Manually Assigning an IP Address to a DW MEGApix IP Camera
Affected Roles: Owner, Administrator
Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: DW Spectrum IPVMS, DW IP Finder
Last Edit: November 7, 2022
When adding a new DW MEGApix IP camera to a network, the camera may need to be assigned to a static IP address so that it can be automatically discovered and added by the DW Spectrum Server.
This article will outline how to manually assign an IP address to a MEGApix IP camera using the camera’s web UI.
**NOTE: If you must assign IP address for multiple cameras, you can use the DW IP Finder tool’s Bulk Assignment feature on a computer to identify and assign IP addresses to multiple cameras simultaneously.
An “IP Address” is a string of numbers used by computer systems and network devices to identify and connect with each other using a set of governing rules known as an “Internet Protocol” (IP).
Each device on the network should have its own, unique IP address to identify with other devices on the network. Otherwise, a device on the network that shares the same IP address as another device will be unlikely to be detected or identified correctly.
DW MEGApix IP cameras come with an embedded web UI that administrators may use to individually manage the network settings of each camera.
To manually assign an IP address to a DW MEGApix camera:
Most DW cameras use a Dynamic/DHCP network type and will use the following default network settings:
Please refer to the camera’s product manual for complete setup information if needed.
If you are managing the network settings of an existing camera and the Web Port (HTTP Port) value has previously been changed from its default setting (Port 80), you will also need to specify the port value in the URL address bar of the browser.
**NOTE: If you do not know the camera’s IP Address, you can use the DW IP Finder software to scan the network for connected cameras.
If you are connecting with an existing camera, enter the Administrator Username and Password to login to the camera.
If you are connecting to a new DW MEGApix IP camera for the first time, the camera will request that you create an Administrator Password.
Create a new password for the Administrator (admin) user profile. Passwords requirements include:
Please read Assigning Passwords to MEGApix Cameras for reference if needed.
In the camera’s Network Settings menu, you may configure the following:
Click the Apply button to save changes to the camera settings.
Otherwise, the camera will immediately begin to use its new IP Address assignment and proceed with its regular functions.
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