Quick Installation Wizard   

Wireless

First steps to set up a WiFi connection

Please be aware it is best to install your camera via LAN cable first before it can be used in your wireless network - see First Steps and After Unpacking. Our 720p and 1080p cameras allow you to use your router´s WPS function instead, to connect them directly to your WiFi network. Please check our User manuals and Quick Installation Guides for details.

Please use the included Ethernet cable to connect the camera with your router. After the camera is connected, please open the web interface of your IP camera in your default web browser. Connect the WiFi antenna to the SMA/RP-SMA on camera (only for models with removable antenna), align it vertically to your router and place the camera close to your WiFi router for the rest of the installation process.

Connect the antenna to your indoor camera.

Connect the antenna to your outdoor camera.

HD Cameras

ATTENTION:

  1. Please make sure the password does not include special characters such as &="+`\

  2. Please make sure that the MAC Filter function is not activated in your router. The cameras LAN module has a different MAC address then the WiFi board. If you are using the WiFi access control of your router, please deactivate it, let the camera connect and add the new MAC address to the list of trusted devices before reactivating the filter.

  3. If you have trouble connecting to the network, try setting the router´s WiFi channel to channel 6 or a channel which is not being used by routers nearby.

  4. If you have the camera set to use the DHCP service be aware that it will receive a new IP address because the MAC address for the WiFi board is different from the LAN MAC address. Simply open the INSTAR camera tool to reconnect to the camera. We recommend using a static IP address if you are having difficulties connecting to the wireless network. You can set a static IP in the web user interface in Network/IP configuration.

  5. If you are using a WEP 128 Bit encryption and you encounter any problems, we recommend you to switch your encryption to WPA (AES) or WPA2 (AES or CCMP). Also avoid mixed modes like WPA+WPA2 (TKIP).

1080p Cameras

Step 1: Please open the menu Network / WiFi as shown below.

Click to search for networks, select your WLAN, add your password and click test. Apply your settings after a successful test, unplug the Ethernet cable from your camera and restart it. The camera will automatically connect to your wireless network and might receive a new IP address from your router by DHCP (if activated).

720p Cameras

Step 1: Please open the menu Network / WiFi as shown below.

Open the WiFi menu in the web user interface.

Step 2: Click on the Search button to activate the WiFi module and let the camera search for active 2.4GHz networks in its environment.

Use the camera´s search function to discover available 2.4GHz WiFi networks. Choose your WiFi network from the list.

Step 3: Now simply add your WiFi password and confirm your input. Pressing the Submit button will save the information and Test the connection. Once the was successful, unplug the Ethernet cable and restart your camera. The camera will automatically connect to your wireless network and might receive a new IP address from your router by DHCP (if activated).

Please add your WiFi password and click Submit to save the information.

VGA Cameras

ATTENTION:

  • Please make sure that the MAC Filter function is not activated in your router. The cameras LAN module has a different MAC address then the WiFi board. If you are using the WiFi access control of your router, please deactivate it, let the camera connect and add the new MAC address to the list of trusted devices before reactivating the filter.
  • If you have trouble connecting to the network, try setting the router´s WiFi channel to channel 6 or a channel which is not being used by routers nearby.
  • If you have the camera set to use the DHCP service be aware that it will receive a new IP address because the MAC address for the WiFi board is different from the LAN MAC address. Simply open the INSTAR camera tool to reconnect to the camera. We recommend using a static IP address if you are having difficulties connecting to the wireless network. You can set a static IP in the web user interface in Network/IP configuration.
  • If you are using a WEP 128 Bit encryption and you encounter any problems, we recommend you to switch your encryption to WPA (AES) or WPA2 (AES or CCMP). Also avoid mixed modes like WPA+WPA2 (TKIP).

Step 1: Please open the menu Network/WiFi as shown below.

Open the WiFi menu in the web user interface.

Step 2: Click on the Scan button twice to activate the WiFi module and let the camera search for active 2.4GHz networks in its environment.

Use the camera´s search function to discover available 2.4GHz WiFi networks.

Step 3: Choose your WiFi network from the list to automatically copy the network´s details into the cameras WiFi settings.

Select your network from the list.

Step 4: Now simply add your WiFi password (shared key) and press the Submit button to save the information. To connect the camera to your wireless network and unplug the Ethernet cable. The camera will automatically connect to your wireless network and receive a new IP address from your router by DHCP (if activated).

Please add your WiFi password and click Submit to save the information.

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