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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Status > System ... 41 D-ViewCam Installation ... 42 Add a Camera ... 45 Wireless Security ... 50 What is WEP? ... 50 What is WPA? ... 51 Using & Configuring the DCS-910/920 ... 52 Router Set-Up and Installation... 55 Troubleshooting ... 58...
  • Page 3 Wireless Basics ... 60 Networking Basics ... 65 Check your IP address ... 65 Statically Assign an IP address ... 66 Technical Specifications ... 67 Contacting Technical Support ... 69 Warranty ... 70 Registration ... 75 D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 4: Product Overview

    • DCS-910/920 Internet Camera • CAT5 Ethernet Cable • Power Adapter • Antenna (available only for the DCS-920) • Manual and Software on CD • Quick Install Guide • Camera Stand Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with your product will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Congratulations on your purchase of the DCS-910/920 Internet Camera! The DCS-910/920 is a versatile and unique solution for your small office or home. Unlike a PC Camera, the DCS-910/920 is a stand-alone system with a built-in CPU that transmits high quality video images for monitoring. The DCS-910/920 can be remotely accessed, and controlled using a Web browser over the Intranet or Internet.
  • Page 6: Features

    • Simple to Use: The DCS-910/920 is a stand-alone system with a built-in CPU, requiring no special hardware or software such as PC frame grabber cards. The DCS-910/920 supports both ActiveX mode for Internet Explorer and Java mode for Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator •...
  • Page 7: Hardware Overview

    Wireless Antenna* Camera Lens * Wireless Antenna is provided with the DCS-920 only. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual Hardware Overview Front View Power and Link LED Camera Stand...
  • Page 8: Rear View

    Section 1 - Product Overview Rear View Wireless Antenna* Reset Ethernet Connector Power Connector Camera Stand * Wireless Antenna is provided with the DCS-920 only. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 9: Hardware Installation

    Ethernet cable and begin communicating wirelessly with your DCS-920. Attach the Swivel Stand Locate the stand mount on the back panel of the DCS-910/920 and screw on the swivel stand to the DCS-910/920. Connect the Ethernet Cable Connect the included Ethernet cable to the network cable connector located on the bottom panel of the DCS-910/920 and attach it to the network.
  • Page 10 Attach the external power supply to the DC power input connector located on the bottom panel of the DCS-910/920 and connect it to your local power supply. Note: Power source is confirmed when the red LED Power Indicator located below the lens on the DCS-910/920 is illuminated.
  • Page 11: Installation

    Wireless Installation Considerations The D-Link Wireless* Internet Camera lets you access your network using a wireless connection from anywhere within the operating range of your wireless network. However, the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business.
  • Page 12: Software Installation

    Section  - Installation Software Installation Turn on the computer and Insert the D-Link DCS-910/920 Driver CD in the CD-ROM drive. The following step-by-step instructions will be shown in Windows XP. The similar steps and screens will be shown for other Windows operating ®...
  • Page 13 Click Next to continue. Click Next Click Yes to accept the License Agreement. Click Yes D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 14 Section  - Installation To start the installation click Next. Note: The installation may take several minutes to complete. Click Next Please wait while the Setup Wizard is being installed. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 15 Section  - Installation Click Finish to complete the installation. Click Finish D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 16 Section  - Installation Click on the D-Link Setup Wizard SE icon that was created in your Windows Start menu. The Setup Wizard will appear and display the MAC address of the DCS-910/920, and an IP Address (which may or may not be correct depending on what you have your DCS-910/920 connected to).
  • Page 17: Configuration

    This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link Internet camera using the D-Link Setup Wizard SE. The following options are available on the Installation Wizard screen: Your camera’s IP Address will be displayed along with its corresponding MAC Address here.
  • Page 18 Note: The default Admin ID is admin with the password left blank. Click Next Select DHCP if you want to obtain a new IP address every time the camera boots up, or select static IP to use the same IP address at each boot up. Click Next D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 19 WPS - Push Button Option, please continue to page 20. Select WPS Click Next If you would like to connect your router with Standard Wireless Settings, please continue to page 21. Select Standard wireless settings Click Next D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 20: Wps - Push Button Setup

    Note: Click PUSH or Next to continue. Select PBC Click Next Once your camera has finished WPS - Push Button Configuration setup, click OK and continue to the “Viewing Your Internet Camera” section on page 23. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 21: Standard Wireless Settings

    Enable wireless settings and enter your wireless network information. Select your wireless security settings, and click Next. Note: Wireless is available only for the DCS-920. Click Next Enter your wireless encryption key and click Next. Note: Wireless is available only for the DCS-920. Click Next D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 22 Section  - Configuration If you need to make any changes, click Back to modify your settings. Otherwise, click Restart to save and apply your settings. Note: Wireless is available only for the DCS-920. Click Restart D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 23: Viewing Your Internet Camera

    Click Link The Setup Wizard will automatically open your web browser to the IP address of the DCS-910/920, in this example it is: http://192.198.0.102. Your DCS-910/920 may have a different IP Address. Enter admin as the default username and leave the password blank. Click OK to continue.
  • Page 24 • When you connect to the home page of your camera, 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. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 25: Configuration

    You may choose to configure your network by using the Internet Connection Setup Wizard that includes step-by-step instructions. Otherwise, you may manually configure your connection using the Manual Internet Connection Setup. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual Configuration Live Video Setup > Wizard...
  • Page 26: Internet Connection Setup Wizard

    This wizard will guide you through a step-by-step process to configure your new D-Link Camera and connect the camera to the Internet. Click Next to proceed. Click Next You may configure your camera using • DHCP Connection (by default), where your DHCP server will automatically assign dynamic IP to your device.
  • Page 27 Then, click Next to proceed. Click Next This page displays your configured settings. Click Apply to save and activate the setting, or Back to change your settings. Click Apply D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 28: Network Setup

    TCP ports 80. A corresponding port must be opened on the router. For example, if the port is changed to 1010, users must type in the web browser “http://192.168.0.100:1010” instead of “http://192.168.0.100”. UPnP Settings: Enable this setting to configure your camera as an UPnP device in the network. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual Network Setup...
  • Page 29: Setup > Wireless

    For security, there are three choices; None, WEP, and WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK. Select the same encryption method that is being Mode: used by your wireless device/ router. An appropriate Preshared Key, which is needed in order to connect to the wireless network.. WPA-PSK / WPA2PSK Settings: D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual Setup > Wireless Wireless Interface...
  • Page 30: Setup > Ddns

    Host Name: Enter the host name of the DDNS server. User Name: Enter your username or e-mail used to connect to the DDNS. Password: Enter your password used to connect to the DDNS server. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual Setup > DDNS...
  • Page 31: Setup > Image Setup

    Horizontally rotates the video. Brightness Control: Allows you to adjust the brightness level. Contrast Control: Allows you to adjust the contrast level. Saturation Control: Allows you to adjust the saturation level. . D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual Setup > Image Setup Image Settings...
  • Page 32: Setup > Video

    However, it will use more resource within your network. Quality: Select the desired image quality from five levels: Highest, High, Medium, Low, and Lowest. Light Frequency: Select the proper frequency (50Hz or 60Hz) to reduce image flicker. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual Setup > Video Video Configuration...
  • Page 33: Setup > Mail

    If the SMTP server uses authentication, you must enter your user name here. Password: This is the password that you use with your user name to connect to the SMTP server. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual Setup > Mail Email Account...
  • Page 34: Time Schedule

    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. Account: D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual Time Schedule...
  • Page 35: Setup > Ftp

    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. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual Setup > FTP FTP Server...
  • Page 36: Time Schedule

    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. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 37: Setup > Time And Date

    Internet time server. Choose the one that is closest to your camera, Copy your Computer’s Time Click to synchronize the time information from your Settings: Set the Date and Time Select this to set the time manually. Manually: D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual Setup > Time and Date...
  • Page 38: Maintenance > Device Management

    Section  - Configuration Maintenance > Device Management In this section, you can change the administrator’s password and configure the server settings for your camera. You can also manage the user account(s) that access to your camera. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 39: Maintenance > Backup And Restore

    Section  - Configuration Maintenance > Backup and Restore In this section, you can save and restore your configuration, restore the factory settings, and/or restart the camera. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 40: Maintenance > Firmware Upgrade

    Maintenance > Firmware Upgrade Your current firmware version and date will be displayed on your screen. You may go to the D-Link Support Page to check for the latest firmware versions available. To upgrade the firmware on your DCS-910/920, please download and save the latest firmware version from the D-Link Support Page to your local hard drive.
  • Page 41: Status > System

    Section  - Configuration Status > System This section displays all the details information about your device and network settings. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 42: D-Viewcam Installation

    D-ViewCam software is included for the administrator to manage up to 32 D-Link IP cameras remotely. You may now use the software to configure all the advanced settings for your cameras. D-ViewCam is a comprehensive management tool for IP surveillance.
  • Page 43 Click Next to continue. Click Next Click Browse if you would like to choose a specific folder for the installation, otherwise click Next to continue. Click Next D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 44 Click Next to start the installation. Note: The D-ViewCam installation process may take several minutes to complete. Click Next Click Finish to complete the installation. Click Finish D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 45: Add A Camera

    Add a Camera This section will show you how to start and add a camera to the D-ViewCam system. To start D-ViewCam, select Start > All Programs > D-Link > D-Link D-ViewCam. Enter Admin as the default user name and leave the password blank.
  • Page 46 Welcome to the Add Camera Wizard. Use this wizard to add your cameras to the D-ViewCam system. Note: Use the left or right arrow to navigate the wizard. Click / Next to continue. Click Next D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 47 My Map. Click Next to continue. DCS-910-55 If you choose Add Manually, you will need to enter the IP address of the camera(s). Click Next to continue. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 48 • Non-Office Hours Only: Continuously monitoring during non-office hours (06:00 PM to 08:00 AM) and ONLY recording when motion is detected. Note: Excluding 24/7 Continuous Recording, other schedule recording types can ONLY do recording when motion is detected. Click Next to continue. DCS-910-55 DCS-910 D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 49 Click Next to continue. The Add Camera wizard is now complete. Click Close to access the D-ViewCam’s main screen. Your D-ViewCam Installation is Complete! Note: Please refer to the D-ViewCam user manual for information about using D-ViewCam. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 50: Wireless Security

    ASCII format is provided so you can enter a string that is easier to remember. The ASCII string is converted to HEX for use over the network. Four keys can be defined so that you can change keys easily. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual Wireless Security...
  • Page 51: What Is Wpa

    WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK uses a passphrase or key to authenticate your wireless connection. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. This key must be the exact same key entered on your wireless router or access point. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual What is WPA?
  • Page 52: Using & Configuring The Dcs-910/920

    Using & Configuring the DCS-910/920 D-Link’s DCS-910/920 is a versatile and cost effective Internet Camera for video monitoring. It can also serve as a powerful surveillance system in security applications. The DCS-910/920 can be used with any wired or 802.11b/g wireless router (applicable only for the DCS-920).
  • Page 53 After you have completed the setup of the DCS-910/920 outlined in the Quick Installation Guide you will have an operating camera that has an assigned IP Address. Because you are using a router to share the Internet with one or more PCs, the IP Address assigned to the Internet Camera will be a local IP Address. This allows viewing within your Local Area Network (LAN) until the router is configured to allow remote viewing of the camera over the Internet.
  • Page 54 Run your Internet Explorer Web browser. In the address bar, type in the IP Address that was assigned to the Internet Camera by the Installation Wizard program. The DCS-910/920 Home Page appears with a window displaying live video from the camera. You are able to view this screen from any PC running Internet Explorer on your LAN.
  • Page 55: Router Set-Up And Installation

    Router Set-Up 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. Configure the initial settings of the DI-624 by following the steps outlined in the DI-624 Quick Installation Guide.
  • Page 56: Open Virtual Server Ports To Enable Remote Image Viewing

    Open Virtual Server Ports to Enable Remote Image Viewing The firewall security features built into the DI-624 router prevent users from accessing the video from the DCS-910/920 over the Internet. The router connects to the Internet over a series of numbered ports. The ports normally used by the DCS-910/920 are blocked from access over the Internet.
  • Page 57 Enter valid ports in the Virtual Server section of your router. Please make sure to check the box next to the camera name on the Virtual Server List to enable your settings. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 58: Troubleshooting

    Reposition the Internet Camera into a more shaded area immediately as prolonged exposure to bright lights will damage the CMOS sensor. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 59 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. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 60: Wireless Basics

    Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers.
  • Page 61 Why D-Link Wireless? D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking products. D- Link delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford. D-Link has all the products you need to build your network.
  • Page 62 Who uses wireless? Wireless technology as become so popular in recent years that almost everyone is using it, whether it’s for home, office, business, D-Link has a wireless solution for it. Home • Gives everyone at home broadband access • Surf the Web, check email, instant message, and etc •...
  • Page 63 The wireless connection in public places is usually called “hotspots”. Using a D-Link Cardbus Adapter with your laptop, you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations like: Airports, Hotels, Coffee Shops, Libraries, Restaurants, and Convention Centers.
  • Page 64: Wireless Modes

    An Ad-Hoc network contains only clients, such as laptops with wireless cardbus adapters. All the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc mode to communicate. * Applicable only for the DCS-920 D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual Wireless Modes...
  • Page 65: Networking Basics

    Check your IP address After you install your new D-Link adapter, by default, the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i.e. wireless router) automatically. To verify your IP address, please follow the steps below.
  • Page 66: Statically Assign An Ip Address

    Network Connections. Windows XP - Click on Start > Control Panel > Network Connections. Step 2 Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link network adapter and select Properties. Step 3 Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
  • Page 67: Technical Specifications

    15fps@640 x 480 • Compression Rate Selection: 5 level (Very Low, Low, Medium, High, Very High) • Video Resolution: 160x120, 320x240, 640x480 D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual Technical Specifications Web Configuration Requirements • Internet Explorer 6.0 or above or Netscape 6.0 or above •...
  • Page 68 Power Consumption: • DCS-910 (3.25W), DCS-920 (4.25W) Environmental specification • Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C • Storage temperature: -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to • Operating relative humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing Warranty: • 1 Year D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual (32°F to 104°F)
  • Page 69: Contacting Technical Support

    Contacting Technical Support You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website. Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our Web site, or by phone. Tech Support for customers within Canada: D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone:...
  • Page 70: Warranty

    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.
  • Page 71 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;...
  • Page 72 2180 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, Ontario, Canada L6H 5W1. 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.
  • Page 73: Limitation Of Liability

    This Limited Warranty provides specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from province to province. Trademarks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Canada, 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 Canada, Inc., as...
  • Page 74: Fcc Statement

    • 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. D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...
  • Page 75: Registration

    Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. Version 1.2 April 24, 2009 D-Link DCS-910/90 User Manual...

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