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How to set up WEP KEY in M7 Network Camera Wireless Search?

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WEP KEY setup in M7 network camera wireless search:
Wireless Network

Mode: G

Security Options:

WEP

Security Encryption (WEP)

– Authentication Type: Shared Key or Both or Auto

– Encryption Strength: 64bit

these values need to be setup in your router of wireless settings.

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August 30th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

What is Microseven wireless range (distance)?

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Microseven wireless network camera range reference:

Wireless frequency range: 2.4GHz 2.48GHz
Transmitting Power: 13dBm-17dBm (about 50 mw)

Communication distance:
indoor: 98 ft (30m)
outdoor: 300 ft (100m) open space.

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August 30th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

How to do auto cruise for PTZ dome network camera (M7-HSDDNWS-26X)?

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To cruise the camera. You need to setup two points
Step1: setup the first point on the position of the camera view, then input 51 and click on preset.
Step2: setup the second point on the position of the camera view, then input 52 and click on preset.
Step3: Then click on auto rotate button. Camera will start moving from the first point to second point and it will come back again and start over again.
Note: the max angle is 180 degree, if it is over 180 degree, the movement of camera will pick up the maximum angle but less than 180 degree. The speed of movement is constant, if more zoom in, and slower.

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August 30th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

View your cameras in one screen using microseven.com

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View your cameras in one screen in IE using microseven.com from your account.
Step 1. log into your account
Step 2. Go to my account on the top menu
Step 3. Go to left My account menu, and click on Online cameras

You can do “Camera listview”, “Add new camera”, “View camera” and “View still image” there.

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August 30th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

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How to change lens for M7-RD550PTWS?

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How to change lens for M7-RD550PTWS?

Step 1: Softly hold camera’ shell, move up direction until you hear the ‘click’ sound.

Step 2: Remove 4 pcs of PM2*5 screws.

Step 3: Open the screw and remove old lens, then replace with new lens and adjust lens until video clear. Then softly ties the lens screw.

Step 4: Place screws back to the board and tightly screw in screws on board. Then put shell back to camera.

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August 29th, 2010 at 10:47 am

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How to make two way audio work for M7-CD550WS?

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How to make two way audio work for M7-CD550WS?

I have tested.

Please see pictures attached what I tested.

1. My laptop SONY VGN-CR231E
2. M7-CD080WS
3. Two Mics one links to M7-CD550W, and other links to laptop
4. Two coupler from RadioShack 1/8 (3.5mm) Stereo Female to 1/8 (3.5mm) Stereo Female
5. Two 3-ft (91.cm) Shield Y-Adapter Audio Cable from RadioShack
6. One set of speakers
7. Microseven M7CMS software

You need to link them together, Y-Adapter Audio Cable by using its one of two to link to M7-CD550WS audio in and audio out. I plan to get these cable as one from factory later.

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August 29th, 2010 at 10:31 am

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How to test webcam on your phone?

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G1, iPhone and blackberry and etc.
Try the following URL to test:

http://www.microseven.com/webcam.html

Refresh itself every 3 seconds (or however long you set for your camera. On our demo we recommend 3 second intervals to conserve your phone’s battery power), there are live still images.

http://74.212.249.249:7777/snapshot_ch01.jpg (Static snapshot)

You need to refresh to see the live still image.

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August 27th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

How to adjust CCD sensor by Microseven software?

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Step 1 Open M7CMS, enter User ID and Password, default is admin and password. Main window will pop up.

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Step 2 Right click on video screen to pull up camera short-cut menu or click camera in the camera list, then Camera Setup properties dialog pops up.

Step 3 Go to tab Video > CCD Settings tab.

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Step 4 Set Mirror mode, White Balance, AGC, ALC/ELC, Blacklight compensation, Anti-Scintillation, Color Mode, Grade, Auto IRIS level regulator, Sharpening adjustment, and etc.

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Step 5 Click ‘OK’ to close ‘CCD setup’ pop window.

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August 27th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

How to change image color if video images turn to black and white?

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Step 1 Double-click Network Camera | Microseven icon to open M7CMS.
Enter User ID and Password, our default User ID and Password are ‘admin’ and ‘password’. Main page of window pops up.

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Step 2 Select the camera you need to change color. Right click the video screen to pull up camera short-cut menu or click the camera in the camera list, then theCamera Setup properties dialog pops up.

Step 3 Go to Video > Color to Black & White Setup tab.

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Step 4 Enable this function and set a schedule.

Step 5 Click ‘Apply’ to save and complete setup.

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August 27th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

How to upgrade new firmware?

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Step 1 Click Microseven IP locator icon Network Camera | Microseven , Microseven IP locator window will pop up.

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Step 2 Click on ‘Search’ in Locator.

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Step 3 Highlight on IP address and double click, A pop up window is up.

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Network Camera | Microseven Current default gateway from factory is 192.168.1.1 for our example here. You need to find out your own default gateway to match.
Step 4 Click ‘Browse…’, Open file window pops up, select the lastest version of firmware then click ‘Open’.

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Step 5 Then click on ‘Upgrade’.

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Step 6 Confirmation pop window to ask you if you want to go to next step.

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Step 7 Click ‘Yes’, now wait for update to complete.

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Step 8 You will be notified ‘Firmware upgraded successfully’. Click ‘Close’.

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Step 9 Go back to Microseven camera locator again, do search to check if new version of firmware has been updated.

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August 27th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

How to record video on PC or server?

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Step 1 Open Microseven software, enter User ID and Password, default User ID and Password is admin and password.

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Step 2 Click OK, main page pops up.

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Step 3 Click ‘Schedule Record’ radio button and click ‘Schedule REC Setting…’ button.

Step 4 Table of schedule page pops up.

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Step 5 Set up your value to table.

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For example:
– Select a Camera: 192.168.1.201
– Continuous recording for 24/7
– Click check box on Schedule REC Enable
– File Save Path: Any drivers can be selected.

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– Keep Recording File Days: 10 (For reference, 4 GB is for 24 hours in CIF mode)

Step 6 Click OK to complete.

Step 7 Playback your recording file, click on Playback icon.

Step 8 Select date and time you want to playback recorded video files, click Play.

Step 9 Click View live camera(s) video icon to go back to live mode.

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Step 10 Click on ‘Manual Record’ radio button to stop recording video on your PC or server.

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August 27th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

How to embed still image to your website?

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Before you are ready for still image your website for your webcam, your Microseven network camera has been set up view on internet.
Then to do the following set up to embed still image on your website.

Step 1 Open M7CMS to view your camera.

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Step 2 Right click on video and select Properties from shortcut menu or click camera name from camera list, for example ‘Los Angeles, California’. Go to next properties page.

Step 3 Go to Capture & Snapshot > Camera Built-in snapshot tab.

Step 4 Check on ‘Enable camera built-in snapshot’, and set up Camera built-in snapshot interval. (3 seconds is default and recommended)

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Step 5 Then click ‘Apply’.

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Step 6 Click OK on Camera built-in snapshot pop window, and click Close on ‘Configuration Settings’ window.

Then you need to copy embedded scripts to your html page in your website.

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ip=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: Your IP address, for example, ip=74.212.249.249

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ip=xxx.xxx.xxx: Your domain name, if you have use dyndns.org domain name with your IP address, for example, ip=m7cam.microseven.com.

Port: Port is web port number, for example 80
Channel: Channel is from 1 – 4, for example 1 for you use it for camera only; if you have 4 channel encoder, you may need 4 channels, 1, 2, 3, and 4 for four different channels.

The following live embedded script code is Microseven demo:

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The single frame is: http://m7cam.microseven.com:7777/snapshot_ch01.jpg

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August 27th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

How to use your phone to view live still video?

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Before you are ready for viewing still image on your cell phone, your Microseven network camera must have been set up for viewing on the internet. Then to do the following set up to embed still image on your website.

Step 1 Login to M7CMS.

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Step 2 Right click on video and select Properties from shortcut menu or click camera name from camera list, then camera setup properties dialog pop up.

Step 3 Go to Capture & Snapshot > Camera Built-in snapshot tab.

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Step 4 Check on ‘Enable camera built-in snapshot’, and Set up Camera built-in snapshot interval (default and recommended is 3 seconds)

Step 5 Then click ‘Apply’, you will see the Setup successfully message.

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Step 6 Click OK on Camera built-in snapshot pop window, and click Close.

Step 7 View camera snapshot with your smartphone.

Enter the address:
http://www.microseven.com/webcam.html?ip=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx&port=xx&channel=x&w=xxx&h=xxx
Or
http://www.microseven.com/webcam.html?ip=xxx.xxx.xxx&port=xx&channel=x&w=xxx&h=xxx
ip=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx –> your IP address
ip=xxx.xxx.xxx –> your domain address if you have use dyndns.org domain name with your IP address

For example, the parameters for Microseven demo are:
ip = 74.212.249.249
port = 7777 (web port – no video port 9660)
channel = 1 (camera only is 1 default)
w = 352 (default)
h = 240 (default)

So, the demo link address is :
https://www.microseven.com/webcam.html?ip=74.212.249.249&port=7777&channel=1&w=352&h=240

Enter http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xx/snapshot_ch01.jpg

Microseven demo links:
https://www.microseven.com/webcam.html?ip=74.212.249.249&port=7777&channel=1&w=352&h=240
https://m7cam.microseven.com:7777/snapshot_ch01.jpg

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August 27th, 2010 at 11:42 am

How to view Microseven network camera over the Internet?

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Before you view Microseven network camera over internet, you have to open port forwarding on your router. Example, you opened web port for 81, device port from 9660-9661. Then you go to IE browser, enterhttp://whatismyip.com to Address Bar and find out what is your internet IP address.

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After you found the IP address from whatismyip.com, in this example it is 66.215.70.112. Enter http://66.215.70.112:81 to Address Bar in IE browser.

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Default Username: admin
Default password: password
Device port: 9660

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August 27th, 2010 at 6:45 am

How to make DNS change to have your email sent out?

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Sometimes, your email can not be sent out when motion detection has been triggered. You may need to check your IP with DNS.

Step 1 To set up DNS statically, first login M7CMS.

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Step 2 Right click on the live camera screen to pull up camera short-cut menu and select Properties, or click on camera name of Camera List. Camera setup properties dialog pops up.

Step 3 Select Camera > Network Settings tab.

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Step 4 Go to DNS type, select DNS in the drop down list.

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Step 5 Enter DNS number which is from ISP. And click ‘Apply’.

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Step 6 You will see the Setup successfully message. And it has been modified. Then check your email again.

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August 27th, 2010 at 5:50 am

How To Setup a 2nd Router as an Access Point & Extend Your Wireless Network?

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Do you have two routers in the house and need to use one of them wireless access point (WAP) instead of a router? You may want to do this would to extend the reach of your wireless or wired network or simply to have a second access point on the router.

Here’s how to set up your second router as an access point. We’ll use the Linksys Wrt54G router for this example:

  • First take a network cord and hook one end up to your PC (laptop or otherwise) and the other end up to a numbered port on your wrt54g (second) router. The numbered ports are the ones bunched together on the right side of the router (looking at it from the back of the router – see photo below). Make sure you aren’t connecting to the internet port.
  • Open the web browser on your PC, type in 192.168.1.1 (assuming the wrt54g is set at its default ip) and hit enter. This will bring up the setup page for the router.
  • In the router setup page, disable the DHCP server (again, this is on the second wrt54g of course)
  • Now in the router setup page, renumber the second WRT54G local IP Address to be with in the subnet of the main router, but outside it’s DHCP server range. Like 192.168.1.2 (dhcp starts with 192.168.1.100 up to 192.168.1.150)
  • Set up your wireless ssid and other wireless settings the exact same as on your main wireless router.
  • Save Settings and unhook the network cord from your PC and wrt54g
  • Now you can connect the incoming lan cable from your main network (or main router) to one of the numbered ports on the wrt54g. This basically turns your wrt54g into a switch or wireless access point. Do not plug anything into the internet port on this second router.
That’s it. For my house I have two Linksys wrt54g wireless routers. The first one is used as a router and wireless access point and the second one is just an extender of that wireless (and wired) network. Since they have the same SSID, I can drag my laptop from one end of the house nearer the main router to the other end of the house nearer the second router (access point) and always have a very strong wireless signal. For other models of routers the steps and concept would be basically the same. There is no need for a hackable firmware updated like DD-WRT, but you can still do this with that firmware also of course. I use the DD-WRT on my main router for now and the standard Linksys firmware for the second router (now a Wireless Access Point 🙂 )

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August 26th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

How to view live video and view still image in microseven.com?

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*** View live video in microseven.com

  1. Open IE browser, go to http://www.microseven.com, login to your account. Your default account is your e-mail address, and your default password is password.Network Camera | Microseven
  2. After logging into your account, ‘Camera Overview’ is your default page.Network Camera | Microseven
  3. Click ‘Add New’, go to Add Camera page, and input full all the information of your Microseven network camera.Network Camera | Microseven
  4. Click ‘Submit’, Then you see the camera has been added in the list.Network Camera | Microseven
  5. Now click ‘View Camera’, live Video is displayed in microseven.comNetwork Camera | Microseven

Network Camera | Microseven Before you view video and view still, make sure you have opened firmware in your router, called port forwarding.

For example:

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To find out what is your internet ip address, go to http://whatismyip.com

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*** View still image in microseven.com

  1. To make View Still image working, please make sure the following setup is completed: Go to Camera built-in snapshot and check Enable and best recommendation is set 3 second, then click ‘Apply’.Network Camera | Microseven
  2. Then click OK to finish.Network Camera | Microseven
  3. Click ‘View Still’ link on the menu (second line from top of microseven.com)Network Camera | Microseven
  4. Still image is displayed in microseven.comNetwork Camera | Microseven

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August 25th, 2010 at 8:57 am

How to setup motion detection and email configuration to send motion detection snapshot by email?

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Step 1 Double-click Network Camera | Microseven icon to open Microseven software.

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Step 2 Enter User ID and Password, our default User ID and Password are ‘admin’ and ‘password’. Microseven main page pops up.

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Step 3 Right click on the live camera screen to pull up camera short-cut menu and select Properties, or click the camera name of Camera List. Camera setup properties dialog pops up.

Step 4 Go to Camera > Email Settings tab.

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Step 5 The example uses gmail.com information, Check ‘Apply to motion detection’.

  1. SMTP server: smtp.gmail.com
  2. Send from: microsevensystems@gmail.com
  3. Account name: microsevensystems@gmail.com
  4. Password: *******
  5. Send to: support@microseven.com
  6. Check Sending snapshot
  7. Show ‘From’ as: Support Team
  8. Subject: Test

Step 6 Click ‘Apply’ and then click ‘OK’.

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Step 7 Go to Motion Detect tab.

Note: Sensitivity level, 1-9, 9 is the highest sensitivity.

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Step 8 Click ‘Set motion detect area’, and motion detect area window pops up.

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Step 9 Click ‘Select All’ then click ‘OK’

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Step 10 Go to Detection > Motion Detection tab.

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  1. Check Snapshot ‘Channel 1’
  2. Check ‘Set motion detect on schedule’
  3. Only ‘Set duration 1’ to 12:00:00 AM to 11:59:59 PM

Step 11 Click Apply.

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Step 12 Then click ‘Apply to everyday’.

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Step 13 Exit properties configuration page and go back to main window.

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Step 14 Trigger motion on.

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SStep 15 While motion is detected, video will have red frame alert and it triggers the email alert.

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Step 16 You check your email inbox.

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Network Camera | MicrosevenIf you cannot receive emails, please check firewall if it is on, or you can check DNS need to be static.

For example, our company demo DNS is static DNS:

  1. Primary DNS is 64.60.0.17
  2. Secondary DNS is 64.60.0.18

Step 17 To change DNS from Dynamic one to static DNS, please go to tab ‘Network…’ on camera properties configuration page.

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Step 18 Click ‘Apply’ to finish. You will receive emails when motion is triggered.

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August 24th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

How to reset Microseven camera to factory state?

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Step 1 Click Microseven IP locator iconNetwork Camera | Microseven , Microseven IP locator window will pop up.

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Step 2 Click on ‘Search’ in Locator.

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Step 3 Highlight on IP address and double click, A pop up window will appear..

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Step 4 Click ‘Reset (factory)…’ .

Step 5 After reset, you need to re-configure camera again. If you want to keep the properties values in camera, you just need to click ‘Set Default’ button.

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August 24th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Setting Up Port Forwarding for Viewing Your Microseven Network Camera Over the Internet

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How many ports need to open for port forwarding (against firewall)?

For Microseven network camera, there are web port, password port and video ports need to do port forwarding:

  • Web port default is 80
  • Password port (device) default is 9660
  • Video port default is 9661

For example, IP address configuration for LAN is 192.168.1.201:
Then, port forwording is 80 for 192.168.1.201,
port forwarding is 9660-9661 for 192.168.1.201

If you have internet IP address is 74.212.249.249,
then you view your Microseven network camera on the internet is http://74.212.249.249
For demo Microseven network camera port forwarding is http://74.212.249.249:7777

The following example is 3 cameras, for port forwarding. A Netgear router uses 3 IP address for cameras:

  • 192.168.1.201 for first camera.
  • 192.168.1.202 for second camera.
  • 192.168.1.203 for third camera.

Step 1 Go to port forwarding.

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Step 2 Click on ‘Add Custom Service’, then go to next page.

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  1. Enter ‘cam1‘ in Service Name.
  2. Service Type is ‘TCP/UDP‘.
  3. Starting Port is ‘81‘.
  4. Ending Port is ‘81‘.
  5. Server IP Address is ‘192.168.1.201‘.Network Camera | Microseven
  6. Click ‘Apply‘.

Step 3 Go to next page, Updating Settings.

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Step 4 Now, Click on ‘Add Custom Service’ again to add password port and video ports.

  1. Set Service Name as ‘cam1_video‘.
  2. Set Service Type as ‘TCP/UDP‘.
  3. Starting Port is ‘9660‘.
  4. Ending Port is ‘9665‘.
  5. Server IP Address is 192.168.1.201‘.Network Camera | Microseven
  6. And then click ‘Apply‘.Network Camera | Microseven

Now, the first camera port forwarding setup is completed.

Step 5 Then, do the second Microseven network camera.

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Please View the following snapshot:

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The second Microseven network camera setup is finished now.
Total three Microseven network camera setup for port forwarding will be the following snapshot.

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August 24th, 2010 at 2:44 pm