Quick Installation Guide

Quick Installation Guide
IP Wireless / Wired Camera
Quick Installation Guide
(For MAC OS)
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FI8918W Quick Installation Guide
Quick Installation Guide-For MAC users
Packing List
2) Wi-Fi Antenna (only available for wireless model)
3) DC Power Supply X 1
4) Network Cable X 1
5) Mounting bracket ×1
6) CD X 1 (Includes user manual、IP camera tool)
7) Quick Installation Guide X 2(For MAC OS X1, For Windows OS X1)
8) Warranty Card X 1
Quick Installation Guide Flow Chart
Hardware Installation
Software Installation
Login the camera
Wireless LAN Settings
DDNS Service Settings
1 Hardware Installation
Open the package
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Connect the antenna.
Screw the antenna to the back of the camera, make sure it is attached securely.
Figure 1.1
Plug the network cable and power.
Connect the network cable to your camera and to your router. Plug in the power.
The green network light at the rear of the camera will blink and the camera will
automatically pan/tilt. The red power light will also turn on.
Figure 1.2
2 Software Installation
Insert the CD in your CD drive of your laptop and find the folder “For MAC OS”.
Select the IP Camera Tool folder. Copy the IP camera tool to your MAC and start
the program.
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3 Login the camera
Double click the IP Camera Tool icon and the following screen should appear.
Figure 1.3
The IP camera tool should find the camera’s IP automatically after you plug in the
network cable. If not, make sure that DHCP is enabled on your router. Don’t
enable MAC address filter, or disable any firewall or antivirus on your computer.
Double click the IP address on the IP Camera Tool which will display the login UI.
Figure 1.4
Fill in user name and password and choose the second login.
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Figure 1.5
The browser will prompt you to enter the camera’s user name and password. Fill
in the user name admin and choose Log In. You will see the device status.
Figure 1.6
Click Live Video. You can see living video.
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Figure 1.7
4 Wireless LAN Settings
(1) Please choose “Device Management” and click “Wireless LAN Settings”.
Then choose “Using Wireless LAN”.
Click the Scan button and the camera will detect all WIFI devices around the area.
It should also display your router in the list. (Figure 1.9)
Figure 1.8
If the camera is unable to detect any WIFI device, click the scan button again.
Make sure to wait 1 to 2 minutes before selecting the scan button again.
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Figure 1.9
(2) Click the SSID of your router in the list, the corresponding information (SSID &
Encryption) will be filled in the following boxes automatically.
You will only need to fill in the share key. Make sure that SSID, Encryption and
share key you filled in for the camera are exactly the same for your router.
Figure 2.0
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Figure 2.1
Figure 2.2
Click on the Submit button after all settings have been entered. The camera
will reboot.
After the camera has completed the reboot process, wait 10 seconds and
disconnect the network cable. The camera should work through your wireless
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Note: If your camera could not connect through WIFI, please see FAQ in user
5 DDNS Service Settings
5.1 Static IP user
Static IP users do not need to set DDNS service settings for remote access.
When finished the connection of camera in LAN and port forwarding(Figure
3.5/3.6),you can access the camera directly from the Internet by the WAN IP and
port number. There are two ways to obtain your WAN IP.
Obtain the WAN IP from public website
To obtain your WAN IP address, enter the following URL in your browser:
http://www.whatismyip.com.The webpage at this address will show you the
current WAN IP.
Figure 2.3
Obtain the WAN IP address from the router
You can find the WAN IP from your router. Normally, it is in system status.
For example, here are the steps for the LINKSYS WRT54G router:
Obtain the IP address of the router(LAN gateway address),user name and
password for login the router from the network administrator,
Enter the LAN IP address of the router (LINKSYS WRT54G, default LAN IP
is in the address bar of the IE to login the router; Open the
Status page to find out the WAN address of the router. In this example, the
address is
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Access the IP Camera from the Internet
You can access the IP Camera from the Internet. (remote access)
Enter the WAN IP address and port number in the browser to login the camera.
For example: Http://
Note: Make sure the Port mapping (or also known as port forwarding) is
successful. You can do port mapping in two ways.
Enter the setting page of the router to enable UPNP function. Then login
the camera as administrator, choose UPnP Settings to enable UPNP and
make sure the state is “UPnP success”.
Do port forwarding manually. (details: Figure 3.5/3.6)
If your router has Virtual Server, it will do port mapping. Please add the camera’s
LAN IP and port which you set in basic network settings to the Virtual map list.
Note: If you plug the camera in a router, the camera will have dynamic IP address,
you need to set DDNS service settings to view it remotely.
5.2 How to configure DDNS Service Settings (For dynamic IP
Visit www.dyndns.com to get an account.
Choose Sign up FREE to get a free account.
Figure 2.4
Please set as the following picture.
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Fill in a name and choose dyndns.org
Your current internet IP
Figure 2.5
Then choose Add To Cart.
Click here after you finish the settings above
Figure 2.6
Set the following information as the picture below.
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Fill in user name,password and email address
Click here to create account
Figure 2.7
The website will send you an email to your mailbox to activate your account.
Figure 2.8
Click the link in your email to activate your account.
You may copy the link and paste it to the browser to activate the account. Make
sure that your account was activated or DDNS settings will fail.
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Figure 2.9
You will see the following screen. Click Activate Services>>
Click here to activate services
Figure 3.0
All settings are saved and the following screen appears: (Figure 3.1)
Your host name will be displayed in the list.
Note: Please remember the host name, user name and password; they are
needed when you set DDNS service settings of your camera.
Figure 3.1
Basic Network Settings
A static IP for the camera is needed when configuring the DDNS service settings.
Login your camera and set basic network settings as the picture below (Figure
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Figure 3.2
Make sure your camera is in the same subnet as your router. In other words, keep
the first three sections the same as your router or your computer.
Gateway is your router’s LAN IP. You can find DNS server in your router, if you
don’t know the DNS server; you can also find it in local area connection of your
computer. (for more details: see user manual—Basic network settings)
Normally, it contains your computer’s LAN IP, gateway, DNS server.
Click Submit after entering these settings, the camera will reboot.
DDNS service settings
Set DDNS service settings as follows. Use the DDNS domain name you got from
the DynDns website.
Figure 3.3
Click Submit after entering in all the information. The camera will reboot.
Login the camera again to check if the DDNS settings show “Succeed”.
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Make sure DDNS succeeded
Figure 3.4
How to configure port forwarding.
Login your router and locate the port forwarding settings. For example, the
Linksys router has the following configuration settings:
Set the port forwarding fields as follows:
Figure 3.5
You can also choose port range forwarding.
In order to forward the port successfully, we recommend you set both of the start
port and end port as the same port number. Add the camera’s LAN IP and port
(Figure 3.2) in the list of port forwarding page.
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Figure 3.6
Do not forget to save these settings when you are finished.
(5) You can now use the DDNS domain name and port number to login your
camera from anywhere.
For example, use strings http://cyjun321.dyndns.org:8090 to login the camera.
Here cyjun321.dyndns.org is the DDNS Host, 8090 is camera’s port.
Use DDNS name and port to login
Figure 3.7
Other detail settings, please consult the user manual.
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