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  • Page 2: Manual Overview

    Manual Overview D-Link reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in the content hereof without obligation to notify any person or organization of such revisions or changes. Information in this document may become obsolete as our services and websites develop and change.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Portal ..............14 Admin ................37 Camera Status ................15 System................38 Live Video ..................16 Firmware Upgrade ............39 Camera Settings ................17 Device Info ..............40 Camera Info ..................18 Active User ..............41 WEB Configuration ............19 Using the WEB Configuration Menu ........19 D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 4 Table of Contents Wireless Security .............42 What is WEP? ................42 What is WPA? ................43 Configuring the DCS-932L with a Router ....44 Troubleshooting ..............50 Wireless Basics ..............53 Wireless Modes ................57 Networking Basics ............58 Check your IP address ...............58 Statically Assign an IP Address ..........59 Technical Specifications ..........60...
  • Page 5: Product Overview

    Section 1 - Product Overview Product Overview Package Contents • DCS-932L Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera • CAT5 Ethernet Cable • Power Adapter • Manual and Software on CD • Quick Install Guide • Mounting Kit 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 6: Introduction

    Congratulations on your purchase of the DCS-932L Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera. The DCS-932L is a versatile and unique solution for your small office or home. Unlike a standard webcam, the DCS-932L is a complete system with a built- in CPU and web server that transmits high quality video images for security and surveillance.
  • Page 7: Features

    Simple to Use The DCS-932L is a stand-alone system with a built-in CPU, requiring no special hardware or software such as PC frame grabber cards. The DCS-932L supports both ActiveX mode for Internet Explorer and Java mode for other browsers such as Firefox® and Safari®.
  • Page 8: Hardware Overview

    Section 1 - Product Overview Hardware Overview Front View Light Sensor IR LED Camera Lens Microphone Power and Link LED D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 9: Rear View

    Section 1 - Product Overview Rear View Power Receptor Ethernet Port Reset WPS LED WPS Button Camera Stand D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 10: Installation

    Connect the Ethernet Cable Connect the included Ethernet cable to the network cable connector located on the back panel of the DCS-932L and attach it to the network. Attach the External Power Supply Attach the external power supply to the DC Power receptor located on the rear back panel of the DCS-932L and connect it to your wall outlet or power strip.
  • Page 11: Wireless Installation Considerations

    Wireless Installation Considerations The D-Link Wireless Network 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.
  • Page 12: Camera Installation Wizard

    Insert the Installation CD-ROM into your computer’s optical drive to start the autorun program. The CD-ROM will open the Camera Installation Wizard. Simply click Start to go through the Installation Wizard, which will guide you through the installation process from connecting your hardware to configuring your camera. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 13: Wps - Push Button Setup

    WPS button is on your router, please refer to your router’s User Manual. WPS Button The DCS-932L will automatically create a secure wireless connection to your router. While connecting, the green LED will flash and your camera will reboot. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 14: Mydlink Portal

    Portal After registering your DCS-932L camera with a mydlink account in the Camera Installation Wizard. You will be able to remotely access your camera from the www.mydlink.com website. After signing in to your mydlink account, you will see a screen similar...
  • Page 15: Camera Status

    • Check to make sure that the LED on your camera is lit solid green. If you still cannot access your camera, reset your camera and run the Camera Installation Wizard again from the CD-ROM included in your package. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 16: Live Video

    Video will be shown at VGA resolution (640x480) if viewing your camera from a PC on the same local network, or at QVGA resolution (320x240) if viewing your camera from a PC on a remote network. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 17: Camera Settings

    Camera Settings The Camera Settings tab allows you to access your camera’s configuration interface. To open your camera’s configuration interface, click Camera web page and enter the password exactly as listed on the Camera Settings page. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 18: Camera Info

    MAC Address: Displays the MAC address of your device. Device activated On: Displays the time and date that your device was added to mydlink. Support: This section provides you with links to various support websites and downloads related to your product. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 19: Web Configuration

    After completing the Camera Installation Wizard, you are ready to use your camera. The camera’s built-in Web configuration utility is designed to allow you to easily access and configure your DCS-932L. At the end of the wizard, click Go To Camera, or enter the IP address of your camera into a web browser, such as Internet Explorer .
  • Page 20 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. Function: Click the ActiveX or Java radio button to view live video. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 21: Live Video

    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. Note: This will not register to the my dlink service. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 22: Internet Connection Setup Wizard

    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 continue. • DHCP Connection (by default), where your DHCP server will automatically assign dynamic IP to your device.
  • Page 23 Configure the correct time to ensure that all events triggered, captured and scheduled at the right time. Click Next to continue. This page displays your configured settings. Click Apply to save and activate the setting, or Back to change your settings. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 24: 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 http://192.168.0.100:1010 instead of only “http://192.168.0.100”. UPnP Settings: Enable this setting to configure your camera as an UPnP device in the network. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 25: Wireless

    DCS-932L connected to a wireless adapter on the PC. Site Survey: This page will allow you to select a wireless network that the DCS-932L was able to detect. Wireless Security For security, there are three choices; None, WEP, and WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK. Select the same encryption method that is being used by Mode: your wireless device/ router.
  • Page 26: Ddns

    Select your Dynamic DNS Server from the pull down menu. 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-932L User Manual...
  • Page 27: Image Setup

    Select this box to vertically flip the video. If the camera is installed upside down, Flip Image and Mirror should both be checked. Mirror: Horizontally flip 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-932L User Manual...
  • Page 28: Video

    Select the mode for viewing the camera image. Select Image for a still images, ActiveX for Internet Explorer, or Java for other web browsers. Light Frequency: Select the proper frequency (50Hz or 60Hz) to reduce image flicker. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 29: Audio

    Note: Please wait a few seconds for the camera to adjust the audio after the setting has been selected. Audio Settings: You may Enable or Disable the camera audio feed. Volume Settings: Select the desired volume percentage level. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 30: Motion Detect

    Specifies the measurable difference between two sequential images that would indicate motion. Please enter a value between 0 and 100. Detection Areas: Use your mouse to click on the blocks that you would like to monitor for motion. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 31: Mail

    Note: You can also use STARTTLS which will use SMTP server port number 587. Note: If you want to use the Yahoo SMTP server, the SMTP server address will be different between each registered region. And it only supports the SMTP server port number 465 for the SSL-TLS. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 32: 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 Account: correctly, you will be able to send a test file to the e-mail account of the recipient. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 33: Ftp

    Specifies the password to access the external FTP server. Directory Path: 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-932L User Manual...
  • Page 34: 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 on your FTP server. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 35: Time And Date

    Internet time server. Choose the one that is closest to your camera. Copy your Computer’s Click to synchronize the time information from Time Settings: your PC. Set the Date and Time Select this to set the time manually. Manually: D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 36: Day/Night Mode

    The camera always works in the Night mode. Day Mode Schedule: The camera works on Day mode for the times that you have configured in the schedule. The camera changes to Night mode during other time periods. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 37: Maintenance

    Create new user for accessing the video image. Enter the user name, password, and password confirmation, and click Add. A maximum of 8 user accounts can be added into the user list. User List: Displays the account names of authorized users. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 38: System

    Section 4 - Web Configuration System This section allows you to save and restore your configuration, restore the factory settings, and/or restart the camera. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 39: Firmware Upgrade

    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-932L, please download and save the latest firmware version from the D-Link Support Page to your local hard drive.
  • Page 40: Device Info

    Section 4 - Web Configuration Device Info This section displays all the detailed information about your device and network settings. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 41: Active User

    Section 4 - Web Configuration Active User This page lists all the active user’s information including the User Name, IP address, and the time that camera access began. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 42: Wireless Security

    Section 5 - Security Wireless Security This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. The DCS-932L offers the following types of security: • WPAZ-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) What is WEP? WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy.
  • Page 43: 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-932L User Manual...
  • Page 44: Configuring The Dcs-932L With A Router

    DCS-932L, follow the steps outlined in the Quick Installation Guide. After you have completed the setup of the DCS-932L outlined in the Quick Installation Guide you will have an operating camera that has an assigned IP Address.
  • Page 45 Run your Internet Explorer Web browser. In the address bar, type in the IP Address that was assigned to the Network Camera by the DCC program. The DCS-932L Live Video 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 46 The Setup > Network Setup page displays the port settings for your camera. If necessary, these ports can be changed if they are already in use by other devices (e.g. in a multiple camera environment). Note: The HTTP port is required to be opened for the DCS-932L. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 47 Router Set-Up and Installation The following steps generally apply to any router that you have on your network. The D-Link DIR-655 is used as an example to clarify the configuration process. Configure the initial settings of the DIR-655 by following the steps outlined in the DIR-655 Quick Installation Guide.
  • Page 48 The firewall security features built into the DIR-655 router prevent users from accessing the video from the DCS-932L over the Internet. The router connects to the Internet over a series of numbered ports. The ports normally used by the DCS-932L are blocked from access over the Internet.
  • Page 49 800. Not all routers are the same, so refer to your user manual for specific instructions on how to open ports. 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-932L User Manual...
  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DCS-932L. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows Vista® and XP. If you have a different operating system, the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples.)
  • Page 51 Make sure that the Network Camera isn’t conflicting with any Web server you may have running on your network. The default router setting might be a possible reason. Check that the configuration of the router settings allow the Network Camera to be accessed outside your local LAN. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 52 You may also need to change the security settings on your browser to allow the ActiveX plug-in to be installed. If you are using Internet Explorer with a version number lower than 6, then you will need to upgrade your Web browser software in order to view the streaming video transmitted by the Network Camera. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 53: Wireless Basics

    D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and compatible high-speed wireless* connectivity within your home, business or public access wireless networks. 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.
  • Page 54 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. How does wireless work? Wireless works similar to how cordless phones work through radio signals to transmit data from one point A to point B.
  • Page 55 Wireless Basics 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 •...
  • Page 56 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 57: Wireless Modes

    • Ad-Hoc – Directly connecting to another computer, for peer-to-peer communication, using wireless network adapters on each computer, such as two or more DCS-932L wireless network Cardbus adapters. An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router. All the wireless devices, or clients, will connect to the wireless router or access point.
  • Page 58: 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 59: Statically Assign An Ip Address

    ® 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. Step 4 Click Use the following IP address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your network or the LAN IP address on your router.
  • Page 60: Technical Specifications

    • DHCP Client Video Features • NTP Client (D-Link) • DNS Client • Adjustable image size and quality • DDNS Client (Dyndns and D-Link) • Time stamp and text overlay • SMTP Client • Flip and Mirror • FTP Client Resolution •...
  • Page 61 Max Power Consumption • 2 W Operation Temperature • 0 ˚C to 40 ˚C (32 ˚F to 104 ˚F) Storage Temperature • -20 ˚C to 70 ˚C (-4 ˚F to 158 ˚F) Humidity • 20-80% RH non-condensing D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 62: Contacting Technical Support

    • Hardware Revision (located on the label on the bottom of the Network Camera (e.g. rev A1)) • Serial Number (s/n number located on the label on the bottom of the Network Camera). You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website as well as frequently asked questions and answers to technical issues.
  • Page 63: 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 64 D-Link further warrants that, during the Software Warranty Period, the magnetic media on which D-Link delivers the Software will be free of physical defects. The customer’s sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of D-Link and its suppliers under this Limited Warranty will be, at D-Link’s option, to replace the non-conforming Software (or defective media) with software that substantially conforms to D-Link’s...
  • Page 65 • The customer must submit with the product as part of the claim a written description of the Hardware defect or Software nonconformance in sufficient detail to allow D-Link to confirm the same, along with proof of purchase of the product (such as a copy of the dated purchase invoice for the product) if the product is not registered.
  • Page 66 Purolator Canada or any common carrier selected by D-Link. Return shipping charges shall be prepaid by D-Link if you use an address in Canada, otherwise we will ship the product to you freight collect. Expedited shipping is available upon request and provided shipping charges are prepaid by the customer.
  • Page 67: Limitation Of Liability

    FOR WARRANTY SERVICE) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, RELATING TO WARRANTY SERVICE, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, EVEN IF D-LINK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE DEFECTIVE OR NONCONFORMING PRODUCT.
  • Page 68 The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands are country dependent and are firmware programmed at the factory to match the intended destination. The firmware setting is not accessible by the end user. D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...
  • Page 69: Industry Canada Statement

    Warranty For detailed warranty information applicable to products purchased outside the United States, please contact the corresponding local D-Link office. Industry Canada Statement: This device complies with RSS-210 of the Industry Canada Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 70: Registration

    Registration Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. Version 1.0 December 16, 2010 D-Link DCS-932L User Manual...