Nov 14

Enabling authentication and encrypting communication over SSL (Secure Socket Layer) helps in protecting streaming data (Audio/Video) over the Internet.

Enable HTTPS:

Select this item to enable HTTPS communication, then select a connection option: “HTTP & HTTPS” or “HTTPS only”. Note that you have to create and install a certificate first in the second column before clicking the Save button.

Create and Install Certificate Method:

Before using HTTPS for communication with the camera, a certificate must be created first.

There are three ways to create and install a certificate:

Create Self-signed Certificate Automatically:

1. Select this option.
2. In the first column, select Enable HTTPS secure connection, then select a connection option: HTTP & HTTPS? or GÇ£HTTPS only?.
3. Click Save to generate a certificate.
4. The Certificate Information will automatically be displayed in the third column. You can click Property to view detailed information about the certificate.
5. Click Live Video to return to the main page. Change the address from http:// to https:// in the address bar and press Enter. Some Security Alert dialogs will pop up. Click OK or Yes to enable HTTPS.

Create Self-signed Certificate Manually:

1. Click Create to open the Create Certificate page, then click Save to generate the certificate.
2. The Certificate Information will automatically be displayed in the third column as shown below. You can click Property to see detailed information about the certificate.

Create Certificate Request and Install:

Select this option to create a certificate from a certificate authority.

1. Click Create to open the Create Certificate page, then click Save to generate the certificate.
2. If you see the information bar, click OK and click on the Information bar at the top of the page to allow pop-up.
3. The pop-up window shows an example of a certificate request.
4. Look for a trusted certificate authority that issues digital certificates. Enroll the camera.

Wait for the certificate authority to issue a SSL certificate. Click Browse… to search for the issued certificate, then click Upload in the second column.

Remove Certificate:

Under Certificate information, click Remove

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

 

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

 

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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

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

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Step 4: Re-attach the center cover

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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