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Frequently Asked Questions
Now that you have received your wireless ezCam you are probably anxious to set it up! Or you may be coming here because you have questions on how to use your wireless ezCam. Please use the easy help guide below to answer any questions you may have.
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INSTALLING THE IP CAMERA TOOL
  • Locate the mini CD-R software installation disc that was included inside the package with your ezCam. Insert the disc into the computer that will be running your camera monitoring software.

 

  •  Find the file on the disc that is titled IPCamSetup and run that setup file. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

 

  • At the end of the installation it will tell you to remove ALL discs from your CD/DVD drives (including the IPCam installation disc). Then choose "Yes- restart my computer now"

 

  • When you computer boots back-up you should find an icon on your desktop that is labelled "IP Camera Tool".

 

  • Before you open the camera tool use the included Cat 5 network cable and plug it into the back of your ezCam and the other end into an empty port on the back of your router. Then plug your ezCam into a near-by wall AC Outlet using the included power supply cord.

 

  • Now you are ready to use the IP Camera Tool software that you just installed. Open the IP Camera Tool on your computer and you will see a large white window screen. This tool will search for your ez ip Cams automatically!

 

  • Click on your ezCam address that you see listed. Right-click on your choice and choose "Network Configuration". Make sure your set your Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS Server addresses to match your routers addresses. If you have a linksys router you can compare these addresses by logging into your Linksys Router using this address in Internet Explorer: http://192.168.1.1

 

  • You can set your IP Address of your camera here also by either checking the box to obtain from DHCP Server or assigning your own "static address" (such as 192.168.1.115) I would recommend using a static address if you will be operating more than one EZ Cam.

 

  • Make a note of your ezCam's IP Address and the HTTP Port Number (exmpl: 80)

 

  • Open Internet Explorer and type in the address of your ezCam followed by a colon symbol and your HTTP Port number (exmpl: http://192.168.1.xxx:80)

 

  • SUCCESS! You should see a "Sign in" screen. (see Diagram A) note: screens may vary from diagrams

 

  • Your default Sign In, unless you have changed it, should be, User: admin and Password: (leave blank). You should see video feed from your camera now and the screen should look similar to Diagram B.
  EZ CAM - Sign In Screen EZ CAM - Operation Screen 
   Diagram A (above)  Diagram B (above) 
EZ Cam - Setting Menu
  Diagram C (above)
SETTING UP YOUR ezCAM MONITORING SYSTEM
  • After signing in to your ezCam you will need to go to Administrator option and it will display a screen similar to Diagram C (above). 

  • Select Alias Settings - this is where you will name your ezCam (exmpl: Front Patio)

 

  •  Date & Time Settings - choose your correct time zone and select how you would like your ezCam to sync it's clock.

 

  • User Settings - this is where you will add user names and passwords for any type of group you would want someone to gain access to on your ezCam. You will also "Browse" to create a file folder to send your ezCam recording to. Make note of the path and file folder you create so that you can find and review your recorded video.

 

  • Multiple-Device Settings - the Device List in Lan srceen will show other available cameras that you may add. Just click on the 2nd Device, and so on to add your other cameras. Press the "submit" button at the botton after you have added your devices. (Note: to learn more about Http Port Settings, please see the Router Help section with-in these "Installation Help" pages)

 

  • Basic Network Settings - this is where you can select to obtain your camera's IP address from the DHCP Server (your Router) or set a static IP address (which I recommend when using multiple ez Cameras together). You can also assign your ezCam a port number here  (Note: to learn more about Http Port Settings, please see the Router Help section with-in these "Installation Help" pages). Remember to press "Submit" button after making any changes.

 

HOW TO SET-UP THE WIRELESS FUNCTION ON YOUR ezCAM 
  • Sign In to your ezCam (if you're not already) you should go to Administrator option and see a screen similar to Diagram C (above) - then choose Wireless Lan Settings.

 

  • Wireless Lan Settings - First "check" the box that is titled Using Wireless Lan. If you know your SSID enter the name. Select the "drop-down" box and choose your Encrytion method (choose the same SSID and Encrytion as your Router). Enter your Encrytion key or if you don't have your Wireless Router Protected - then choose "none". Press the "Submit" button when finished.

 

  • UPnP Settings - "check" the box that is titled Using UPnP to Map Port - then press the "Submit" button.

 

  • Go to Basic Network Settings - make note of your ezCam IP Address and HTTP Port number.

 

  • You may now unplug your Cat5 network cable and the power cord from your ezCam.

 

  • Next - Plug in just the power supply cord to your ezCam and then into the AC wall outlet where you would like to place or mount your ezCam.

 

  • Go to your computer and open Internet Explorer and type in the address of your ezCam that you made note of earlier (exmpl: http://192.168.1.xxx:1024) explained like this ( http://yourIPaddress:yourportnumber) don't forget the colon between your IP Address and your HTTP Port number!

 

  • You Should Be Logged into Your ezCam WIRELESSLY NOW!