Troubleshooting
Network Camera
Indoor Use Only
Model No.
BL-C1
Table of Contents
Troubleshooting................................................................... 3
Indicator Display Troubleshooting ............................................................. 3
Camera Setup Troubleshooting................................................................. 5
Camera Image/Page Display Troubleshooting .......................................... 7
Operation Bar Troubleshooting................................................................ 13
Image Buffer/Transfer Troubleshooting.................................................... 13
Miscellaneous Troubleshooting ............................................................... 15
Troubleshooting
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Abbreviations
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UPnP is the abbreviation for "Universal Plug and Play".
"Network Camera" is called "Camera" in this manual.
"Setup CD-ROM" is called "CD-ROM" in this manual.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
The Panasonic Network Camera support website "http://panasonic.net/pcc/
support/netwkcam/" includes various technical information in addition to the contents
in this troubleshooting section. Access the website if this troubleshooting does not
solve your problem.
Indicator Display Troubleshooting
Problem
The indicator
lights or blinks
orange.
Cause and Remedy
• The Ethernet cable is not connected properly.
Connect the Ethernet cable properly.
• The PC, the Ethernet hub or router is not working.
Confirm that PC, Ethernet hub and router are working.
The indicator
• The camera is turned off when updating firmware.
continues
If you access the camera using a web browser, the Update
blinking orange.
Firmware page will be displayed. Update the firmware
following the procedure (see page 102 of the Operating
Instructions on the CD-ROM). If you fail to update the
firmware, see page 15.
The indicator
continues
blinking orange
(2-second
interval).
• The router on your network is turned off.
Turn the router on, and wait until the ADSL line is connected.
• An error has occurred in UPnPTM port forwarding.
Set up the camera again in [Automatic Setup] using the
Setup Program following the instructions in Getting Started.
The indicator
continues
blinking green.
• Automatic setup is not complete.
Complete the setup following the instructions in Getting
Started.
• The camera did not receive an IP address from the DHCP
server.
When setting [Automatic Setup] or [DHCP Setup], the
camera may not be assigned an IP address due to network
failures. Ask your ISP or network administrator for more
information.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
The indicator
does not light
up.
Cause and Remedy
• The indicator display is disabled.
Check if the indicator control is disabled (see page 97 of the
Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM).
• Confirm that the standard AC adaptor (Order No. PQLV206CEY
[for use in countries/areas other than the United Kingdom],
PQLV206EY [for use in the United Kingdom]) is being used.
The indicator
continues
blinking red.
• The camera may be malfunctioning.
If you cannot access the camera, the camera may be
malfunctioning. Call the authorized service center.
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Troubleshooting
Camera Setup Troubleshooting
Note
If you are experiencing any problems, it is recommended that you
temporarily disable all firewall, pop-up killer, and virus detection
software. Once the problem is identified and corrected, you can restart
the Setup Program.
Problem
DynamicDNS
registration fails.
Cause and Remedy
• The router-connected PC has failed to access the Internet.
Refer to the router's manual and try to connect to the
Internet through your PC. Once Internet connection has
been confirmed, you can register to DynamicDNS.
The e-mail that
• Your registered E-mail address is incorrect.
includes the link
Register your correct E-mail address on the
to the
Viewnetcam.com website at
viewnetcam.com
http://www.viewnetcam.com.
service website is
not sent.
Setup Program
does not list any
cameras.
• Your firewall or antivirus software is blocking the connection.
To avoid any possible problems, temporarily disable any
firewall or antivirus software, and set up the camera again.
If you cannot disable your firewall or antivirus software, you
can set up the camera using the MAC address (see page
126 of the Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM).
• The camera is connected over a different network.
Set up the camera from a PC connected to the same router
as the camera.
• Confirm that an IP address is assigned to your PC.
If an IP address is not assigned to your PC, assign one (see
page 121 of the Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM).
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Setup Program
fails to complete
successfully.
Cause and Remedy
• More than 20 minutes have passed since the camera was
turned on.
Disconnect the AC adaptor from the power outlet, and
reconnect it again. Set up the camera again.
• Network problems may have occurred during setup.
Confirm that your network is working. Disconnect the AC
adaptor from the power outlet, and reconnect it again. Then
set up the camera again.
• Administrator settings are displayed, and setup is incomplete.
After executing factory default by pressing the FACTORY
DEFAULT RESET button on the side of the camera, set up
the camera again.
• Multiple camera IP addresses are overlapping.
If you are installing multiple cameras, turn the cameras on
one by one.
UPnPTM port
forwarding setup
fails.
• UPnPTM is disabled on the router.
Enable UPnPTM on the router following the router manual.
• The camera was turned on before the router was turned on.
Turn the router on first, and then turn the camera on.
• The default gateway is not set, or the settings are wrong.
Set the default gateway correctly (see page 36 of the
Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM).
• The router does not support UPnPTM.
Enable port forwarding on your router following the router
manual.
The camera IP
• Clicking [Camera Setup] on the Setup Program displays the
address and port
camera list. The camera list shows the MAC address labeled
number have
on the rear side. The camera IP address and port number are
been forgotten.
shown next to the MAC address.
The password
has been
forgotten.
• Press the FACTORY DEFAULT RESET button to reset the
camera to default. Set up the camera again.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause and Remedy
An error message • An error on the Setup Program caused the error message.
is displayed on
Disconnect the AC adaptor from the power outlet, and
the camera status
reconnect it again.
by the Setup
Program.
Camera Image/Page Display Troubleshooting
Problem
The camera
cannot be
accessed.
Cause and Remedy
• The camera IP address has changed.
Enter the correct IP address in the address bar of the web
browser.
• When accessing from the Internet, the default gateway or the
DNS server address is not set in network settings, or is not set
correctly.
Set the correct default gateway and DNS server address.
Especially, when the DynamicDNS service is used, the IP
address must be set correctly (see page 36 of the Operating
Instructions on the CD-ROM).
• The connection type is wrong (see page 39 of the Operating
Instructions on the CD-ROM).
If the camera does not connect to the network using the [Auto
Negotiation] setting, set up the camera and the router
referring to the following table.
Network Camera
Router or hub
Auto
Negotiation
—
—
—
—
—
10Base-TX
Half
Duplex
Full
Duplex
—
—
—
—
—
Auto Negotiation
100Base- Full Duplex
TX
Half Duplex
Full Duplex
10Base-T
Half Duplex
100Base-TX
Full
Duplex
—
—
Half
Duplex
—
—
—
—
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause and Remedy
The camera
• The connected router does not have a loopback feature.
cannot be
Access the camera with a local network IP address.
accessed on the
LAN.
• The wrong IP address class is assigned to the camera.
If you access the camera on the LAN, the PC IP address and
the camera IP address must be set in the same class. Set the
camera IP address same as the class of the PC IP address
(see page 121 of the Operating Instructions on the CDROM).
• The web browser is accessing a proxy server.
Set the web browser to access the Internet directly (see page
129 of the Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM).
• The camera was accessed on the same LAN by entering the
registered URL (or the router's global IP address) when using a
DynamicDNS service.
To access a camera on the same LAN, use the address for
its local network address.
The camera can • The default gateway address may be wrong.
be accessed on
Set the correct default gateway address (see page 36 of the
the LAN, but
Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM).
cannot be
accessed from • UPnPTM is disabled on the router.
the Internet.
Enable UPnPTM on the router following the router manual.
• Port forwarding is not enabled on the router (see page 42 of the
Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM).
Enable port forwarding following the router manual.
• Firewalls such as packet filtering on the router are blocking
camera access.
Set the router to allow access to the camera following the
router manual.
• You are accessing the camera using a local IP address.
Access the camera with the global IP address of the router
and port number of the camera.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause and Remedy
Authentication
windows are
consequently
displayed.
• The user name and password for the administrator have been
changed. Or the user name and password for the general users
have been changed.
Only half of the
image is
displayed.
• You are using Internet Explorer 4.xx or lower.
Close the web browser, and access the camera again.
Upgrade Internet Explorer to version 6.0 or greater.
The camera
• ActiveX® Controls are not installed in Internet Explorer.
image is not
ActiveX Controls should be installed to display video (Motion
displayed, or not
JPEG). For the ActiveX Controls installation method, see
displayed
page 20 of the Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM when
properly.
using Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2, or see page
19 of the Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM when using
other operating systems.
• The network is congested.
Pages may not be displayed immediately. Wait for a moment.
• The web browser is accessing a proxy server.
Set the web browser to access the Internet directly (see page
129 of the Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM).
Camera images • The images may not be displayed if private IP addresses and
are not
global IP addresses (or domain names) are mixed on the Multidisplayed on the
Camera page.
Multi page.
To view the images within the LAN, set the Multi-Camera
page using private IP addresses. To view the images from
the WAN side, set the Multi-Camera page using global IP
addresses (or domain names) (see page 93 of the Operating
Instructions on the CD-ROM).
The error
• A wrong IP address or domain name may be set on the Multimessage
Camera page.
"ERROR CODE
Set the correct IP address or domain name.
(4/12002)" is
displayed, and • If the correct IP address or domain name was already set, the
the image is not
network connection may be timed out.
displayed.
Access the network when it is less busy, or close other
software that is connected to the network.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause and Remedy
The Top page or • Only the IP address and port number are entered.
image is not
Enter "/mobile" after entering "IP Address:Port Number".
displayed on the
mobile phone.
• A 320 × 240 resolution image is not displayed.
Mobile phones do not support 320 × 240 resolution images.
• The file size of the image is exceeding the capacity of the mobile
phone.
View the image at 160 × 120 resolution.
• The mobile phone supports to only XHTML.
Enter "/mobileX" by following an IP address and port number.
A gray screen is • There are currently more than 20 different users trying to access
displayed.
the video (Motion JPEG).
Reduce the number of users accessing the camera to below
20, or change the video to still images.
• Operation time has been specified.
A gray screen is displayed outside the operation time. This is
normal.
Video suddenly
changes to still
images.
• The video (Motion JPEG) display period is set on the Image
Display page.
To view video continuously, set [Unlimited] for the limit
continuous Motion JPEG (see page 90 of the Operating
Instructions on the CD-ROM).
The image is out • The lens has dust, dirt, fingerprints or moisture on it.
of focus.
Clean the lens with a cotton bud (see page 120 of the
Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM).
• The object is too close to the camera.
The camera cannot focus at short distances (less than 0.3
m). Locate the object more than 0.3 m away from the
camera.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause and Remedy
The color on the • The white balance is not set appropriately.
image is
Adjust the white balance on the Camera page (see page 51
strange.
of the Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM).
• The color display setting on your PC is set lower than 16 bits.
Set the color display to 16 bits or higher.
The brightness • The brightness of the object changes suddenly (e.g. when
of the displayed
lighting is turned on in a dark area).
image is not
Adjust the brightness of the camera slightly by pressing "+"
stable (hunting
or "-" once.
phenomenon*).
*The hunting phenomenon is when the image lightens, then
darkens, then lightens repeatedly, without stabilizing to a
constant brightness.
The image
• The camera transmits a dark scene.
contains
Make the scene brighter. When the camera transmits a dark
interference or
scene, the camera image may become white, or horizontal
horizontal lines,
lines may be displayed on the screen. This is one of the
or the image
characteristics of a CMOS sensor. This is not a malfunction.
may be white.
• The AC Power Source Frequency setting is different from its
value in your area.
Set the same value as in your area on the Setup page. See
page 51 of the Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM.
• The colors setting of the monitor is set to less than 16 bit high
color.
Set it to 16 bit high color or greater.
An old image is
displayed.
• Old images are temporarily stored on the web browser.
Set [Every visit to the page] on the web browser to check for
temporary Internet files (see page 132 of the Operating
Instructions on the CD-ROM).
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Troubleshooting
Problem
The image
refreshes very
slowly.
Cause and Remedy
• Multiple users are accessing the camera.
Wait until fewer users are accessing the camera.
• You are not using an Ethernet switching hub.
If you view multiple cameras on the Multi-Camera page
without an Ethernet switching hub, the image refreshes
slowly. Use an Ethernet switching hub.
• The image may refresh slowly, depending on image resolution,
image quality, network traffic, PC performance, or what is being
viewed.
• The max. bandwidth usage is limited.
Increase the max. bandwidth usage on your network (see
page 36 of the Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM).
• The camera is in color night view mode.
When enabling color night view mode, the image refreshes
slowly. Disable color night view mode, or make the area
around the camera brighter.
When
accessing the
camera, the
Update
Firmware page
is displayed.
• The camera firmware may be damaged since the power was
turned off during an update, etc.
Images of
moving subject
are blurred or
not displayed.
• Color night view mode is enabled.
Download the latest firmware from the Panasonic Network
Camera support website and update the firmware (see page
102 of the Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM).
When enabling color night view mode, the image refreshes
slowly. Disable color night view mode, or make the area
around the camera brighter.
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Troubleshooting
Operation Bar Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause and Remedy
Some buttons
• The access level is set to level 1 on the General User page.
on the operation
Set the access level to level 2 (see page 58 of the Operating
bar are not
Instructions on the CD-ROM), or log in to the camera as an
displayed.
administrator.
Image Buffer/Transfer Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause and Remedy
The camera
• An error occurred during transmission to the E-mail or FTP
does not
server.
transfer an
See the Protocol column on the Status page (see page 100
image by E-mail
of the Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM), and check if
or FTP.
the error is displayed.
• The default gateway and DNS server addresses are not
assigned correctly.
Assign them correctly (see page 36 of the Operating
Instructions on the CD-ROM).
• Your login ID and password for the E-mail or FTP are invalid.
Make sure that you enter your correct login ID and password.
• The camera cannot transfer the image since [No authentication]
is set on the Trigger page.
Change the authentication method to [POP before SMTP
authentication] or [SMTP authentication], and set the Login
ID and Password (if you select [POP before SMTP
authentication], set the POP3 Server IP Address), then try
transferring by E-mail again (see page 61 and page 71 of the
Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM).
• For E-mail transfer, the SMTP server supports authentication
methods other than the PLAIN and LOGIN methods of SMTP
authentication. For example, CRAM-MD5.
For SMTP authentication of the camera, only the PLAIN and
LOGIN methods are supported. Confirm with your ISP.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
The camera
does not
transfer an
image only to a
mobile phone.
Cause and Remedy
• The image quality is not set to [Mobile Phone] on the Image
Buffer/Transfer page.
Set the image quality to [Mobile Phone].
• Some mobile phones do not support 320 × 240 resolution.
Set the resolution to [160 × 120].
The image is
• The transfer interval is too short.
slowed down on
Set the transfer interval longer than the current setting (see
the Buffered
page 63 and page 74 of the Operating Instructions on the
Image page, or
CD-ROM).
the camera
transfers an old
image.
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Troubleshooting
Miscellaneous Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause and Remedy
The ActiveX
controls cannot
be installed.
• Security software disables the ActiveX control installation.
The firmware is
not updated.
• The firmware updating was not completed due to the power
being turned off, network failure or other cause.
Close the security software, and install the ActiveX controls
again.
Update the firmware again following these steps.
Disconnect the AC adaptor from the power
outlet, and reconnect it again.
Enter the IP address in the web browser to access
the camera.
Is the Top page displayed?
No
Yes
Access the Maintenance page and click [Status]*1.
Check the firmware version on the Status page.
Is the version updated?
No
Yes Update the firmware*2.
The firmware update is completed.
*1 See page 100 of the Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM.
*2 See page 102 of the Operating Instructions on the CD-ROM
about updating firmware.
The shortcut
• The UPnPTM Windows component is not installed in Windows XP
icon is not
or Windows Me.
displayed in the
Install the UPnPTM Windows component in Windows XP or
My Network
Windows Me (see page 132 of the Operating Instructions on
Places folder.
the CD-ROM).
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Settings failed.
Cause and Remedy
• You took 30 minutes or longer to save your settings on a [Setup]
page.
For added security, the time from opening to saving the
[Setup] pages is limited to about 30 minutes. Save your
settings within 30 minutes.
• You opened other [Setup] pages several times while setting a
[Setup] page.
Do not open other [Setup] pages several times while
performing settings.
• You clicked your web browser’s back button while setting a
[Setup] page.
Do not use your web browser’s back button while setting a
[Setup] page.
• You double-clicked [Save] on a [Setup] page.
Do not double-click [Save] on a [Setup] page.
The problem
• Ask the authorized service center.
cannot be fixed.
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