LAN ...32 PPPoE ...33 DDNS ...34 Wireless ...35 Site Survey...37 Tools...38 Admin...38 System ...39 Default...40 Firmware ...41 Recording...42 Trigger...43 Motion Detection...44 Port ...45 Status ...46 Device Info ...46 Help ...47 Installing the DCS-950G Behind a Router ... 48 D-Link Systems, Inc.
Multiple Camera Installation...48 1) Identify Your Camera on the Network...49 2) Assign a Local IP Address for Your Camera ...49 Assigning and Opening the HTTP Port on the DCS-950G...50 3) Open the HTTP Port ...50 Router Setup and Installation ...51 Assigning and Opening Virtual Server Ports ...52...
DCS-950G User’s Manual Context Sensitive Menu...78 Uninstall IPView Application ... 79 Frequently Asked Questions ... 81 Internet Camera Features ...81 Internet Camera Installation ...83 How to Ping Your IP Address ...85 Time Zone Table... 87 Adjusting the Camera Focus... 89 Technical Speciﬁcations ...
DCS-950G User’s Manual Package Contents D-Link SECURICAM Network DCS-950G Internet Camera Cat5 Ethernet Cable 802.11G Antenna Power Adapter (5.0V, 2.5A) Camera Stand with Mounting Bracket and Screws CD-ROM with Software and Manual Quick Installation Guide 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.
Unlike a PC Camera, the DCS-950G is a stand-alone system with a built-in CPU and Web server that transmits high quality video images for monitoring. The DCS-950G can be accessed remotely, and controlled from any PC/Notebook over the Intranet or Internet via a Web browser.
Web browser to a local hard drive without installing any software, making it convenient to instantly capture any moment from a remote location. Record Directly to a NAS: The DCS-950G allows you to record directly to a local network area storage device without the use of a dedicated PC for storing recorded video.
Ethernet cabling or 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet cabling (which should be Category 5 UTP cable).The port supports the NWay protocol, allowing the DCS-950G to automatically detect or negotiate the transmission speed of the network. The port also supports MDI/X, which allows the use of either straight through or cross- over cables.
DCS-950G’s lens. It is located below the Power LED. Steady green conﬁrms a good connection to the LAN. Depending on the data trafﬁc, the LED will begin to ﬂash to indicate that the DCS-950G is receiving/transceiving from/to the LAN network.
Attach the external power supply to the DC power input connector located on the rear panel of the DCS-950G and connect it to your local power supply. Note: Power source is conﬁrmed when the orange LED Power Indicator located to the right of the lens on the DCS-950G is illuminated.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Attach the Mounting Bracket If you would like to mount the camera on a wall, locate the necessary screws and continue with securing the bracket to the wall. To attach the mounting bracket to the Camera, simply attach the Camera’s base to the bracket (see illustration below).
DCS-950G they will be allowed to view the images transmitted by the DCS-950G. Note: When the DCS-950G is used for the ﬁrst time, it is highly recommended that the Administrator set the Admin ID and Admin Password to constrain user access to the DCS-950G since the Default settings for the Admin ID and Admin Password are both “admin.”...
Using the Setup Wizard Follow the simple steps below to run the Setup Wizard to guide you quickly through the installation process. Insert the D-Link DCS-950G CD into your CD-ROM drive. Click Install Software. Click Installation Wizard. D-Link Systems, Inc.
Using the Setup Wizard DCS-950G User’s Manual Click Next. Click Finish. D-Link Systems, Inc.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Now you should install ffdshow, this will install the proper codec that will allow you to playback recorded video taken by the DCS-950G. Select a language and click OK. Click Next. D-Link Systems, Inc.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Click I Agree. Click Next. D-Link Systems, Inc.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Click Finish. Before using ffdshow, you must conﬁgure it’s properties. From your computer, please click on Start->Programs->ffdshow->Conﬁguration. D-Link Systems, Inc.
DCS-950G User’s Manual At the ffdshow properties window, scroll to the bottom and click Miscellaneous. Be sure that Autodetect is checked and that Error resilience and Error concealment are set to “none”. Click OK and close the window. To run the Setup Wizard, click on Start->Programs->DCS-950 Series Setup Wizard.
DCS-950G User’s Manual By default, the Admin ID and Password are “admin” (lower case). Enter this in both ﬁelds. To change the Admin Password, select the Change box and enter a New Password. Click Next. The IP Address, Subnet Mask of your camera, Gateway, and DNS addresses must correspond with your network settings for you to access the camera.
DCS-950G User’s Manual The Connection Mode depends on how your camera is connected to your network. Click Infrastructure for use with a router or Adhoc for a peer-to-peer connection.The Network Name, Wireless Channel, Security Mode, and Authentication type MUST correspond with your wireless network settings for the camera to work.
DCS-950G User’s Manual If you need to make any changes, click Back to modify your camera settings. Otherwise, click Restart to save and apply your settings. This may take a few minutes Your setup is now complete! Wait until the Link LED on the camera begins to ﬂash.
Using the Setup Wizard DCS-950G User’s Manual Your camera is now displayed in the Web browser. D-Link Systems, Inc.
If you would like to open the conﬁguration page from a Web Browser, enter the IP address that you assigned to your DCS-950G. Home Screen When you click on “Link”, the DCS-950G Home screen will appear. Use the following displayed options to set up and view your Internet Camera: Wizard ...
Snapshot: D-Link Systems, Inc. Home Screen This page is used to set up the DCS-950G using the Wizard to walk you through setting up the camera for your network. This will allow you to change the conﬁguration settings of the DCS-950G.
Start Video Recording: D-Link Systems, Inc. Click to log out of the DCS-950G. If you would like to view or conﬁgure the camera, you will must log in again. Select this if the camera is operating under low light conditions.
Click on Setup from the Home screen to access the settings required for the DCS- 950G. There will be several options in the Conﬁguration page to choose from to setup your DCS-950G and they are as follows: Advanced Video...
DCS-950G User’s Manual Advanced The Advanced tab provides the following conﬁguration options: Video, User, LAN, PPPoE, DDNS, Wireless, and Site Survey. Video Default Level Quality: Capture Resolution: Custom Level Capture Resolution: D-Link Systems, Inc. Advanced > Video Select the viewing video quality. By default the quality is set to High.
DCS-950G User’s Manual MPEG Sequence Mode: Frame Rate: Bit Rate: Camera Name: D-Link Systems, Inc. I-frame and P-frame mode and I-frame and BP-frames are selectable. This determines how many repeated P frames will appear after one I frame. A large “Key frame interval” can reduce the bit rate, but can cause image to be corrupted longer if there is packet loss while transmitting.The video quality may be poor...
Enter the user’s password you want to assign to the speciﬁc Username. The maximum password length is 16 characters (Printable ASCII). The User List displays all the user names that have access to the DCS-950G. To delete a user, click on the corresponding trash can icon.
DCS-950G User’s Manual LAN Settings: D-Link Systems, Inc. Advanced > LAN If you are using a LAN connection, select either Static IP or DHCP Client. If manually assigning a Static IP, enter your IP Address, IP Subnet Mask, Gateway IP Address, and DNS into...
Cable and DSL connections, you are assigned a dynamic IP address and that address is used only for the duration of that speciﬁc connection. With the DCS-950G, you can set up your DDNS service and the DCS-950G will automatically update your DDNS server every time it receives a different IP address.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Wireless Wireless: Connection Mode: SSID: D-Link Systems, Inc. Advanced > Wireless Click to enable or disable your wireless settings. Select one of the two options: Infrastructure - connecting the WLAN using an Access Point such as the DWL-2100AP or a DI-624 wireless router. (The default setting.)
Select between None, WEP, or WPA_PSK. None means that no encryption will be set on the DCS-950G.WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) will set encryption from 64 to 128 bits. If the security mode is set to WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access with pre- shared key), the pre-shared key ﬁeld must be ﬁlled.
Advanced > Site Survey This page will allow you to display all the wireless networks detected by the DCS-950G.You can select a network to connect to and refresh the list of available networks. You must enable your wireless settings in order to activate the Site Survey...
DCS-950G User’s Manual Tools The Tools tab provides the following conﬁguration options: Admin, System, Default, Firmware, Recording, Trigger, Motion Detection, and Port. Admin User Name: Password: New Password: Conﬁrm Password: D-Link Systems, Inc. Tools > Admin Enter the administrator user name (admin).
DCS-950G User’s Manual System Time: Date: Default NTP Server: Synchronize with computer time: Set the Time: Time Zone: Daylight Saving Time: D-Link Systems, Inc. Tools > System The current camera time. The current camera date. Enter the IP address or domain name of the time server.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Default Restart: Default: D-Link Systems, Inc. Tools > Default Click the Restart button to restart the camera system. Click the Restore button to restore factory default settings.This means that any changes made will be lost and the system will...
DCS-950G User’s Manual Firmware You can upgrade the ﬁrmware by using this tool. First, check the D-Link support site for ﬁrmware updates at http://support.dlink.com. Make sure that the ﬁrmware you want to use is saved on the local hard drive of your computer. Click on Browse to search the local hard drive for the ﬁrmware that you downloaded from the D-Link Website to...
DCS-950G User’s Manual Recording Upload Image to Network Share Folder: Login Method: User Name: Password: Path: Always: Schedule: Smart Recording: D-Link Systems, Inc. Tools > Recording Clicking on the box will enable uploading of images to your network storage device.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Trigger SMTP Login Name: SMTP Password: SMTP (Mail) Server: Return E-mail address: Recipient E-mail address: SMTP Port: D-Link Systems, Inc. Tools > Trigger The user name used to log into your e-mail account (e.g. jdoe or firstname.lastname@example.org depending on your ISP).
DCS-950G User’s Manual Motion Detection Skip Time: Motion Detection Motion: Sensitivity: Percentage: Zone 1-3: D-Link Systems, Inc. Increasing the time set here will avoid false alarms. This option allows you to set the amount of time between motion detection events before the next recording will start.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Save: Open MSD: Port Web Port: D-Link Systems, Inc. Saves the related settings of that window. Click to open the Motion Screen Display. The MSD window allows you to monitor the amount of motion detected in each motion window.
DCS-950G User’s Manual AV Control Port: AV Streaming Port: Status The Status tab provides the following conﬁguration option: Device Info. Device Info D-Link Systems, Inc. Note: You MUST also set up your router/gateway for Port Mapping; this will enable remote viewing of your camera via the Internet.
DCS-950G User’s Manual The Device Info screen lists the following important settings that are currently set for the DCS-950G. IP Address IP Subnet Mask Gateway IP Address SSID Wireless IP Address Channel PPPoE ...
DCS-950G User’s Manual Installing the DCS-950G Behind a Router Single Camera Installation If you are installing a single camera on your network the installation is an easy 4–step procedure: 1) Identify Your Camera on the Network 2) Assign a Local IP Address for Your Camera 3) Determine Your Router’s WAN IP Address (Enable Remote Viewing)
If you wish to use a different IP Address, be sure that the camera settings correspond to your network settings. The Default Gateway will be the IP Address of your router’s Local IP Address (i.e.192.168.0.1 if you are using a D-Link router) D-Link Systems, Inc.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Assigning and Opening the HTTP Port on the DCS-950G (For Installing Multiple Cameras) Opening ports will allow users to view the camera via the Internet. The ports that are opened must be unique for each camera in order to successfully view the images remotely.
Router Setup 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. Your WAN Ip Address information will be listed on following window.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Assigning and Opening Virtual Server Ports 4) Open Virtual Server Ports To Enable Remote Image Viewing The Virtual Server Ports of your router must be opened for remote access to your camera. This is also referred to as port forwarding. Please proceed as follows: •...
DCS-950G User’s Manual Viewing Your Camera After all settings have been entered correctly, a user inside or outside your network will have access to the camera through a standard Web browser. To access from the Internet, simply type in the IP Address of the router given to you by your ISP, a colon, and the port number that you gave your camera.
IPView Lite software is included for administrators to manage up to 4 DCS-950Gs remotely, record to hard drive, and conﬁgure advanced settings for the DCS-950G. IPView Lite is a complete software management tool for the DCS-950G and includes all conﬁgurable settings available in the Web conﬁguration utility. Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Click Next. If your sound card or video card has not passed Windows Logo testing, this window will appear. Click Continue Anyway. If there are previously installed target ﬁles that are newer than the source ﬁles, do NOT overwrite them.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Click Finish. After successfully installing the IPView Lite, the application program for the DCS-950G is automatically installed to \Programs\IPViewLite Directory. To start running the IPView Lite click on Windows Start > Programs > IPViewLite > IPViewLite. Enter the default User Name: admin into the respective ﬁeld and click on OK to log into the application.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Once logged in, the IPView Lite application is executed and the IPView Lite interface will appear in the default List View format: D-Link Systems, Inc.
DCS-950G User’s Manual IPView Lite This section describes the operation of the IPView Lite application User Interface with detailed procedures for using the application. IPView Lite allows you to manage your cameras by enabling you to search, conﬁgure and preview all the DCS-950Gs from one location. It is designed with a user-friendly interface for ease of control and navigation.
18.104.22.168:800, where 22.214.171.124 is your router’s WAN IP and :800 is the port that your camera is using. For more detailed information, please refer to the section titled “Installing the DCS-950G Behind a Router Conﬁguration” on page 48. D-Link Systems, Inc.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Click on Search. IPView Lite will detect and search for all the available cameras that are installed on the local area network. Highlight the camera you wish to add and click on Add. The Add Camera dialog box will appear once again with the IP Address entered.
DCS-950G User’s Manual How to Delete a Camera To delete a camera you must highlight the camera you wish to delete from the IPView Lite list view format. From the menu bar select Camera > Delete. A Delete Camera dialog box will appear. Click Yes to delete the camera, or click No if you do not wish to delete the camera.
DCS-950G User’s Manual How to Change the IP Address To change an IP Address for a camera, select Camera > Add. An Add Camera dialog box will appear (see below). Click on Browse. The Browse Camera dialog box will appear with a blank screen (see below).
DCS-950G User’s Manual Highlight the camera you wish to change and click Change IP. If you have already changed the administrator user ID and password, you will be prompted to enter your admin ID and password before IPView Lite will allow you to change the IP Address for the DCS-950G.
DCS-950G User’s Manual The icon on the upper left corner of the screen will appear with the camera number that is being displayed. To return to the IPView Lite list view , click on the icon located on the upper left corner of the screen and a case sensitive menu will appear.
DCS-950G User’s Manual How to take a Snap-Shot with the Camera To take a snap shot with the camera, you must highlight the camera you wish to use from the IPView Lite list view format. From the menu bar select Camera > Snap shot.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Camera Property Settings Once you have completed the initial conﬁguration of the DCS-950G using the Web- based interface, you can review or change your conﬁguration using either the Web-based conﬁguration utility or the Property Settings in the DCS-950G IPView Lite.
The Recording tab provides options for manual recording, schedule recording, or motion trigger recording. Manual Recording If the Manual Recording option is chosen, you must manually start recording in the List view of the DCS-950G in the Menu Bar or by clicking on the Record Icon. D-Link Systems, Inc.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Scheduled Recording Select Schedule Recording to record based on speciﬁc times and dates. Click Schedule Setting to set the time and date for recording your ﬁles. Select By Date and enter in the dates, Start, and Stop Times. The camera will start to record according to the speciﬁed date and time period entered.
When this option is selected and the camera detects motion within the range of the viewing window, recording will be triggered. Recording will continue until no motion is detected. Click on Sensitivity Setting to set the sensitivity levels for the DCS-950G. D-Link Systems, Inc.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Menu Bar The menu bar makes it easier to navigate IPView Lite. All Management functions can be accessed from the menu bar. File New : Open: Save/Save As: Exit: D-Link Systems, Inc. Opens a new camera list. Cameras must then be added to the list for conﬁguration.
DCS-950G User’s Manual View View on the menu bar provides users with management capabilities for Columns, List, Camera and Refresh.You can view the Camera in 1 Camera or 4 Camera mode. The View menu bar is pictured below. Columns When Columns is launched, a dialog box will appear displaying the Column Settings.
DCS-950G User’s Manual List View You can view the format in List view. The List viewing format allows easy management and control of each camera. All the cameras and their properties, such as the camera name, IP Address, user name, and location, will be displayed in the list view.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Camera Camera on the menu bar provides options to manage the camera. Add up to 4 additional Cameras for viewing. The Camera menu also allows you to Delete a camera, manage the Property, Enable real-time video capture, or take a Snap shot image.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Account The account menu is for administrators to change user name and password. System Conﬁguration This menu allows you to set overwrite options to overwrite old recorded ﬁles with new recorded ﬁles. Check the Load Last Conﬁguration When Program Starts to load all your conﬁgured settings each time you run IPView Lite.
DCS-950G User’s Manual In order to allow old video ﬁles to be overwritten and replaced by new recorded ﬁles, place a check mark in the Recycle Box and click on By HDD Reserved Space or By Time.The Single HDD Reserved Space ﬁeld refers to the amount of space left on your drive before overwrite takes place.
DCS-950G User’s Manual IPView Lite Icon Description D-Link Systems, Inc. Open a new ﬁle. The hot key is Ctrl+N. Open an existing ﬁle. The hot key is Ctrl+O. Save a ﬁle. The hot key is Ctrl+S. List view format. The hot key is Ctrl+F1.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Context Sensitive Menu In List View format, highlight a camera and right-click to bring up a context sensitive menu for features such as Add, Delete, Property, Enable, and Snap shot and Start/ Stop recordings. In View mode format click on the icon located on the upper left corner of the screen and a case sensitive menu will appear (see below).
DCS-950G User’s Manual Uninstall IPView Application Click on windows Start Menu > Programs > IPView > Uninstall IPView. A new prompt screen will be displayed like the one below conﬁrming the removal. Choose the option that you want and click Next to continue the process or click on Cancel to reject the uninstall process.
DCS-950G User’s Manual The InstallShield Wizard prompt will appear. Click Finish to complete the uninstallation procedure. D-Link Systems, Inc.
Intranet or Internet via a Web browser. 2 What is the maximum number of users that can be allowed to access DCS-950G simultaneously? The maximum number of users that can log onto the Internet Camera at the same time is 8. Please keep in mind the overall performance of the transmission speed will slow down when multiple users are logged on.
No, the Internet Camera is used only on Ethernet and Fast Ethernet network or supported by wireless transmission. The D-Link DSB-C110, DSB-C310 can be used as a PC Camera (Webcam). 8 Can the Internet Camera be connected on the network if it consists of only private IP Addresses? Yes, the Internet Camera can be connected to a LAN with private IP Addresses.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Other possible problems might be due to the network cable. Try replacing your network cable. Test the network interface of the product by connecting a local computer directly to the unit, utilizing a standard Crossover Cable, and run the PING utility. If the problem is not solved, the Internet Camera might be faulty.
DCS-950G User’s Manual to bright lights such as direct exposure to sunlight or halogen lights. Reposition the Internet Camera into a more shaded area immediately as prolonged exposure to bright lights will damage the CMOS sensor. 15 The focus on the Internet Camera is bad, how can I correct it? Adjust the Internet Camera focus manually as described in the section titled “Adjusting...
DCS-950G User’s Manual How to Ping Your IP Address The PING (Packet Internet Groper) command can determine whether a speciﬁc IP Address is accessible by sending a packet to the speciﬁc address and waiting for a reply. It is a very useful tool to conﬁrm if the IP Address conﬂicts with the Internet Camera over the network.
DCS-950G User’s Manual If you fail to connect to your camera you will see the following: Check to see if you have entered your camera’s IP Address correctly or reassign your camera’s IP Address. D-Link Systems, Inc.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Adjusting the Camera Focus To help you get the best image quality, keep in mind that while adjusting the DCS-950G focus you can preview the image quality from your Web browser. Camera Lens Adjust by turning clockwise or counter-clockwise.
DCS-950G User’s Manual Technical Speciﬁcations Video speciﬁcation Resolution: Sensor: Gain control: Exposure: White Balance: Shutter: Minimum Illumination: Focal Length: Aperture: Image (Video Setting) Image compression: Frame rate: Compression Rate selection: High) Frame rate setting: Video resolution: Brightness control: Contrast control:...
DCS-950G User’s Manual Communication Support Communication: Communication protocol: Web Conﬁguration Requirements: Internet Explorer 6.0 or above CPU: Pentium II, 266 MHz or above Memory Size: VGA card resolution: ActiveX Control requires IE6.0 or above PC Requirements for IPView Lite: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98SE ...
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