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You should set up your camera next to your router using a network cable (wired) first before you attempt to use it wirelessly. Test the wireless connection next to the router, then move the camera to the desired location.  
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You should set up your camera next to your router using a network cable (wired) first before you attempt to use it wirelessly.  
  
I. Make sure your router is a wireless router.
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*Make sure your router is a wireless router.
  
II. Make sure the Wi-Fi antenna is installed on the camera.
 
  
III. Determine if your router uses encryption - see your router’s owner’s manual for how to do this. If it uses encryption, note the "share key," the password for your wireless security. You need to type this in whenever you connect a new device to your wireless network.
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*Make sure the Wi-Fi antenna is installed on the camera.
  
IV. Login to the camera using the IP Camera Tool.
 
  
V. Open Settings then Wireless LAN settings. Click Search once in Wireless Network List, then click Search again if there are no results when it finishes. Click on the network you want to connect to.
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*Determine if your router uses encryption - see your router’s owner’s manual for how to do this. If it uses encryption, note the "'''share key'''," or '''password''' for your wireless security.  
  
VI. Make sure the Encryption and Authentication are correct:
 
  
* Encryption: WEP, TKIP, AES optional.
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*Login to the camera using the SearchIPCam Tool.
* Authentication: WEP: Open System or Share Key. TKIP (AES): WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK.  
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*Open the camera settings then select the '''WIRELESS LAN''' menu
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*Click '''SCAN''' in the '''WIRELESS NETWORK LIST''', if there are no results when it finishes click '''SCAN''' again.
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*The list should populate with all of the available wireless networks
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*Click on the network you want to connect to.
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*The camera should detect your Network Type, Safe Mode, and Encryption
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*Most newer home routers will use TKIP and WPA2-PSK.
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*Enter your WiFi password in the Share Key field.
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*Click SAVE, then wait for the camera to reboot.
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*Once the camera has finished centering itself - unplug the POWER from the camera.
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*Next, unplug the network cable and plug the power back in.
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*Give the camera a few moments to fully reboot
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*Once the camera switches to the wireless interface is will show up again in the SearchIPCam Tool
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*Once the SearchIPCam Tool finds the camera you can move it to its desired location.
  
Most newer home routers will use TKIP and WPA2-PSK. Enter your WiFi password in the Share Key field.
 
  
VII. Click Update, then wait for the camera to reboot. You can now close Internet Explorer, move the camera to where you want it, then run the SearchIPCam tool again.
 
  
 
===Troubleshooting===
 
===Troubleshooting===
  
If SearchIPCam cannot find the camera, then the camera may not have detected your encryption type correctly. Reconnect the Ethernet cable, reboot the camera, and repeat this procedure, testing the other possible encryption options in Network-Wireless LAN Settings-Network Type. If that does not work please find the answer to these questions then contact X10 technical support:
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If SearchIPCam cannot find the camera, then the camera may not have detected your encryption type correctly.
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*Reconnect the Ethernet cable
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*Reboot the camera
  
How far is the camera from your router? What is the make and model number of the router? Do you have any other devices connected wirelessly to the router? If so, what are their makes and model numbers?
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*Repeat this procedure testing the other possible encryption options in Network-Wireless LAN Settings-Network Type.

Latest revision as of 21:05, 26 November 2014

Question

How do I connect my camera to my router wirelessly, instead of with the Ethernet cable?

Answer

You should set up your camera next to your router using a network cable (wired) first before you attempt to use it wirelessly.

  • Make sure your router is a wireless router.


  • Make sure the Wi-Fi antenna is installed on the camera.


  • Determine if your router uses encryption - see your router’s owner’s manual for how to do this. If it uses encryption, note the "share key," or password for your wireless security.


  • Login to the camera using the SearchIPCam Tool.


  • Open the camera settings then select the WIRELESS LAN menu


  • Click SCAN in the WIRELESS NETWORK LIST, if there are no results when it finishes click SCAN again.


  • The list should populate with all of the available wireless networks


  • Click on the network you want to connect to.


  • The camera should detect your Network Type, Safe Mode, and Encryption


  • Most newer home routers will use TKIP and WPA2-PSK.


  • Enter your WiFi password in the Share Key field.


  • Click SAVE, then wait for the camera to reboot.


  • Once the camera has finished centering itself - unplug the POWER from the camera.


  • Next, unplug the network cable and plug the power back in.


  • Give the camera a few moments to fully reboot


  • Once the camera switches to the wireless interface is will show up again in the SearchIPCam Tool


  • Once the SearchIPCam Tool finds the camera you can move it to its desired location.


Troubleshooting

If SearchIPCam cannot find the camera, then the camera may not have detected your encryption type correctly.

  • Reconnect the Ethernet cable
  • Reboot the camera
  • Repeat this procedure testing the other possible encryption options in Network-Wireless LAN Settings-Network Type.