successfully,

This status shows
that the device has connected
connect failed.

This status shows
that
the camera is alarming. Make sure you have set Alarm.

Current Screen: Displays the current connected
devices, only under the list mode.

Group: Display the group information Make sure
you have configured the Group (read 3.2 chapter about how to configure
Group).

Figure 2.5

2.2.4 Real-time preview

Add cameras to the client and back to the device
list, double click the device channel then you can monitor the camera, such as the
picture below:

Figure 2.6

Magnifier. Click this button then drag the left
button of the mouse on the view, the area can be amplified. Click this button again,
stop the function.

Select one connected video by clicking on the
view. Click the button and you can see the icon at the connected video. Then talk to
the camera by the microphone that connected with PC. People around the camera can hear
your voice (the camera must have some audio output device such as the speakers).Click
the icon again, people can’t here your voice and the icon disappeared.

Figure 2.7 Note: You can only talk to one camera
at the same time.

Select one connected video, click the icon and
you can hear the sound around cameras.Make sure you have opened the audio and adjusted
the volume. You can monitor many videos at the same time.

Select one connected video, click this icon and
start recording. You can see a red icon at the video. Click it again, the camera will
stop recording and the icon will disappear.

Figure 2.8

Select one connected video, click the icon and
the client will capture the living picture automatically. If you click the capture
button many times at a short time, the client can capture a maximum of 2 pictures at
one second. Please set the storage path at ” Config-Other Settings”.

Select one connected video, click the icon and
you can see the files that stored at the SD card.

Note: The camera must have inserted SD
card.

The client can monitor many cameras at one page,
click the icon and choose the display number. For
example, click four pic, you can see the following picture.

Figure 2.9

Click the icon,
the client will be full-screen. Click ECS and exit the full-screen.

Click last page to preview the videos of last
page.

Click next page to preview the videos of next
page.

NOTE: Make sure you must have set groups for the
client and click start group switch before clicking last/next page.

If you have set group, click this icon, you can
see the page shown one by one. Click the icon again and stop group switch. (read 3.2
chapter about how to configure Group)

Click it and the camera list will be contracted
or extended.

Click it and the device information list will be
contracted or extended.

2.2.5 The device information list

Some information about the cameras, such as the
alarm information, the connect information and so on.

Figure 2.10

2.2.6 PTZ

Figure 2.11

Select
one connected video, through the cradle head, the camera will rotate at eight

directions. Make sure the camera has connected
with cradle head.

Drag
the slide bar to the left, the camera will rotate slower, and drag it to the

right, it will rotate faster.

Enlarge the aperture. The lens must support the
function
.
Shrink the aperture. Firstly the
lens must support the function

Zoom in. Firstly make sure the
lens support the function
.

Zoom out. Firstly make sure the lens support the
function.

Focus in. Make sure the lens support the
function.

Focus out. Make sure the lens support the
function.

Click
the icon, turn on the light on camera. Click it again, turn off the light. Make
sure

the camera supports the function.

Click
the icon, turn on the wiper. Click again, close the function. Make sure the

camera supports the function.

2.2.7 Preset

The client supports 256 preset points at most,
but how many presets you can set is decided by the camera you select.

Figure 2.12

Select one connected camera, once you have
determined the viewing location, click the button “set”. This location can be retrieved
by selecting the number assigned and clicking the “goto” button. Select one preset
number and click Del, you can delete the preset.

2.2.8 Color

Brightness, contrast, hue and saturation are
used to adjust the quality of the video.

Figure 2.13

Select one connected camera and adjust the
parameters, Click default and the camera will restore the factory default.

3 Configure the client

3.1 Device Management

Before using the software, you need configure
and add devices to the client. Click the icon and come to
the device management UI.

Figure 3.1

The default device list is null, you need add
the Area first and then add cameras to the Area. Click Add Area, you will see a dialog
box. Enter the area name and click OK.

Figure 3.2

The first area does not have the parent area.
You can add 128 areas at most.

: Add area to the device list.

Select one existent area and then modify the
area name.

Select one existent area and then delete it. The
deleted area cannot contain any

cameras, or else you cannot delete
it.

Add one camera to a area manually. Click it and
you will see the following screen.

Fill in the information about the added camera.
Click OK and you can see it under the corresponding area. Such as the following
example:

Figure 3.3

Name: The alias of the added camera. After you
have added the camera then back to the preview window, you can only see the name but
not the device IP.

Figure 3.4

Channel: If the camera has many channels, you
can choose one. But the current cameras only have one channel. You had better not
change it.

Port: The HTTP port of the camera.

User name: The login username of the camera. The
default username is admin.

Password: The login password of the camera. The
default password is admin.

Area: The display area of the camera.

Fill in the above information, click OK and you
can see the camera has been added to the area you set.

Figure 3.5

Modify the information about the added cameras.
First you should select it and then click Modify Device.

Figure 3.6

Select one added camera and then click delete,
the camera will be deleted form the

corresponding area.

Note: You should disconnect the camera before
delete it from the area, or else you cannot delete it successfully.

After
you searched some cameras, select one area, and choose the cameras then

click the icon, the camera can be added to the
area.

Click
the icon, the software will search cameras in LAN automatically.

Select all searched cameras.

3.2 Group Management

3.2.1 Add Group

Click the icon and it will pop up a dialog box,
enter the group name. Choose the split

number for one group, you can choose any one:
One Pic /Four Pic/Six Pic/Eight Pic/Nine Pic/Sixteen Pic.

You can add twenty groups at most.

: Select one group and then click this icon. You
will see the following screen:

Figure 3.7

Alter the group name and split number, after you
click OK, the group will be clear and you need configure the group again.

Select one group, click the icon and delete
it.

3.2.2 Configure Group

Figure 3.8

Add the camera channel to one group.

Remove one camera channel form one
group

Adjust
the display order of the camera in one group. The selected device will

change position with fore device.

Adjust
the display order of the camera in one group. The selected device will

change position with latter device.

3.3 Preview

Click the icon, you will
back to the view window. The default display mode of the client is the camera list
mode. Click the “list” or “group” and you can exchange the list or group information.
The default display Pic is four. The biggest Pic is sixteen.

Figure 3.9

3.3.1 Non-cyclical preview

Click
the
“+” before the device IP or double click the IP address, you can see the
channel of the device.

Figure 3.10

Figure 3.11

Double click the channel or drag
it to the view window, the camera can be previewed.

You can see the information about the camera
connection under the alarm information list.

Figure 3.13

Right click on the area name,
you can see a menu.

Figure 3.14

Connected all: Connect all
devices of the area.

Disconnect all: Disconnect all
devices of the area.

Arm all: All devices of the area
will alarm when they are detected.

Diarm all: All devices of the
area will not alarm even they are detected.

Start manual record of area: All
devices of the area will record at the same time. Select the option, you can see the
record icon at each view of the area. The default storage path is D disk.

Stop manual record of area: Stop
recording of the area.

Main stream all: All devices of
the area will start main/first stream.

Sub stream all: All devices of
the area will start sub/second stream. If the camera has connected with the main
stream, you should disconnect it first and then start the sub stream, or else the
camera will use main stream continue.

Auto adjust all: All devices of
the selected area will adjust the display proportion automatically.

Full display all: All devices of
the selected area will display the view base on the split screen size.

Check time all: The time of All
devices at the selected area will sync with PC. Right click on the IP address, you will
see the following screen:

Figure 3.15

Connected device: The channel of
the device will be connected.

Disconnect device: The channel
of the device will be disconnected.

Arm: The camera will arm when it
is detected.

Start/stop manual record of
device: The selected device will start or stop recording manually.

Main/sub stream device: The
camera will connect with main/sub stream.

Auto adjust device: The selected
camera will adjust the display proportion automatically.

Full display device: The device
will display the view base on the split screen size. Check time device: The time of the
camera will sync with PC.

Select one channel and right
click, you can see the following screen:

Figure 3.16

You can see a hook before the
main stream, that shows the camera is connected with main stream now.

Select one view and right click,
you can see the following screen:

Figure 3.17

Full screen: Select it and the
client will be full-screen. If you want one view shows full-screen, you need double
click the view again. Press ECS and exit the full-screen.

Auto adjust: Select it and the
camera will adjust the display proportion automatically.

Photo: Select it and the client
will snap a picture.

Record: Select it and the camera
will start recording and the default storage path is D disk.

Stop display: Stop
displaying the view. After you select it, the status of the camera is connected. If you
want to display the view again, you need drag the channel of the camera
again.

3.3.2 Group switch

Switch to the group window, if
you have set group you can use the group switch button (if you don’t know how to
configure group please read Group management.).


Note: You can set the switch
time in “Configure—Record management”. The default switch time is 5
seconds.

Figure 3.19

3.4 Parameter settings

Adjust the parameters of the
connected camera.

You should connect the camera
that you want to change the parameters by double click the device channel in parameter
settings page. Then you can see the view window.

Figure 3.20

3.4.1 Color

Adjust the quality of the video by
setting the image parameters.

Figure 3.21

Brightness,saturation,cantrast
and hue will restore the factory default if you click Default.

Flip & Mirror: You can
choose flip or mirror if you set up the camera to show a reverse image. Make sure the
camera supports the function.

Scene: There are three modes.
(Auto, indoor and outdoor). The default mode is auto. Make sure the camera supports the
function.

Infrared: There are two modes.(Auto and manual).
The default mode is auto. Make sure the camera supports the function.

Note: Make sure the camera supports Flip,
Mirror, Scene and Infrared If you want to use these function.

3.4.2 Video

Figure 3.22

Stream Type: There are two types: Main stream
and sub stream.

Resolution: Different camera has different
resolution.

Frequency: There are two types: 50HZ and 60HZ.
The default type is 50HZ.

Bit rate: Generally speaking, the larger the bit
rate is, the clearer video will become. But the bit rate configuration should combine
well with the network bandwidth. When the bandwidth is very narrow, and bit rate is
large, that will lead to video can not play well.

Frame
rate: When the camera format is PAL, the maximum frame rate is 25 fps. When the video
format is NTSC, the maximum frame rate is 30 fps. 1 Frame spaced: The interval between
two frames.

Rate
control: It has two models: CBR and VBR. If you choose
CVR, video encoder will be coding on the basis of bit rate you set. If you choose VBR,
video encoder will be coding not only on the basis of bit rate, but also consider video
quality.

Rate quality: It has six grades. The smaller the
grade, the better the quality will become.

3.4.3 Audio

Figure 3.23 Stream
type: Main stream or sub stream.

Audio capture: On or off. You
had better choose on and the audio will be better.

Audio type: G711,
G726.

Input Mode: Mic or line in.
If the camera has connected with microphone, here you
should choose MIC.If the camera has connected with linear audio input signal device,
here you should choose Line in. Which one you choose is decided by the device that
connect with camera.

3.4.4 OSD

Add name and time on the
video.

Figure 3.24

Click Apply after finishing all
settings.

3.4.5 Network

Configure the network of the
camera. Click apply after finishing all settings.

Figure 3.25

3.4.6 MD

If the user wants to monitor a special region,
he should select motion detection.

Figure 3.26

Select one window then you can see a green box
with a number at living video. You can drag the box to any position that you want to
monitor in the video.

Figure 3.27

Then click apply and you can see a dialog
box.

Figure 3.29

You should set alarm type next. Go to”Linkage
alarm” and you can see the Alarm type, select Motion Detection.

Figure 3.30

Note:1 If you add the date&time to the
video,don’t put the alarm window on the time area or else the camera will alarm when
the time change.

2 If you don’t set the motion detection area,the
camera will not alarm at any time.

3.4.7 Alarm in

If the camera supports external
alarm, you need to configure the option.

Figure 3.31

3.4.8 PTZ

You can operate the cradle head
if you have set the right PTZ params. Make sure the camera has connected with the
cradle head. Keep the following params the same as the cradle head user
manual.

Figure 3.32

3.4.9 System

Figure 3.33

Alter the camera time: Adjust
the time and date manually or select sync with PC time, then click Set Time.

Reboot: Select it and the camera
will reboot.

Restore: Click it
and the camera will restore the factory default.

3.5 Record Management

Configure Record Management and
the camera you selected will start recording during the time you set.

Figure 3.34

First you need enable the plan
of record and then select the device channel.

Figure 3.35

Next set the time range for the
recording.

Figure 3.36

Click the mouse and drag it.
Then you can see the green record time range. You can cancel the time range by the same
way. Click save after finish settings.

Note: If you want all cameras
start recording at the same time range, you only need set one time range and select
copy, all cameras will record when record time is coming. Third: Set the record storage
path.

Figure 3.37

If you choose many
disks as the storage path,
the record file will be stored to the next disk
automatically when the current remaining storage space is less than the space you set
(the default space is 1G). If you select No hard disk cove” , when the total remaining
storage space of all disks that you selected is less than the space you set, the new
record file will cover the oldest file. (figure 3.38)

You can set 24 storage disks at most.

Finally set the length of the record
file

The default length is 5 minutes. You can set the
length between 1 and 60 minutes.

Figure 3.38 Click
Save after finish all settings.

3.6 Linkage alarm

There are five alarm types:
Motion detection, Input alarm, Lost connect, Hard disk full, Hard disk error, select
the suitable alarm type for yourself.

You can adopt four ways when
alarm happens. There are four types: Popup video window, Electron map alarm, Linkage
alarm and Sound alarm. You can select any one for Motion detection and input alarm. But
you can only select sound alarm for other alarms. If you select Electro map alarm, you
need configure map firstly.

Figure 3.39

You can set alarm duration time,
pre-recorded alarm length for one camera at Record Management page.

The default alarm duration time
is 10 seconds, you can set it between 5 and 60 seconds.

The default pre-recorded alarm
length is 5 seconds, you can set any time between 1and 15 seconds.

Figure 3.40

Note: 1 Back to the Preview
window, and select the list tree mode, you can see the alarm icon before the
IP address if you set alarm for the camera.

  1. All linkage
    alarm will take effect after you set the alarm for the camera.
  2. When one alarm has happened
    and another alarm happens again, the duration alarm time will last.
  3. When the camera is operating
    the plan of record and during the time the alarm record happens, the client will
    stop the plan of record and start alarm record.
  4. When the camera is operating
    the plan of record or alarm record and the manual record happens, the client will
    stop the plan of record and alarm record then the manual record starts.(You can
    start manual record by clicking the button at the
    preview page.

3.7 User management

The client has three-lever
permissions: admin, user and guest. The admin user has the highest permissions, he can
do anything. The guest has the lowest permissions. The default user name is admin, no
password. After the administrator logged the client then he can add or alter or delete
the other users.

Figure 3.41

Add: Click it and you can see
the following screen. Fill in the user name, password and permissions then click Save.
You can see the added information.

Figure 3.42

Figure 3.43

Modify: Select the user by click
it at the left of the Information and then you can modify the password and
permission.

Figure 3.44 Delete: Delete one user.

You can see the user name after
one person logged the client, such as the following screen:

Figure 3.45

3.8 Other settings

Figure 3.46

Check time: Fill in one time.
Select Check time and all cameras that the client connected with will sync with the
time.

Log retention time: There are
four modes: one month, two months, three months, six months.

Capture format: The picture
format of the client captured. There are two modes: JPG and BMP. Image capture path:
The picture storage path of the client captured. Click Save after finish all
settings.

4 Other settings about the client

4.1 Playback

Click the icon and go to the
Playback page.

4.1.1 Searching the records by time

You can do as the following steps:

  1. Select the record type and
    searching time.

The
record type has four modes: All record, Manual, Alarm and Plan.

Figure 4.2

  1. Select one view window by
    clicking it. Select one channel by double click it.

Figure 4.3

Figure 4.4 4 Double click the channel and play
the records.

4.1.2 Searching the records by file

Select the file mode first and then search the
records.

Figure 4.5 You can do as the following
steps:

  1. Select the file type and
    channel.

Figure 4.6

  1. Fill in the date and time,
    then click search. You can see some files that matching the search
    conditions.

Figure 4.7

  1. Choose one window and then
    double click the file name, the file will play. Note: You can playback one record
    file at four windows at the same time.

4.2 EMap

If you want to use the Electron
Map Alarm, you need to configure EMap first.

Figure 4.8

4.2.1 Add the map

Click the button “Add map”, it
will pop up a dialog box.

Figure 4.9

Enter the map name and load the
map, then click OK. You can see the map at the client. Such as the following
picture:

Figure 4.10

4.2.2 Edit the map

Click the button “Edit map” and
then drag one device channel to the map. You can see the icon in the map.
Double click the icon , you can
see the living view of the device. Click Stop

Note: You should choose “Electro
Map Alarm” in “Config،inkage Alarm” page, or else when the device alarm, the icon
can not
blink.

4.3 Logs

Figure 4.12

There are four kinds of logs:
All logs, System log, Operation log and Alarm log.

All logs: All information about
the client, such as alarm information and login/exit information, operation information
and so on.

System log: Keep track of the
login/exit information and other user matching information.

Operation log: Keep track of the
operation that users have done.

Alarm log: Keep track of all
alarm information.

After you select the main log
type, you can choose a detail log type.

Sub log type: There are nine
kinds: All, User logs, Connection logs, Recording logs, Capture logs, Talk logs, Listen
logs, Group logs and Data logs.

The steps of searching
logs:

  1. Select the Log
    type and Sub log type.
  2. Select the
    searched device.
  3. Fill the start
    and end time.
  4. Click
    Search

You can see the searching
result, such as the following screen:

Figure 4.13

If you want to backup the
searching result, click Export and set the storage path.

Note: 1 You must search logs
first and then backup it.

  1. The format of
    the export logs is .xls
  2. Each excel
    file can save 5000 pieces of logs, if the searching result contains more than
    5000, the client will save the other logs to another excel file
    automatically.

4.4 Logout user

When you leave
your PC for a while, you had better logout the client for
Illegal intrusion.
When you come back, you need enter the password again.

Figure 4.14

4.5 Exit

When you exit the client, you
need enter the password again.

Figure 4.15

Note: Only admin users can exit
the client, other users cannot exit it.

5 OBTAINING TECHNICAL SUPPORT

While we hope your experience with the client is
enjoyable and easy to use, you may experience some issues or have questions that this
User’s Guide has not answered. Please contact your reseller and ask for help first, if
they could not resolve your issue, please contact our company.

 

How to enable Internet Explorers Active X on Windows 7

How to load the ActiveX in Windows7 Computer

Some people have been having trouble accessing their Foscam Wireless IP Camera using Windows 7 and IE. If you are running Windows 7 and are having trouble installing the Active X Control Module with Internet Explorer, you are probably getting an error related to the “DVM_IPCAM2 ActiveX Control Module” which states “Windows has blocked this software because it can’t verify the publisher.” If this is happening to you then you can fix it by changing you’re iE Internet Options as instructed here:

 

Open internet explorer, click Tools –> Internet Options.

 

Click the Security tab –> Custom Level button.

Under ActiveX ensure the following are set to enable:

-Run ActiveX and plug-ins – Enabled

-Download Signed ActiveX Control – Enabled

-Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting – Enabled

 

Set the following to “Prompt”:

Download unsigned ActiveX Control – Prompt

Initialize and script ActiveX controls not mark as safe – Prompt

 

Click OK and Apply and OK. Restart the browser.

How to configure wireless settings

How to connect the wireless network?

 

Step 1: Long into the administration page of the camera, go to Wireless LAN Settings page. Click Scan button to search the wireless networks.

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Click the wireless network which you want to connected. All the parameters would be filled automatically except the password. Put in the password of the wireless network and then click Submit.

 

For no security.

 

 

For WEP Encryption, put password in Key1.

For WPA Encryption, put the password in Share Key.

How to Install Foscam Iphone APP

How to Install

Live Cams Pro is a universal iOS application that is available for purchase on iTunes. A single purchase can be installed on multiple iOS devices as long as they share the same iTunes account.

  1. To download the app, select the App Store icon on your     device.

Image 1.1

  1. Select the Search icon along the bottom, and type “Eggman Technologies” in the Search area beside the magnifying glass at the top. Live Cams Pro will be one of the applications that this search will return.
  2. Select the INSTALL button (button may say “Buy”).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image 1.2

Supported Models and Main Features

Refer to the chart below to see the supported models and some of the features that are available in Live Cams Pro.

More extensive documentation is available on our website at http://www.eggmantechnologies.com/ or you can email us at support@eggmantechnologies.com.

Foscam Model

Video Format

Used in Live Cams Pro

PTZ

(pan/tilt/ zoom)

Audio

IR LEDs ON OFF

( infrared )

Profile to Use in Live Cams Pro

Listen

Talk

FI8903W

JPEG / MJPEG

N/A

N/A

N/A

Foscam 890x Series

FI8904W

JPEG / MJPEG

N/A

N/A

N/A

Foscam 890x Series

FI8905W/E

JPEG / MJPEG

N/A

N/A

N/A

Foscam 890x Series

FI8906W

JPEG / MJPEG

N/A

N/A

N/A

Foscam 890x Series

FI8907W

JPEG / MJPEG

N/A

N/A

N/A

Foscam 890x Series

FI8908W

JPEG / MJPEG

PT[1]

N/A

Foscam 890x Series

FI8909W

JPEG / MJPEG

N/A

N/A

Foscam 890x Series

FI8910W/E

JPEG / MJPEG

PT[1]

Foscam 891x Series

FI8916W

JPEG / MJPEG

PT[1]

Foscam 891x Series

FI8918W/E

JPEG / MJPEG

PT[1]

Foscam 891x Series

FI8919W

JPEG / MJPEG

PT[1]

N/A

N/A

Foscam 891x Series

FI8601W

JPEG

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Foscam 86xx Series

FI8602W

JPEG

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Foscam 86xx Series

FI8608W

JPEG

PT[1]

In Dev.

Foscam 86xx Series

Foscam Model

Video Format

Used in Live Cams Pro

PTZ

(pan/tilt/ zoom)

Audio

IR LEDs ON OFF

( infrared )

Profile to Use in Live Cams Pro

Listen

Talk

FI8620

JPEG

PTZ

N/A

N/A

N/A

Foscam 86xx Series

FI9820W

JPEG

PT[1]

In Dev.

Foscam 9820

Chart 1.1
Supported Models and Features (N/A=not applicable as feature not available on camera)

Note: 1. all cameras in Live Cams Pro can be digitally zoomed by performing a pinch gesture on the video image. Devices that have optical zoom capabilities can be controlled with in-app icons.

**FI8908W cameras are no longer produced, FI8904W, FI8905W, FI8906W can turn ONOFF LEDs only in cameras released after Oct. 2012, FI8601W, FI8602W cameras can connect external microphone, speaker and PT holder.

 

How to Add Your Camera into Live Cams Pro     

  1. Make sure that your camera works in a browser outside of     the app and is a supported model as per chart 1.1 Supported     Models and Features.
  2. Open Live Cams Pro.
  3. Select the Plus icon “+” (add camera).
  4. Select the Actions/Help icon on the bottom right, then the     Show Tips button if you would like to see a tip display for each     field as you tap through them.

The tips are:

Profile: Choose your camera make/model

Name: Enter a name of your choice for the camera

Host or IP: Your camera’s IP address or DNS host name (do not

Enter any URL characters like http:// or others)

Port: Your camera’s HTTP port

Username: Camera login username

Password: Camera login password

Refresh rate: Grab a frame every X seconds on cell networks

For example, if you connect to your camera in a browser using the following URL: http://smith.dyndns.tv:8000 you would enter

Host: smith.dyndns.tv

Port: 8000

If no port is specified i.e. http://smith.dyndns.tv then the Port field

Image 1.5      should be entered as 80 (default port).

  1. Select the correct profile by selecting the arrow to the right of the profile field.

Image 1.6

After you have selected a camera profile you will be returned to the main Add Camera screen (image 1.6)

  1. Populate the remaining fields. (Refer to step 4. for tips on what to enter for each field).
  2. Select Save.

You will now be returned to the thumbnail screen.

Tap the thumbnail to view your camera full screen and control the camera!

Image 1.7

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I want to view my camera when I’m away from home. How     do I do this?

Please refer to the manual that was provided with your Foscam camera. There is a section on how to setup and configure your DNS settings in order to view your camera on 3G. You would then enter the DNS host name in the host or IP field instead of the IP address as per step 4. In the section How to Add Your

Image 1.8    Camera into Live Cams Pro
of this document.

  1. Is there an easier way to add my camera into Live Cams Pro?

You could try selecting the Scan button at the bottom of the Add Camera screen. It will search to see what devices are available on your local network and will provide the IP address along with the profile the camera might possibly be compatible with.

Note: Currently it will only find certain models and you may still need to choose the correct profile yourself.

Image 1.6

  1. I only want to hear the audio from my camera if the volume reaches a certain level. Is there a way to do this?

Yes. When you are viewing the camera select the megaphone icon. This will take you to an Alerts screen. You are referring to squelch which can be set by moving the indicator towards the plus sign. The Squelch feature is turned off when it is set all the way to the minus sign.

Image 1.9

  1. I would like to receive a notification if the volume exceeds a certain level. Is this possible?

Yes. On the Alerts screen you can adjust the slider (labelled Alerts). The farther you move the indicator towards the plus sign, the higher the volume that is required to have a notification appear. The Alerts feature is turned off when it is set all the way to the minus sign.

Image 2.0