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January 28, 2018 - 4:47 pm
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I am running into a brick wall trying to configure this camera to work with a dlink wireless router…

The plan is to have the router be a method to get a couple of wireless camera’s to an adjacent building where the NVR is located. Distance will not be a problem.

I have set them up before on a different system, but I am missing something on this one! I can see the camera on my home network using the config tool, but when I connect to the router at my clients site I cannot see it. It is a clean install, and the router will be hooked only to the NVR, not to any outside internet or any other peripherals.

I cannot get the camera to connect to the new router wirelessly, though I see the router in the camera setup and I know I am using the correct PW. (Connecting to the camera on my home network wired to configure it.)

Can someone tell me what I am missing? I know it is something simple!

Also, what is the hard re-set procedure for that camera.

Please advise!

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January 29, 2018 - 10:15 am
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Good Morning, 

If we’re talking about one of our Elite wireless cameras, there is nothing special that needs to be done in order to connect it to a D-Link router. Should be the same steps as any other router.

In the Wi-Fi menu of the camera, does it ever give you an error message while trying to connect it to this D-Link router? 

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January 29, 2018 - 11:00 am
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Good morning Heath…

The camera UI shows the camera is there if it is on my home network and router, but will not connect to the link router I am trying to set up. In other words, in the connection screen it sees the wireless signal from the link but I cannot connect to it. It just fails.

I am attempting to resolve this again this morning, but not having any luck. I’ll pay more attention to any messages I get.

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Are you able to connect anything else to this D-Link router wirelessly? 

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I am connected to it right now with a laptop computer. I do not have the router on an internet connection. Only the camera hooked to one of the LAN ports. I am using another laptop on my home network to access this site now.

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I should open a live chat window… or I could connect the windows computer I am using to my wireless network and plug the dlink router into the ethernet port and let you try to sort it out if time allows. I have about an hour to work on it this morning.

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You could also check under the TCP/IP settings of the camera.. make sure the wireless card is set for DHCP. Maybe it can not connect because it can not get an IP address??

Yes you’re more than welcome to open a chat window. 

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Just got called in to work Heath. Thanks for the help… I will work with it when I have more time later this week. If I don’t figure it out I’ll either call or open a chat window. You folks are always more than helpful.

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OK sounds great. Hope to hear from you soon so we can get this resolved for you. 

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I got the connection made before I left for work, but I am not sure how! I hate when that happens!

A couple of answers would help.

There are 2 connections… wired and wireless. One of them has to be set to default. I had wireless set as default, but after reseting the camera I then had wired set back as default with a 192.168.1.108 address. Since I now had control of the camera via the wired connection, I set the wireless to 192.168.17.141 (choice we want it to be when in service) and I was then able to connect the computer wirelessly to the dlink router via the 192.168.17.1 address I had assigned it, and then opening IE I was able to connect to the camera at 192.168.17.141. Worked perfectly.

So the question… What is the relationship between wired and wireless? Will they both work at the same time? 

Can I leave the default set to wired and still have the wireless connection be active going forward?

It might help to explain the goal here. The router will only be used as a way to feed the wireless camera feeds (2 of them) to our NVR. There will be no connection to the internet for remote access. 

I also need to be advised as to the best way to make the connection between the router and the NVR. Do I go between WAN ports on both pieces, or do I configure the router as a switch (DHCP Off) and then go from a camera connection on the NVR to a LAN port on the router?

I would also like to be able to check on the status of the NVR and camera’s by using a computer and the routers wireless capabilities to log into the UI on the NVR when I am close to it, rather than having to open the box and plug in a monitor and use the local UI.

I hope I have explained my plan well enough and that you can advise me on the best way to accomplish it!

Thanks much!

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Yes there are 2 connections, wired & wireless. Whichever you decide to use for your application is the one that needs to be set as “default”. I do believe they can be used at the same time, however not reliably. 

If you leave wired for the default, and connect with the wireless connection. If the camera ever reboots, or anything like that it may not connect back to the wireless. That why only one can be the “default”. 

Connecting your NVR here will be the same as any other location, simply minus the Internet. Run a wire between the NVR’s LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the router. The NVR MUST be on the same network as the cameras in order for them to connect. 

You should have no issues connecting to the web UI of the NVR as long as your PC is within the same network as the NVR & cameras. 

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Heath Phillips said

Connecting your NVR here will be the same as any other location, simply minus the Internet. Run a wire between the NVR’s LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the router. The NVR MUST be on the same network as the cameras in order for them to connect. 

 

To be sure I understand, I connect the router to the normal ethernet port on the NVR (I may be confusing WAN and LAN) and use a normal channel input on the router leaving what would normally be connected to a modem empty?

Should I turn off DHCP on the router since there will be no connection to the internet, or just leave it on? Maybe that doesn’t make any difference?

I understand I should make the wireless connection on the cameras “default”.

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That is correct. Depending on what NVR you’re using it has either 1 or 2 LAN ports, always use #1 to go to the router. Plug it into the L:AN side of your router. LAN side of router is generally 4-5 ports grouped together, then the WAN side (goes to modem) will be by itself usually, and can be left empty in your case. 

You do not need to turn DHCP off in the router. 

Yes for them to work reliably on Wi-Fi, “wireless” needs to be set for the default. 

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Understood Heath… until the next time I set one up and it has been a few years since I did the last one 🙂

Thank you for the help!

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You’re more than welcome. 

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