The easiest way to get the PTZOptics unit up on your network is going to be to hook up the camera to your wireless router and then issue a command to let the camera find it's own IP address given by the router. This will allow it to be in your networks range with minimal effort. Please be aware this will only work for the cameras that have an IR remote control, so the Zcams are not possible to set up this way.
1. So first off, hook up your camera to your wireless router, or to a switch connected to the wireless router. Then issue this IR command to the camera using the supplied IR remote control, The router should be the device supplying internet to the rest of your building.
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2. Once the camera has finished booting up, it should have the correct IP address on it needed to access it on your network, but you need to find out what that IP address is. You can hook up a monitor or display of some kind to the HDMI output of the camera and you should see live image from it. If you then issue this IR command to see what the current IP address is. If you cant get live image, try changing the rotary dial on the back of the camera to be dial setting B and then reboot the camera.
- Star (*) then Pound (#) then (4) – will show you the current IP configuration across the video output. So you can have the HDMI hooked up to a monitor, it will tell you the IP address the camera currently has.
3. Once you have done this, if the IP address is 192.168.100.88, either the camera is not connected to your router, or the router is not capable of changing the IP address using DHCP, it would be time to do it the fun way! If you get a different IP address, that is most likely the correct IP address for your network. Go try and type it into a browser and you should be prompted for a username and password (both: admin), and now your camera is set up to be on your network! You can pull this feed into numerous other places including using our free camera control app to view and control the cameras.
4. If that did not work, maybe the camera is not actually connected to the router the way you thought it was? Or maybe that router cant doll out DHCP addresses so the camera never got one. We do have software that should help out, at this point, I would take a look at the more in-depth guide linked below.