Dec 31

Google has implemented a “less secure apps” security mechanism that blocks some 3rd party programs/services from accessing your email account. This could also block your camera from accessing your account and sending emails (i.e. Motion detection, alerts, etc..).

 

Note: If you use 2-step verification with the gmail account you want to use, this process will not work. Follow the steps below and when you get to step 5, click the link in the “note” to continue.  

 


 

In order to allow your camera to access your email account, you must allow “Less secure apps” in your gmail account settings.

 

Step 1: Log in to your g-mail account.

 

Step 2: Click the gear icon and then click Settings.

 

 

Step 3: Click Accounts and Import and then click Other Google Account Settings.

 

 

Step 4: Under the Sign-in & security section, Click Apps with account access.

 

 

Step 5: Scroll down and change the Allow less secure apps option to ON.Your camera will now be allowed to access your email account.

 

Note: If this option does not appear, you may have 2-step verification enabled. You will need to generate an app password.  – How to generate an app password?

 

 

 

Setup is complete

 

 

 


 

 

To generate an app password, make sure you complete steps 1-4 above. Step 5 below will continue from that spot.

 

Step 5: Scroll up to the top. Under Signing in to Google, click App Passwords.

 

 

Step 6: Enter your current gmail password at the sign-in screen. Click Next.

 

Step 7: Click Select device and select Other (custom name).

 

 

Step 8: Enter a name (ie dcs-942L Camera) and then click Generate.

 

 

Step 9: Write down the code and click Done.

 

 

Step 10: Your code will now be listed under Your App Passwords. You can delete the password by clicking the trash can icon.

 

 

Step 11: Log in to the web UI of the camera that you are using this gmail account as sender. Instead of using your gmail password, use the code (no spaces and case sensitive) that you wrote down in Step 9.

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Dec 30

This FAQ is for a Dynamic and Static Cable connection (I.E. Rogers, Teksavvy, Comcast).

Note: Please configure the D-Link router with the computer that was last connected directly to the cable modem.

Step 1 Log into the web-based configuration by typing in the IP address of the router (default:192.168.0.1) in your web browser. The username is admin (all lowercase) and the password is blank (nothing).

Step 2 Click on the Basic Setup tab. Dynamic IP Address is the default value, however, if Dynamic IP Address is not selected as the WAN type, select Dynamic IP Address by clicking on the radio button. Click Save and Restart.

Step 3 Click on the Device Status tab and verify that you have a solid link between the router and the modem.

If you do not have a solid link between the modem and the router follow the steps below:

  • Turn the cable modem off (first)
  • Turn the router off
  • Leave them off for 2 minutes**
  • Turn the cable modem on (first)
  • Wait until you get a solid cable light on the cable modem
  • Turn the router on
  • Wait 30 seconds

    ** If you have a Motorola (Surf Board) modem, leave off for at least 5 minutes.

    Step 4 Follow Step 1 again and log back into the web configuration. Click the Device Status tab . If you do not already have a public IP address under the WAN Ethernet heading, click on the DHCP Release and Renew buttons.

    Setup Static Cable Connection

    Step 1 Log into the web based configuration by typing in the IP address of the router (default:192.168.0.1) in your web browser. The username is admin (all lowercase) and the password is blank (nothing).

    Step 2 Click the Basic Setup tab. Select the Static IP Address radio button and enter in your static settings obtained from the ISP in the fields provided.

    Note: If you do not know your settings, you must contact your ISP.

    Step 3 Click on Save and Restart.

    Step 4 Click on the Device Status tab and verify that you have a solid link between the router and the modem.

    If you do not have a solid link between the modem and the router follow the steps below:

  • Power cycle the cable modem and router.
  • Turn the cable modem off (first)
  • Turn the router off
  • Leave them off for 2 minutes**
  • Turn the cable modem on (first)
  • Wait until you get a solid cable light on the cable modem
  • Turn the router on
  • Wait 30 seconds

    ** If you have a Motorola (Surf Board) modem, leave off for at least 5 minutes.

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Dec 23

NOTE: This example shows the setup of the D-Link DIR-L1900 using Android OS. Apple/iOS setup should be the same/similar.

 

Step 1: Download and install the D-Link Wi-Fi app on your Android OS/Apple iOS device.

 

 

Step 2: Launch the D-Link Wi-Fi app, and tap Install New Device.

 

 

Step 3: Tap Scan the QR code, then scan the QR code that can be located on the bottom of the router or on the quick install card.

 

 

Step 4: This unit has router and extender mode, in this example we will configure it as a router. Tap SELECT.

 

 

Step 5: Unplug the power to your modem or gateway, then tap NEXT.

 

NOTE: Make sure all lights are off on the modem, if not then you may need to remove the battery from the modem.

 

 

Step 6: Connect the Ethernet cable from your modem/gateway into the Internet port on the DIR-L1900.

 

– Tap NEXT

 

 

Step 7: Power the modem/gateway back on and wait for it to start up, then tap NEXT.

 

NOTE: If you removed the battery from your modem, re-insert it before powering the modem back on.

 

 

Step 8: Power the DIR-L1900 on, then tap NEXT.

 

NOTE: The LED will be red at first, and then will start  flashing orange when the unit is ready for setup. If the LED is not lit make sure you press the power button.

 

 

Step 9: When the device LED starts blinking orange, then tap NEXT.

 

 

Step 10: Here you can specify what wireless network name your DIR-L1900 will broadcast. Enter a new network name, then enter a new wireless password, then tap NEXT.

 

 

Step 11: Create a device admin password, then tap NEXT.

 

 

Step 12: Select the option to keep your device up to date, then tap NEXT.

 

 

Step 13: Tap SAVE, the router will now save your changes.

 

 

Step 14: If you would like to link the DIR-L1900 to Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or IFTTT, then tap Register (Optional). Or tap Not Now.

 

NOTE: In this example we selected Not Now,

 

 

Step 15: Tap FINISH.

 

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Dec 23

Step 1: Launch the mydlink app and then sign in.

 

Step 2: Tap the menu icon in the upper left corner and then tap Devices.

 

 

Step 3: Tap Sensor.

 

 

Step 4: Select the sensor from the dial. At the bottom the battery status will be displayed.

 

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Dec 16

The WiFi performance depends on how you place and connect your router and node.  Some commonly used appliances might be an interference to your wireless signal.  If you keep seeing the signal quality between your AiMesh devices presented on AiMesh page is weak, displaying an orange line, please refer to the following suggestions to move your AiMesh devices for a better signal.

 

How to distinguish the signal quality in my AiMesh system?

You may click the information icon in the Web GUI to pop up the level chart or refer to picture below.

 

If you are using wireless connection…

  1. We suggest you to locate your AiMesh router and node between 3-5meters.
  2. Try to place your router and node on flat and hard surface,
  3. Try to place your node in the center of your house. The fewer the walls (and the less substantial their inner material) between your router and node, the better your performance will be. Houses with dense materials like plaster, lath, or chicken wire in the walls are particularly hard for WiFi waves. Whenever possible, aim for direct line of sight between routers.
  4. Routers radiate their signal more upwards than downwards, but mostly along the plane they are placed on. It is best to place your routers at a height halfway between the floor and the ceiling, not on the ground

 

If you are using an Ethernet backhaul…

1. Check if you are using a CAT 5e/CAT 6 cable. If your cable does not support Gigabit or the cable is almost worn out, we suggest you  replace it.

2. If you use a switch to connect your AiMesh devices, please check if the cable and switch both offer Gigabit Ethernet speed.

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