IP Camera with a Cell Router

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Question

Can I use my IP camera with a cell router, like Verizon MiFi?

Answer

The camera needs a wired Ethernet connection to a router (or some other device that can provide an IP address over DHCP) before it can be set up wirelessly. The easiest way to do this is to take the cell router and the camera to some location with a wired router available (basically, anywhere that someone has DSL or cable internet):

  • Connect the camera directly to that wired router.
  • Next, access the camera through its web based interface from a PC also connected to that router.
  • The camera will remember its WiFi settings after being unplugged and plugged back into wall power, so you can now take the camera and cell router to their desired mounting location.