WizardInternet Connection Setup Wizard - This page is used to set up the DCS-920 using the Wizard to walk you through setting up the camera for your network. This can be done manually using the static IP, automatically using the DHCP client (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is a networking protocol that will allow leasing of an IP address by the client from a server for a specified amount of time.) or PPPoE.
PPPoE - (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) If you use the DCS-920 to connect directly to the Internet you will need to put in the user name and password that was given to you when you set up your account with the Internet Service Provider in these fields.
DDNS - (Dynamic Domain Name Server) If you have set up the DDNS service you will need to put in your user name and password in these fields if your DCS-920 is using a public IP Address. This will allow the DDNS to track your IP Address even if it changes.
Network SetupLAN Settings - This can be done manually input a fixed IP or automatically using the DHCP Connection (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is a networking protocol that will allow leasing of an IP address by the client from a server for a specified amount of time) or PPPoE.
PPPoE(Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) - If you use the DCS-920 to connect directly to the Internet, you will need to enter the valid user name and password that are provided by your Internet Service Provider.
DNS (Domain Name System) server is an Internet service that translates domain names (i.e. www.dlink.com) into IP addresses (i.e. 192.168.0.20). The DNS IP address can be received from your ISP.
Port Settings - Most ISPs do not open port 80 (a DCS-920 default video transfer port) for their residential customers, the DCS-920 has the ability to use a different port by enabling the second http port for its video streaming. Any unused ports can be used such as port 800, 801, etc. Remember that if the DCS-920 was behind a router, you would need to forward that port to the DCS-920's IP Address. When accessing the camera, you would need to type the camera's IP Address and followed by the port number (for example http://192.168.0.20:800).
UPnP Settings - UPnP is short for Universal Plug and Play, which is a networking architecture that provides compatibility among networking equipment, software, and peripherals. The DCS-920 is an UPnP enabled Internet camera that will work with other UPnP devices. This function is enabled by default. If you do not want to use this feature, you may disable it by selecting Disabled.
Wireless SetupSSID - This is a unique identifier for the wireless network.
Channel - Any channels can be selected for your network. You may always change the channel if there is a lot of interference on a certain channel.
Connection mode - Infrastructure connection is a wireless connection using an access point as a transmission point for all wireless clients. Ad-Hoc connection is a wireless connection used without an access point while the camera is directly connected to the PC.
Site Survey - A pop-up window will be displayed to allow you to select a wireless network for the connection.
WPS - The WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) wizard will allow you to easily connect the camera to your wireless network.
Wireless Security Mode -
|1)||None - No encryption setting.|
|2)||WEP Encryption - Wired Equivalent Privacy, 64-bit
and 128-bit in HEX (1 - 9, a - f) or ASCII (text) format.
64 bit -> 10 in HEX or 5 in ASCII
128 bit -> 26 in HEX and 13 in ASCII
|3)||WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK - Wi-Fi Protected Access with Pre-shared Key, the key field needs to be filled out. TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) and AES are supported.|
Dynamic DNSDynamic DNS(Dynamic Domain Name Server) - It automatically synchronizes the public IP address of the modem. Every user can connect to your camera using the Host Name you have purchased from your ISP. The user name and password are required when using the DDNS service.
Server Address - The address of your DDNS. You may enter the address manually or select a DDNS server from the drop-down menu.
Host Name - The domain name you have applied from DDNS service.
User Name - The account name of the DDNS service.
Password - The password for the account of DDNS service.
Timeout - It is time interval for DDNS to re-initiate the connection.
Image SetupAnti Flicker - This feature will help to offset the interference of the lighting system and avoid the video flicker issue. ONLY use this option when it is necessary.
Flip Image - Flip the image vertically.
Mirror - Flip the image horizontally.
Brightness Control- There are eleven settings for brightness control. (-5 to 5) -5 is the lowest brightness level and +5 indicates the highest brightness level.
Contrast Control- There are eleven settings for Contrast control. (-5 to 5) -5 is the lowest Contrast level and +5 indicates the highest Contrast level.
Saturation Control- There are eleven settings for Saturation control. (-5 to 5) -5 is the lowest Saturation level and +5 indicates the highest Saturation level.
VideoResolution - 3 settings are available.
|1. QQVGA||@ 160x120 - Usually used for display on handheld devices.|
|2. QVGA||@ 320x240 - Standard resolution for mobile phones, and PDAs.|
|3. VGA||@ 640x480 - Standard resolution for computer display.|
FPS (Frames Per Second) - Highest FPS represents highest refresh rate of a picture is updated on screen every second, and provides better quality of video.
Jpeg Quality - Choose your preference of choices.
Light Frequency - 2 options, 50 or 60 Hz.
Sender E-mail Address - This is the email address of the person sending the camera images.
Receiver E-mail Address - This is the email address of recipient for the SMTP server.
User Name - The user name of the email account.
Password - The password of the email account.
Enable emailing images to email account:
- Select Always to enable camera sending images to the recipient's email account.
- Select Schedule if you like to specify the time and day when the camera to start and stop sending images to the recipient's email account. The interval of the snapshot can also be configured from 1 to 65535 seconds.
Test email account -
This will send a snapshot to the email account that you have configured. If you have configured the SMTP account correctly you will be able to send a test file to the email account of the recipient.
FTPHost Name - This is the IP address of the FTP server that you will be connecting to.
Port - Default is port 21.
User Name - The user name that required accessing the external FTP server.
Password - The password that required accessing the external FTP server.
Path - Specifies the destination folder in the external FTP server.
Passive mode - Enabling passive mode will allow access to an external FTP server if your camera is behind a router protected by firewall.
Enable uploading images to the FTP server:
- Select Always to enable camera uploading images to the FTP server.
- Select Schedule if you like to specify the time and day when the camera to start and stop uploading the images to the FTP server.
Video Frequency - User can choose and define the numbers for both Frames/Second (refresh rate) and Seconds/ Frame.
Base file name - The name that contains the time stamp information, for example 9202005072116425101.jpg. This means that the camera took a snapshot in the year 2005, July 21 at 16:42:51 (hour:min:sec) and 01 represents the 1st picture.
File - Select Overwrite and there will be only one images that are constantly refreshed. Select Date/Time Suffix and the pictures will be named with a date and time (may refer to Base File Name). An example of this can be seen above under the Base file name category. Select Sequence Number Suffix up to 1024 and all the pictures will be numbered from 1-1024. The total amount of pictures can be configured up to 1024 pictures.
Test FTP server
An image file will be sent to the FTP server after you have clicked Test.
Time and DateTime Zone - The geographical zone for the local time setting.
Automatic Time Configuration - With the option selected, the camera will synchronize the time settings with the NTP server over the Internet whenever the camera starts up. If the timeserver cannot be reached, no time settings will be applied.
NTP server - The IP address or domain name of the Time Server.
Set the Data and Time Manually - Manually adjust the date and time by the administrator.
Copy Your Computer's Time Settings - To synchronize the date and time of your camera with your computer.