Oct 05

Step 1: Connect your D-Link DCS-942L to your broadband router with an Ethernet cable

Step 2: Power on the DCS-942L

Step 3: Download and launch the install wizard for your camera from http://www.mydlink.com/support

Step 4: Go through install Wizard:

  • Step 1: Choose Language and Click Start
  • Step 2: Accept the Terms and Conditions and click Next
  • Step 3: Setup Camera
  • Step 4: Select your DCS-942L and enter a new password for it


  • Step 5: Select the connection type for the Camera. Wired (Ethernet) or Wireless
  • Step 6: Add the DCS-942L to your existing mydlink account or create a new one.
  • Step 7: Setup is complete, Click Finish


Step 5: Log into your mydlink account to view and manage your DCS-942L- http://www.mydlink.com


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Oct 05

Step 1: Unscrew the camera from the base

Step 2: On the bottom of the base, press in the 2 clips to remove the center piece



Step 3: Screw the base into your desired wall or ceiling


Step 4: Re-attach the center cover


Step 5: Screw the camera back onto the base and adjust as needed.


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Sep 17

Step 1: Log into the Web-based configuration of the camera.


Step 2: Click Setup > Mail

Step 3: Enter you E-Mail Settings

  • SMTP Server Address: This is the domain name or IP address of your external e-mail server.
    • See below for a list of popular E-Mail Providers and their settings
  • SMTP Server Port: This is the port used by your e-mail provided for sending email
  • Sender e-mail Address: This is the e-mail address of the person sending the camera snapshots. (your email address)
  • Receiver e-mail Address: This is the e-mail address of recipient for the SMTP server. (Who the email is being sent to)
  • User Name: This is your username for your email account
  • Password: This is the password for your email account
  • Use SSL-TLS/STARTTLS: This needs to be enabled if your email provider requires TLS authentication

Note: If the above information is not entered correct, this feature will not work. Please check with your email provider for the correct settings.

Step 4: Enable e-mailing images to email account: Choosing Always will start sending snapshots to the recipient’s e-mail account right away. Choosing Schedule will allow you to schedule when to start and stop the sending of snapshots to the recipient’s e-mail account.

Step 8: Set Email Interval: How often emails/snapshots are sent

Step 9: Click Test: This will send a snapshot to the e-mail account that you have configured in the E-mail section. If you have configured the SMTP account correctly, you will be able to send a test file to the e-mail account of the recipient.

Step 10: Click Save settings.


Popular Email Service Providers

Email Service Provider Mail Server Information
Hotmail Outgoing Server Name: smtp.live.com
Port: 587
Use Authentication: Yes
Use SSL: No
AOL.com Outgoing Server Name: smtp.aol.com
Port: 587
Use Authentication: Yes
Use SSL: No
Cogeco Outgoing Server Name: smtp.cogeco.ca
Port: 25
Use Authentication: No
Use SSL: No
G-Mail Outgoing Server Name: smtp.gmail.com
Port: 587
Use Authentication: Yes
Use SSL: Yes (SSL Port 465)
Rogers Outgoing Server Name: smtp.broadband.rogers.com
Port: 587
Use Authentication: Yes
Use SSL: No
Telus Outgoing Server Name: smtp.telus.net
Port: 25
Use Authentication: No
Use SSL: No
Bell Sympatico Outgoing Server Name: smtphm.sympatico.ca
Port: 587
Use Authentication: Yes
Use SSL: Optional (Yes or No)
Videotron Outgoing Server Name: relais.videotron.ca
Port: 25
Use Authentication: No
Use SSL: No
Yahoo.ca Outgoing Server Name: smtp.mail.yahoo.ca
Port: 587
Use Authentication: Yes
Use SSL: No

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Sep 17

With tamper detection, the dlink camera is capable of detecting incidents such as redirection, blocking or de-focusing, or even spray paint.

To enable camera tampering detection:

Step 1: Log into the web-based configuration of the D-Link camera.

Step 2: Click on Setup icon on the top left corner.

Step 3: Go to Event Management -> Tamper Detection


Step 4: Check the box for Enable camera tampering detection.

Step 5: Enter the tamper trigger duration (10 sec. ~ 10 min.). The tamper alarm will be triggered only when the tampering factor (the difference between current frame and pre-saved background) exceeds the trigger threshold.

Step 6: Click Save button to save the new settings.

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Sep 14

Both the D-Link DCS-6112 and DCS-6113 cameras support two way audio communication so that operators can transmit and receive audio simultaneously.

The two way audio port is set to 5060 by default. It can also be assigned to another port number between 1025 and 65535.

By using the external microphone and an external speaker, users can communicate with people present around the D-Link Network Camera.


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