WiFi Overlay

Your WiFi connection should already be set up by WPS or by the installation wizard. Use the WiFi scanner to connect your camera to a different WiFi network. Or use the scan results to check the signal strenght at the camera´s installation spot.

Connect to your WiFi Network

Password Guidelines

The WiFi password is limited, by the WPA standard, to max. 63 characters and can contain the following characters: 0-9, a-b A-B, -/: & = \ @ ( ) ! ? ' . , $ <> ~ | % # { } [ ] + _ ^ * ; “. Be careful not to create a HTML tag, like <b>, <br>, <u> etc. - as they will not work inside the web user interface!

Search networkPlease click on Search, in the top left, to let your camera search for wireless networks. Select your WiFi from the list below, add your WiFi password and click the Test button to test and apply your settings. After confirmation, unplug the Ethernet cable and your camera will connect to the WiFi network automatically. See our Installation Wizard for further information for the WPS function, if you cannot connect your camera via an Ethernet cable.
SSIDName of your WiFi network. If you use more than one access points (APs) in your network, it is recommended to assign unique SSIDs to each of them. This way you can bind your camera to the AP that offers the best connection.
Network TypeChoose if you want to connect your camera directly to another network device (ad hoc). Or if you want to add it to the local WiFi network of your wireless router (infra).
EncryptionSet the type of encryption to the same encryption that your router is using. We recommend to set your WiFi router to use the WPA2 with AES standard. In case of an AVM Fritzbox, select WPA2 with CCMP and couple it with AES type (see below) inside your camera.
TypeChoose the encryption standard that your router is using. We recommend that you set your router to use pure WPA2 (AES or CCMP) and not WPA+WPA2 (TKIP). If your camera detects your encryption type to be TKIP, there is no need panic. Just try to connect your camera - there is a good chance that it will work. But if you run into troubles, change the encryption type inside your router, as recommended, and re-scan for the WiFi network with your camera. Your camera will detect the change. Click Test to test and apply them.
PasswordHere you need to add the WiFi key that you use to connect devices to your local wireless network. The WiFi key can sometimes be found on a sticker directly on the router itself or be copied from your router´s web user interface.

If you cannot use the WPS service (Wireless Protected Setup) to integrate the camera into your local WiFi network - see our Installation Wizard for further information for the WPS function - click search to start the WLAN scanner. Just choose your own network, add your WiFi password and click “Test”. Please disconnect the LAN cable and wait. The camera will automatically - within max. 5 minutes - connect to your WiFi network. The cameras WiFi module will receive a new address from your router - in case you didn’t assign a static IP address to your camera yet. You might have to use the INSTAR Camera Tool again to rediscover your camera. Your camera is now connected via WiFi!

Attention

Your WiFi modules MAC address is not identical with the LAN MAC address of your camera! In case you are using a MAC filtering rule for your WiFi network please deactivate the filter and add your camera to the list of trusted devices before reactivating it.

Additional Remark

Your camera supports a range of encryption standards - we recommend for your safety and reliability of your connection, that you set your WiFi network to WPA2 (PSK) with AES (or CCMP). With older routers choose WPA (PSK) / AES. Avoid using a mixed mode like WPA&WPA2 - TKIP! If your WiFi stays unstable please choose a fixed WiFi channel for your router - we recommend the channels 1 - 6.

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