How to Set Up Foscam IP Camera Wirelessly

One of the Frequently asked questions that comes up on SuntekStore’s message board is, “How do I set up my Foscam camera?” If you are still not familiar with it, please follow the steps below to set up wirelessly.

Firtly, you need prepare these materials. Foscam IP camera, DC power supply, wireless router, Ethernet network cable, cable/DSL modern with live internet connection, IP camera tools software and your computer.

Secondly, connect the IP camera’s Ethernet port to your computer with the Ethernet network cable. You should pore over your owner’s manuals to find the exact locations of the ports. Generally, the green LED will go on and the camera will start to rotate around and the come to a rest.

Thirdly, install and run the IP camera tools software on computer. You can find this software CD from SuntekStore package. After you install this tool, click the main menu of it. That will be wonderful if the camera appears in the IP camera tools window and has an IP address assigned to it. Or the screen will appear that anonymous subnet doesn’t match. Don’t worry about that. You should follow the prompt and double click on the sentence. It will turn to the process “Obtain IP from DHCP server”; click “Ok” is good. Then turn off the IP camera tool program, reopen it and the camera would appear.

Fourthly, if you have followed along correctly and the camera is functioning properly, the camera should show up under the “Wired Devices” list. Open the camera in IP tools or copy the address “http://192…” into any browsers. This page will come out.

Fill out the username and password and click the login button.

Check the first setting under the “Device Management” and the “Basic Network Settings” tabs. Make sure that the “Obtain IP from DHCP Server” is applicable to you. Generally, what this does is the camera would be assigned an IP address such as 192.168. xx from the router. Check this box if you are a home user. Hit the “Submit” button after you checked the “Network Lamp”. The “Http Port” box would works when you are trying to view the camera from the internet if you want or leave it blank.

What’s more, click ““Device Management” and “Wireless LAN Settings”. Make sure that the wireless is enabled on your router and the SSID is not hidden.

Now, check the “Using Wireless LAN” before you hit the submit button. Don’t forget to go back to your router’s “Attached Devices” menu and refresh the list to see if the camera has worked. If you follow these steps, you will successfully connect the camera to your wireless network.

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