I am not able to detect the camera (when connected in my LAN using a regular Ethernet cable) using IP setup program. I tried also to connect it with a cross cable directly to my computer and I used ARP commands. Nothing. Could be the camera network interface not working? Whenever I plug the camera in my network, the Network LED on front of the camera doesn't turn on although at the other end (router, switch) the port LED turned on. The camera power LED is OK (is on).
Did you turn OFF Windows Firewall if you have an XP or higher PC? The IP Setup program WILL NOT see the cameras if Firewall is enabled. Go into Control Panel and Security Center and disable Windows Firewall. Then run IP Setup and you should see them.
I recently set up my camera with a Kyocera KR2 router with a static IP air card. I can pull the camera using the two laptops I used to set up the system but not on any other computer. I cleared all cookies, history etc. to make sure it wasn't something simple like that. Any ideas what would be causing this?
The IP Setup Program will not find the cameras if your Windows Firewall is enabled on a Windows Xp or higher PC. Turn off Windows Firewall from Control Panel - Security Center. Then run the IP Setup program and it will find the cameras.
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Hard wire it to the router's LAN port
Power cycle the router
Open the Secure view software and search for the camera
Configure it to your IP address
Add it to the secure view app
You will be able to get the live view
match the wireless settings and disconnect the ethernet cable
Set the camera to "automatically obtain an IP-address".
Connect the camera, via an Ethernet network cable, to a router.
The router will supply a valid IP-address to the camera; much simpler than trying to "manually" set an IP-address, network-mask, and gateway IP-address.
To set a static IP on the camera, do the following:
1. Chose an IP address for the camera that is outside your normal DHCP range but within your network subnet.
For example, if your router uses DHCP and gives out addresses in the range of 192.168.1.1 up to 192.168.1.10, you should chose an IP address beyond that (e.g. 192.168.1.20).
2. Login to your camera's current IP address and go to Setup -> Network setup
3. Turn off DHCP and type in the IP address that you chose into the configuration.
4. Restart your camera.
The above should fix your Static IP address question.
With regards to your Wireless question, you should make sure of the following:
1. Your router is set to broadcast its SSID
2. Your router is setup to use WPA (not WPA2)
3. Your AES password in the camera config is the same as that as the routers
You will not find any software to do this on the Panasonic website. They only supply instruction manuals and firmware upgrades.However you don't need any installation CD. This camera is a web server so it contains all its own software. All you need is to type in the local network IP address (default is 192.168.0.253) into your Internet Browser and then enter your ID and password into the screen that pops up. The installation CD is just scanning your network to look for a camera on some IP address and it makes things a little easier if you have multiple cameras. All the rest of the setup is actually in the camera's Active-X software.
If you previously set the camera up with a different IP address and/or port number and you have forgotten it, or you can't remember your User ID and password, (write it down the next time) you may have to reset the camera (see the small reset switch on the underside of the camera) and you will have to start from scratch. But you don't need the installation CD. The camera will ask you exactly the same questions as the CD.
Typically you will have to set it up first in wired mode with an Ethernet cable to your router, but this is only because the camera doesn't know the SSID of your wireless network until you tell it (go to Setup/Wireless when you have logged into the camera.) Once you have put in the required wireless info, you just flick the switch on the underside to Wireless Mode and it should all work just fine.
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.
Try this - unplug the power from the camera (and the ethernet cable if it is using one). Locate the 'Factory Default Reset' button on the camera get a paperclip and straighten it out. Plug the power back into the camera and press the reset button with the paperclip until you see the indicator light flash and go out (about 10 seconds). Now attach the ethernet cable to the camera and into your router and insert the Panasonic camera utility disk into your computers CD Drive. Run the setup utility from the disk and after a few minutes it should find the camera and you can follow the instructions for a new set-up. If the camera has been on more than 20 minutes when you start the setup utility, unplug it for 10 minutes and try again. Oh, and turn off Windows firewall while you are doing this.
make sure you are using a crossover cable. A straight through ethernet cable will not work for talking with your computer. Next, go to your network connections. click on TCP/IP properties and enter in for the IP address 192.168.0.101 and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 apply it. go back to network connections and disable then enable your connection. Now go to the Sony IP setup program. Double click on your camera when it appears. Don't forget the default address of the camera is 192.168.0.100.