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Wi-Fi Camera and Internet Explorer

Several customers have been having issues installing and viewing their Wi-Fi cameras camera with using Internet Explorer.  A work-around is to use Chrome for installation and viewing.  More detailed instructions will be forthcoming.  As always, if you need assistance, please contact us at info@spyonabird.com

 

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How do I install the IP Camera?

 

printable instructions (pdf)

 

 

Connecting the Camera

 

Using a standard Ethernet network cable, connect the camera to your network (depending on your own setup, this may be to your router or switch). Connect the included power adapter to the power port on the camera and the other end into an electrical socket. Check that the power indicator is lit on the front of the camera.

 

Launch Camera Setup program to detect cameras on the local network

Locate the following files on the Network Camera Set-Up Disk

  • For PC Systems –Open and install PC Camera Setup

  • For MAC Systems –For MAC Systems – Extract the Zip file "Mac camera setup.zip" and copy the file  "Y-cam.app" to the desktop.

Double click on Y-cam.app to run the program.

Click Refresh to search for cameras on the local network.

Highlight Network Camera and Click Open

(your image may vary slighty if using a MAC)

 

A browser will open (IE Explorer, Safari Firefox etc) and your camera type will be displayed (figure 3 and 4)  Click Settings in this browser window to setup the wireless capabilities of the camera with the wizard.

You will be asked for a password.

The camera defaults are:

              User name: admin

              Password: admin

It is recommended to change the administrator password after setup is complete

 

 

Setting up the Wireless Camera with the Wizard

 

 

 After entering the user name and password, the following window will be displayed.  Click wizard to setup the wireless function of the camera.

 

 

A welcome screen will appear.

 

Click Next 

 

 

Choose a name for your camera and type it in the box.

 

Click Next

 

 

 

Choose your picture quality

Click Next

 

 

Date and Time Setup

 

Choose your Time Zone

 

Click Next

 

 

Verify your current time

 

Click Next

 

 

Wireless Lan Setup

 

Scan for available networks.

 

Click Next

 

 

Available networks will appear on this list.  Choose your network (by number)

 

Click Next

 

 

Choose your network settings.

 

Infrastructure refers to the connection to the wireless router.  It is recommended to use security. 

 

Click Next

 

 

Choose your security settings for your router.

 

Click Next

 

 

Enter the required security information in the following windows.

 

If WEP Security

 

If WPA-PSK Security

 

 

Click Next  

 

IP Setup

 

Choose you IP settings.  Automatic is recommended for most users

 

Click Next

 

Verify your settings

 

Click Finish

 

 

The camera will now reboot

 

Click Close

 

Remove Ethernet cable from the camera. 

 

Camera is now “wireless"

 

 

Opening the Camera Window 

 

Re-launch the Camera Setup program

              For PC Systems – “Camera Setup”

              For MAC Systems – “Y-Cam setup”

 

Click Refresh.

 

Highlight your camera

 

Click Open

 

 

A browser will open and your camera type will be displayed.

 

Click Enter

 

 

 

Enjoy your live video