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DCS-1000w through Dlink DIR-655 router

No matter what I seem to try I cannot access the default configuration page for this internet camera. I had no problems with my previous Dlink router. I have reset the camera but cannot access the default page at the supposed address (192.168.0.20). I have also tried connecting via a laptop and cross over cable while matching the ip address range but this did not work either. I cannot ping the address from any LAN computer, camera does not appear in IPView software (tells me it's an invalid IP address when adding a camera). Setup wizard does nothing at all and detects no camera. Anyone who can help me with this I would sure appreciate it. Thanks so much.

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  • jageesh May 04, 2008

    I have this camera and router. I can see it via ethernet at the camera ip address, but as soon as I disconnect the ethernet I cannot access it wirelessly. I called Dlink and they tried changing the router to 802.11b, setting it to WEP since the camera is not WPA compatable, and removing security altogether. None work. Dlink came back on the line to say this camera is not compatible with this router. I find it hard to believe that they would not have a work around for their own product. I think someone out there is smarter than Dlink tech support. If yo're out there, please share your solution!!

  • elias97 Aug 11, 2008

    I have the same problem but I have four dcs-900 that worked well for a year and now this, Any help would be greatly appreciated! I can't get to the cams! tried the reset, can't ping can not get access to the ipview se! please HELP!!!

  • Moomins Nov 20, 2008

    I have the same problem as the first post above - a lot of money for a pile of rubbish!!!!!!

  • Majeed Panahi Jan 13, 2009

    IPview (Version 3.4.1. 200306 12000) will not connect to the DCS-1000W , although if I do an automatic search it actually finds and identifies the Camera IP address , its name , model number and the MAC address correctly. However , when I choose this camera , it refuses to connect saying "Invalid IP address!"

    I am using Windows Vista Buiness.

    I wonder if this old version of D-Link IPView has problem with Vista only. Anyone tried IPView on Windows XP?

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These cameras are touchy. Hold the reset button on the back in for about 20-30 seconds. Bring up the CD software you got with the camera, it should spot the camera right off and you can configure. That seems to be the only way I can communicate with this model. After setup, then browsers, etc seem to work fine. I would also download the latest Firmware and update.

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