I have installed the DCS-5220 IP camera. I can see the video if the network cable attached to the camera but once the network cable is detached, the wireless does not communicate with the wireless router.
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Re: Wireless installation for DCS-5220
Plug in the network cable first and make sure the following settings are correct:
1. SSID is the same and set to broadcast
2. You are using the same WPA AES password as the router (or WEP password if you are using WEP)
3. The wireless antennae is connected
4. The camera is located not to far from the router
After that, remove the network cable and restart your camera.
I had the same problem, but I realised that I had the SSID field wrong in the camera network configuration settings. It worked after that in wireless mode.
It also advisable to declare a static local IP address to your camera
Set the SSID to your modem's SSID and use the security key WEP or WAP of your modem's
The IP cameras can only connect to wireless networks that have either WEP or WPA wireless encryption. If your wireless network does not have any encryption you will need to choose on; I suggest WPA.
The other thing you will need to do when the IP cameras are connected via Ethernet wire, is to assign it a static IP address within your network.
I hope this helps.
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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
Configuring your Linksys router for remote desktop is a task that's
needed before you can access your computer from outside the network. If
you plan to connect to your remote desktop machine from the Internet,
you need to configure the router to allow traffic to the PC. Linksys is
a common router used on home networks for wireless and LAN
configurations. Configuring your router to allow port forwarding to a
remote desktop only takes a few steps through the graphical user
your browser window and type the IP address of the router in your
address bar. This opens a window for the username and password needed
for access to configure the router.
the "Applications and Gaming" tab on the opening screen. This opens a
window with a list of ports of which you can open for access on your
Type "Remote Desktop" in the application textbox.
Enter "3389" in the "Start" and "Stop" port ranges. This port number is specific to the remote desktop application.
Leave the value of "Both" in the protocol listbox.
the IP address of the internal machine on your network. The IP address
is the machine running remote desktop. When traffic from the Internet
reaches the router, it forwards the request to this IP address.
Check the "Enabled" checkbox and click "Save Settings."
If you have configured Motion Detection then your problem may be because the camera only turns on when motion is detected. That is why it will seem as if the camera is dropping the connection.
If motion detection is not configured then you may be experiencing the same thing I have experienced. The camera does not record in full real time. It only gets snippets of information so the subject seems to jump from one place to another if they move fast. I guess this is a feature of IP cameras because they need to pass through the network with a lot of overheads. This is where good old CCTV cameras with their coaxial cables are best. They may be more difficult to install because of the cabling but their performance is a lot better
You need to check with your router vendor on how to setup DMZ or Port Forwarding for your DCS-5220 in your router. (For Port Forwarding, please open BOTH HTTP Port and RTSP Port and select the Protocol as TCP for HTTP Port and select the Protocol as TCP/UDP(Both) for RTSP Port.