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Dcs-2120 wireless network camera with 3g mobile video support
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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Record Snapshots to your FTP server with Motion Viewing Your DCS-2120 ........18 Detection ..............49 Using the DCS-2120 with an Internet Browser ..19 Installing the Multicamera Managenent Software ..54 Home Page Screen ......... 20 Using the Multicamera Management Software.... 59 Client Setup .............
  • Page 3 What is WEP? ............. 109 What is WPA? ............. 110 Setting Security ........... 111 Using & Configuring the DCS-2120 with a NAT Router 112 Router Set-Up and Installation ....... 116 Using & Configuring 3G Compatible Cell Phones ..119 Play from RealPlayer ........120 Play from PVPlayer ........
  • Page 4: Product Overview

    Section 1 - Product Overview Product Overview Package Contents • D-Link DCS-2120 Wireless Network camera with 3G Mobile Video Support • CAT5 Ethernet Cable • Power Adapter • Antenna • 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

    You can also zoom in with the DCS-2120’s 4x digital zoom feature. The DCS-2120 gives you the ability to monitor video and audio in your home/office using an Internet browser from any where in the world! Simple installation procedures, along with the built-in Web-based interface offers easy integration to your network environments.
  • Page 6: Features

    • Low Light Recording and 4x Digital Zoom: The DCS-2120’s 0.5 lux light sensitivity allows you to capture video in rooms with minimal lighting, making it ideal for use at night time. The camera also features 4x digital zoom for closer viewing.
  • Page 7: Hardware Overview

    Ethernet Cable Connector The DCS-2120 features an RJ-45 connector for connections to 10Base-T Ethernet cabling or 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet cabling. The port supports the NWay protocol, allowing the DCS-2120 to automatically detect or negotiate the transmission speed of the network.
  • Page 8: Leds

    As soon as the power adapter is connected to the camera, the power LED will flash red and blue several times, indicating that the DCS-2120 is conducting a self-test. Upon passing the self-test, the LED will turn blue, indicating a good connection to an Ethernet or wireless connection.
  • Page 9: Hardware Installation

    When you have a proper connection, the LED will light up. The LED will flash red and blue when you first power on the unit. The LED will not turn blue until the camera has received a network IP address. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 10: Wireless Installation Considerations

    1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link adapter and other network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.
  • Page 11: Configuration

    D-Link Click’n Conenct (DCC) DCC will show the MAC address and IP address of your DCS-2120. If you have a DHCP* server on your network, there will be a valid IP Address displayed at the end of DCC process. You can begin to use the IP camera now.
  • Page 12: Enabling Upnp For Windows ® Xp

    UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) is a networking architecture that provides compatibility among networking equipment, software, and peripherals. The DCS-2120 is an UPnP enabled Network camera. If your operating system is UPnP enabled, the device will be easier to configure. If you do not want to use the UPnP functionality, it can be disabled by unchecking the Enabled UPnP checkbox in the Advanced >...
  • Page 13 Section  - Configuration Click Add/Remove Windows Components The following screen will appear. Select Networking Services. Click Details Select Universal Plug and Play. Click OK D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 14 Section  - Configuration Click Next Please wait while Setup configures the components. Click Finish D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 15 Section  - Configuration To view your DCS-2120 Network camera in an Internet browser, go to your Desktop and click My Network Places. Click DCS-2120 (192.168.0.120). D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 16 Section  - Configuration After you click on the DCS-2120 icon, your Internet browser will automatically be opened to the IP Address of the DCS-2120, in this example it is: http://192.168.0.120. Your DCS-2120 may have a different IP Address. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 17: Testing The Dcs-2120

    Testing the DCS-2120 Open your Internet browser and type in the IP address of the DCS-2120. In this example, the address is: http://192.168.0.120 (your DCS-2120 may have a different IP address based on what you used in the DCC program).
  • Page 18: Viewing Your Dcs-2120

    Installer program. This section of the manual will cover how to use the Network camera in two methods: • Using the DCS-2120 with an Internet browser and accessing the screens to control and monitor the camera. • Using IP surveillance software with the DCS-2120.
  • Page 19: Using The Dcs-2120 With An Internet Browser

    Section  - Configuration Using the DCS-2120 with an Internet Browser Open your Internet Explorer Web browser and enter the IP address for your Network camera (http://192.168.0.120). In the example, this address is 192.168.0.120. Your address may differ. If a window appears asking to install a Verisign certificate for authentication click Yes. This allows the proprietary MPEG4 video stream to be recognized by Internet Explorer.
  • Page 20: Home Page Screen

    Section  - Configuration Home Page Screen The image from the DCS-2120 should be visible from the device’s Home page on your web browser. Snapshot: Click on the Snapshot button to capture a snapshot image. The image will pop up in a new window. This image can be saved to your local hard drive.
  • Page 21: Client Setup

    Protocol Options: computer will automatically try these protocols in the following order, UDP -> TCP. After the client connects to the DCS-2120 successfully, the working protocol will be displayed in Protocol Options. The chosen protocol will be saved in your PC and used for the next connection.
  • Page 22: Setup

    The SETUP page is used for basic setup of the DCS- 2120. The MAINTENANCE page is used for server system maintenance. The STATUS page will show the camera’s status and logs. The HELP page contains useful information about the setup and features of the DCS-2120. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 23: Wizard

    This wizard can help you to setup the motion detection step by step, including the motion detection area, sensitivity and the schedule of actions. Manual Motion Detection Setup: This button will take you to the motion detection setup page. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 24: Network Setup

    Section  - Configuration Network Setup DCS-2120 will request a new IP address from DHCP: the DHCP server everytime it restarts. Once the DCS-2120 is configured, this radio should be unselected at all times. If this radio button has been selected and the connection is lost, run the DCC find the camera’s IP address.
  • Page 25 Can be set to another value other than the default port 80. When the administrator changes the HTTP port of the DCS-2120(which has an IP address of 192.168.0.100) from 80 to 8080, you must type http://192.168.0.100:8080 in the web browser address field to reach the web configuration page.
  • Page 26: Wireless Setup

    Long Preamble is the default, as it is a required setting for Wi-Fi compatibility. Security: Select the encryption type from the drop-down list. The default setting for encryption is None, which means the security is disabled. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 27 You can create up to  different security keys. Key index: The Key allows the camera to connect to other devices by using WPA-PSK encryption. Pre-shared key must be - Pre-shared key: characters or  hex characters. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 28: Dynamic Dns

    IP address. 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. With the DCS-2120, you can set up your DDNS service and the DCS-2120 will automatically update your DDNS server every time it receives a different IP address.
  • Page 29: Image Setup

    Video orientation: Flip: Vertically rotate the video. Mirror: Horizontally rotate the video. Check both flip and mirror if the DCS-2120 is installed upside down. White Balance: White Balance is related to the color temperature. Color temperature is a way of measuring the quality of a light source.
  • Page 30: Audio And Video

    For higher video detail regardless of the bandwidth selection, select Fixed quality and select a video quality level. This setting will utilize more bandwidth to send the maximum frames when images change drastically. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 31 A standard adapted audio codec by the 3GPP video (3rd Generation Partnership Project). It is an Adaptive GSM-AMR: Multi Rate-Narrow Band (AMR-NB) speech codec. Select a higher bit rate number for better audio quality. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 32: Mail And Ftp

    It can be another value other than default port 21. If you find that you want to change the port to a port number other than 21, you will need to specify the port when connecting to the FTP server. For example FTP://68.5.1.81:60 (if you are to use port 60 for your FTP server port) D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 33 Note: The second FTP setting only activates when the first FTP setting fails. Invalid settings may cause the DCS-2120 to not respond. Change the configuration settings only if necessary. Consult with your network administrator or your Internet Service Provider (ISP) if you do not have the necessary information.
  • Page 34: Motion Detection

    Section  - Configuration Motion Detection Click the Motion Detection button on the left side of the Setup screen to enable the motion detection function of the DCS-2120 Network camera. Check this option to turn on motion Enable motion detection: detection.
  • Page 35 (Note: remember that you can have up to 3 windows selected for motion detection). You can return to the DCS-2120 Home Page and the monitored window will not be visible, but the red frame will show on the home page when motion is detected.
  • Page 36: Time And Date

    Adjust the date and time according to what is selected by the administrator. Copy Your Computer’s time Settings: Synchronize the date and time of DCS-2120 with your local computer. The date and time of the PC is displayed and updated in the DCS-2120. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 37: Schedule

    Section  - Configuration Schedule Click on the Schedule button to access the Schedule settings from the left side of the Setup menu. This option enables the camera to take Snapshot: snapshots. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 38: Snapshot

    To avoid the problem, please reduce the maximum file size or enlarge the time interval. Motion detection: This option enables motion detection triggering for snapshot uploading. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 39 This option will add a date and time indicator to the video clip file name. For instance, “snapshot@20060102030405. FTP put sanpshot with date mpg” indicates that the snapshot was captured at Year: 2006; Month: January; Date: 2nd; Time: 03:04:05 AM. and time suffix: D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 40 Otherwise, fix the bit rate according to your actual network speed and set the frame rate to 30. If the image quality is low, select a lower frame rate above 15. If the image quality is still not improved, select a lower bit rate. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 41: Access List

    Deny List End IP Address: The ending IP Address of the devices (such as a computer) that don’t have permission to access the video of the camera. Delete Deny List: Remove the customized setting from the Deny List. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 42: Maintenance

    Section  - Configuration Maintenance Click on the Maintenance tab to access 3 utility screens for controlling and administering the DCS-2120. The default screen for Maintenance is Device Management. Device Management The DCS-2120 is setup without any passwords by default.
  • Page 43 Administrator can edit or delete users here by selecting the user name. Delete user: Remove a user from the user list. IP camera name: The name to identify your camera. Text entered will be displayed in the black bar above the video window with a timestamp. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 44: Backup And Restore

    This option will restart the camera. Click Apply on this screen to restore the factory default settings. After confirmation, the system will restart and require the DCC program to locate the IP address of the DCS-2120. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 45: Firmware Update

    Firmware Update File Path: This option allows you to upgrade the firmware via a web browser. Click on Browse to locate the firmware file and then click on Upgrade to apply the firmware to the camera. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 46: Status

    Section  - Configuration Status Device Info The Device Info screen lists the following important settings that are currently set for the DCS-2120: • IP camera name • Time and Date • Firmware Version • IP address • IP Subnet mask •...
  • Page 47: Log

    Section  - Configuration The content of the log file reveals useful information about the current configuration and connection logged after the DCS-2120 starts up. Enable remote log: This option enables the camera to send camera log files to a remote server.
  • Page 48: Help

    Section  - Configuration Help The help page provides detailed information for the camera’s Web interface. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 49: Record Snapshots To Your Ftp Server With Motion Detection

    This section describes how to enable motion detecting and record snapshots to an FTP server. Administrators can utilize the built-in motion detection to monitor any abnormal movement and then record the snapshots to an FTP server. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 50 5 Click on save to enable the activity Next, click the Mail and FTP button under the Setup tab to set the FTP server settings for the DCS-2120. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 51 Specify the user name to access the external FTP server (ex. John Smith). 1st FTP password: Specify the password to access the external FTP server (ex. 12345). 1st FTP remote folder: Specify the destination folder in the external FTP server (ex. snapshot). D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 52 Specify the user name to access your backup FTP server. 2nd FTP password: Specify the user password to your backup FTP server. 2nd FTP remote folder: Specify the destination folder on your external backup FTP server. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 53 For detailed information about each setting, please refer to Configuration > SETUP > Mail & FTP in the section titled “Using the DCS-2120 With an Internet Browser” (page 26). Click the “save settings” button when finished. Click the Schedule button under the SETUP tab and select snapshot to set the application settings for the DCS-2120.
  • Page 54: Installing The Multicamera Managenent Software

    Section  - Configuration Installing the Multicamera Managenent Software The IP surveillance software on the CD included with the DCS-2120 Network camera converts the DCS-2120 into a powerful, yet flexible, surveillance system for home or business, with these features: • Real-time Monitoring •...
  • Page 55 Section  - Configuration The Welcome screen appears. Click Next Please read the Software Licensing Agreement and click Yes if you wish to accept the agreement. Click No to exit the installation. Click Yes D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 56 Note: This User Name is not the User Name to log into the IP surveillance program. Click Next You must setup the administrator’s password in order to proceed. Input and confirm your password in the window shown below. Click Next D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 57 Section  - Configuration Select the installation directory for the IP surveillance software. You can change the installation directory by clicking Browse. Click Next Select the program folder to install the application software. Click Next D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 58 Section  - Configuration Click Next The installation is complete. Click Finish D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 59: Using The Multicamera Management Software

    Launcher is locked. If a user fails to pass the authentication check, no menu will show up. If a user fails 3 consecutive tries he/she will be locked out for a period of 60 seconds. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 60 When Launcher is locked, the unlock window will appear, prompting for the user password in order to unlock. The input area of the dialog will be grayed (disabled) for 60 seconds after 3 consecutive failures. User Interface Below is the user interface for Launcher: D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 61 ID and password will appear. Monitor start up mode: Users can select whether or not to autorun Launcher when Window boots up. Tools: The Change local admin’s password dialog looks like this: The User Management utility looks like this: D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 62 Exit: Exits Launcher. If users choose this option, Launcher will show a message box prompting to confirm if users really want to exit, and warn users that exiting Launcher will also close Monitor and Playback. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 63: Monitor Program

    • Maximum of 16 cameras with different monitor layouts • Auto alarm in multiple modes • Account-password protection • Multiple recording modes: Event-driven, Scheduled, and manual recording for each camera. • Just-in-time snapshot • Motion detection with 3 alert windows for each camera D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 64 This section demonstrates a global view of the monitor program, shown below. The components of the monitor tool will be introduced in detail in the following sections. Misc. Functions Channel Area Layout Area Hard Disk Status Common Control Area DI/DO Control Alert Message Video Area D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 65 Camera series product associated with the dedicated video channel. Alert Message: This tool will display the latest alert messages received by the remote Video Server / Network Camera series product associated with the selected video channel. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 66 • Run the configuration tool • Change the recording schedule • Change the local settings Again, if you need to change the settings of the DCS-2120, you must have the administrator’s password for the camera itself. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 67 Camera Configurations When you log in for the first time, you should configure this application software to connect the DCS-2120 in Configuration Menu > Camera Configurations, shown in the figure below. You will need the admin (administrator) password of the camera in order to run the configuration.
  • Page 68 This section discusses the local settings for the connection and the functional configuration of each camera. If you are interested in the remote settings for each camera, you can refer to “Using the DCS-2120 with an Internet Browser” (page 29).
  • Page 69 Once the camera is added, you will see the IP address of the camera and also the port that is opened on the camera (port 80 in this example). The selected camera has been added to the selection list. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 70 16 cameras you have inserted into the camera list. Clicking on one camera in the history list will insert the camera into the camera list. The hisrtory list is shown here. Alert and Recording Settings D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 71 This function is similar to “Enable Motion Detect” mentioned above. Once this option has been checked, a digital input device will be able to trigger an alert sound and recording. Note: The digital input/output is not available for the DCS-2120 model. Digital input alert: This application software provides options for you to define the triggering criteria for the digital input of the camera.
  • Page 72 Once you click the Save button (see page 75) in the left-bottom corner of this window, the changes for all camera configurations will be saved and will be applied immediately to the IP surveillance. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 73 You can activate the global settings window from Configuration Menu > Global Settings... shown above. All recording processes will be stopped when activating the global settings window, indicated by a warning window popped up in advance to keep you informed. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 74 If the recording data exceeds this limitation, the new video data will replace the oldest data (on a First In First Out (FIFO) basis) when “Cycle Recording” has been checked. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 75 Allows the user to pan and tilt the camera from the video image. Alert Sound: You can load a custom *.wav file for the alert triggering sound, or you can select a sound file from the Windows sound file directory. ® D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 76 Apply to full screen mode can also be turned on here. Once it has been checked, the status bar in each channel showing date, location, connection, and recording time will be shown in both display frame mode and full screen mode. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 77 This section discusses the method of how to use the scheduler. The scheduler allows the user to schedule recordings from the selected video channel of the DCS-2120. Through both the graphic user interface and time period selection options, you will be able to easily regulate a schedule for each video channel.
  • Page 78 The layout of the scheduler and its components, shown below, will be described. The layout of the scheduler is roughly divided into 4 parts: Video Channel Selection Area, Primary schedule settings, Secondary schedule settings, and Operation Buttons. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 79 In this area you will select the video channel that you want to set a schedule for. Each video channel will display a name, an IP address, and the location. Please note that when you switch between video channels in this area, the changes in the schedule of the previous video channel will be saved automatically. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 80 You can also mark and unmark the plotted bar by clicking and dragging with the left and the right mouse button. Hour Time-Line In the figure below, the Hour time-line is displayed. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 81 Note that only after you click on the “Apply” button, the scheduling information settings will be written back into the whole editing schedule scheme. That means this edited scheduling time interval is valid only after you “Apply” the changes. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 82 In the figure below, there are four conditions for the digital input. Check the condition that you would like to record while the condition triggers. Note: The Digital Input is not available for the DCS-2120 camera. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 83 If continuous mode is selected, the camera will begin recording continuously after scheduling settings are saved. These two modes are the same as the primary schedule. Please refer to the previous section for more detail. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 84 This button is used to save the current schedule as another file name instead of the default name. Undo: Click on this button to undo all changes for the current schedule since the last save. Close: Click on this button to close the scheduler. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 85 To delete a location, select the location and click the “Delete” button to the right of the Backup Location Select window. After you have set your backup settings in the global settings window, you can backup recorded data by clicking “Backup” in the Configuration Menu, as seen below: D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 86 Connection of the DCS-2120 Once you have the privilege to connect to the DCS-2120, the cameras will automatically appear in the video area in the order they are connected. Once you have set up the camera in the video channel, the color of the channel number will turn green, indicating that the camera has been added to IP surveillance.
  • Page 87 If you drag one camera’s video to a window that already has its own camera’s video, the two cameras will trade display windows. Dragging and dropping is a very convenient way to manipulate the video channels in the IP surveillance Software. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 88 Step 4: When the cursor shape changes to an arrow-shape over the trashcan, release the left mouse button. The video in the corresponding display window will disappear. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 89 When you choose the one-channel layout or four-channel layout, the “Page up” and “Page down” buttons will be shown in the left-bottom corner of the video area. You can use these two buttons to switch the pages, as shown in the figure below. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 90 IP surveillance includes DI/DO control (Digital Input / Digital Output) control and an alert message receiver. Each of these are described in detail on the following pages. Note: The DI/DO is not available in the DCS-2120 camera. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 91 02:41:00 PM in Motion Window 2 and Motion Window 3, for camera #1. If the message “PM 02:41:56=>DI #1” is listed, that means there is an alert triggered by the DI, for camera #1, at 02:41:56 PM . D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 92 IP surveillance. The information includes the software name, version, user name, and company. Miscellaneous Functions This section will describe some other miscellaneous functions of the icons shown below. The icons, from left to right, are Quit, Minimize, Full Screen, Lock, Stop Alert Sound, and Configuration Menu. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 93 Click on this button to adjust your volume settings. Record: By clicking on this button, you can manually record video from the selected channel. Stop: After video recording has been activated, this button allows you to manually stop recording the selected video channel. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 94 You can drag and drop the video channel to the Trashcan to close the video connection with the DCS-2120. Status Bar The status bar, shown below, displays information about the IP surveillance program such as: Local Time, Current Login User, Login Time, Software Name, and Software Version. Scheduling D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 95: Playback Program

    • User input (from full range to 1 second) • Zoom in (from full range to 10 seconds) • Zoom out (up to full range) • Full range System control tool: • Program locking • System settings D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 96 There are also three visualized controls , i.e. area selection indicator, frame selection indicator, and pull bar. These features provide much more convenience while searching recorded video in the IP surveillance database. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 97 When you select the display area, the display adjustment tool will appear in the control area. If you select the histogram area, the display adjustment tool will disappear and the searching range adjustment tool will be shown in the same place of the control area. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 98 After the main window is shown on the screen, you must modify the settings to make it to work properly. Click on the “Settings” button, shown below, in the system control tool, and the setting dialog will appear on the screen. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 99 1) Changing the database path for retrieving another one in the settings dialog of “System Control” tool. 2) Changing the location selector to another location in control area. 3) Changing the playback method selector to “Full Range.” 4) Changing the playback method selector to “Time Period.” D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 100 Under the normal display (single frame) mode, you can use all the tools provided with the playback program, except the page control. In this mode, the two labels under the pull bar show the starting and the ending time of the interval individually (as shown below). D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 101 In this section, the method of how to use the tools in the control panel (shown in the main playback window) will be discussed. Selector Tools The figure below shows the selector tools. They are location selector, period selector for the selection of the beginning time and the ending time, playback method selector, and alert area selector. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 102 The alert area selector will be changed to alert window 0 by default settings when you change the location selector to another window. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 103 To increase playing speed, move the indicator in the clockwise direction. And to decrease playing speed, move it in the counterclockwise direction. The current speed that is set will be shown in the second column of status area. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 104 Press the same keys again to close the jog dial. You can also press the “Alt” and “Enter” keys together to switch between the normal display and full screen display at any time when the program is under the normal display mode. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 105 “Settings.” Minimize: Click this button in order to minimize the playback program window. The playback program will be closed immediately when you click on the “Exit” button. Exit: D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 106: Schedule Video Recording With Motion Detection

    To schedule video recording with motion detection, you must first enable motion detection on the Network camera. Click the Motion Detection button under the Advanced tab from the Configuration screen to access settings that affect how the DCS-2120 Network camera can serve as a security device by recording only when motion is detected.
  • Page 107 For detailed information about each setting, please refer to Configuration > Advanced > Motion Detection in the section titled “Using the DCS-2120 With an Internet Browser” (page 29). Next, run the IP surveillance program. Click on the Configurations button and select Scheduler.
  • Page 108 If you would like to save this configuration, click Save As to save this configuration to a folder in your hard drive. This configuration can be used on another system running IP surveillance or can be used as a backup if you need to re-install the IP surveillance software program. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 109: 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-10 User Manual...
  • Page 110: 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-10 User Manual...
  • Page 111: Setting Security

    Once the Password is defined, only the Administrator has access to the management of the Network camera. This procedure should be done as soon as possible since the security features of the Network camera will not be enabled until the Administrator Password is defined. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 112: Using & Configuring The Dcs-2120 With A Nat Router

    D-Link’s DCS-2120 is a versatile and cost effective Network camera offering both video and audio monitoring. It can also serve as a powerful surveillance system in security applications. The DCS-2120 can be used with any wired or 802.11b/g wireless router. This section explains how to view the camera from either the Internet or from inside your internal network.
  • Page 113 Run the DCC program from the CD included with the DCS-2120. Follow the steps in the Quick Installation Guide to configure the DCS-2120. The camera will be assigned a local IP Address that allows it to be recognized by the router.
  • Page 114 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-2120 Live Video Page appears with a window displaying live video from the camera.
  • Page 115 (e.g. in a multiple camera environment). Note: Ports 5556 - 5559, and both HTTP port and RTSP port are required to be opened for the DCS-2120. Please refer to page 112 on how to open ports in the router.
  • Page 116: 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 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 117: 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 DIR-655 router prevent users from accessing the video from the DCS-2120 over the Internet. The router connects to the Internet over a series of numbered ports. The ports normally used by the DCS-2120 are blocked from access over the Internet.
  • Page 118 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-10 User Manual...
  • Page 119: Using & Configuring 3G Compatible Cell Phones

    Before you start, please refer to page 30 to find the Access Name of the RTSP protocol. To enter the RTSP streaming address, please follow this format: rtsp://ip address of the camera/live.sdp. To enable mobile device video streaming, you will need to select Configure for mobile viewing (see sample screenshot to the right). D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 120: Play From Realplayer

    Section  - Security Play from RealPlayer The following steps are based on a Nokia 6630 cell phone. Press the Menu button and select Media Select Open Select RealPlayer D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 121 Section  - Security Select Open When RealPlayer opens, press Options D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 122 Section  - Security Select Download Select Video Clips Note: 71.34.50.5 is the camera’s IP address in this sample. Press Options D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 123 Section  - Security Select Navigation Options Select Go to web address Input your rtsp address D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 124 Section  - Security Press Yes, and allow Connection and Loading of the streaming video. Enjoy streaming video on your cellphone. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 125: Play From Pvplayer

    Section  - Security Play from PVPlayer Press the Menu button and select PVPlayer Select Open Press the Options button D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 126 Section  - Security Select Open location Input your rtsp address Note: 71.34.50.5 is the camera’s IP address in this sample. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 127 Section  - Security Enjoy streaming video on your cellphone. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 128: Troubleshooting

    The Network camera uses Category 5 UTP cable allowing 10 Base-T and 100 Base-T networking. 7. Can the Network camera be setup as a PC-cam on a computer? No, the DCS-2120 Network camera is used only on a wireless 802.11b/g, Ethernet, or Fast Ethernet network. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 129 10. Why am I unable to access the DCS-2120 from a Web browser? If a router or firewall is used on the network, the correct ports for the DCS-2120 may not be configured on the router or firewall. To correct the problem, you need to determine if the DCS-2120 is behind a router or firewall and if the router or firewall is properly configured for the ports the DCS-2120 is using.
  • Page 130 Web management you need to adjust the image related parameters such as brightness, contrast, hue and power line frequency for fluorescent light. Please refer to the Advanced > Image Setting section on Page 43 for detailed information. D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...
  • Page 131: 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 132 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 133 Appendix A - 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 134 Appendix A - Wireless Basics 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. Wireless network is easy to setup, but if you’re installing it for the first time it could be quite a task not knowing where to start.
  • Page 135: 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-2120 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 136: 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 137: Statically Assign An Ip Address

    2000 - From the desktop, right-click My Network Places > Properties. ® 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 138: Technical Specifications

    • TCP/IP, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, NTP, DNS, DHCP, UPnP ™ DDNS, PPPoE, Support IP Surveillance Software • Remotely Manage and Control up to 16 DCS-2120 Internet Connectivity Cameras • 802.11g Wireless • View Up to 16 Cameras on one screen •...
  • Page 139 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. Version 2.0 05/15/2008 D-Link DCS-10 User Manual...