PROGRAM SETUP WIFI IP CAMERA USING UC CMS

The process for setting up / programming WIFI IP cameras is pretty much the same across all brands/types in that you need to access the camera and make some settings get the WIFI up and going and then make it available to be used. This article outlines the process for the very popular SONY IMXxxx / Omni Vision sensor and Texas Instruments chip TMS320DM386. This article assumes a basic understanding of networking and security settings. We will use one program to get ‘into’ the camera and then the automatically downloaded software for the camera to fine tune settings.

Download and instal UC CMS from here It is 4th from the top at the time of writing this article here http://en.tpsee.com/tech/94-1.html or go here  www.tpsee.com/ucdownload/UC2_x64_4.9.3.2_setup.exe

Open Internet Explorer, relax all your security setting for the downloading and running of Active x’s (set a custom level and tick / un-tick to allow Axtive x’s to operate in the dropdown list that will appear under Security in the Options menu)

Have your PC/Desktop/Laptop connected to the internet using a WIFI connection to your router. Have the Ethernet port empty.

Have your PC/Desktop/Laptop connected to the internet using a WIFI connection to your router. Have the Ethernet port empty.

Find your Network/Gateway by

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt.
  2. When Command Prompt is open, type the following command: ipconfig
  3. Look and you will find your Gateway IP under wireless LAN settings
  4. Common IP’s are 192.168.0.1 / 192.168.1.1 / 10.0.0.138…. whatever it is, write it down.

We need to move the default IP address of the camera to an IP on your network. An IP address has 4 groups of numbers between 1 and 254. The 1st three groups define your network… the last group defines the address on the network.

Power up the camera, connect it to your Ethernet port with a short LAN cable and open UC. The USER is admin and the PASSWORD is 123456. Click CONFIG MANAGEMENT at the top and then DEVICE CONFIG. Press BEGIN SEARCH. The camera will appear… 192.168.0.123 in this case. Click the box to the left and click on and highlight that line and in the section immediately above this, give the camera an IP address on your network. In this case I made mine 10.0.0.125.

I entered the Gateway address of 10.0.0.138 found out earlier. Press MODIFY CAMERA. Press STOP SEARCH. Wait 15 seconds. Press BEGIN SEARCH. You will see the camera appear with the new address of 10.0.0.125. Click the box to the left and click to highlight the line and then click BATCH ADD. It will appear in the left panel.

Under Network in the Control Panel, open up Change Adapter Settings, right click your Local Area Connection, select Properties and double click IPv4. Click USE THE FOLLOWING IP ADDRESS and if your Default Gateway was, for example, 10.0.0.138… give the computer an IP of 10.0.0.2 and enter the Default Gateway as well of 10.0.0.138. 255.255.255.0 for the Subnet Mask. Make this match your network. If your network was 192.168.0.1… make the PC 192.168.0.2 and put the Default Gateway in of 192.168.0.1 (or whatever it was)

Now we can just type in the cameras IP and get access to it.

Now, with all that done, you can access the camera using Internet Explorer.

Type in http://10.0.0.125 and press ENTER. The above will appear. Press CONFIG.

Note the IP and Gateway under NETWORK then NETWORK STATUS.

Click WIFI SETUP. ENABLE it. Click SEARCH.

DOUBLE CLICK on your router that appears and the info will populate over on the left side. DISABLE DHCP and enter an address a bit higher that what you assigned the camera earlier. In this case, 10.0.0.130. Enter you WIFI Password in the box that asks for PASSWORD. Scroll down and Click SAVE

Now go to NETWORK STATUS and you will see the above. Click ETHERNET SETUP and change the the 10.0.0.125 address to 10.0.2.125 and the Gateway to 10.0.2.138. Press SAVE.

We have now moved the LAN access to the camera to another network address…. leaving the WIFI section on the correct network i.e. your network.

Now… remove power to the camera, pull the LAN cable out and reboot(re power) the camera. Type in http://10.0.0.130 and the camera will appear running on WIFI. (Needs about 30 seconds after reboot to be actually ready) Press CONFIG and go in and change LANGUAGE to ENGLISH and change DATE/TIME, under ENCODE also lower the frame rate to 12fps under MAIN STREAM and set a Bitrate of 3000… press SAVE to them all as you do each page.

That is it. Assign the next camera a different IP and do all the cameras. Then your WIFI camera system is done. A SEARCH by your NVR will pick up all the WIFI IP’s.