Ive been given a dlink dcs g900 ip camera but have no software for it, is it possable to configure this without the software you would get with it or do i need to find drivers etc ive connected the camera with a standard cat 5 cable and tryed to ping it but get nothing also it doesnt seem to show up in my network when it connected to my wireless router any help would be great?
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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
i had the same problem and it was frustrating at first. You have to access your router and find the start ip address and the range and make sure dhcp is enabled. then plug the camera into one of the lan ports using the cable provided and plug the other end into the camera. then refresh the list of wireless clients in the router. Also if using a pre n router make sure that the broadcast is not mixed and is set to g mode. Only a g router will work or a router with g set to broadcast. i couldn't get the camera to work until i changed this setting. Anyways getting back to what i was talking about. When you see the list of clients you will see the camera listed on the client list. Write down the ip address example (192.168.1.108) and then on the computer (make sure you have another cable plugged into another lan port on the router and plugged into your computer) go into the dlink setup wizard. Press the search button the camera will appear on the list. Then click on the wizard and wait. It will say that the settings do not match there is an ip conflict or something to that matter do you want to change the settings click change settings and put the ip that the router configured. subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 and put the default gateway of the router which is usually 192.168.0.1 on most dlink routers but on the linksys i was using it was 192.168.1.1. After changing these settings it will let you into the camera configuration and after that you can unplug the cable and wait a minute or two. the green light should start blinking showing that the camera is connected to the router. Bingo your all done your camera is back to normal wireless function. You might have to unplug and reset the camera. If you have more than one camera make sure you unplug all the other camera's before configuring the first one. This will prevent any ip conflcts. Hope this helps you.
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.