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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Package Contents ............................................... 1 Minimum System Requirements ..........................................2 Introduction .................................................. 3 Features and Benefits ..............................................4 Hardware Overview ..............................................5 Hardware Installation ..............................................7 Attach the Antenna (DCS-2121 only) ........................................7 Connect the camera base ............................................ 7 Connect the Ethernet Cable ..........................................
  • Page 3 1) Identify Your Camera on the Network ..................................... 42 2) Assign a Local IP Address and Port for Your Camera ................................43 3) Open the HTTP Port ..........................................44 4) Open Virtual Server Ports to Enable Remote Image Viewing ..............................46 Viewing Your Camera Over the Internet ........................................
  • Page 4: Package Contents

    CAT 5 Ethernet Cable Power Adapter Mounting Kit Quick Installation Guide CD-ROM with Software and Product Documentation DCS-2121 Megapixel Wireless Internet Camera D-Link DCS-2121 Megapixel Wireless Internet Camera Detachable antenna CAT 5 Ethernet Cable Power Adapter Mounting Kit Quick Installation Guide CD-ROM with Software and Product Documentation WARNING: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with your product may cause damage, and will void the warranty for this product.
  • Page 5: Minimum System Requirements

    Minimum System Requirements Wired (10/100 Fast Ethernet) network Wireless 802.11g network (for DCS-2121 only, for wireless use only) PC with: 1.3 GHz processor or higher 128 MB memory or more Windows XP SP2 or Vista Internet Explorer 6 or higher Multiple camera operation requires: 2.4 GHz processor or higher 512 MB memory or more...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of the DCS-2102/2121 Megapixel Internet Camera! The DCS-2102/2121 is a versatile and unique solution for your small office or home. Unlike a standard webcam, the DCS-2102/2121 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 And Benefits

    Features and Benefits Simple to Use: The DCS-2102/2121 is a stand-alone system with a built-in CPU, requiring no special hardware or software such as PC frame grabber cards. The DCS-2102/2121 supports ActiveX mode for Internet Explorer. All that is required is a computer with Internet Explorer 6.0 or above. Supports a Variety of Platforms: Supports TCP/IP networking, HTTP, and other Internet related protocols.
  • Page 8: Hardware Overview

    Hardware Overview Front Back Camera lens Antenna connector (DCS-2121 only) Focus ring WPS button and LED (DCS-2121 only) Status LED 10. Camera base mount Microphone Wireless antenna (DCS-2121 only) SD Card slot Reset button...
  • Page 9 Bottom External speaker jack Power jack Ethernet port DI/DO port...
  • Page 10: Hardware Installation

    Hardware Installation Attach the Antenna (DCS-2121 only) Screw the wireless antenna onto the antenna connector. Connect the camera base 1. Screw the base stem into the base. 2. Take the hinge bracket and tighten the wheel. 3. Screw the hinge bracket into the base stem. 4.
  • Page 11: Connect The Ethernet Cable

    Connect the Ethernet Cable Connect the included Ethernet cable to the network cable connector located on the bottom of the DCS-2102/2121 and attach it to your network switch or router. Connect the Power Adapter Attach the power adapter to the power jack located on the bottom of the DCS-2102/2121 and connect the power adapter to a power outlet.
  • Page 12: Autorun Installation

    Autorun Installation Insert the Installation CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM drive to initiate the autorun program. The content of the Installation CD-ROM includes: View QIG: Click here to view the Quick Installation Guide for a quick step-by-step guide to installing the DCS-2102/2121. View Manual: Click here to view the User Manual for detailed information about the DCS-2102/2121.
  • Page 13: Software Installation

    Software Installation Click the Installation Wizard button from the autorun program on the CD. Follow the simple steps below to run the Setup Wizard to guide you quickly through the installation process. Click Next.
  • Page 14 Click Yes. Click Next. Click Finish.
  • Page 15 Now, click on ffdshow from the autorun screen. This will install the proper codecs that will allow you to playback video taken by the DCS-2102/2121. Click I Agree. Click Next.
  • Page 16 Click Install. Click Close.
  • Page 17 Before using ffdshow, you must configure its properties. From your computer, please click on Start Programs ffdshow Configuration. 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.
  • Page 18 To run the Setup Wizard, click on Start Programs D-Link Setup Wizard SE. The Setup Wizard will then scan for all available cameras connected to your wired network. Each camera will appear with its MAC address, current IP address, and camera name.
  • Page 19 Here, you can set whether the camera should use a direct or static IP. If you use a static IP, the camera's IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS addresses must correspond with your network settings for you to access the camera.
  • Page 20 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. (Wireless settings are for DCS-2121 only) Camera setup is now complete! Wait until the Link LED on the camera turns green, then click Link to launch your Web browser and view your images.
  • Page 21 After you click the Link button, the Installation Wizard will automatically open your Web browser to the IP address of the DCS-2102/2121 and prompt you for a user name and password. Enter “admin” into the User name field, then click OK. If you changed your password in the Setup Wizard, enter your password then click OK. After you successfully log in, your camera’s video will be displayed inside the web browser window.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Camera Focus

    Adjusting the Camera Focus After opening the web interface, turn the focus ring left or right until the area you want to view is in focus. You can use the video feed of the web interface as a guide. Note: You can adjust other settings such as brightness, contrast, orientation in the SETUP > Image Setup section of the web interface.
  • Page 23: Setting Up A Wireless Connection With Wps (Dcs-2121 Only)

    Setting up a Wireless Connection with WPS (DCS-2121 only) If your wireless access point or router supports push-button Wireless Protected Setup (WPS), you can quickly WPS button configure your wireless network and camera without using the camera’s web interface. After plugging the power adapter to your camera and the front status LED lights up, hold down the WPS button on the back of the camera for 3 seconds.
  • Page 24: Using The Configuration Menu

    Using the Configuration Menu After completing the Setup Wizard, you are ready to use your camera. The Web configuration utility is designed to easily access and configure your DCS-2102/2121. Click the “Link” button will open up the main configuration page. If you would like to open the configuration page from a Web Browser, enter the IP address that you assigned to your DCS-2102/2121.
  • Page 25: Live Video

    LIVE VIDEO This section allows you to set up your IP camera's live video by using the buttons below. LIVE VIDEO > Camera Screen Size: You can change the video screen size to Small, Medium, or Large. Full Screen: This allows you to view the video in full screen mode. To exit full screen mode, press the ESC key on your keyboard.
  • Page 26: Setup

    SETUP This section allows you to further set up or change the configuration of your IP camera. SETUP > Wizard The setup wizards guide you through initial setup of your IP camera. You can use the Internet Connection Setup Wizard for initial network setup, and you can use the Motion Detection Setup Wizard to set up motion detection and snapshots.
  • Page 27: Setup > Network Setup

    SETUP > Network Setup This option, Network Setup, allows you to configure your LAN and Internet configuration, including the settings for LAN, PPPoE, and port. DHCP Connection: This allows the camera to get an IP address automatically from your router or Internet service. If you are not sure which LAN settings to use, try using DHCP mode first.
  • Page 28: Setup > Wireless (Dcs-2121 Only)

    SETUP > Wireless (DCS-2121 only) To set up your IP camera's wireless network interface settings, enable Wireless Settings in this window first. Then continue the further configuration next. Site survey: Clicking this button will scan for available wireless networks. After scanning, you can use the dropdown box to select an available wireless network, and related information(SSID, Wireless Mode, Channel, Authentication, Encryption) will be automatically filled in for you.
  • Page 29: Setup > Dynamic Dns

    SETUP > Dynamic DNS If you have a DSL or Cable service provider that changes your modem IP address periodically, Dynamic DNS (Domain Name Service), a method of keeping a domain name linked to a dynamic IP address, is useful. With most Cable and DSL connections, you are assigned a dynamic IP address and that address is used only for the duration of that specific connection.
  • Page 30: Setup > Image Setup

    SETUP > Image Setup The options in Image Setup allow you to adjust the settings for your IP camera sensor and image. Brightness: This adjusts the brightness of the camera image. This is set to 60 by default. Saturation: This adjusts the color saturation of the camera image. This is set to 60 by default. Contrast: This adjusts the contrast of the camera image.
  • Page 31: Setup > Audio And Video

    SETUP > Audio and Video This Audio and Video option allows you to set up your IP camera’s video quality, resolution, and frame rate. Video Sensor Sensor Output: You can set the camera's sensor output to VGA quality (640x640), XGA quality (1024x768), or SXGA quality (1280x1024).
  • Page 32 Note: Higher frame size, frame rate and bit rates will give you better video quality, but they will also require more network bandwidth. For best viewing results on a mobile phone, we suggest setting the Frame Rate to 5 fps and bit rate to 20 Kbps. After making any changes, click the Save Settings button to save your changes, or click the Don’t Save Settings button to discard your changes.
  • Page 33: Setup > Motion Detection

    SETUP > Motion Detection This option allows you to set up Motion Detection on your IP camera. In order to use motion detection you must first check the Enable Video Motion checkbox. You can then click on the video window and draw motion detection zones by clicking and dragging your mouse. Red areas indicate areas that will be monitored for motion.
  • Page 34: Setup > Time And Date

    SETUP > Time and Date This option allows you to configure, update, and maintain the correct time on the internal system clock. From this section you can set the time zone that you are in and set the NTP (Network Time Protocol) Server. Daylight Saving can also be configured to automatically adjust the time when needed.
  • Page 35: Setup > Recording

    SETUP > Recording This option allows you to configure recording settings and scheduling. You can record video to a Secure Digital card inserted into the SD card slot, or you can have video saved to a Samba network drive. Enable recording: Check this checkbox to enable the recording feature. After enabling recording, you will need to select a location to record to (SD Card or Samba network drive), and you will need to select a scheduling method.
  • Page 36 Scheduling Event Based: Event based recording will allow you to record video when specific events happen. Motion detection triggered recording: Enabling this option will set the camera to record video when motion is detected by the camera. Digital input triggered recording: When the camera receives a signal from its DI input, it will start recording.
  • Page 37: Setup > Snapshot

    SETUP > Snapshot Here, you can set the camera to take snapshots when motion is detected and/or when a signal is sent to the DI input. Snapshots can be sent to an e-mail address and/or to an FTP server. Enable Snapshot: Check this box to enable the snapshot feature.
  • Page 38: Setup > Digital Output

    SETUP > Digital Output This screen allows you to enable the Digital Out (D/O) port, and allows you to select what events will trigger the Digital Out signal. Enable D/O: Check this box to enable the D/O port. Motion Detection: When checked, the D/O port will send a signal whenever motion is detected by the camera.
  • Page 39: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE > Device Management Here you can change the Admin password, add and manage Users, and adjust some camera settings. Admin Password Setting: This section lets you change the admin password used to log in to the camera and adjust settings. After installing the camera for the first time, it is highly recommended that you change the admin password for security purposes.
  • Page 40: Maintenance > Backup And Restore

    MAINTENANCE > Backup and Restore This screen llows you to save and restore the camera’s current configuration. You can also reset all settings to factory default, and reboot the device. Save To Local Hard Drive: Click on the Save Configuration button to save the current configuration to a hard drive.
  • Page 41: Maintenance > Firmware Upgrade

    MAINTENANCE > Firmware Upgrade Here, you can see your current firmware version and you can also upgrade your firmware with a new version. Firmware upgrades are made available at To upgrade your firmware, go to and download the latest firmware to your computer’s hard drive.
  • Page 42: Status

    STATUS The Status section provides the detail information about your IP camera. STATUS> Device Info This screen shows you various information about your camera and its current settings.
  • Page 43: Status> Log

    STATUS> Log The log shows you a list of events that have happened recently. You can download the log by clicking the Download button, or you can empty the log by clicking the Clear button.
  • Page 44: Help

    HELP The Help screen provides you with support information about the DCS-2102/2121 for your reference.
  • Page 45: Installing The Dcs-2102/2121 Behind A Router

    Installing the DCS-2102/2121 Behind a Router If you connect your cameras to an Internet router, follow these steps to allow remote access to your cameras, so you can access your cameras from any Internet-connected PC: 1) Identify your camera on the network 2) Assign a local IP address and port for your camera 3) Determine your router’s WAN IP Address (Enable Remote Viewing) 4) Open virtual server ports for your router (Enable Remote Viewing)
  • Page 46: Assign A Local Ip Address And Port For Your Camera

    You may use the default camera IP Address of 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 (e.g., if you are using a D-Link router)
  • Page 47: Open The Http Port

    3) Open the HTTP Port The HTTP Port option is used when multiple cameras are being installed behind a single public IP address and will be accessed remotely OR for using a port other than the default port for image viewing. For each additional camera that is installed, you must assign the appropriate Web server port for each camera to enable remote viewing.
  • Page 48 Router Setup The following steps generally apply to any router that you have on your network. The D-Link DIR-300 is used as an example to clarify the configuration process. Your WAN IP Address information will be listed on following window.
  • Page 49: Open Virtual Server Ports To Enable Remote Image Viewing

    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: Select Enabled to enable virtual server settings. Select a camera name.
  • Page 50: Viewing Your Camera Over The Internet

    Viewing Your Camera Over the Internet 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 your camera, simply type in the IP Address of the router given to you by your ISP, a colon, and the HTTP port number that you gave your camera. http://<ip address>:<port>...
  • Page 51: Frequently Asked Questions

    7 Can the Internet Camera be used as a webcam for my computer? No, the Internet Camera only functions through an Ethernet or wireless (DCS-2121 only) network. Other cameras such as the D-Link DSB-C110 and DSB-C310 can be used as a PC Camera (webcam).
  • Page 52: Internet Camera Installation

    10 Why can’t I access the Internet Camera from a web browser? A possible cause might be that the IP Address for the Internet Camera is already being used by another device. To correct the possible problem, you need to first disconnect the Internet Camera from the network.
  • Page 53 18 Why are no images available through the Web browser? ActiveX might be disabled on your web browser. If you are viewing the images from Internet Explorer, make sure ActiveX has been enabled in the Internet Options menu. 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 version 5 or lower, then you will need to upgrade your Web browser software in order to view the streaming video transmitted by the Internet Camera.
  • Page 54: How To Ping Your Ip Address

    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. Follow the step-by-step procedure below to utilize the PING command.
  • Page 55 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.
  • Page 56: Time Zone Table

    Time Zone Table (GMT -12:00) International Dateline West (GMT -11:00) Midway Island, Samoa (GMT -10:00) Hawaii Island (GMT -09:00) Alaska (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana (GMT -07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) (GMT -06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US &...
  • Page 57: Di/Do Input Specifications

    DI/DO Input specifications DO Digital Output: Normal: open circuit Trigger: short circuit After powering on or rebooting the DCS-2121, the camera will be in Normal mode by default. DI Digital Input: Normal: no current Trigger: 12V current As the Digital Input signal is controlled by an external device, we recommend that you set your device to feed no current normally, and feed a 12V current only to trigger a DI event on the DCS-2121.
  • Page 58: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Video Codec MPEG-4 / MJPEG Audio Codec GSM-AMR: 8kbps, ADPCM: 8Kbps Sensor 1/4" color 1.3MP CMOS sensor SDRAM 64 Mbytes Flash Memory 8 Mbytes SD-Card Slot Supports SD Cards up to 16GB Lens 5.01mm, F2.8 • 10/100BASE T port •...
  • Page 59 Audio Out Reset Button Reset to factory default Dimension (WxDxH) 71.9mm x 110.0mm x 37mm (without bracket and stand) Weight DCS-2121: 281.4g (without bracket and stand) DCS-2102: 265.3g (without bracket and stand) Max Power Consumption • 6W • Input: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz •...
  • Page 60 Video Algorithm Supported • MPEG-4/MJPEG simultaneous dual-format compression • JPEG for still image Features • Adjustable image size and quality • Time stamp and text overlay • Configurable motion detection zones Resolution 1.3M: 1280 x 1024 at up to 10fps 1024 x 768 / 512 x 384 / 256 x 192 at up to 10fps 300K: 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 / 160 x 120 at up to 30fps...
  • Page 61 OS Support Device Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows Vista / 3GPP Mobile Phone Utility Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows Vista Physical Environment Power • 5V 2.5A switching power adapter • External AC-to-DC Switching Power Adapter • Type: USA / UK / EUR / AUS / CN Operation Temperature 0 to 40 ˚C (32 to 104˚F) Storage Temperature...

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