User`s manual | Airlink101 AICN500W Security Camera User Manual

SkyIPCam500W
Wireless Night Vision Network Camera
Model # AICN500W
User’s Manual
Ver. 1.0
Table of Content
C H A P T E R 1 .................................................................................................................... 2
I N T R O D U C T I O N T O Y O U R C A M E R A .............................................................................. 2
1.1 Checking the Package Contents ........................................................................2
1.2 Getting to Know Your Camera............................................................................2
1.3 Features and Benefits ........................................................................................3
1.4 System Requirements ........................................................................................4
C H A P T E R 2 .................................................................................................................... 5
H A R D W A R E I N S T A L L A T I O N ........................................................................................... 5
2.1 Installing the Camera Stand ...............................................................................5
2.2 Connecting the Camera to LAN/WLAN ..............................................................5
2.3 Applications of the Camera ................................................................................6
C H A P T E R 3 .................................................................................................................... 7
S O F T W A R E I N S T A L L A T I O N ........................................................................................... 7
3.1 Installing SkyIPCam Utility..................................................................................7
3.2 Using SkyIPCam Utility.......................................................................................8
3.3 Viewing Images ...............................................................................................13
3.4 Using SkyIPCam View.....................................................................................17
Information...............................................................................................................30
C H A P T E R 4 .................................................................................................................. 31
C O N F I G U R A T I O N .......................................................................................................... 31
4.1 Using the Web Configuration............................................................................31
4.2 Basic Setup ......................................................................................................31
4.3 Network Settings ..............................................................................................33
4.4 Setting up Video & Audio..................................................................................35
4.5 Event Server Configuration ..............................................................................38
4.6 Motion Detect ...................................................................................................39
4.7 Event Configuration ..........................................................................................40
4.8 Tools.................................................................................................................42
4.9 Information........................................................................................................43
C H A P T E R 5 .................................................................................................................. 44
A P P E N D I X ..................................................................................................................... 44
A.1 Specification .....................................................................................................44
A.2 Glossary of Terms ............................................................................................45
Technical Support ....................................................................................................... 50
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C HAPTER 1
I NTRODUCTION TO Y OUR C AMERA
1.1 Checking the Package Contents
Check the items contained in the package carefully. You should have the following:
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One SkyIPCam500W Wireless Night Vision Network Camera.
One Antenna.
One AC Power Adapter.
One Camera Stand.
One Ethernet Cable (Cat.5).
One Installation CD-ROM.
One Quick Installation Guide.
NOTE Once any item contained is damaged or missing, contact the store where you purchased the
product.
1.2 Getting to Know Your Camera
Internal Microphone
allows the camera to
capture audio.
Power LED indicates
the camera is powered
on with the steady
yellow light.
Infrared LEDs
allows your camera to
capture clear images in a
dark environment.
Link LED indicates
the camera’s network
connectivity with the
flashing green light.
Lens Assembly
Light Sensor
is used to trigger on and
off the Infrared LEDs
according to the
environmental light level.
Front View
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External Antenna
Screw Hole is used
to connect the camera
stand.
DC Power Connector
is used to connect the
power adapter, in order
to supply power to the
camera.
Reset Button will restart
the camera when it is
pressed quickly; when it is
long pressed for ten
seconds, the camera will be
reset to the factory’s default
settings.
Ethernet Cable Connector
is used to connect the network
cable, which supports the NWay
protocol so that the camera can
detect the network speed
automatically.
Rear View
1.3 Features and Benefits
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Audio Capability
The built-in microphone allows you to capture and monitor sounds and voices.
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Day & Night Surveillance Supported
The six Infrared LEDs around the standard lens assembly enable the camera to capture crystal clear
images in dark environments or at night. When the Light Sensor detects low light levels, the camera
captures the images in black & white mode using the infrared LEDs.
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Remote Control Supported
By using a standard Web browser or the bundled SkyIPCam View software application, the
administrator can easily change the configuration of the camera via Intranet or Internet. In addition,
the camera can be upgraded over the network when a new firmware is available. The users are also
allowed to monitor the images and take snapshots via the network.
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Multiple Platforms Supported
The camera supports multiple network protocols, including TCP/IP, SMTP e-mail, HTTP, and other
Internet related protocols. Therefore, you can use the camera in a mixed operating system
environment, such as Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
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Multiple Applications Supported
With remote access technology, you can use the cameras to monitor various objects and places for
your own purposes.
For example, babies at home, patients in the hospital, offices and banks, and so on. The camera can
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capture both still images and video clips, so that you can keep the archives and restore them at any
time.
1.4 System Requirements
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Networking
LAN:
10Base-T Ethernet or 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet.
WLAN:
802.11b/g Wireless LAN
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Accessing the Camera using Web Browser
Platform:
Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
CPU:
Intel Pentium III 350MHz or above
RAM:
128MB
Resolution:
800x600 or above
User Interface: Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0 or above
Apple Safari 2 or above*
Mozilla Firefox 2 or above*
*Some web features not available
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Accessing the Camera using SkyIPCam View
Platform:
Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista.
Hardware Requirement:
1 camera connected: Intel Pentium III 800MHz; 512MB RAM
2 ~ 4 cameras connected: Intel Pentium 4 1.3GHz; 512MB RAM
5 ~ 8 cameras connected: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz; 1GB RAM
9 ~ 16 cameras connected: Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHz; 2GB RAM
Resolution:
1024x768 or above
NOTE If you connect multiple cameras and monitor them simultaneously, it is recommended that you use
a computer with higher performance.
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C HAPTER 2
H ARDWARE I NSTALLATION
2.1 Installing the Camera Stand
The camera comes with a camera stand, which uses a swivel ball screw head to lock to the camera’s
screw hole. When the camera stand is attached, you can place the camera anywhere by mounting the
camera through the three screw holes located in the base of the camera stand.
The Camera Stand
2.2 Connecting the Camera to LAN/WLAN
Use the provided Ethernet cable to
connect the camera to your local
area network (LAN).
When you connect the AC power
adapter, the camera is powered on
automatically. You can verify the
power status from the Power LED
on the front panel of the camera.
Once connected, the Link LED
starts flashing green light and the
camera is on standby and ready
for use now.
Connecting the Ethernet Cable
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If you use a wireless network in
your application environment, you
need to attach the included
external antenna to the camera.
When the camera is powered on,
the camera will automatically
search any access point with
“default” SSID and with security
encryption disabled.
Connecting the Antenna
NOTE If the camera cannot connect to your wireless network, you need to connect the camera to LAN
first and proceed with WLAN settings.
2.3 Applications of the Camera
The camera can be applied in multiple applications, including:
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Monitor local and remote places and objects via Internet or Intranet.
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Capture still images and video clips remotely.
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Upload images or send email messages with the still images attached.
The following diagram explains some of the typical applications for your camera and provides a basic
example for installing the camera.
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*Camera is not waterproof
Home Applications
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C HAPTER 3
S OFTWARE I NSTALLATION
3.1 Installing SkyIPCam Utility
Step 1 Insert the provided CD and wait for the auto-run screen to appear.
Step 2 Click on Install SkyIPCam Utility.
Note: If the autorun screen does not appear automatically, go to Start, Run, type
D:\ Utility\Setup.exe (where D is the letter of your CD drive) and click OK.
Step 3 Keep clicking Next on the following screens.
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Step 4 Click Close to complete the installation.
3.2 Using SkyIPCam Utility
Step 1 Go to Start > (All) Programs > Airlink101 > Airlink101 SkyIPCam Utiliy
Step 2 Select the IP Camera you want to configure from the list and click on the Change IP button.
Note: If the Camera’s IP address does not show up in the window, make sure the camera is properly
connected to the same network as your computer is, and then click on the Search button.
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Step 3 You may simply accept the suggested Static IP, or you can manually change the last 3-digit
number of the IP Address, in case that the suggested one has already been used by another device in
the same network. Another option is that if your router’s DHCP server is enabled, you can select DCHP,
so the router will automatically assign a dynamic IP address to your camera.
Enter “admin” for both the ID and password, and click Change.
Step 4 Once the utility has saved changes, it will return to the original screen. Select your camera from
the list and click Link.
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Step 5 A web browser window will open up requesting a username and password. Enter admin for both
User name and Password, and click OK.
Step 6 The camera viewing window will appear. Click on Setup, then click Smart Wizard.
Step 7 Enter a name for your camera and a location if you like. Then enter “admin” for both Admin
Password and Confirm Password. Click Next.
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Step 8 You can change the camera’s IP settings in the below window. If you have done this in Step 3,
click Next and go to the next step.
Step 9 If you would like to set up email alerts that you can receive in the future, enter your email
information here. You can get this information from your internet service provider. You can also set this
up at a later time. Click Next.
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Step 10 Enter the wireless information according to your wireless router’s (or access point’s) setting if you
would like to connect the camera wirelessly to the network. You can log in to the router’s (or AP’s) web
configuration pages to get the SSID and encryption details. Click Next.
Step 11 Confirm your settings at the last window. If everything is correct, click Apply and the
configuration is completed.
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3.3 Viewing Images
Method 1 --- Access from Web Browser
Step 1 If you know the IP address of your network camera, you may open the Web Browser on your
computer.
Step 2 Type the IP address of your camera (the default IP is 192.168.1.240) in the Address bar, and then
press [Enter].
Step 3 Enter “admin” for both the User name and Password, and click OK.
Step 4 If it is the first time for your computer to access the Web based viewing page, you may be
prompted to install the software of ActiveX Control. Click on the bar on top of the screen and click on
Install ActiveX Control.
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Step 5 Click on Install, and then you may be able to view images.
Step 6 To get a clear view of images, you can simply rotate the camera’s lens clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the focus.
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Method 2 --- Access from SkyIPCam Utility
Step 1 Go to Start > (All) Programs > AirLink101 > AirLink101 SkyIPCam Utiliy, and open the
Airlink101 SkyIPCam Utility.
Step 2 Select your camera from the list and click Link
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Step 3 Follow Step 3 to Step 6 mentioned in Method 1.
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3.4 Using SkyIPCam View
To Install the Program
Step 1 Click on Install SkyIPCam View from the auto-run screen.
Step 2 Keep clicking Next on the following windows
Step 3 Click Close to complete the installation
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To Launch the Program
This section describes the user interface and operating instructions of SkyIPCam View. To launch the
program, click Start > Programs > AirLink101 > AirLink101 SkyIPCam View, and the main screen will
appear as below:
NOTE Please set the resolution to 1024x768 or above on your computer while using SkyIPCam View;
otherwise, the displayed main screen may be distorted.
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Item Features
The following describes the function of each item on the main screen:
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CONTROLS Panel
- SETTING: Click to enter the Setting screen of SkyIPCam View. Click again to return to the main
screen of SkyIPCam View.
- PLAY: Click to play the recorded video file using the media player on the computer (for example,
Windows Media Player by default).
- LOCK: Click to lock the camera controls. Click again to resume controls for the camera. If you have
set ID and Password in SETTING > Account, you will be asked to enter the required information to
unlock.
- ALL RECORD: Click to start recording video clips using all connected cameras. Click again to stop
recording and save the files in the computer. When you connect only one camera, this button’s
function is the same as the RECORD button.
TIP
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By default, the ID and Password boxes are “blank.” Click SETTING > Account to change the ID
and password of lock/unlock function.
VIEW SELECTION Panel
- View mode buttons: SkyIPCam View provides multiple view modes, including 1/4/9/16 windows
and Full screen mode.
- SCAN: When you connect multiple cameras, click this button to display the video views as the main
window in turn.
- PREV: When you connect multiple cameras, click this button to switch the video view to the
previous camera.
- NEXT: When you connect multiple cameras, click this button to switch the video view to the next
camera.
TIP
To set the time interval of scanning, click SETTING > Other and then adjust the time from 1 to 10
seconds in the Time interval of scan option.
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CAMERA Panel
- TRIGGER OUT: Click to turn on the trigger out connector of the camera. This button is available
only when the connected camera supports the trigger out connector, which is used to control the
external device connected to the camera, such as a light.
- SNAPSHOT: Click to capture a still image using the selected camera and save the file in the
computer.
- RECORD: Click to start recording a video clip using the selected camera. Click again to stop
recording and save the file in the computer.
- TALK: Click to speak out through the camera. This button is available only when the connected
camera supports 2-way audio function.
- LISTEN: Click to receive the on-site sound and voice from the camera. This button is available only
when the connected camera supports audio function.
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SYSTEM Panel
This panel displays the current date and time.
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PAN-TILT CONTROL Panel (optional)
When you connect a pan/tilt camera, the system will detect the camera’s function automatically and
the PAN-TILT CONTROL buttons will become functional. Otherwise, these buttons are displayed as
gray out buttons.
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- Direction/Home buttons: Click these buttons to adjust the camera’s viewing angle to Up (
) / Left (
) / Right (
) / Left-Down (
) / Right-Up (
)/
Down (
) / Left-Up (
Right-Down (
).
Click the Home button (
) to return the camera to the default position.
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- SWING: If you have saved two or more positions for the selected camera, click this button to
control the camera swinging from one position to another position.
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Video View Window and Camera List
Video View Window
Camera List
- Video View Window: This window displays the video view of the selected camera, which can be
divided into 4/9/16 windows according to your selection in VIEW SELECTION panel.
- Camera List: This list displays the information of the connected camera(s).
To Add a Camera
1. Click SETTING in the CONTROLS panel to display the Setting screen.
2. Click Add New Camera.
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3. In the pop-up Add New Camera dialog window, you can:
z Select the Search tab if you are not sure of the camera’s IP address. Click Search camera to
search the available camera within the network. Once the camera is found and is shown in the list,
select it and click Add Camera.
z Select the Input tab to add a camera by entering its IP address directly. Enter the camera’s IP
address (default: 192.168.1.240) and Port (default: 80), and then click Add Camera.
4. Enter the User name and Password for the camera, and then click OK. The connected camera will be
displayed in the Camera List.
5. Click SETTING to return to the Video View Window. The video view of the selected camera will be
displayed now.
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To Remove a Camera
1. Click SETTING in the CONTROLS panel to display the Setting screen.
2. Select a camera from the list and click Delete Camera.
Select a camera
To Link to the Web Page of the Camera
Click SETTING > Camera List > Camera Configuration and then Link web page to launch the Web
browser that displays live view image and Web Configuration of the selected camera.
To Record Video
SkyIPCam View provides three methods to record video clips: one is to click the RECORD/ALL RECORD
button to record manually; the second is to record by motion detection; the third is to set the recording
schedule in Setting > Recording Configuration > Schedule Recording Configuration.
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Manually recording
Click RECORD/ALL RECORD and it starts recording. Click the button again to stop.
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Trigger recording by motion detection
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When the motion detection function of the selected camera is enabled, you can configure the
camera to start recording triggered by the motion detected. Click SETTING > Motion
Configuration, and then select the Recording option to enable the selected camera to record by
motion detection.
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Schedule recording
This recording method will work after you have completed the required settings in Schedule
Recording Configuration. The recording schedule can be defined by Schedule Period or
Recording Time.
- Schedule Period: First, select the camera from the pull-down list. Then, click Add to set the
Start/Stop date and time and then click OK to add the recording schedule to the list. Click Apply
to save the settings.
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- Recording Time: First, select the camera from the pull-down list and select Recording time tab.
Then, select the weekday from the day buttons and then set the time period. Click Apply to save
the settings.
To Configure the Recording Settings
To configure the recording settings, including the storage folder and storage options, click SETTING >
Recording Configuration.
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Recording File Path: To change the destination folder to save the recorded video file, click
Browse under the Recording File Path box to assign a new folder.
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Each Recording File Size: This option allows you to select from 20 to 200 MB so that the video
will be recorded as another file automatically when the recording file reaches the specified size limit.
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Reserved HDD space for each camera: This option allows you to set to reserve the storage
space on the hard disk drive for the recording of each camera. Before setting the reserve space on
the hard disk drive, you can check the available storage space that is displayed in the HDD Free
space field.
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Enable Recycle Recording: Click on the camera number to clear the files when the unreserved
space of the hard disk drive is full.
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To Playback the Recorded Video
The recorded video clips are saved in your computer, and can be played using the media player on the
computer, such as Windows Media Player. To start playback, simply click the PLAY button on the
CONTROLS panel, and the following dialog screen will appear, allowing you to select the file to playback.
Select the recorded video file under the [camera] path and then click Open to launch the media player to
playback.
NOTE If your player on the computer don’t have video codec to playback the recorded video. You can
download video codec from http://www.xvid.org/downloads.15.0.html to support.
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To Set up Motion Detection Options
When the motion detection function of the selected camera is enabled, you can set the Motion Options
by selecting Alarm, Recording, Send e-Mail, and Trigger Out under SETTING > Motion Configuration.
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Alarm: Select Beep or Music to alert you for the motion detected. When you select Music, you can
customize the sound by clicking Browse and then selecting your favorite music (*.wav or *.mp3 file)
in the computer.
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Recording: Select this option to enable the camera to record by motion detected.
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Send e-Mail: Select this option so that the system will be able to send an email to the specified
receiver. Once the option is selected, you have to complete the required information in SETTING >
Motion Configuration > EMail Configuration.
- Mail Server: Enter the mail server address. For example, mymail.com.
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- Mail From: Enter the email address of the user who will send the email. For example,
John@mymail.com.
- Mail To: Enter the email address of the user who will receive the email.
- User Name: Enter the user name to login the mail server.
- Password: Enter the password to login the mail server.
- Subject: Enter a subject for the notification email.
Account
You can set a username and password for the camera here.
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Other
Allows you to set the rotation interval if monitoring multiple cameras.
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Information
Click SETTING > About to display the information of the software application.
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C HAPTER 4
C ONFIGURATION
4.1 Using the Web Configuration
You can access and manage the camera through the Web browser and the provided software application
SkyIPCam View. This chapter describes the Web Configuration, and guides you through the configuration
of the camera by using the web browser.
To configure the camera, click Setup on the main page of Web Configuration. The Web Configuration will
start from the Basic page.
4.2 Basic Setup
The Basic menu contains three sub-menus that provide the system settings for the camera, such as the
Camera Name, Location, Date & Time, and User management.
Basic >> System
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Basic
- Camera Name: Enter a descriptive name for the camera.
- Location: Enter a descriptive name for the location used by the camera.
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Indication LED
This item allows you to set the LED illumination as desired. There are two options: Normal and OFF.
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Basic >> Date & Time
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Date & Time
- TimeZone: Select the proper time zone for the region from the pull-down menu.
- Synchronize with PC: Select this option and the date & time settings of the camera will be
synchronized with the connected computer.
- Synchronize with NTP Server: Select this option and the time will be synchronized with the NTP
Server. You need to enter the IP address of the server and select the update interval in the
following two boxes.
- Manual: Select this option to set the date and time manually.
Basic >> User
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Administrator
You can use this option to change the password for your camera
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General User
- User Name: Enter the user’s name you want to add to use the camera.
- Password: Enter the password for the new user.
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When you are finished, click Add/Modify to add the new user to the camera. To modify the user’s
information, select the one you want to modify from UserList and click Add/Modify.
- UserList: Display the existing users of the camera. To delete a user, select the one you want to
delete and click Delete.
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Guest
- User Name: Enter the guest’s name you want to add to use the camera.
- Password: Enter the password for the new guest.
- UserList: Display the existing guests of the camera. To delete a user, select the one you want to
delete and click Delete.
NOTE A “General User” can access the camera and control the Function buttons of the camera’s Web
Configuration; a “Guest’ can only view the live view image from the main page of the Web
Configuration while accessing the camera. Only the “Administrator” is allowed to configure the
camera through the Web Configuration.
4.3 Network Settings
The Network menu contains three sub-menus that provide the network settings for the camera, such as
the IP Setting, DDNS Setting, and IP Filter.
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Network >> Network
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IP Setting
This item allows you to select the IP address mode and set up the related configuration.
- DHCP: Select this option when your network uses the DHCP server. When the camera starts up, it
will be assigned an IP address from the DHCP server automatically. It is recommended that you
NOT use DCHP. You should instead use Static IP mode to set a static IP so that the IP address
will never change and you will always know what it is.
- Static IP: Select this option to assign the IP address for the camera directly. You can use
SkyIPCam Utility to obtain the related setting values.
IP
Enter the IP address of the camera. The
default setting is 192.168.1.240.
Subnet Mask
Enter the Subnet Mask of the camera. The
default setting is 255.255.255.0.
Default Gateway
Enter the Default Gateway of the camera.
The default setting is 192.168.1.1.
Primary/
Secondary DNS
DNS (Domain Name System) translates
domain names into IP addresses. Enter the
Primary DNS and Secondary DNS that are
provided by ISP. It is usually recommended
that you input the Default Gateway of your
network, which is the IP address of your
router. Check with your router manufacturer
for that information. THIS IS MANDATORY
IF YOU WANT TO USE THE FTP OR
EMAIL OPTIONS
- PPPoE: Select this option when you use a direct connection via the ADSL modem. You should
have a PPPoE account from your Internet service provider. Enter the User Name and Password.
The camera will get an IP address from the ISP as starting up. If you are using a router, you will
NOT use this option.
NOTE Once the camera gets an IP address from the ISP as starting up, it automatically sends a
notification email to you. Therefore, when you select PPPoE as your connecting type, you have to
set up the email or DDNS configuration in advance.
DDNS Setting
With the Dynamic DNS feature, you can assign a fixed host and domain name to a dynamic Internet
IP address. Select the Enable option to enable this feature. Then, select the Provider from the pulldown list and enter the required information in the Host Name, User Name, and Password boxes.
Please note that you have to sign up for DDNS service with the service provider first. DDNS is ONLY
used if you are NOT using a router. If you ARE using the camera with a router, the DDNS function
will not work. To set up DDNS, you will need to use the DDNS function in your router.
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UPnP
The camera supports UPnP (Universal Plug and Play), which is a set of computer network protocols
that enable the device-to-device interoperability. In addition, it supports port auto mapping function so
that you can access the camera if it is behind a NAT router or firewall. Select the Enable option to
enable this feature.
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Ports Number
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- HTTP Port: The default HTTP port is 80. Some ISP’s have port 80 blocked. If you are having
problems, you can change it to some other port. The suggested port to be used is anything
between 1024 to 65535
Network >> IP Filter
The IP Filter setting allows the administrator of the camera to limit the users within a certain range of IP
addresses to access the camera.
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Start/End IP Address
Assign a range of IP addresses that are not allowed to access the camera by entering the Start IP
address and End IP address. When you are finished, click Add to save the range setting. You can
repeat the action to assign multiple ranges for the camera.
For example, when you enter 192.168.0.50 in Start IP Address and 192.168.0.80 in End IP Address,
the users whose IP address located within 192.168.0.50 ~ 192.168.0.80 will not be allowed to access
the camera.
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Deny IP List
The list displays the range setting(s) of IP addresses that are not allowed to access the camera. To
clear the setting, select a range of IP addresses from the list and click Delete.
4.4 Setting up Video & Audio
The Video & Audio menu contains three sub-menus that provide the video and audio settings for the
camera.
Video & Audio >> Camera
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Image Setting
- Brightness: Adjust the brightness level from 0 ~ 100.
- Contrast: Adjust the contrast level from 0 ~ 100.
- Saturation: Adjust the colors level from 0 ~ 100.
Click Default to restore the default settings of the three options above.
- Mirror: Select the Horizontal option to mirror the image horizontally. Select the Vertical option to
mirror the image vertically.
- Light Frequency: Select the proper frequency according to the camera’s location: 50Hz, 60Hz, or
Outdoor.
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Overlay Setting
- Includes Date & Time: Select this option to display the date & time stamp on the live view image.
- Enable Opaque: Select this option to set a black background to the displayed date & time stamp.
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Video & Audio >> Video
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MJPEG
- Video Resolution: Select the desired video resolution from the three formats: VGA, QVGA and
QQVGA. The higher setting (VGA) obtains better video quality while it uses more resource within
your network. QQVGA is the lowest video quality setting but it provides the best speed over the
network.
- Video Quality: Select the desired image quality from five levels: Lowest, Low, Normal, High, and
Highest.
- Frame Rate: Select Auto or a proper setting depending on your network status.
Video & Audio >> Audio
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Camera Microphone In
Select the Enable option to enable the camera’s audio function, so that you can receive the on-site
sound and voice from the camera.
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4.5 Event Server Configuration
The Event Server menu contains two sub-menus that allow you to upload images to FTP, and send
emails that include still images.
When you complete the required settings for FTP, or Email, click Test to find out if the related
configuration is correct or not. Once the camera connects to the server successfully, click Apply.
Event Server Setting>> FTP
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FTP
- Host Address: Enter the IP address of the target FTP server.
- Port Number: Enter the port number used for the FTP server.
- User Name: Enter the user name to login into the FTP server.
- Password: Enter the password to login into the FTP server.
- Directory Path: Enter the destination folder for uploading the images. For example, /Test/.
- Passive Mode: Select the Enable option to enable passive mode. If you are having trouble, you
can enable/disable this mode.
Event Server Setting >> Email
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Email
- SMTP Server Address: Enter the mail server address. For example, mymail.com.
- Sender Email Address: Enter the email address of the user who will send the email. For example,
John@mymail.com.
- Sender User Name: Enter the user name to login the mail server.
- Sender Password: Enter the password to login the mail server.
- Receiver #1 Email Address: Enter the first email address of the user who will receive the email.
- Receiver #2 Email Address: Enter the second email address of the user who will receive the email.
4.6 Motion Detect
The Motion Detect menu contains the command and option that allow you to enable and set up the
motion detection feature of the camera. The camera provides two detecting areas.
To enable the detecting area, select Window 1 or 2 from the pull-down list, and then select Enable.
When the detecting area is enabled, you can use the mouse to move the detecting area and change the
area coverage.
- Name: Assign a name to the detecting area.
- Threshold: Move the slide bar to adjust the level for detecting motion to record video.
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4.7 Event Configuration
The Event Configuration menu contains four sub-menus that provide the commands to configure event
profiles.
Event Configuration >> General Setting
- Snapshot/Recording Subfolder: You can assign a given sub-folder for captured file. Otherwise,
leave this option blank to use the default setting.
Event Configuration >> Schedule Profile
This sub-menu displays the scheduled profile(s). To customize the profile, click Add and then enter a
descriptive name for the profile in the prompt dialog window. After entering the profile name, click OK and
the profile is added to the Schedule Profiles list. To delete the profile, select the profile in the list and click
Delete.
- Profile Name: Display the profile name that you select in the Schedule Profiles list.
- Weekdays: Select the weekday(s) that you want to separately assign in the schedule profile. The
weekday that has been assigned will be displayed with green color.
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- Time List: Display the time period that you have assigned within the selected weekday. To assign
the same time period to every weekday, click Add this to all weekdays; click Delete this from all
weekdays to remove the selected time period from every weekday. Click Delete to remove the
selected time period.
- Start/End Time: Enter the start and end time and then click Add to assign a time period within in
the selected weekday.
Event Configuration >> Motion Detect Trigger
Select the Enable option to enable the trigger function of the camera, so that you can send captured
images within the detecting area to the FTP server, or email receiver. You have to configure
corresponding settings, such as FTP server and email server, to enable this feature.
- Schedule Profile: Select a schedule profile from the pull-down list.
- Action: Select the destination that the captured images will be sent to: Send Email, or FTP
Upload.
Event Configuration >> Schedule Trigger
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You can separately configure the schedule for trigger function of the camera by Email, or FTP. Select the
Enable option on each item, and then select a Schedule Profile from the pull-down list and set the
Interval time.
4.8 Tools
The Tools menu provides the commands that allow you to restart or reset the camera. You can also
backup and restore your configuration, and upgrade the firmware for the camera.
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Factory Reset
Click Reset to restore all factory default settings for the camera.
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System Reboot
Click Reboot to restart the camera just like turning the device off and on. The camera configuration
will be retained after rebooting.
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Configuration
You can save your camera configuration as a backup file on your computer. Whenever you want to
resume the original settings, you can restore them by retrieving the backup file.
- Backup: Click Get the backup file to save the current configuration of the camera.
- Restore: Click Browse to locate the backup file and then click Restore.
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Update Firmware
This item displays the current firmware version. You can upgrade the firmware for your camera once
you obtained a latest version of firmware.
- Select the firmware: Click Browse to locate the backup file and then click Update.
NOTE Make sure to keep the camera connected to the power source during the process of upgrading
firmware. Otherwise, the camera might be damaged because of failure of upgrading firmware.
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4.9
Information
The Information menu displays the current configuration and events log of the camera.
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Device Info
Display the Basic, Video & Audio, and Network settings of the camera.
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System Log
The Logs table displays the events log recorded by the system.
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C HAPTER 5
A PPENDIX
A.1 Specification
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Image Sensor
Sensor
Resolution
1/4” color CMOS
640x480
Video
Compression
Video resolution
MJPEG
VGA/QVGA/QQVGA; 30fps max.
System Hardware
Processor
RAM
ROM
Power
ARM9 base
16MB SDRAM
4MB NOR Flash
DC 5V
Communication
LAN
10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet, auto-sensed,
Auto-MDIX
Protocol support TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, SMTP, FTP, PPPoE, UPnP
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User Interface
LAN
Reset
One RJ-45 port
One Reset button
LEDs
Power LED (amber); Link LED (green)
Audio
Input
Codec
Built-in MIC
PCM
Software
OS Support
Browser
Software
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Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Internet Explorer 6.0 or above
Apple Safari 2 or above*
Mozilla Firefox 2.00 or above*
*Some features unavailable
SkyIPCam View for playback/recording/configuration features
Operating Environment
Temperature
- Operation: 5°C ~ 45°C
- Storage: -15°C ~ 60°C
Humidity
- Operation: 20% ~ 85% non-condensing
- Storage: 0% ~ 90% non-condensing
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EMI
FCC Class B, CE Class B
A.2 Glossary of Terms
NUMBERS
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
10BASE-T is Ethernet over UTP Category III, IV, or V unshielded twisted-pair media.
The two-pair twisted-media implementation of 100BASE-T is called 100BASE-TX.
A
ADPCM
AMR
Applet
ASCII
ARP
AVI
Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation, a new technology improved from PCM,
which encodes analog sounds to digital form.
AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate) is an audio data compression scheme optimized for speech
coding, which is adopted as the standard speech codec by 3GPP.
Applets are small Java programs that can be embedded in an HTML page. The rule at
the moment is that an applet can only make an Internet connection to the computer
form that the applet was sent.
American Standard Code For Information Interchange, it is the standard method for
encoding characters as 8-bit sequences of binary numbers, allowing a maximum of 256
characters.
Address Resolution Protocol. ARP is a protocol that resides at the TCP/IP Internet layer
that delivers data on the same network by translating an IP address to a physical
address.
Audio Video Interleave, it is a Windows platform audio and video file type, a common
format for small movies and videos.
B
BOOTP
Bootstrap Protocol is an Internet protocol that can automatically configure a network
device in a diskless workstation to give its own IP address.
C
Communication
Connection
Communication has four components: sender, receiver, message, and medium. In
networks, devices and application tasks and processes communicate messages to
each other over media. They represent the sender and receivers. The data they send is
the message. The cabling or transmission method they use is the medium.
In networking, two devices establish a connection to communicate with each other.
D
DHCP
DNS
Developed by Microsoft, DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a protocol for
assigning dynamic IP addresses to devices on a network. With dynamic addressing, a
device can have a different IP address every time it connects to the network. In some
systems, the device's IP address can even change while it is still connected. It also
supports a mix of static and dynamic IP addresses. This simplifies the task for network
administrators because the software keeps track of IP addresses rather than requiring
an administrator to manage the task. A new computer can be added to a network
without the hassle of manually assigning it a unique IP address. DHCP allows the
specification for the service provided by a router, gateway, or other network device that
automatically assigns an IP address to any device that requests one.
Domain Name System is an Internet service that translates domain names into IP
addresses. Since domain names are alphabetic, they're easier to remember. The
Internet however, is really based on IP addresses every time you use a domain name
the DNS will translate the name into the corresponding IP address. For example, the
domain name www.network_camera.com might translate to 192.167.222.8.
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E
Enterprise network
Ethernet
An enterprise network consists of collections of networks connected to each other over
a geographically dispersed area. The enterprise network serves the needs of a widely
distributed company and operates the company’s mission-critical applications.
The most popular LAN communication technology. There are a variety of types of
Ethernet, including 10Mbps (traditional Ethernet), 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet), and
1,000Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet). Most Ethernet networks use Category 5 cabling to carry
information, in the form of electrical signals, between devices. Ethernet is an
implementation of CSMA/CD that operates in a bus or star topology.
F
Fast Ethernet
Firewall
Fast Ethernet, also called 100BASE-T, operates at 10 or 100Mbps per second over
UTP, STP, or fiber-optic media.
Firewall is considered the first line of defense in protecting private information. For
better security, data can be encrypted. A system designed to prevent unauthorized
access to or from a private network. Firewalls are frequently used to prevent
unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks connected to the Internet,
especially Intranets all messages entering or leaving the intranet pass through the
firewall, which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet the specified
security criteria.
G
Gateway
Group
A gateway links computers that use different data formats together.
Groups consist of several user machines that have similar characteristics such as being
in the same department.
H
HEX
Short for hexadecimal refers to the base-16 number system, which consists of 16
unique symbols: the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters A to F. For example, the decimal
number 15 is represented as F in the hexadecimal numbering system. The hexadecimal
system is useful because it can represent every byte (8 bits) as two consecutive
hexadecimal digits. It is easier for humans to read hexadecimal numbers than binary
numbers.
I
Intranet
Internet
Internet address
IP
IP address
ISP
This is a private network, inside an organization or company that uses the same
software you will find on the public Internet. The only difference is that an Intranet is
used for internal usage only.
The Internet is a globally linked system of computers that are logically connected based
on the Internet Protocol (IP). The Internet provides different ways to access private and
public information worldwide.
To participate in Internet communications and on Internet Protocol-based networks, a
node must have an Internet address that identifies it to the other nodes. All Internet
addresses are IP addresses
Internet Protocol is the standard that describes the layout of the basic unit of
information on the Internet (the packet) and also details the numerical addressing
format used to route the information. Your Internet service provider controls the IP
address of any device it connects to the Internet. The IP addresses in your network
must conform to IP addressing rules. In smaller LANs, most people will allow the DHCP
function of a router or gateway to assign the IP addresses on internal networks.
IP address is a 32-binary digit number that identifies each sender or receiver of
information that is sent in packets across the Internet. For example 80.80.80.69 is an IP
address. When you “call” that number, using any connection methods, you get
connected to the computer that “owns” that IP address.
ISP (Internet Service Provider) is a company that maintains a network that is linked to
the Internet by way of a dedicated communication line. An ISP offers the use of its
dedicated communication lines to companies or individuals who can’t afford the high
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monthly cost for a direct connection.
J
JAVA
Java is a programming language that is specially designed for writing programs that can
be safely downloaded to your computer through the Internet without the fear of viruses.
It is an object-oriented multi-thread programming best for creating applets and
applications for the Internet, Intranet and other complex, distributed network.
L
LAN
Local Area Network a computer network that spans a relatively small area sharing
common resources. Most LANs are confined to a single building or group of buildings.
M
MJPEG
MPEG4
MJPEG (Motion JPEG) composes a moving image by storing each frame of a moving
picture sequence in JPEG compression, and then decompressing and displaying each
frame at rapid speed to show the moving picture.
MPEG4 is designed to enable transmission and reception of high-quality audio and
video over the Internet and next-generation mobile telephones.
N
NAT
Network
NWay Protocol
Network Address Translator generally applied by a router that makes many different IP
addresses on an internal network appear to the Internet as a single address. For routing
messages properly within your network, each device requires a unique IP address. But
the addresses may not be valid outside your network. NAT solves the problem. When
devices within your network request information from the Internet, the requests are
forwarded to the Internet under the router's IP address. NAT distributes the responses
to the proper IP addresses within your network.
A network consists of a collection of two or more devices, people, or components that
communicate with each other over physical or virtual media. The most common types of
network are:
LAN – (local area network): Computers are in close distance to one another. They are
usually in the same office space, room, or building.
WAN – (wide area network): The computers are in different geographic locations and
are connected by telephone lines or radio waves.
A network protocol that can automatically negotiate the highest possible transmission
speed between two devices.
P
PCM
PING
PPPoE
Protocol
PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) is a technique for converting analog audio signals into
digital form for transmission.
Packet Internet Groper, a utility used to determine whether a specific IP address is
accessible. It functions by sending a packet to the specified address and waits for a
reply. It is primarily used to troubleshoot Internet connections.
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet. PPPoE is a specification for connecting the users
on an Ethernet to the Internet through a common broadband medium, such as DSL or
cable modem. All the users over the Ethernet share a common connection.
Communication on the network is governed by sets of rules called protocols. Protocols
provide the guidelines devices use to communicate with each other, and thus they have
different functions. Some protocols are responsible for formatting and presenting and
presenting data that will be transferred from file server memory to the file server’s net
work adapter Others are responsible for filtering information between networks and
forwarding data to its destination. Still other protocols dictate how data is transferred
across the medium, and how servers respond to workstation requests and vice versa.
Common network protocols responsible for the presentation and formatting of data for a
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network operating system are the Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) protocol or the
Internet Protocol (IP). Protocols that dictate the format of data for transferors the
medium include token-passing and Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision
Detection (CSMA/CD), implemented as token-ring, ARCNET, FDDI, or Ethernet. The
Router Information Protocol (RIP),a part of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) suite, forwards packets from one network to another using the same
network protocol.
R
RJ-45
Router
RTP
RTSP
RJ-45 connector is used for Ethernet cable connections.
A router is the network software or hardware entity charged with routing packets
between networks.
RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol) is a data transfer protocol defined to deliver live
media to the clients at the same time, which defines the transmission of video and
audio files in real time for Internet applications.
RTSP (Real-time Streaming Protocol) is the standard used to transmit stored media to
the client(s) at the same time, which provides client controls for random access to the
content stream.
S
Server
SIP
SMTP
SNMP
Station
Subnet mask
It is a simple computer that provides resources, such as files or other information.
SIP (Session Initiated Protocol) is a standard protocol that delivers the real-time
communication for Voice over IP (VoIP), which establishes sessions for features such
as audio and video conferencing.
The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is used for Internet mail.
Simple Network Management Protocol. SNMP was designed to provide a common
foundation for managing network devices.
In LANs, a station consists of a device that can communicate data on the network. In
FDDI, a station includes both physical nodes and addressable logical devices.
Workstations, single-attach stations, dual-attach stations, and concentrators are FDDI
stations.
In TCP/IP, the bits used to create the subnet are called the subnet mask.
T
(TCP/IP)
Transceiver
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol is a widely used transport protocol that
connects diverse computers of various transmission methods. It was developed y the
Department of Defense to connect different computer types and led to the development
of the Internet.
A transceiver joins two network segments together. Transceivers can also be used to
join a segment that uses one medium to a segment that uses a different medium. On a
10BASE-5 network, the transceiver connects the network adapter or other network
device to the medium. Transceivers also can be used on 10BASE-2 or 10BASE-T
networks to attach devices with AUI ports.
U
UDP
User Name
Utility
UTP
The User Datagram Protocol is a connectionless protocol that resides above IP in the
TCP/IP suite
The USERNAME is the unique name assigned to each person who has access to the
LAN.
It is a program that performs a specific task.
Unshielded twisted-pair. UTP is a form of cable used by all access methods. It consists
of several pairs of wires enclosed in an unshielded sheath.
W
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WAN
WEP
Windows
WPA
WPA2
Wide-Area Network. A wide-area network consists of groups of interconnected
computers that are separated by a wide distance and communicate with each other via
common carrier telecommunication techniques.
WEP is widely used as the basic security protocol in Wi-Fi networks, which secures
data transmissions using 64-bit or 128-bit encryption.
Windows is a graphical user interface for workstations that use DOS.
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access ) is used to improve the security of Wi-Fi networks,
replacing the current WEP standard. It uses its own encryption, Temporal Key Integrity
Protocol (TKIP), to secure data during transmission.
Wi-Fi Protected Access 2, the latest security specification that provides greater data
protection and network access control for Wi-Fi networks. WPA2 uses the governmentgrade AES encryption algorithm and IEEE 802.1X-based authentication, which are
required to secure large corporate networks.
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*Theoretical maximum wireless signal rate based on IEEE standard 802.11g specifications. Actual data throughput
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construction, mix of wireless products used, radio frequency interference (e.g., cordless telephones and microwaves)
as well as network overhead lower actual data throughput rate. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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