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DCS-G900 User’s Manual
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................ 4
Package Contents ......................................................................................... 5
System Requirements.................................................................................... 5
Features & Benefits ...................................................................................... 6
Hardware Overview ...................................................................................... 7
Front Panel .......................................................................................................7
Rear Panel ........................................................................................................8
Getting Started ............................................................................................ 9
Hardware Installation ...................................................................................10
Security ...................................................................................................11
The DCS-G900 Setup Wizard ....................................................................................... 12
DCS-G900 Configuration ............................................................................................. 17
Home ............................................................................................................ 17
ActiveX ....................................................................................................................... 17
Java ............................................................................................................................ 18
Setup .......................................................................................................................... 18
Advanced ........................................................................................................ 19
System ....................................................................................................................... 19
Video .......................................................................................................................... 20
Wireless ..................................................................................................................... 21
Site Survey.......................................................................................................... 23
Network ...................................................................................................................... 24
User............................................................................................................................ 26
Date Time ................................................................................................................... 27
Upload ........................................................................................................................ 28
E-mail ......................................................................................................................... 30
Tools ............................................................................................................. 32
Test............................................................................................................................. 32
Reset .......................................................................................................................... 33
Upgrade ..................................................................................................................... 33
Backup ....................................................................................................................... 33
Status ............................................................................................................ 35
System ....................................................................................................................... 35
Video .......................................................................................................................... 35
Wireless ..................................................................................................................... 36
Network ...................................................................................................................... 36
User............................................................................................................................ 37
Help .............................................................................................................. 38
Installing the DCS-G900 Behind a Router ............................................................39
Assigning and Opening the HTTP Port on the DCS-G900 ................................................ 39
Router Setup and Installation ................................................................................ 40
Assigning and Opening Virtual Server Ports .............................................................. 41
Viewing Your Camera ......................................................................................... 42
IPView SE Application Installation ....................................................................43
IPView SE .................................................................................................46
IPView SE Icon Description .................................................................................. 47
Add a New Camera ............................................................................................ 48
How to Delete a Camera ...................................................................................... 49
How to Change the IP Address ............................................................................... 50
How to Format the Camera View ............................................................................ 51
How to Rotate the Video View ............................................................................... 52
View/List ........................................................................................................ 52
Zoom ............................................................................................................. 53
Color Setting.................................................................................................... 53
Wake Up Control Panel ....................................................................................... 53
Always on Top .................................................................................................. 53
Close ............................................................................................................. 53
How to take a Snap-Shot with the Camera ................................................................. 54
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How to Start Recording ....................................................................................... 54
How to Stop Recording........................................................................................ 54
Camera Settings ............................................................................................... 55
Configure Camera from Web ..................................................................................... 55
Motion Setting ............................................................................................................ 55
Manual Recording ...................................................................................................... 56
Scheduled Recording ................................................................................................. 56
Motion Recording ....................................................................................................... 57
Scan ........................................................................................................................... 57
Camera’s Extra Information........................................................................................ 58
Play ............................................................................................................................ 58
System Configure....................................................................................................... 59
About .......................................................................................................................... 62
Uninstall IPView SE .....................................................................................63
Frequently Asked Questions ...........................................................................64
Internet Camera Features .................................................................................... 64
Internet Camera Installation ................................................................................. 66
How to Ping Your IP Address ...........................................................................68
Technical Specifications ................................................................................69
Appendix ..................................................................................................71
Wireless Installation Considerations ....................................................................... 71
Glossary ...................................................................................................72
Networking ...................................................................................................... 72
Technical Support ........................................................................................74
Warranty ..................................................................................................75
Registration ..............................................................................................78
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Introduction
Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the DCS-G900 Wireless G Internet Camera! The
DCS-G900 is a versatile and unique solution for your small office or home. Unlike a PC
Camera, the DCS-G900 is a stand-alone system with a built-in CPU and Web server that
transmits high quality video images for monitoring. The DCS-G900 can be accessed remotely,
and controlled from any PC/Notebook over the Intranet or Internet via a web browser. The
simple installation procedure and intuitive web-based interface offer easy integration with your
Ethernet/Fast Ethernet or 802.11g wireless network. The DCS-G900 also comes with remote
monitoring capability for a complete and cost-effective home security solution.
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Package Contents
Package Contents

D-Link DCS-G900 Wireless G Internet Camera

Printed Install Guide

CD-ROM with Manual

5V 2.5A Power Supply

Antenna

Camera Stand

Ethernet (CAT5-UTP/Straight-Through) Cable
System Requirements

A wireless (802.11g or 802.11b) or Ethernet network.

PC with 1.3GHz processor, 128MB RAM and 20GB of available hard disk space.

Windows® XP/2000.

A CD-ROM drive.
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Features and Benefits
Features and Benefits

Simple to Use: The DCS-G900 is a stand-alone system with a built-in CPU, requiring
no special hardware or software such as PC frame grabber cards. The DCS-G900
supports both ActiveX mode for Internet Explorer and Java mode for Internet Explorer
and Netscape Navigator™.

Supports a Variety of Platforms: Supporting TCP/IP networking, HTTP, and other Internet
related protocols. The DCS-G900 can also be integrated easily into other Internet/Intranet
applications because of its standards-based features.

802.11g Wireless or Ethernet/Fast Ethernet Support: The DCS-G900 offers both 802.11g
wireless and Ethernet/Fast Ethernet connectivity, making the DCS-G900 easy to
integrate into your existing network environment. The DCS-G900 works with a 10Mbps
Ethernet based network or 100Mbps Fast Ethernet based network for traditional wired
environments and works with 802.11g routers or access points for added flexibility.
The Site Survey feature also allows you to view and connect to nearby wireless
networks.

Web Configuration: Using a standard Web browser, Administrators can configure
and manage the Internet Camera directly from its own Web page via the Intranet or
Internet. This means you can access your DCS-G900 at anytime from anywhere in
the world!

Remote Monitoring Utility: The IPView SE application adds enhanced features and
functionality for the Internet Camera and allows administrators to configure and access
the Internet Camera from a remote site via Intranet or Internet. Other features include
image monitoring, recording images to a hard drive, viewing up to 4 cameras on one
screen, and taking snapshots.

Broad Range of Applications: With today’s high-speed Internet services, the Internet
Camera can provide the ideal solution for live video images over the Intranet and
Internet for remote monitoring. The Internet Camera allows remote access from a Web
browser for live image viewing and allows the administrator to manage and control
the Internet Camera at anytime, from anywhere in the world. Many applications exist,
including industrial and public monitoring of homes, offices, banks, hospitals, childcare centers, and amusement parks.
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Hardware Overview
Hardware Overview
Front
Wireless Antenna
Power LED
Camera Lens
LAN LED
Camera Stand
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Hardware Overview
Rear
Wireless Antenna
Ethernet Cable
Connector
Power Connector
Reset
Camera Stand
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Getting Started
Getting Started
To begin using the DCS-G900 Wireless G Internet Camera, you will need:

An existing network (including a wireless 802.11b or 802.11g router or a router/hub
with an available Ethernet port).

The DCS-G900 Wireless G Internet Camera connected to your router/hub.
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Hardware Installation
Hardware Installation
Attach the Antenna
Locate the antenna included with your
DCS-G900 and attach it to the antenna
connector located on the back of the
DCS-G900.
Note: It is required that an Ethernet cable is
used during initial setup. Once your wireless
configuration is set, you may disconnect the
Ethernet cable and begin communicating
wirelessly with your DCS-G900.
Attach the Swivel Stand
Locate the stand mount on the bottom panel
of the DCS-G900 and screw on the swivel
stand to the base of the DCS-G900.
Connect the Ethernet Cable
Connect the included Ethernet cable to the
network cable connector located on the
back panel of the DCS-G900 and attach
it to the network. Network Connectivity is
confirmed when the green LED Indicator on
the DCS-G900, located below the Power LED,
is illuminated.
Attach the External Power Supply
Attach the external power supply to the DC
power input connector located on the rear
panel of the DCS-G900 and connect it to your
local power supply.
Note: Power source is confirmed when the
red LED Power Indicator located to the right
of the lens on the DCS-G900 is illuminated.
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Security
Security
To ensure the highest security and prevent unauthorized usage of the DCS-G900, the
Administrator has the exclusive privilege to create all users. The DCS-G900 supports
multi-level password protection/access that can be restricted by the Administrator for
defined users who have a User Name and User Password.
The Administrator can release a public User Name and Password so that when remote
users access the DCS-G900 they will be allowed to view the images transmitted by the
DCS-G900.
Note: When the DCS-G900 is used for the first time, it is highly recommended that the
Administrator set the Admin ID and Admin Password to constrain user access to the
DCS-G900 since the Default settings are Null String (no password). Once the ID and Password
are defined, only the Administrator has access to the management of the DCS-G900. This
procedure should be done as soon as possible since the security features of the DCS-G900
will not be enabled until the Admin ID and Admin Password is defined.
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The DCS-G900 Setup Wizard
The DCS-G900 Setup Wizard
You are now ready to run the Setup Wizard, which will guide you quickly through the installation
process.
Insert the D-Link DCS-G900 Driver CD into
your CD-ROM drive.
Click Install Software
Click Install Wizard
Click Next
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The DCS-G900 Setup Wizard
Click Yes
Click Next
Click Finish
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The DCS-G900 Setup Wizard
To run the Setup Wizard, click on: Start > Programs > D-Link Setup Wizard.
Your camera’s IP Address will
be displayed here along with its
corresponding MAC Address.
Click Wizard
You must change the Admin ID and Password
immediately to protect your camera against
unauthorized access. By default, the Admin ID
and Password are blank. To change the Admin
ID and Password, select both Change boxes and
enter a New ID and New Password.
Click Next
Enter an IP Address and Subnet Mask for
your camera if you want to change the current
settings. Enter your Gateway and DNS settings.
These settings must correspond with your
network settings for you to access the camera.
If you are unsure of what these settings should
be, check with your network administrator.
Click Next
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The DCS-G900 Setup Wizard
For Connection Mode, select either Infrastructure
for use with a router, or Adhoc for a peer-to-peer
connection. The Network Name (SSID), Wireless
Channel, Security Mode, and Authentication must
correspond with your wireless network settings for
the camera to work.
Click Next
Enter the Encryption Mode, Key Format, and
Encryption Keys for your wireless network.
Click Next
If you need to make any changes, click Back to
modify your settings.
Otherwise, click Restart to save and apply your
settings.
Click Restart
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The DCS-G900 Setup Wizard
Your setup is now complete!
Click Link to launch your web browser and view
your images.
Click Link
The Home screen of your camera can be accessed from the Setup Wizard using the Link
button. You can also use your favorite Web browser, type “http://address” in the address
box where address is the IP address that you assigned to the DCS-G900 from the previous
section. Press Enter.
Click ActiveX or Java to view
your video images.
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Please make sure that you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer
to ensure proper operation when viewing the video in Java mode. Java can be
downloaded for free from Sun’s web site. (http://www.java.com)
•
When you connect to the home page, you will be prompted to download ActiveX. If
you want to use ActiveX to view your video images instead of Java, then you must
download ActiveX.
•
Please refer to the Manual located on the CD-ROM for additional information
regarding all features and instructions related to the DCS-G900.
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DCS-G900 Configuration
Home
ActiveX:
For Windows® Users that
do not have Java installed,
please choose this option
to view video streaming
on the Home page.
Java:
For Windows® users that
have Java installed can
also use this for viewing
video. Mac users should
also choose this mode to
view video.
Setup:
This will allow you to
configure the DCS-G900.
Home > ActiveX
For Windows® Users that do not have
Java installed, please choose this option
to view video streaming on the Home
page.
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Home > Java
For Windows ® users that have Java
installed can also use this for viewing
video. MAC users should also choose
this mode to view video.
Home > Setup
After clicking the Setup button, you will be directed to Advanced > System, please see page
19 for more information.
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DCS-G900 Configuration
Advanced > System
System Setting
Camera Name:
Location:
Admin:
Provide the name of your camera.
Enter information of where your camera is located.
The following fields are required for setting up the Administrator name
and password:
Admin ID:
Admin Password:
Confirm Password:
LED Control:
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Enter the Administrator’s ID or name.
Enter the Administrator’s password.
Re-enter the Administrator’s password for
confirmation.
You can set the LED in front of the DCS-G900 to on (Normal), off (OFF),
or blink randomly (Dummy).
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Advanced > Video
Video Setting
Video Resolution:
There are three settings available to choose from 160x120, 320x240
and 640x480.
Compression Rate:
Compression will be selectable from very high, high, middle, low,
and very low.
Frame Rate:
This is adjustable from 1, 5, 7, 15, 20, 30, and Auto. 30 frames a second
is video quality and in theory any transition from frame-to-frame for frame
rates above 15 fps is imperceptible to the eye.
Brightness Control:
Contrast Control:
Saturation Control:
Light Frequency:
Mirror:
Flip:
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Allows you to adjust the brightness level. The default setting is 64.
Allows you to adjust the contrast level. The default setting is 64.
Allows you to adjust the saturation level. The default setting is 64.
Adjust the light frequency to suit your area of operation. 50Hz and 60Hz
are available to accommodate the different light frequencies found in
USA (60Hz) and Europe (50Hz) for optimal image quality.
Horizontally rotates the video.
Vertically rotates the video. Check this option if the camera is installed
upside down.
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Advanced > Wireless
Wireless Interface
Connection Mode:
Infrastructure is a wireless connection using an access point as
a transmission point of all wireless devices. Ad-Hoc is a wireless
connection used without an access point. This basically connects the
PC directly to the DCS-G900. This is done using the on-board wireless
adapter on the DCS-G900 connected to a wireless adapter on the
PC.
SSID:
Service Set Identifier is an identifier for the wireless network name that
other devices can recognize.
Site Survey:
This page will allow you to select a wireless network that the DCS-G900
was able to detect upon booting up (see page 14).
Wireless Channel:
The default wireless channel setting is channel 6. Select the channel
that is the same as the other wireless devices on your network. For the
U.S. region, there are up to 11 channels and anyone of them can be
selected to achieve the best signal.
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Advanced > Wireless (continued)
Transmission
Rate:
This can be selected to restrict bandwidth usage of the DCS-G900
in a high traffic network so that the camera does not consume all the
bandwidth. If too much bandwidth is being used in a network that cannot
support it, excessive lag during video transmission may occur. Lowering
the transmission rate will sometimes help.
Encryption
Disable:
WEP Encryption:
WPA-PSK:
Select this option to disable encryption on the DCS-G900.
Wired Equivalent Privacy Encryption.
Length:
Choose between 64 bits or 128 bits.
Format:
Choose between ASCII or HEX.
Keys 1-4:
There are 4 key fields that you are able to input
the security keys. This is in case you have more
than 1 network that you can connect to. Instead
of having to put in the encryption key every time
you can select key 1, 2, 3, or 4. This is especially
helpful for 128-bit HEX (52 characters!).
Encrypt Data
Transmission
Using:
This is where you can select which key you
want to use.
Authentication
Type:
In Open mode, anyone with the right SSID can
connect to the camera, but in Shared mode
the user will need to have the right encryption
key to connect the camera thereby providing
higher security
Wi-Fi Protected Access with Preshared Key, the key field (bottom)
needs to be filled out and will support up to 128-bit encryption.
Advanced Setting
Beacon Interval:
This represents the amount of time between beacon transmissions, in
which the beacon interval tells the Router/Access Point on the network
how long they can wait in low-power mode before waking up the IP
camera.
Note: A beacon is a packet sent by the IP camera to inform the
Router/Access Point of the IP camera’s presence and readiness. The
Router/Access Point and IP camera are all on the same network.
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Advanced > Wireless (continued)
Preamble:
A preamble is a signal used in network communications to synchronize
the transmission timing between two or more systems. Proper timing
ensures that all systems are interpreting the start of the information
transfer correctly. Part of the frame that is transmitted by an 802.11
station is called the preamble. The original 802.11 specification (which
defined only 1 and 2Mbps operation), defined only a long preamble that
uses a 128 bit sync field. When the high rate, i.e. 11Mbps, 802.11b
standard was created, an optional short preamble using a 56 bit sync
field was added. This was intended to improve the efficiency of the
wireless network for more real-time applications such as streaming
video. Selecting short preamble may improve video quality.
Advanced > Wireless > Site Survey
This screen displays all available wireless networks, along with their SSID, MAC, Channel,
Encryption, and Signal Strength information.
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Advanced > Network
TCP/IP
IP Address Mode:
Fixed IP:
Manually provide a fixed IP Address for your
connection.
IP Address:
Enter your IP Address, this is necessary
for network identification.
Subnet
Mask:
Provide a Subnet Mask, this will be used
to determine if the destination is in the
same subnet.
Default
Gateway:
Dynamic IP
(DHCP):
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Enter your Default Gateway.
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. This
alleviates the task of the user from having to keep track
of available IP Addresses on the network.
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Advanced > Network (continued)
IP Address Mode
(continued):
PPPoE:
If you use the DCS-G900 to connect directly to the
Internet you will need to put in the user name and
password that was given to you when you initially set up
your account with the Internet Service Provider.
DNS IP Address:
This is the IP Address of your ISP’s Domain Name Server, if you are
using a fixed IP Address you will need to know this, if not you will need
to contact your ISP or your network administrator.
Dynamic DNS:
If you have set up the DDNS service you will need to put in your user
name and password. This will allow the DDNS to track your IP Address
even if it changes constantly. DDNS is disabled by default.
Service
Provider:
Host Name:
Provide the host name for the service provider.
User Name/
E-mail:
Enter your user name and/or e-mail in this field.
Password/
Key:
Second HTTP
Port:
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Enter your password and/or key in this field
Most ISPs do not open port 80 (a DCS-G900 default video transfer port)
for their residential customers, the DCS-G900 has the ability to use a
different port by enabling the second http port for its video transfer.
Port
Number:
UPnP:
Select the service provider from the pull-down list.
If the second port is enabled, it will automatically disable
the default port 80. Any unused ports can be used such
as port 800, 801, etc. Remember that if the DCS-G900
is behind a router you would need to forward that port
to the DCS-G900’s IP Address. When accessing the
camera you would need to type the camera’s IP Address
+ the port number (http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:port number,
or http://192.168.0.20:800 for example). Please refer to
“Installing the DCS-G900 Behind a Router” on page 39.
UPnP is short for Universal Plug and Play which is a networking
architecture that provides compatibility among networking equipment,
software, and peripherals. The DCS-G900 is an UPnP enabled internet
camera, and this function will work with operating systems such as
Windows® XP. If you do not want to use the UPnP functionality, it can be
disabled by selecting Disabled. This function is enabled by default.
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Advanced > User
User Access Control
Access Control:
Enable this function to allow users same rights as the administrator.
Define Users
Add User:
This will enable you to add users and allow or disallow e-mail upload
to that user. You must click Add each time you add a user to the User
List.
User Name:
User
Password:
Delete User:
User List:
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Add the User Name of the user.
Add the User Password of the user.
Select a user from the pull-down list and click the Delete button.
This list shows all of the users added, and their information of whether
or not they can receive images by e-mail.
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Advanced > Time
Date & Time Setting
Synchronized
with Time Server:
Set Manually:
The time will be based on the GMT setting, and will be synchronized
every 10 minutes. This is also the default setting for the Internet Camera.
Remember that the time set does not take into account the Daylight
Savings time. Please take this into account and adjust your time zone
accordingly.
IP Address: Enter the IP Address of the NTP server.
Protocol:
NTP is a protocol designed to synchronize the clocks
of computers over a network. NTP has the ability to
continually keep a server or workstation’s time in sync
with Coordinated Universal Time.
Time Zone:
Select the time zone that you are in. Bear in mind
that this setting does not take into account Daylight
savings. Selecting synchronize with computer time
will automatically adjust for Daylight savings since this
feature is built-in to the Windows® operating system.
You will need to input the time manually. The top fields are for the dates
and the lower fields are for the time.
Date:
Enter the current date (follow the example).
Time:
Enter the current time (follow the example).
Synchronized
with
Computer
Time:
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The DCS-G900 time will duplicate the time of your PC
that is shown on the lower-right bottom (System Tray) of
your Windows® screen. This option will also account for
Daylight savings as soon as you click on Apply.
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Advanced > Upload
FTP Server
Host Address:
This is the IP address of the FTP server that you will be connecting to.
Port Number:
Default is port 21. If changed, external FTP client program must change
the server connection port accordingly.
User Name:
Specifies the user name to access the external FTP server. If you are
to upload snapshots to an FTP server you will need to fill in the Domain
name or IP address of your external FTP server. The following user
settings must be correctly configured for remote access.
Password:
Specifies the password to access the external FTP server.
Directory 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 a firewall.
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Advanced > Upload (continued)
Time Schedule
Enable upload
image to FTP
server:
Checking this box will enable video upload to the FTP server you
selected.
Always:
Selecting this will allow snapshot upload to your FTP as soon as you
click Apply.
Schedule:
Selecting this will allow you to configure the times that you want the
snapshots to be uploaded to your FTP server by the days, hours, minutes
and seconds.
Video Frequency:
User can select in frames per second (1, 2, 3 or auto, in auto this could
go to 4). The user can also select how many seconds for each frame,
this is configurable from 1 to 65535 seconds.
Base File Name:
This will be the name that precedes the time, for example
G9002005072116425101.jpg. This means that the camera took a
snapshot in the year 2005, July 21 at 16th hour (4 o’clock), 42 minutes
and 51 seconds and it is picture number one.
File:
Select overwrite and there will only be a few images that are constantly
refreshed depending on how many snapshots you choose to have sent.
Select date/time suffix and the pictures will be named with a date and
time also. 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. Picture number 1025 will be 1
again.
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Advanced > E-mail
E-mail Account
SMTP Server
Address:
This is the domain name or IP address of your external e-mail server.
Sender e-mail
Address:
This is the e-mail address of the person sending the camera
snapshots.
Receiver e-mail
Address:
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This is the e-mail address of recipient for the SMTP server.
User Name:
If the SMTP server uses authentication you must put your user name
here.
Password:
This is the password that you use with your user name to connect to the
SMTP server.
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Advanced > E-mail (continued)
Time Schedule
Enable e-mail
image to e-mail
account:
Choosing always will start sending snapshots to the recipient’s e-mail
account right away. Choosing schedule will give you a choice as to when
to start sending snapshots to the recipient’s e-mail account by the day,
as well as what time this should start and when to stop.
Interval:
The frequency of the snapshot interval can also be configured from 1
to 65535 seconds.
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Tools > Test
Test FTP Server:
This will send a snapshot to the FTP server that you have configured in
the Upload section. If you have configured the FTP correctly you will be
able to see a test file in your FTP server.
Test E-mail
Account:
This will send a snapshot to the e-mail account that you have configured in
the E-mail section. If you have configured the SMTP account correctly you
will be able to send a test file to the e-mail account of the recipient.
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Tools > Reset
Restart:
Factory Reset:
This will reboot the camera once you select Apply.
Select Apply will reset the camera to all its default settings. The Installation
Wizard may need to be used in order to find the camera again.
Tools > Firmware
Firmware Update:
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This will allow you to upgrade the firmware for the camera. Click Browse
to find the path to the file of the firmware that you have previously saved
by visiting http://support.dlink.com/.
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Tools > Backup
Backup Device
Configuration to
File:
This will allow you to save the camera’s configurations to your hard
drive.
Restore Device
Configuration
from File:
This is particularly useful if you will be installing more than one camera;
remember to make the IP Address unique to each camera, so there will
not be two cameras with the same IP Address on the same network.
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Status > System
Displays information about the Device Status, such as Camera Name, Location, Model,
Firmware Version, MAC Address, and IP Address.
Also displays information about the Ethernet Status, such as Link, Speed, and Duplex.
Status > Video
Displays information about the Video Status, such as Video Resolution, Compression Rate,
Frame Rate, Frame Size, and Light Frequency.
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Status > Wireless
Displays information about the Wireless Status, such as Connection Mode, Link, SSID,
Channel, transmission Rate, and Encryption.
Status > Network
Displays information about the Network Status, such as IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default
Gateway, DNS Address 1, DNS Address 2, Dynamic DNS, Secondary HTTP Port, UPnP,
FTP Server Test, and E-mail Test.
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Status > User
Displays information about Active Users, such as their IP Address, Name, DateTime, and
Miniseconds/Packet.
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Help
Click Help for easy access to information on specific fields.
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Installing the DCS-G900 Behind a Router
Installing the DCS-G900 Behind a Router
Assigning and Opening the HTTP Port on the
DCS-G900
(For Installing Multiple Cameras)
Opening ports will allow users to view the camera via the Internet. The ports that are opened
must be unique for each camera in order to successfully view the images remotely.
1) Open the HTTP Port
The HTTP Port option is used when multiple cameras are being installed behind a single
public IP address and will be accessed remotely OR for using a port other than the default
port for image viewing. For each additional camera that is installed, you must assign the
appropriate Web server port for each camera to enable remote viewing.
By default, port 80 (Web server port) is open. If these ports are available for use, you DO NOT
have to open a second port and can proceed to the next section. If port 80 is not available
(for example, if you are already using port 80 to run a Web server or your ISP blocks access
on port 80*) you MUST open a second port and designate a new Web server port (800, 801,
802,…etc). IMPORTANT: Be sure to take note of these settings since these same settings
will be used to configure your router.
Note: Some ISPs block traffic on commonly used ports like port 80 to prevent consumers
from putting a server on their network. Be sure to check with your ISP so that you can open
the appropriate ports accordingly. If your ISP does not pass traffic on port 80, you will need to
change the Web server port the camera uses from 80 to something else, like 800. If you are
behind a residential gateway, you will need to open a corresponding port on your gateway as
well. Not all gateways are the same, please refer to your gateway’s user’s manual for specific
instructions on how to forward ports.
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Installing the DCS-G900 Behind a Router
Router Setup and Installation
The following steps generally apply to any router that you have on your network. The D-Link
DI-624 is used as an example to clarify the configuration process. Your WAN IP Address
information will be listed on following window.
Determine Your Router’s WAN IP Address
Note: Because a dynamic WAN IP address can change from time to time depending on
your ISP, you may want to obtain a Static IP address from your ISP. A Static IP address is
a fixed IP address that will not change over time and will be more convenient for you to use
to access your camera from a remote location. You can use DDNS to obtain an IP address,
please refer to page 39 for more information.
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Installing the DCS-G900 Behind a Router
Assigning and Opening Virtual Server Ports
2) Open Virtual Server Ports To Enable Remote Image Viewing
The Virtual Server Ports of your router must be opened for remote access to your camera.
This is also referred to as port forwarding. Please proceed as follows:
• Select Enabled to enable virtual server settings.
• Select a camera name.
• Enter your camera’s Local IP Address in the Private IP field.
• Select TCP under Protocol Type.
• If you are using the default camera port settings, enter 80 in to the Public and Private
Port section.
• Schedule should be set to Always so that the camera images can be accessed at any
time.
• In the Virtual Servers List, a check mark appearing before the camera name will indicate
that the ports are enabled.
• Click Apply to save your settings.
Note: If you are installing multiple cameras, be sure to open ONE Web port per additional
camera installed: port 81, 82, etc. for Web server.
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Viewing Your Camera
After all settings have been entered correctly, a user inside or outside your network will have
access to the camera through a standard Web browser. To access from the Internet, simply
type in the IP Address of the router given to you by your ISP, a colon, and the port number
that you gave your camera. (Ex. http://205.163.122.96:83). To access from a computer on your
local (home) network, simply enter the local IP Address of your camera (i.e. 192.168.0.35).
If using a port other than port 80, you must enter the IP address followed by a colon and the
assigned port number.
http://205.163.122.96:83
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IPView SE Application Installation
IPView SE Application Installation
IPView SE software is included for administrators to manage up to 4 DCS-G900s remotely.
Administrators can also record to hard drive and configure advanced settings for the
DCS-G900. IPView SE is a complete software management tool for the DCS-G900 and
includes all configurable settings available in the web configuration utility.
Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. A menu screen will appear as shown below.
Click Install Software
Click Install IPView SE
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IPView SE Application Installation
Click Next
Click Yes
Click Next
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Click Finish
After successfully installing the IPView SE, the application program for the DCS-G900 is
automatically installed to \Programs\IPView SE Directory.
To start running the IPView SE click on Windows® Start > Programs > IPView SE >
IPView SE.
Once the IPView SE application control panel is executed, the interface will appear:
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IPView SE
IPView SE
This section describes the operation of the IPView SE application User Interface with
detailed procedures for using the application.
IPView SE allows you to manage your cameras by enabling you to search, configure and
preview all the DCS-G900s from one location.
It is designed with a user-friendly interface for ease of control and navigation.
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IPView SE
IPView SE Icon Description
System Configure
Connect/Disconnect
Assign IP to a Camera
Liberate Camera
Camera’s Extra Information
Configure Camera from Web
Motion Setting
Manual Recording
Schedule Recording
Motion Recording
Scan
Combine
Play
Help/About
Minimize
Close
Rotate
Snapshot
View/List
Zoom
Maximize
Color Setting
Always on Top
Wake Up Control Panel
Upgrade Firmware
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IPView SE
Add a New Camera
To add a new camera select the Camera button
from the IPView SE. Make sure
that the green lights are on when clicking the camera button.
A green light under the camera button
means that there is already a camera
connected.
Select the camera you would like to connect to and click Add A Camera. If the camera is not
listed in this list, click the Input IP Address button. Enter the IP Address of the camera in the
specified field and click Add. If the IP Address is entered incorrectly or if you have a bad network connection, a dialog box will appear to notify you of the error. To add cameras in IPView
SE, check that you have your network configured correctly. To add a remote camera, you
need to have Internet access.
If you are unsure of the IP Address of the camera, you can click on Search to search for all
available cameras that are installed on your local area network.
Note: Only cameras on your local area network can be located using Search in IPView
SE. If you want to add a camera via the Internet, you must enter in a public IP Address.
Please note that if your camera is behind a router, you will need to enter your router’s WAN
IP followed by a colon, then the port number that is assigned to your camera. As in example
10.10.10.80:800, where 10.10.10.80 is your router’s WAN IP and :800 is the port that your
camera is using.
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IPView SE
Highlight the camera you wish to add and click on Add. The camera will automatically be
added into the IPView SE list view. If you add the same camera more than once you will
receive the following message (see below).
If the Login Camera dialog box appears, make sure to enter the correct User Name and
Password. Click OK. The camera will be added into IPView SE. If the User Name and
Password are entered incorrectly, the camera will not be added into IPView SE.
The Login Camera dialog box will appear only if your have already set the Username
and Password during the Web Configuration setting.
How to Delete a Camera
Click the Liberate Camera button
on the IPView SE, while you are connected to the
camera you would like deleted. The IPView SE camera button become available as soon as
you click on the Liberate Camera button. The green light from under the camera button will
become grey.
Before the camera is liberated you will
be given the choice to confirm your
request to remove the camera.
A grey light under the camera button
means that this channel is available to
add a camera.
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IPView SE
How to Change the IP Address
To change a camera’s IP Address, you must highlight the camera you wish to change. Click
the Change IP Address button and the Change IP Address dialog box will appear. Select
Manually Assign IP if you want to connect manually to the camera by providing the IP Address,
Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway. Select DHCP if you do not wish to assign an IP address
to your camera.
You may also click the Assign IP to a Camera button
on the IPView SE, which will bring
up the Browse screen from above. Simply click the Change IP Address button and the Change
IP Address dialog box will appear. Select Manually Assign IP if you want to connect manually
to the camera by providing the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway. Select DHCP
if you would like to connect to only cameras on your network.
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IPView SE
How to Format the Camera View
Select the Combine button
on the IPView SE and you should see all four
cameras combined (see image below).
A maximum of 4 cameras can be viewed simultaneously with IPView SE.
Select any of the four cameras for the View Mode format. If there is a green light next to
the camera button that means that the IPView SE has a camera connected.
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IPView SE
How to Rotate the Video View
In View Mode format, click on the Rotate button
the left (see image below).
and the image should rotate 90o to
View/List
Click the View/List button
. All the cameras and their properties, such as the camera
name, IP Address, user name, and functional information, will be displayed in the View/List
screen
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IPView SE
Zoom
Click the Zoom button
to zoom in on the camera image. The options under zoom are
Fit Window x1, x1.5, x2, x2.5, x3, x3.5, and x4.
Color Setting
Click the Color Setting button
, to adjust the Brightness, Contrast, and Hue.
Wake Up Control Panel
Click the Wake Up Control Panel button
closed.
to open the control panel again when it is
Always on Top
Click the Always on Top button
to have the display screen always appear on top.
Close
Click the Close button
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IPView SE
How to take a Snap-Shot with the Camera
In View Mode format select the Snapshot button
located on the upper left corner of the
screen. A Save Image dialog box will appear for you to save the snap shot picture.
How to Start Recording
To start recording with a camera, click the Manual Recording button
appear in your IPView SE folder.
. An AVI file will
Note: You must stop recording before changing any camera settings.
How to Stop Recording
To stop recording with a camera, click the Manual Recording button
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IPView SE
Camera Settings
Once you have completed the initial configuration of the DCS-G900 using the Web-based
interface, you can review or change your configuration using either the Web-based configuration
utility or the Settings in the DCS-G900 IPView SE.
Configure Camera from Web
Click the Configure Camera from Web button
the web again (see page 19).
to start configuring your camera from
Motion Setting
Click the Motion Setting button
to setup the options for motion recording. On this
screen you can select to Invoke Alarm and/or Send E-mail. Click the E-mail Setting button
to configure your E-mail. The Sensitivity Level can be adjusted between Low and High for
motion recording.
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IPView SE
Manual Recording
Click the Manual Recording button
, to begin recording images from your camera.
Schedule Recording
Click the Schedule Recording button
to record based on a specific time and date.
Click Add to set the time and date for recording.
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IPView SE
Schedule Recording (continued)
Select Date Mode and enter in the Start date/time, and Stop date/time. The camera will
start to record according to the specified date and time period entered. Select Week Mode
to specify which date to record during the time period.
Motion Recording
Clicking on the Motion Recording button
will record images upon motion detection.
When this option is selected and the camera detects motion within the range of the viewing
window, recording will be triggered. Recording will continue until no motion is detected.
Click on the Motion Setting button
to set the sensitivity levels for motion recording
(see page 55).
Scan
Click the Scan button
to display each camera one by one. When this option is selected
the camera(s) will briefly display their images in the View Mode format.
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Camera’s Extra Information
Click the Camera’s Extra Information button
to view information about your camera.
Play
Click the Play button
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System Configure
Click the System Configure button
Profile:
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on the IPView SE.
The DCS-G900 will not have a profile to load initially, you will have to
select all of your cameras and then click the Save or Save As buttons to
save your profile. Up to four cameras can be saved per configuration, there
are no limits as to how many configurations can be saved. Click the Load
button to load any of your configurations.
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Log Storage:
IPView SE
The Single HDD Reserved Space option permits reserved HDD space from
500 MB to 1000 MB.
The Split Recording File option is used to adjust the file size for recording the
video images (the default setting is 10MB). If the recorded video files reach
the file size, video images will be recorded into another file automatically.
By File Size - permits recording by file size from 10 MB to 50 MB.
Storage List:
To add another storage, simply click the Add button. The following Storage
dialog box will appear, allowing you to select a drive and to Enable Storage
on that drive.
To modify the storage, click the Modify button. You should see the storage
dialog box again.
To delete a storage, select the path and click the Delete button. If you try
to delete the very last storage in the list, you will receive a warning message
telling you to keep one storage at least.
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Recycle:
IPView SE
The Reserved HDD space per camera option allows old video files to be
overwritten and replaced by new recorded files. This field refers to the
amount of space left on your drive before overwrite takes place. For instance
if you select 1000 MB and your total hard drive space is 3000 MB, as soon as
your drive reaches over a 1000 MB capacity your files will be overwritten. You
can specify between 300MB to 10GB hard drive reserve space, depending
on the free space available on your hard drive.
Note: Selecting the Recycle option will disable the Recording File Path
Settings in the Recording menu.
Player Setup:
In this section you may choose between Windows system default or User
define for the video player desired for playback of recorded video files.
Selecting User define will allow you to Browse for your desired video
player.
Proxy Server:
Select this option to enable Proxy Server support.
Camera scan
interval:
It allows you to display for each camera one by one. The time interval
for each camera can be from 1 Sec. to 20 Sec.
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IPView SE
About
Click the Help/About
version.
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Uninstall IPView SE
Click on Windows® Start Menu > Programs > IPView SE > Uninstall IPView SE. A new
prompt screen will be displayed like the one below confirming the removal. At the Confirm
Uninstall dialog box, click OK to continue the process.
The InstallShield Wizard prompt will appear. Click Finish to complete the uninstallation
procedure.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Internet Camera Features
1 What is an Internet Camera?
The Internet Camera is a standalone system connecting directly to an Ethernet or Fast Ethernet
network and supported by the wireless transmission based on the IEEE 802.11g standard.
It is different from the conventional PC Camera, the Internet Camera is an all-in-one system
with built-in CPU and web-based solutions providing a low cost solution that can transmit high
quality video images for monitoring. The Internet Camera can be managed remotely, accessed
and controlled from any PC/Notebook over the Intranet or Internet via a Web browser.
2 What is the maximum number of users that can
be allowed to access DCS-G900 simultaneously?
The maximum number of users that can log onto the Internet Camera at the same time is 8.
Please keep in mind the overall performance of the transmission speed will slow down when
multiple users are logged on.
3 What algorithm is used to compress the digital
image?
The Internet Camera utilizes Motion-JPEG image compression technology to provide high
quality images. Motion-JPEG is a standard for image compression and can be applied to
various web browser and application software without the need to install extra software.
4 Can I capture still images from the Internet Camera?
Yes you are able to capture still images with the snapshot function from the IPView SE
application supplied with the Internet Camera CD-ROM.
5 Can the Internet Camera be used outdoors?
The Internet Camera is not weatherproof. It needs to be equipped with a weatherproof case
to be used outdoors and it is not recommended.
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6 What network cabling is required for the Internet
Camera?
The Internet Camera uses Category 5 UTP Twisted-pair cable allowing 10 Base-T and 100
Base-T networking.
7 Can the Internet Camera be setup as a PC-cam
on the computer?
No, the Internet Camera is used only on Ethernet and Fast Ethernet network or supported
by wireless transmission. The D-Link DSB-C110, DSB-C310 can be used as a PC Camera
(Webcam).
8 Can the Internet Camera be connected on the
network if it consists of only private IP Addresses?
Yes, the Internet Camera can be connected to a LAN with private IP Addresses.
9 Can the Internet Camera be installed if a firewall
exists on the network?
If a firewall exists on the network, port 80 is open for ordinary data communication. You will
need to do port forwarding by opening a port to the camera. Please refer to your firewall’s
product manual for detailed instructions.
10 Why can’t I access the Internet Camera from a
Web browser?
The possible cause might be the IP Address for the Internet Camera is already being
used by another device. To correct the possible problem, you need to first disconnect the
Internet Camera from the network. Then run the PING utility (follow the instructions in the
section titled “PING Your IP Address”. If there is a reply, it indicates that there is another
device on the network with the same IP address. You will need to run the Install Wizard
again and change the IP address of the camera.
Other possible problems might be due to the network cable. Try replacing your network
cable. Test the network interface of the product by connecting a local computer directly to
the unit, utilizing a standard Crossover Cable, and run the PING utility. If the problem is not
solved, the Internet Camera might be faulty.
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Internet Camera Installation
11 Why does the Power LED not light up constantly?
The power supply used might be at fault. Confirm that you are using the provided power
supply, which is DC 5V, for the Internet Camera. Also verify that the power supply is well
connected, and/or the option to turn off the LED is enabled.
12 Why does the LAN LED not light up properly?
There might be a problem with the network cable. To confirm that the cables are working,
PING the address of a known device on the network. If the cabling is OK and your network
is reachable, you should receive a reply similar to the following (…bytes = 32 time = 2 ms).
Another possible problem may be that the network device utilized by the Internet Camera is
not functioning properly, such as hubs or switches. Confirm the power for the devices are well
connected and functioning properly, and/or the option to turn off the LED is enabled.
13 Why does the Internet Camera work locally but
not remotely?
This might be caused by the firewall protection. Check the Internet firewall with your
system administrator. The firewall may need to have some settings changed in order for
the Internet Camera to be accessible outside your local LAN. Refer to page 39 for more
information about installing your camera behind a router.
Make sure that the Internet Camera isn’t conflicting with any web server you may have
running on your network.
The default router setting might be a possible reason. Check that the configuration of the
router settings allow the Internet Camera to be accessed outside your local LAN.
14 Why does a series of broad vertical white lines
appear through out the image?
It could be that the CMOS sensor (a square panel situated behind the lens that measures
the light signals and changes it into a digital format so your computer can present it into
an image that you are familiar with) has become overloaded when it has been exposed to
bright lights such as direct exposure to sunlight or halogen lights. Reposition the Internet
Camera into a more shaded area immediately as prolonged exposure to bright lights will
damage the CMOS sensor.
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16 Noisy images occur. How can I solve the problem?
The video images might be noisy if the Internet Camera is used in a very low light environment.
17 The images are poor quality, how can I improve
the image quality?
Make sure that your computers display properties are set to at least 6-bit color. Using 16 or
256 colors on your computer will produce dithering artifacts in the image, making the image
look as if it is of poor quality.
The configuration on the Internet Camera image display is incorrect. Through the Web
Configuration Video section of the web management you need to adjust the image related
parameters for improved images such as: brightness, contrast, hue and light frequency. Please
refer to the Web Configuration section for detailed information.
18 Why are no images available through the Web
browser?
The ActiveX might be disabled. If you are viewing the images from Internet Explorer make
sure ActiveX has been enabled in the Internet Options menu. You may also need to change
the security settings on your browser to allow the ActiveX plug-in to be installed.
If you are using Internet Explorer with a version number of lower than 5, then you will need
to upgrade your Web browser software in order to view the streaming video transmitted by
the Internet Camera.
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How to Ping Your IP Address
How to Ping Your IP Address
The PING (Packet Internet Groper) command can determine whether a specific IP Address
is accessible by sending a packet to the specific address and waiting for a reply. It is a very
useful tool to confirm if the IP Address conflicts with the Internet Camera over the network.
Follow the step-by-step procedure below to utilize the PING command.
Start a DOS window Start>Program>Accessories>Command Prompt
Type ping x.x.x.x, where x.x.x.x is the IP Address of the Internet Camera.
A successful connection to the camera will be indicated by 4 reply statements (below).
If you fail to connect to your camera you will see the following:
Check to see if you have entered your camera’s IP Address correctly or reassign your
camera’s IP Address.
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Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Network*
• TCP/IP (DHCP or Static IP Address)
• 802.11g Wireless (Supports up to 54Mbps transfer rate)
• 802.11b Wireless (Supports up to 11Mbps transfer rate)
• Wired LAN: 10/100Mbps
Web Access Requirements
• Any Java-Enabled or ActiveX compatible Web Browser,. i.e. current versions of Microsoft
Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator™.
Media Streaming Protocol
• HTTP
Video Specification
• Resolution: 640 x 480
• Sensor: 1/4” color CMOS sensor
• Gain Control: 56dB
• Exposure: Automatic
• White Balance: Automatic
• Shutter: Electronics 1/60 ~ 1/15,000 sec
• Minimum Illumination: 2.5lux@F1.4
• Focal Length: 6.0mm
• Aperture: F=1.8
Image (Video Setting)
• Motion-JPEG compression
• Frame rate: QCIF@30fps, 25fps@CIF, 10fps@VGA
• Compression Rate Selection: 5 level (Very Low, Low, Medium, High, Very High)
• Video Resolution: 160x120, 320x240, 640x480
Web Configuration Requirements
• Internet Explorer 5.0 or above or Netscape 6.0 or above
• 266MHz processor
• 32MB memory (64MB recommended)
• VGA Card Resolution: 800 x 600 or above
Dimensions
• H x W x L: 5.31” x 2.59” x 2.59”
PC System Requirements
• Connection to 802.11g wireless or Ethernet network
• Windows® 2000 or XP
• 1.3GHz processor
• 128MB memory
• 20GB available hard disk space
• CD-ROM drive
Power Source:
• 5V, 2.5A
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11a and 802.11g specifications. Actual data throughput will
vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction,
and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate.
** Environmental conditions may adversely affect wireless signal range.
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Power Consumption:
• 5W
Environmental specification
• Operating temperature: 5°C to 50°C
• Storage temperature: -25°C to 50°C
• Operating relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Warranty:
• 1 Year
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Appendix
Appendix
Wireless Installation Considerations
The D-Link® DCS-G900 can be integrated into a wireless network from virtually anywhere
within its operating range. However, the range can be limited by the number of walls, thickness
of walls, and location of the walls that the wireless signal must pass through. Typical ranges
vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise
in your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic
guidelines:

Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DCS-G900 and other network
devices to a minimum. Each wall or ceiling can reduce your DCS-G900’s range from
3-90 feet (1-30 meters).

Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (.5
meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a 2-degree
angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Position devices so that the signal will
travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better reception.

Building materials can impede the wireless signal. A solid metal door or aluminum
studs may have a negative effect on the range. Try to position wireless devices and
computers with wireless adapters so that the signal passes through drywall or open
doorways and not other materials.

Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or
appliances that generate RF noise.
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You can also add a directional antenna to help with range and sensitivity issues.
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Glossary
Glossary
Networking
802.11b: A wireless networking standard that supports data encryption and up to 11Mbps
bandwidth.
802.11g: A wireless networking standard that supports data encryption and up to 54Mbps
bandwidth.
Ad-Hoc: This wireless networking mode means that two PC’s are communicating in a
Peer-to-Peer network, without a router or an access point.
Bandwidth: A measure of the rate at which data can be sent and received through the network.
This value is usually given in bits per second (bps) or Megabits per second (Mbps).
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol): A protocol that network devices use to obtain an
IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS addresses automatically. A DHCP server can
be a router, ISP server, or PC running Internet Connection Sharing software. If you are using
a DHCP-capable device in your network, you will not need to assign a static IP address to
your DCS-G900. However, if you do not have a DHCP-capable device in your network, you
will need to assign a static IP address to your DCS-G900.
DNS (Domain Name System): A system used to translate computer names into IP addresses.
For example, a DNS server would translate www.dlink.com into 64.7.210.132
Ethernet: The most commonly used wired network technology. Standard Ethernet supports
up to 10Mbps. Fast Ethernet supports up to 100Mbps.
Gateway: This is the IP address of the device that connects you to another network such as a
router. A router would be the gateway between your local area network and the Internet.
Infrastructure: This wireless networking mode is used by wireless networks with a router or
an access point.
IP Address (Internet Protocol Address): An IP address consists of four groups of digits separated
by periods. Each group of digits contain an 8-bit value as a number ranging from 0 to 255.
Each computer must have it’s own unique IP address. The IP addresses on your network
must be within the same range. For example, if one PC or device has an IP address of
192.168.0.2, the other devices should have IP addresses that are sequential, like 192.168.0.3
and 192.168.0.4.
ISP (Internet Service Provider): A commercial organization that provides subscribers with
access to the Internet.
Key: Encryption keys allow you to easily change wireless encryption settings to maintain a
secure network. The DCS-G900 supports 64-bit and 128-bit keys.
Netmask: Commonly referred to as subnet mask, this is used to determine what subnet an
IP address belongs to.
RJ-45: RJ-45 is the standard connector for Ethernet cabling. It looks like a phone cable
connector, but is slightly larger. RJ-45 connectors have 8 pins, 4 of which are used for
transmitting and receiving data.
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SSID (Service Set Identifier): The name designated for a specific wireless local area network
(WLAN). The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network.
Static IP: A static IP address is configured manually on the device that will be using it. A static
IP address remains the same constantly and must be a unique address.
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy): A security protocol for wireless local area networks (WLAN)
that is designed to provide the same level of security as a wired network. WEP provides
security by encrypting the data sent over the WLAN. The DCS-G900 supports 64-bit and
128-bit encryption.
Wired: Devices networked via Ethernet cabling.
Wireless: Devices networked using radio frequencies instead of physical cabling.
WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access with Pre-Shared Key): A security protocol for wireless local
area networks that requires that the router and DCS-G900 have the same pre-shared key in
order to establish a wireless connection.
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Technical Support
Technical Support
Technical Support
You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website.
D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and
within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product.
U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link Technical Support through our
website, or by phone.
Tech Support for customers within the United States:
D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone:
(877) 453-5465
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
D-Link Technical Support over the Internet:
http://support.dlink.com
e-mail:support@dlink.com
Tech Support for customers within Canada:
D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone:
(800) 361-5265
Monday to Friday 7:30am to 9:00pm EST
D-Link Technical Support over the Internet:
http://support.dlink.ca
e-mail:support@dlink.ca
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Warranty
Warranty
Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, D-Link Systems, Inc. (“D-Link”) provides this Limited Warranty:
· Only to the person or entity that originally purchased the product from D-Link or its authorized reseller or distributor, and
· Only for products purchased and delivered within the fifty states of the United States, the District of Columbia, U.S. Possessions
or Protectorates, U.S. Military Installations, or addresses with an APO or FPO.
Limited Warranty: D-Link warrants that the hardware portion of the D-Link product described below (“Hardware”) will be free
from material defects in workmanship and materials under normal use from the date of original retail purchase of the product,
for the period set forth below (“Warranty Period”), except as otherwise stated herein.
· Hardware (excluding power supplies and fans): One (1) year
· Power supplies and fans: One (1) year
· Spare parts and spare kits: Ninety (90) days
The customer’s sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of D-Link and its suppliers under this Limited Warranty will be,
at D-Link’s option, to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or
to refund the actual purchase price paid. Any repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service
Office. The replacement hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part. D-Link may, at its option, replace
the defective Hardware or any part thereof with any reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is substantially
equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware. Repaired or replacement hardware will be warranted
for the remainder of the original Warranty Period or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer, and is subject to the same limitations
and exclusions. If a material defect is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines that it is not practical to repair or replace
the defective Hardware, the actual price paid by the original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by D-Link upon
return to D-Link of the defective Hardware. All Hardware or part thereof that is replaced by D-Link, or for which the purchase
price is refunded, shall become the property of D-Link upon replacement or refund.
Limited Software Warranty: D-Link warrants that the software portion of the product (“Software”) will substantially conform to
D-Link’s then current functional specifications for the Software, as set forth in the applicable documentation, from the date of
original retail purchase of the Software for a period of ninety (90) days (“Software Warranty Period”), provided that the Software
is properly installed on approved hardware and operated as contemplated in its documentation. D-Link further warrants that,
during the Software Warranty Period, the magnetic media on which D-Link delivers the Software will be free of physical defects.
The customer’s sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of D-Link and its suppliers under this Limited Warranty will
be, at D-Link’s option, to replace the non-conforming Software (or defective media) with software that substantially conforms to
D-Link’s functional specifications for the Software or to refund the portion of the actual purchase price paid that is attributable
to the Software. Except as otherwise agreed by D-Link in writing, the replacement Software is provided only to the original
licensee, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the license granted by D-Link for the Software. Replacement Software
will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty Period and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions. If
a material non-conformance is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to
replace the non-conforming Software, the price paid by the original licensee for the non-conforming Software will be refunded
by D-Link; provided that the non-conforming Software (and all copies thereof) is first returned to D-Link. The license granted
respecting any Software for which a refund is given automatically terminates.
Non-Applicability of Warranty: The Limited Warranty provided hereunder for Hardware and Software portions of D-Link’s products
will not be applied to and does not cover any refurbished product and any product purchased through the inventory clearance
or liquidation sale or other sales in which D-Link, the sellers, or the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty obligation
pertaining to the product and in that case, the product is being sold “As-Is” without any warranty whatsoever including, without
limitation, the Limited Warranty as described herein, notwithstanding anything stated herein to the contrary.
Submitting A Claim: The customer shall return the product to the original purchase point based on its return policy. In case
the return policy period has expired and the product is within warranty, the customer shall submit a claim to D-Link as outlined
below:
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· The customer must submit with the product as part of the claim a written description of the Hardware defect or Software
nonconformance in sufficient detail to allow D-Link to confirm the same, along with proof of purchase of the product (such as
a copy of the dated purchase invoice for the product) if the product is not registered.
· The customer must obtain a Case ID Number from D-Link Technical Support at 1-877-453-5465, who will attempt to assist the
customer in resolving any suspected defects with the product. If the product is considered defective, the customer must obtain
a Return Material Authorization (“RMA”) number by completing the RMA form and entering the assigned Case ID Number at
https://rma.dlink.com/.
· After an RMA number is issued, the defective product must be packaged securely in the original or other suitable shipping
package to ensure that it will not be damaged in transit, and the RMA number must be prominently marked on the outside of
the package. Do not include any manuals or accessories in the shipping package. D-Link will only replace the defective portion
of the product and will not ship back any accessories.
· The customer is responsible for all in-bound shipping charges to D-Link. No Cash on Delivery (“COD”) is allowed. Products
sent COD will either be rejected by D-Link or become the property of D-Link. Products shall be fully insured by the customer
and shipped to D-Link Systems, Inc., 17595 Mt. Herrmann, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. D-Link will not be held responsible for
any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS
Ground or any common carrier selected by D-Link. Return shipping charges shall be prepaid by D-Link if you use an address
in the United States, otherwise we will ship the product to you freight collect. Expedited shipping is available upon request and
provided shipping charges are prepaid by the customer.
D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing requirements, or
for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The product owner agrees to pay D-Link’s reasonable
handling and return shipping charges for any product that is not packaged and shipped in accordance with the foregoing
requirements, or that is determined by D-Link not to be defective or non-conforming.
What Is Not Covered: The Limited Warranty provided herein by D-Link does not cover: Products that, in D-Link’s judgment, have
been subjected to abuse, accident, alteration, modification, tampering, negligence, misuse, faulty installation, lack of reasonable
care, repair or service in any way that is not contemplated in the documentation for the product, or if the model or serial number
has been altered, tampered with, defaced or removed; Initial installation, installation and removal of the product for repair, and
shipping costs; Operational adjustments covered in the operating manual for the product, and normal maintenance; Damage
that occurs in shipment, due to act of God, failures due to power surge, and cosmetic damage; Any hardware, software,
firmware or other products or services provided by anyone other than D-Link; and Products that have been purchased from
inventory clearance or liquidation sales or other sales in which D-Link, the sellers, or the liquidators expressly disclaim their
warranty obligation pertaining to the product. While necessary maintenance or repairs on your Product can be performed
by any company, we recommend that you use only an Authorized D-Link Service Office. Improper or incorrectly performed
maintenance or repair voids this Limited Warranty.
Disclaimer of Other Warranties: EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SPECIFIED HEREIN, THE PRODUCT IS PROVIDED
“AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY
CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED IN ANY TERRITORY WHERE A PRODUCT IS SOLD, THE DURATION OF SUCH IMPLIED
WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY COVERED UNDER THE LIMITED WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN, THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO
THE QUALITY, SELECTION AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT IS WITH THE PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT.
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Limitation of Liability: TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, D-LINK IS NOT LIABLE UNDER ANY
CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY LOSS OF
USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCONVENIENCE OR DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER, WHETHER DIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL,
LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, FAILURE OF
OTHER EQUIPMENT OR COMPUTER PROGRAMS TO WHICH D-LINK’S PRODUCT IS CONNECTED WITH, LOSS OF
INFORMATION OR DATA CONTAINED IN, STORED ON, OR INTEGRATED WITH ANY PRODUCT RETURNED TO D-LINK
FOR WARRANTY SERVICE) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, RELATING TO WARRANTY SERVICE,
OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, EVEN IF D-LINK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY
IS REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE DEFECTIVE OR NON-CONFORMING PRODUCT. THE MAXIMUM
LIABILITY OF D-LINK UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT COVERED
BY THE WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING EXPRESS WRITTEN WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND
ARE IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OR REMEDIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY.
Governing Law: This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. Some states do not allow
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
foregoing limitations and exclusions may not apply. This Limited Warranty provides specific legal rights and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
Trademarks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.
Copyright Statement: No part of this publication or documentation accompanying this product may be reproduced in
any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without
permission from D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as stipulated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976 and any
amendments thereto. Contents are subject to change without prior notice. Copyright 2005 by D-Link Corporation/D-Link
Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
CE Mark Warning: This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
FCC Statement: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
·
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
·
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
·
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
·
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
For detailed warranty information applicable to products purchased outside the United States, please contact the
corresponding local D-Link office.
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Registration
Registration
Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this
form will not diminish your warranty rights.
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