To set up a network camera for wireless (WiFi) access, you will first have to temporarily connect it to a wired Ethernet network in order to configure the camera's wireles settings.

Connect the camera to your Ethernet switch or router, and follow the intructions given in Setting up network cameras. Remember to disconnect the camera once you have finished setting it up, as many cameras will not connect wirelessly unless you do this.

In addition to assigning a manual IP address to the camera, you will need to enter information about your wireless network, such as the following:


Also known as the ESSID or network name. This is the name of your wireless network.

Encryption settings

You will need to set the correct encryption type and password. These must match the settings on your wireless access point or router.



Choosing a system
    Types of camera
    Progressive scan
    System demands

Example systems
    Home or small business

Network cameras
    Choosing network cameras
    Network hardware
    Ethernet cabling
    Local networks
    Setting up network cameras
    Setting up wireless cameras

Analogue cameras
    Analogue cabling
    Quad processors
    Choosing input hardware
    Network video servers
    PCI input cards
    FireWire inputs
    USB inputs

FireWire and USB webcams

Audio input

Remote monitoring
    Internet connection
    Seting up your Mac
    Setting up your router

Triggering actions

Getting help

Network cameras – Setting up
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