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General Discussion / Better Software To Connect With Foscam Clone?
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:10:27 am »

 I have a couple of Foscam clones and they came from different vendors.

 One of them has no 'advanced' option or any other way of changing the configuration.

  So how did I get it set up in the first place?

  ah, good question.  Well I think it came with its own software for finding it and talking to it.

  I've lost that now.  Can't find it.

  Anyone got any idea of how I could perhaps get at this camera and reconfigure it for our new local network which uses the 10.x.x.x  series instead of the 198.x.x.x  ?

General Discussion / How To Log Contacam Into a Foscam Clone?
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:06:58 am »

 My Contacam won't log in to my foscam clone and I think it probably because of that second menu thing that it throws up - asking what mode you want, for IE or Firefox or Mobile.

 Is there any way to deal with this and use Contacam with a clone?

General Discussion / No Configuration Option On This Foscam Clone
« on: October 05, 2017, 05:10:43 pm »

I have a Foscam clone that I can access via ethernet cable but I find no configuration options on it when I get there.

Opening in Firefox.

I need to configure it because we have a new router so I have to change the wifi setup.

I assume it is some kind of software thing - like it needs something better than firefox - anyone know of anything that might do the trick?

General Discussion / CLONE OR CCTV?
« on: March 06, 2016, 09:16:36 pm »
My clones have been guarding the place well for years but we got thieved the other week, finally.

And caused a rethink.  My clones are, in fact, not monitored. So they are virtually sham.

Monitoring, when I've looked into it, seems to be a difficult and maybe expensive job.  I finished up hassling a lot with Ispy and couldn't get reliable performance out of it and had hassles getting a dedicated computer to handle the job with Ispy looking at four cameras.

That's the first issue: Monitoring.

The second issue is quality.  Even if my cameras were monitored the pictures are never going to show details of a face, especially night time when the thieves are about.

So I'm thinking I maybe need to go CCTV for better resolution.  For instance:

But there's 720 Clones now offered on eBay.  Would they do, I wonder?

We are watching a driveway, a backyard and the interior of a workshop shed. 

Over the years things change. I'm just wondering what things are like now.  What would you advise as the best way to go now?  Foscam clone ? or CCTV ? - wireless or cable? 

And what monitoring software?

And what computer platform.  I had an old computer I thought would be good for the job with Linux on it but it couldn't handle it.

Lastly the audio side. Any comments on the audio hardware and tactics to be used nowadays?  There seem to be lots of 8G cheap audio recorders they market as 'spy' recorders. I suppose they are voice activated and you leave them on site and check them each morning.

General Discussion / Re: What Happens After Reset?
« on: June 02, 2015, 08:37:34 am »

 Oh, okay.  That's hopeful.

 I'll try to start it up again tomorrow and then I'll look for the bootlog.  Let you know what I find out.

 This is the most positive stuff I've ever run across regarding these foscam clones since I've had them - and that must  be four years now I'd guess....


General Discussion / Re: What Happens After Reset?
« on: June 01, 2015, 08:02:03 am »

 I did try a right click and nothing came up.  I think I've got other ipcam finding stuff if I look for it.

 "If all fails"?  What is 'all' ?  What else is there to try, anything?

 I think nothing. There's nothing to try is there?

 So if it doesn't go I'll try this 'firmware recovery' thing. Thanks for the link to that. If it works I might be able to recover another one I have that broke down more'n a year ago in the same way, looks alive but can't be connected to.



General Discussion / Re: What Happens After Reset?
« on: May 29, 2015, 08:03:07 pm »
Thanks for that.

Yes, the default IP turns out to be the one I've been using it with all this time: 192.168.199:99

 Didn't know that until I looked on the bottom after reading your post.

Can't connect to it.  'Too long to respond' is what I get.

Can't ping it, either.  'request timed out'.

But it lights up and goes through the startup patrol when I power on.  And just once, the first time I tried, I got a page from it but ever since then nothing but time outs.

Is it hopelessly broken or there's a procedure I should/could follow?

Yes, IP cam finding software.. I've got some, a little prog, it found it and a couple others I've got, straightaway.  But that's all it does. Just lists the IP's of the cams it finds.

that spam test was a bit of a hassle.  what number comes before yan an tong whatever in the address?  what address? i didn't see that chinese (?) name anywhere... fortunately after a few fails where i just guessed at any number the system has thrown up a new set of tests...

General Discussion / What Happens After Reset?
« on: May 28, 2015, 09:53:31 pm »
I have a couple of Foscam clones.  Lost the password for one of them.  Did a hard reset with a piece of wire and the thing rebooted, went into that seek patrolling sequence.

But now I can't connect with it at all.

What should happen after a reset?  Just resets the password or more than that?  Which is what it looks like.

Have to go back to hooking up with ethernet, finding it, configuring IP address and everything, is that right?

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