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Version 2.0 | 08/20/2014

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Day Wi-Fi Network Camera
Cloud Camera
DCS-930L

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    Version 2.0 | 08/20/2014 User Manual Day Wi-Fi Network Camera Cloud Camera DCS-930L...
  • Page 2: Preface

    Preface 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: Safety Instructions

    80 percent of the ampere ratings limit for the power strip. • To help protect your product from sudden, transient increases and decreases in electrical power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or uninterruptible power supply (UPS). D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 4: Warnings

    INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BROADBAND INTERNET SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES AND PRODUCTS; MOBILE INTERNET SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES, COVERAGE AND PRODUCTS; CAMERA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE, AND; A NETWORK CONNECTION. D-LINK HAS NO CONTROL OVER SUCH SERVICES AND PRODUCTS AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE FAILURE OF THE DEVICE OR ANY FEATURE THEREOF RESULTING FROM THE FAILURE OF ANY THIRD-PARTY SERVICE OR PRODUCT.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    System ..................44 Manual Installation ..............20 Firmware Upgrade ..............45 WPS - Push Button Setup ............21 Status ....................46 Mounting the Camera...............22 Device Info ................46 Active User ................47 mydlink™ ................23 Configuring the DCS-930L without mydlink ....48 What is mydlink? .................24 D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 6 What is WPA? ................55 Troubleshooting ..............56 Wireless Basics ..............58 Wireless Modes ................62 Networking Basics ............63 Check your IP address ...............63 Statically Assign an IP Address ..........64 Technical Specifications ..........66 Contacting Technical Support ........68 Warranty ................69 Registration ..............76 D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 7: Product Overview

    If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with your DCS-930L will cause damage and void the warranty for this product. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 8: Minimum Requirements

    • Chrome™ Windows® Users: Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed and enabled. Visit www.java.com to download the latest version. • A router (D-Link Cloud Router is recommended) Network Device and Service • An Internet connection •...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    The DCS-930L Day Wi-Fi Network Camera is a versatile surveillance solution for your home or small office. Unlike a standard webcam, the DCS-930L is a complete system with a built-in CPU and web server that transmits high quality video images. The DCS-930L can be accessed remotely, and controlled from any PC/Notebook over your local network, or through the Internet using a web browser.
  • Page 10: Features

    Features Simple to Use The DCS-930L is a stand-alone system with a built-in CPU, requiring no special hardware or software. The DCS-930L supports both ActiveX mode for Internet Explorer® and Java mode for other browsers such as Firefox® and Safari®.
  • Page 11: Hardware Overview

    Section 1 - Product Overview Hardware Overview Front View Camera Lens Microphone Camera Stand D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 12: Rear View

    Section 1 - Product Overview Rear View Power Receptor Ethernet Port Power & Link LED Reset Button WPS LED WPS Button Camera Stand D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 13: Installation

    Section 2 - Installation Installation There are three ways to set up your camera: Zero Configuration Setup: If you have a mydlink-enabled router (D-Link Cloud Router), this is the easiest way to set up your camera. Refer to “Zero Configuration Setup” on page Camera Setup Wizard: If you do not have a mydlink-enabled router, use the Camera Setup Wizard to guide you through setup and initial configuration of your camera.
  • Page 14: 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 15: Zero Configuration Setup

    Connect the Power Cable and Ethernet Cable Step 1 Attach the power supply to the power receptor located on the back of the DCS-930L and connect it to a wall outlet or power strip. Power is confirmed when the Power LED is lit.
  • Page 16 Step 4 The mydlink page will automatically check for new devices. Once mydlink detects your camera, a notice will appear that says, New device Found! (at the bottom of the screen). Click the notification to continue. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 17 “Configuration” on page Note: If you notice a white haze when viewing in night vision mode, the night vision light on the camera may be reflecting off a nearby surface. Try repositioning and aiming the camera. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 18: Camera Setup Wizard

    Camera Setup Wizard If you do not have a D-Link Cloud Router, you can use any Windows or Mac computer to go through the Setup Wizard, which will guide you step-by-step through the installation process. First you must download the Setup Wizard from http://www.mydlink.com/support.
  • Page 19: Mac Users

    Section 2 - Installation Mac Users When you select the DCS-930L from the mydlink support page, you will see a list of setup wizards. Download the Mac OS Setup Wizard. Open the SetupWizard file and launch the application. Setup Wizard Within 20-30 seconds, the Setup Wizard will open.
  • Page 20: Manual Installation

    Connect the Power Cable and Ethernet Cable Step 1 Attach the power supply to the power receptor located on the back of the DCS-930L and connect it to a wall outlet or power strip. Power is confirmed when the Power LED is lit.
  • Page 21: Wps - Push Button Setup

    Button on the back of the camera. In general, WPS setup only establishes the connection, so you still need to run the Setup Wizard to configure your camera. The exception is Zero Configuration setup with a D-Link Cloud Router. You can use WPS to connect the DCS-930L to your router, and then register your camera with mydlink.
  • Page 22: Mounting The Camera

    Afterwards, reattach the camera head onto the mounting base. Step 6 Adjust the angle of the camera as desired, then tighten the collar on the camera stem to lock it in place. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 23: Mydlink

    Section 3 - mydlink Portal mydlink™ The DCS-930L is a mydlink-enabled camera, which means you can register your camera with a mydlink account. This will allow you to use mydlink Cloud Services, which includes free access to the mydlink portal website.
  • Page 24: What Is Mydlink

    You can add the DCS-930L to your mydlink account during the Setup Wizard. After downloading one of the mydlink apps (see below), you will be able access the camera with your smartphone or tablet.
  • Page 25: Configuration

    After completing the Camera Setup 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-930L. 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 26: Live Video

    You may choose to configure your camera’s network settings by using the Internet Connection Setup Wizard that includes step-by-step instructions. Refer to “Internet Connection Setup Wizard” on page Otherwise, you can manually configure your camera’s network settings using the Manual Internet Connection Setup. Refer to “Network Setup” on page D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 27: Internet Connection Setup Wizard

    • PPPoE can be selected if your camera is directly connected to the Internet through a DSL modem. You must enter a User ID and Password for your PPPoE account. You can get this information from your Internet service provider (ISP). After making your selection, click Next to continue. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 28 Click Next to continue. This page displays a summary of your settings. Click Apply to save and activate your settings. (Click Back if you need to change your settings.) D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 29: Network Setup

    Enable this setting to configure your camera as an UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) device in the network. UPnP Port Enable this to allow your camera to use UPnP to configure port forwarding on Forwarding: your router. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 30 Note: This software comes built-in with Apple’s OS X and iOS. It can be installed on computers running Microsoft Windows. Bonjour Name: Enter the name to identify this camera on Bonjour. Click Save Settings to save your settings. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 31: Wireless Setup

    Select the encryption method that is being used by your wireless device/router. WPA-PSK / If you choose WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK as your wireless security mode, enter the WPA2-PSK key(password) for your wireless network. Settings: Click Save Settings to save your settings. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 32: Dynamic Dns

    Enter the password for your DDNS account. Timeout: Enter the number of hours to wait before updating the DDNS server if the public IP address has not yet changed. Click Save Settings to save your settings. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 33: Image Setup

    Select a number from the drop-down menu to adjust the contrast level. Adjusting this setting will alter the color intensity. Saturation Select a number from the drop-down menu to adjust the saturation level. Control: Click Save Settings to save your settings. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 34: Video

    Note: Your selection above for viewing video will be reflected on the Live Video page. For more information, refer to “Accessing the Web Configuration Utility” on page 25. Light Frequency: Select the proper frequency (50Hz or 60Hz) to reduce image flicker. Click Save Settings to save your settings. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 35: Audio

    You may Enable or Disable the camera audio feed. (Enabling audio settings will allow you to hear the audio from the camera’s microphone.) Volume Settings: Adjust the camera’s microphone volume using the drop-down menu. Click Save Settings to save your settings. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 36: Motion Detection

    Enter a value between 0 and 100. (A higher number makes it easier for motion to be detected.) Detection Areas: Use your mouse to click on the blocks representing the areas that you would like to monitor for motion. Click Save Settings to save your settings. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 37: Sound Detection

    Please be aware that the volume numbers are approximate. Use the live monitor graph below to help you set an appropriate level. Click Save Settings to save your settings. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 38: Mail

    If you want to use STARTTLS, use SMTP server port 587. • If you want to use the Yahoo SMTP server, the SMTP server address will be different between each registered region. It only supports using SMTP server port 465 for SSL-TLS. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 39 • If Motion/Sound Detection is selected, e-mails will be sent according to this interval while motion or sound is being detected. Test E-mail This will send a test snapshot by using the e-mail settings specified above. Account: Click Save Settings to save your settings. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 40: Ftp

    • If Schedule is selected, snapshots will be uploaded according to this image frequency during the days and times specified in the schedule. • If Motion/Sound Detection is selected, snapshots will be uploaded according to this image frequency while motion or sound is being detected. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 41 Test FTP Server: This will send a test file in JPEG format to the FTP server using the settings specified above. Click Save Settings to save your settings. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 42: Time And Date

    If Synchronize NTP Server is disabled, you can set the date and time manually. Or you can simply click the Copy Your Computer’s Time Settings button to Time Manually: automatically copy the date and time of the PC you are using. Click Save Settings to save your settings. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 43: Maintenance

    Click Add to add the account. User List: Displays the account names of authorized users. When user accounts are listed here, the administrator will have the option to edit or delete user accounts. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 44: System

    Restore Configuration from File. Restore To You may reset your camera and restore the factory settings by clicking Restore Factory Default: Factory Defaults. Reboot The This will restart your camera. Device: D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 45: Firmware Upgrade

    Your current firmware version and date will be displayed on your screen. You can click on the link to go to the D-Link Support page and check for the latest firmware versions available. To upgrade your firmware, first download and save the latest firmware version from the D-Link Support page to your local hard drive.
  • Page 46: Status

    Section 4 - Configuration Status Device Info This screen will display current information about your camera and its network and wireless status. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 47: Active User

    Section 4 - Configuration Active User This page displays a list of the camera’s current active users. It includes user information like the User Name, IP address, and the Time that each user started accessing the camera. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 48: Configuring The Dcs-930L Without Mydlink

    For the basic setup of the DCS-930L, follow the steps outlined in the Quick Install Guide. After you have completed the setup of the DCS-930L as instructed in the Quick Install Guide, you will have an operating camera with an assigned IP Address. Because you are using a router to share the Internet with one or more PCs, the IP Address assigned to the network camera will be a local IP Address.
  • Page 49 1. Assign a Local IP Address to Your Camera Follow the steps in the Quick Install Guide to configure the DCS-930L. The camera will be assigned a local IP Address that allows it to be recognized by the router. Write down this IP Address for future reference.
  • Page 50 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-930L. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 51 Router Set-Up and Installation The following steps should 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 Install Guide.
  • Page 52 The firewall security features built into the DIR-655 router prevent users from accessing the video from the DCS-930L over the Internet. The router connects to the Internet over a series of numbered ports. The ports normally used by the DCS-930L are blocked from access over the Internet.
  • Page 53 800. Not all routers are the same, so refer to your router’s user manual for specific instructions on how to open ports. Enter valid ports in the Virtual Server list for your router. Make sure you check the box next to the camera name on the Virtual Server List to enable your settings. D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 54: 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-930L offers the following types of security: • WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) What is WEP? WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy.
  • Page 55: 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-930L User Manual...
  • Page 56: Troubleshooting

    Section 6 - Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This section provides solutions to problems that may occur during the installation and operation of the DCS-930L. Review the following questions and answers if you are having difficulty. 1. What is Remote Access? How do I enable it? Remote Access allows you to access your camera from any PC connected to the Internet through a web browser.
  • Page 57 Section 6 - Troubleshooting 5. Why does my DCS-930L work locally but not remotely? This might be caused by the firewall protection. Check the Internet firewall with your system administrator. The firewall may need to have some settings changed in order for the network camera to be accessible outside your local LAN. For more information, please refer to the section about installing your camera behind a router, under “Configuring the DCS-930L without mydlink”...
  • Page 58: 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 59 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 phone work, through radio signals to transmit data from one point A to point B.
  • Page 60 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 61 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 62: 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-930L 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 63: Networking Basics

    Check your IP address After you install your new D-Link wireless adapter and have established a wireless connection, by default, the TCP/IP settings should be set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i.e., router) automatically. To verify your IP address, please follow the steps below.
  • Page 64: Statically Assign An Ip Address

    • Press the Windows key and then type IP. Click Settings on the right side and then click View Network Connections. • Right-click on the adapter which represents your D-Link wireless network adapter. • Highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP /IPv4) and click Properties.
  • Page 65 If you are using Windows Vista, click on Manage network connections along the left panel in the window. For Windows® 7, click on Change adapter settings. • Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link wireless network adapter which will be connected to your network.
  • Page 66: Technical Specifications

    • Adjustable image size and quality • NTP Client (D-Link) • Time stamp and text overlay • DNS Client • Flip and Mirror • DDNS Client (Dyndns and D-Link) RESOLUTION • SMTP Client • 640 x 480 at up to 20 fps • FTP Client •...
  • Page 67 • 32 ˚F to 104 ˚F (0 ˚C to 40 ˚C) STORAGE TEMPERATURE • -4 ˚F to 158 ˚F (-20 ˚C to 70 ˚C) HUMIDITY • 20-80% RH non-condensing EMISSION (EMI), SAFETY & OTHER CERTIFICATIONS • FCC Class B • IC • C-Tick • CE D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...
  • Page 68: Contacting Technical Support

    • Hardware Revision (located on the label on the bottom of the Network Camera (e.g. rev B1)) • 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 69: 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 70 Software or to refund the portion of the actual purchase price paid that is attributable to the Software. Except as otherwise agreed by D-Link in writing, the replacement Software is provided only to the original licensee, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the license granted by D-Link for the Software.
  • Page 71 • 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 72 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 73: 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 74 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-930L User Manual...
  • Page 75: Industry Canada Statement

    Appendix E - 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 76: Registration

    Appendix F - Registration Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. Version 2.0 August 20, 2014 D-Link DCS-930L User Manual...