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Author Topic: ELP Brand: Best Pinhole Lens WiFi IP Camera Support Smart Phone View  (Read 3031 times)

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January 07, 2016, 04:55:16 am
After spending some time figuring this one out, I thought I would write it up and hopefully help other people.
* Once you get it setup properly, this actually works really well, and is a really good deal.
* I was concerned the package would not include the necessary power block, but it does, all you need is an ethernet cable.
* You can couple this with a tiny travel router that connects to your wifi and delivers a wired connection to the camera. (I'm using the TP-LINK TL-WR702N but I'm sure any similar product will do).
* The web interface to the camera didn't work for me, it looks like it requires some ActiveX stuff which only works on Windows (I use Linux exclusively).
* The camera's IP address is fixed (I think it's and it doesn't seem like it can be changed, so you'll need to set a fixed IP for it and change the IP of any other device that might have that IP on your internal network.
* After lots of trial and error to try to find the actual video feed's URL, I finally found an Android app that made it work, it's called tinyCam Monitor, there's a paid version but you can probably try it out and make sure it works with your camera with the free version. Use this on your phone while connected to the same network as the camera, and it should allow you to detect it and it will set the right IPs for you.
* Then you still need to configure your router to open the right port if you want to access the video feed from outside the network.
I hope this helps some potential buyers :-)
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