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Easy Setup Guide
for the Sony Network
Camera
For setup, a computer running the Microsoft Windows Operating
System is required.
For monitoring camera images, Microsoft Internet Explorer (Version
6.0 or later) is required.
This section describes the operation to be followed to confirm the
required settings using Windows Vista as an example. Thus, the
screens in this manual may be different from the screens of your
computer, depending on the OS you are using.
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United States and/or in other countries.
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Please read the information with this mark attached
carefully.
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Before Using Your Camera For
the First Time
This “Easy Setup Guide for the Sony Network Camera” describes how to monitor
images from your Sony network camera on a computer connected to the same
network.
First, confirm that the camera and computer are properly connected to the same
network via a hub or router, as illustrated below.
Hub (or router)
Computer
Network camera
•For detailed information on how to connect the hub (or router) and the computer,
refer to the instruction manuals supplied with the hub (or router) and the computer.
•For detailed information on how to connect the hub (or router) and the camera, refer
to the Installation Manual supplied with your camera.
Sequence of the Easy Setting
Operation
This setup guide describes how to make the required settings in the following order so
that you can monitor images from your camera on your computer.
1
Confirming the Settings of
the Computer
This section describes how to confirm the settings of the computer.
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2
Setting the IP Address of the
Camera
This section describes how to set the IP address of the camera so that
you can access the camera from the computer.
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3
Monitoring Images from the
Camera
This section describes how to monitor the camera images on the
computer.
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Confirming the Settings of
the Computer
Turn on the computer and
start Windows.
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Log on as an Administrator.
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3
Click the [Start] button and then click
[Control Panel].
When the “Control Panel” window
appears, click [View network status
and tasks] in [Network and Internet].
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When the “Network and Sharing
Center” window appears, click
[View status].
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When [Status] is not active, make sure that the
network cable is connected to a computer and
hub.
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5
Confirming the Settings
of the Computer
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3
When [Local Area Connection Status] is displayed,
click [Details…].
When using Windows XP
“Address Type” can be displayed by the following steps for steps 3 to 5.
Select [All Programs], [Accessories], [Communications], [Network Connections] from the [Start] menu.
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When [Network Connections] is displayed, double-click [Local Area Connection].
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When [Local Area Connection Status] is displayed, double-click [Support].
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Confirming the Settings
of the Computer
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3
When [Network Connection Details] is displayed,
check the DHCP status.
Place a check mark in the following box corresponding to
the type of address in the “Address Type” box.
Be sure to confirm the type of address displayed here,
because the operations required in future setting
procedures are different, depending on the type of
address.
“DHCP Enabled Yes”
“DHCP Enabled No”
is displayed.
is displayed.
When using Windows XP
When using Windows XP
“Assigned by DHCP”
“Manually Configured”
is displayed in the [Local Area
Connection Status].
is displayed in the [Local Area
Connection Status].
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You need do nothing else here.
Close any windows opened
in step 2 or later, and go to
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Setting the IP Address
of the Camera
Go to step 7-a. (Page 7)
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(Page 11)
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7-a
2
Confirming the Settings
of the Computer
3
Confirm the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and
Default Gateway at step4.
Items  to  are required in future setting
operations.
Write these values in the respective boxes in
advance so that you will be able to refer to these
values.
Go to step 7-b to change IP address. (You do not
usually need to change this address.)
IP Address
.
.
.
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
Subnet Mask
.
.
.
.
.
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Default Gateway
.
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The Default Gateway may not be displayed, depending on the network
environment. In this case, leave the boxes for Default Gateway blank.
Go to
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Setting the IP Address
of the Camera
(Page 11)
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7-b
Confirming the Settings
of the Computer
To change the IP address other than the IP address
shown in step 4, follow the steps shown below.
1 Select [Network and Internet], [View network
status and tasks] in [Control Panel] from the
[Start] menu.
2 Click [View status].
3 When [Local Area Connection Status] is
displayed, click [Properties].
If the message “User Account Control –
Windows needs your permission to continue”
appears, click [Continue].
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Confirming the Settings
of the Computer
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3
4 Click the [General] tab, place a check mark
in the [Internet Protocol Version4 (TCP/IPv4)]
box, and then click [Properties].
If a check mark has already been placed in
the [Internet Protocol Version4 (TCP/IPv4)]
checkbox, click on [Internet Protocol Version4
(TCP/IPv4)], and then click [Properties].
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[Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)] and [Internet Protocol Version 6(TCP/IPv6)] are displayed in the item list. Be sure to
select [Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)].
When using Windows XP
Select [Internet Protocol Version (TCP/IP)].
5 Select [Use the following IP address] and
type the following IP address and Subnet
mask in the appropriate boxes.
Example:
[IP address]
192.168.0.200
[Subnet mask]
255.0.0.0
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You will use the IP address and Subnet mask again when
“Setting the IP Address of the Camera.” (Page 11)
When there is a network administrator, ask for and obtain an IP
address from the network administrator. If not, you can obtain
an un-used IP address.
To obtain an un-used IP address, see “Confirming an IP
address that is not currently used in the network” (page 10).
Click the [Use the following IP address] radio button
and type the IP address and Subnet mask.
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Confirming the Settings
of the Computer
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6 Confirm that [Use the following DNS server
addresses] is selected.
When you select [Use the following IP
address] in step 5, [Use the following DNS
server addresses] is selected automatically.
You do not need to enter the address in the
[Preferred DNS server] and [Alternate DNS
server] boxes.
Confirm this radio button is selected.
7 Click [OK], and close any windows opened in
step 2 or later.
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The IP address of the
computer is set.
Go to
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Setting the IP Address
of the Camera
(Page 11)
Confirming an IP address that is not currently being used in the network
1 Select [All Programs], [Accessories],
[Command Prompt] from the [Start] menu.
2 When the “Command Prompt” window
appears, type “ping aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd”
representing the numbers you want to set
as the IP address of the camera in the
window described above. For example;
type “ping 192.168.0.100,” and then press
the [Enter] key on the keyboard.
3 If “Request timed out.” appears in the
window, the IP address you entered is not
used in the network. (You can then use
those numbers as the IP address of the
camera.)
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2
Setting the IP Address of the
Camera
You have to set an IP address of the camera to access the camera from the computer.
1
Turn on the camera if it is not
already turned on.
2
Insert the CD-ROM supplied with the camera into
the CD-ROM drive of the computer.
The “User’s Guide & Utility” window appears automatically
in the Web browser.
If this window does not appear automatically in the Web
browser, double-click on the index.htm file on the CDROM.
The following illustration is an example of what is
displayed when the CD-ROM supplied with the SNC-RZ25
is used.
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Click the [Setup] icon for “IP Setup Program” in
the “Utility” list.
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4
2
Setting the IP Address
of the Camera
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Click [Run] in the following dialog window.
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Click [Run] in the following dialog
window.
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The “Welcome” dialog appears.
Install the “IP Setup
Program” on your
computer using the
wizard.
If the Software License
Agreement is displayed, read
it carefully, and then click
[Accept] if you wish to continue
with the installation.
Click [Next] or [Yes] to go to
the following pages, and then,
finally, click [Finish].
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7
2
Setting the IP Address
of the Camera
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When installation is completed, select [All Programs],
[IP Setup Program], and then click [IP Setup Program]
from the [Start] menu.
If the message “User Account Control – An unidentified program wants access to your computer”
appears, click [Allow].
The IP Setup Program starts, and the “Network” tab appears.
The IP Setup Program detects the camera connected on the network, and lists it.
Information on the cameras detected is displayed in the list.
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In this Setup Guide, the MAC address is described as “XX-XX-XX-XXXX and the model name as “SNC-xx.” In the list, the value of the actual
MAC address and the actual model name are displayed.
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If the camera information does not appear in the list, the following causes may be considered.
You have not set the IP address correctly on your computer.
Go back to
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Confirming the Settings of the Computer on page 4, and check whether or not the IP address is set correctly.
You have not connected the camera and the computer on the same network.
Check whether or not they are connected correctly, referring to “Before Using Your Camera For the First Time” on page 2.
You have not turned the camera on.
Check whether or not you have turned the camera on.
The security level that is selected for virus scans, a personal firewall, etc., is set to the high level.
Reset it to the standard level. For detailed information on how to reset it, refer to the manual for the security software first. If the
problem persists, contact the maker of the security software.
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2
Setting the IP Address
of the Camera
Click the camera whose IP address you want to set.
The IP address of your camera has been set
to the following at the factory.
IP address
192.168.0.100
The operations required after this point depend on the type of address displayed in step 6 of
1 Confirming the Settings of the Computer on page 6.
“DHCP Enabled Yes”
“DHCP Enabled No”
is displayed.
is displayed.
When using Windows XP
When using Windows XP
“Assigned by DHCP”
“Manually Configured”
is displayed in the [Local Area
Connection Status].
is displayed in the [Local Area
Connection Status].
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Set the IP address item of
the camera to “Obtain an
IP address automatically” in
accordance with the settings
of the computer.
Assign the appropriate IP
address in accordance with
the settings of the computer.
Go to step 9-a. (Page 15)
Go to step 9-b. (Page 16)
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“DHCP Enabled
9-a
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Setting the IP Address
of the Camera
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No” is displayed
When using Windows XP
When “Manually Configured” is displayed
in the “Address Type” box
Set the IP address.
Select [Use the following IP address], and type the IP address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway,
referring to the values used in items  to  entered in the appropriate boxes in step 7-a of
1 Confirming the Settings of the Computer on page 7.
Type the values previously written in .
Click this radio button.
Enter numbers which are different from the
values previously written in , and are not
used in the same network. 1)
Type the numbers previously written in .
Type the numbers previously written in .
(When the “Default Gateway” address is
not displayed in 7-a in step 7 of
1 Confirming the settings of the computer , leave
this box blank.)
“Numbers which are different from those in , and not used in the same network” means:
For example, if  is 10, enter numbers other than 10 that are not used in the same network (for
example 100). You cannot use 0 and 255, because they have already been reserved in the network.
Also, avoid using numbers 250 through 255, which are frequently used in other networks.
When there is a network administrator, ask for and obtain an IP address from the network
administrator. If not, you can obtain an un-used IP address.
To obtain an un-used IP address, see “Confirming an IP address that is not currently used in
the network” (page 10).
1)
Go to step 10.
(Page 16)
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2
Setting the IP Address
of the Camera
“DHCP Enabled Yes” is displayed
9-b
When using Windows XP
When “Assigned by DHCP” is displayed
in the “Address Type” box
Set the IP address.
Select [Obtain an IP address automatically].
Click this radio
button.
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Confirm that the HTTP port No. is set to [80].
The HTTP port No. has been set to [80] at the factory.
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2
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11
Setting the IP Address
of the Camera
Type “admin” in the “Administrator name” box, and type
“admin” in the “Administrator password” box.
“*****” appears in the “Administrator password” box.
Enter “admin” in both boxes.
The factory settings of both items are “admin.”
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You cannot change the Administrator name and Administrator password in this window. If you
want to change them, refer to “Setting the User – User setting Menu” in the User’ Guide.
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Click [OK].
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2
Setting the IP Address
of the Camera
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If “Setting OK” is displayed, click [OK], and
close all dialog boxes opened.
You have finished the IP address setting process.
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Go to the next step to confirm that you have successfully assigned
the IP address of the camera.
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Confirm that you have assigned the IP address
of the camera correctly.
Close any windows and dialogs opened in step 2 to 13.
Select [All Program], [IP Setup Program], and then click [IP Setup Program]
from the [Start] menu.
Message “User Account Control – An unidentified program wants access to
your computer” may appear. In this case, click [Allow].
The IP Setup Program starts.
The Network tab window appears.
The program detects the network cameras connected to the local network
and lists them.
When the IP address set (or set
automatically) is displayed in the
IP address column, the IP address
of the camera has been assigned
correctly.
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15
You have successfully assigned the
IP address of the camera.
Go to 3 Monitoring Images from the Camera
(page 20) while the “IP Setup Program”
window remains open.
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2
Setting the IP Address
of the Camera
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3
1
Monitoring Images from the
Camera
Double-click your camera name on the list of cameras
in the “IP Setup Program” window.
Or,
Start the Web browser of the computer on which you set the IP address of the camera, and manually
type the IP address set in 9-a of 2 Setting the IP Address of the Camera , in the URL box, and press the [ENTER]
key.
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The welcome page of the camera is displayed.
Click [Enter] to display the Main viewer.
Click this [Enter] button.
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If the welcome page is not displayed, go back to step 7 in
address again.
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Setting the IP Address of the Camera (page 13), and set the IP
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2
2
3
Monitoring Images from
the Camera
Click each dialog buttons shown below to
continue installing.
Click anywhere in the bar.
Select [Install Active X Control…].
The message “Do you want to install this software?” appears and then click [Run].
The message “User Account Control – An unidentified program wants access to your computer” may
appear. In this case, click [Allow].
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2
3
Monitoring Images from
the Camera
When the “Security Warning” dialog appears, click [Install].
The ActiveX Control is installed and the Main viewer appears.
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The camera images are displayed.
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This screen is called the Main viewer.
This viewer is different based on the model of the camera, or the operation mode. Thus, icons and
characters different from those in the Main viewer shown above may be displayed. Even if the icons
and characters are different, it is not a problem. Confirm that the camera images are displayed here.
After this, you may use the various functions of the
camera, referring to the User’s Guide supplied with
your camera.
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When the Main viewer is not displayed correctly:
The security level of the Internet Explorer may be set to a level higher than [Medium].
Set the security level of the Internet Explorer to Medium or lower, as follows:
1 Select [Tools] from the Internet Explorer menu bar, then select [Internet Options...] and the [Security] tab in
sequence.
2 Select the same mark and name as shown on the icon in the lower right corner in the “Security” tab window
(the [Internet] icon (when using the camera via the Internet) or [Local intranet ] icon).
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To display the icon in the lower right corner, place a check mark in [View], [Status Bar].
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Select [Default level] in the “Security” tab window of the “Internet Options” window.
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When you cannot select [Default level] because it is not displayed in the
“Security” tab window, the level has already been set to [Default level].
Click this [Default level] button.
The level is automatically set to “Default level” (“Medium,” or “Medium or Higher”) and the level slider
appears.
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When you wish to increase the security level for another purpose, you can set
more stringent restrictions.
(However, with tighter restrictions, the Main viewer will not be displayed and you
cannot monitor camera images on the computer.)
Next, try to display the Main viewer following the steps described in 3
again.
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Monitoring Images from the Camera
on page 20
Monitoring camera images via the internet:
When you monitor camera images on a computer connected to a network different from the
camera:
This Easy Setup Guide describes how to monitor camera images on a computer connected to the same network as
the camera. You can also monitor camera images on a computer connected to a different network via the Internet.
The same network as the camera
Internet
A network different from that of the camera
Computers monitoring the camera images
To monitor camera images on a computer connected to a different network, you have to set the router (converting
the IP address, etc.) in addition to making the settings described in 1 Confirming the Settings of the Computer and
2 Setting the IP Address of the Camera in this Easy Setup Guide.
The setting method depends on the router. For detailed information, refer to the instruction manual supplied with
your router, or contact the maker of your router.
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When using Windows XP
When the Main viewer is not displayed correctly:
The security level of the Internet Explorer may be set to a level higher than [Medium].
Set the security level of the Internet Explorer to Medium or lower, as follows:
1 Select [Tools] from the Internet Explorer menu bar, then select [Internet Options...] and the [Security] tab in
sequence.
2 Select the same mark and name as shown on the icon in the lower right corner in the “Security” tab
window (the [Internet] icon (when using the camera via the Internet) or [Local intranet ] icon).
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Select [Default Level] in the “Security” tab window of the “Internet Options” window.
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When you cannot select [Default Level] because it is not displayed in
the “Security” tab window, the level has already been set to [Default
Level].
Click this [Default Level] button.
The level is automatically set to “Default Level” (“Medium,” or “Medium or Lower”) and the level slider
appears.
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When you wish to increase the security level for another purpose,
you can set more stringent restrictions.
(However, with tighter restrictions, the Main viewer will not be
displayed and you cannot monitor camera images on the computer.)
Next, try to display the Main viewer following the steps described in 3
20 again.
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Monitoring Images from the Camera
on page
Monitoring camera images via the internet:
When you monitor camera images on a computer connected to a network different from the
camera:
This Easy Setup Guide describes how to monitor camera images on a computer connected to the same network as
the camera. You can also monitor camera images on a computer connected to a different network via the Internet.
The same network as the camera
Internet
A network different from that of the camera
Computers monitoring the camera images
To monitor camera images on a computer connected to a different network, you have to set the router (converting
the IP address, etc.) in addition to making the settings described in 1 Confirming the Settings of the Computer and
2 Setting the IP Address of the Camera in this Easy Setup Guide.
The setting method depends on the router. For detailed information, refer to the instruction manual supplied with
your router, or contact the maker of your router.
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