How do I connect a Linksys WVC54GCA camera to the router?
I purchased this Linksys Wireless-G internet home monitoring camera. Then spent 6 hrs on the phone with their technicians trying to configure it to work with my Zyxel G-4100vs router. ...No luck..
I've got an Xplornet sat. system with the modem connected to the Wan port.... And two of the Lan ports are connected to the printer, and an optional (no wifi) computer plug-in site. ...I tried disabling the authentication, but the router still would not recognize the camera, even if | connected the programing computer and camera into adjacent Lan ports. Are they not compatible?
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The camera and the router need to be on the same "subnet" if you don't understand the "subnet" please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
the other things is that you can only use the camera "within your network". you can't see the camera from outside. like Starbucks, at work, or by use of any internet browser. etc.
I am assuming you want to able to see the camera using the web browser.
in order for you to see the camera from outside of your network, you have to enable a port on the router. (don't know if you have to enable a port on the Modem). which open your network for attack by outsider. In another words, anybody with wireless laptop can find your network and tap in to it and use it for what ever they want.
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2. Verify wireless router name( on the computer) >>> ( on/off) 3.Note router name you are connecting to. 4.. Check the laptop do ipconfig /all to see current IP addresses. 5. Set the Desktop/laptop up in the router by WEP KEY or MAC address. 6.Note router name you are connecting to.
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1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable. 2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address. 3. Enter the router setup, login and password 4. Change the admin password 5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast. 6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WPA2 (if not then WPA). 7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router. 8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings. 9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router. 10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router wirelessly. To access the Internet you need to connect the DSL or cable modem to the WAN (Internet) port on the wireless router.
1. Turn off both the linksys and your modem 2. Turn on your and wait for the usual lights to turn solid 3. Turn on the Linksys and wait 30 secs 4. Press the button on the front to the left. It does not look like a button but flashes while it is finding an ip address 5. Now connect with an Ethernet Network Cable and make sure the internet is working 6. Disconnect the cable and Connect Wirelessly
This is a tuff router. I bought it myself hoping for good things, and spent a good two days actually getting the thing to work.
I got mine to work by plugging it into the modem, the laptop I was setting it up with, etc, and then running it all. I would just suggest trying to reinstall it again with everything plugged in from the get go, and then hope for the best.... sorry I cant help more.