Jan 02

Step 1: Log into the D-Link DNS-726-4 and go to Setup > Camera Search.

Step 2: Click the Search button to search for UPnP cameras.


Step 3: The system will list all the available cameras at this moment. Click the + icon to add this camera into your camera list.


Step 4: After clicking the icon, the camera setting page will pop-up. Click on the camera that you want to add.

Step 5: Enter the camera name, user name, and password of the camera.

 Some cameras will limit the login authority to the administrator only.
To add cameras without the UPnP function, please go to the Camera Setup menu and enter the IP address manually.
You may not be able to see all the cameras on your first search. It may take a moment for the devices to respond to the UPnP request. Please click Search again if cameras are not immediately displayed.

Step 6: Click the Add button to add the selected camera.


Step 7: After clicking Add, the updated information will be displayed in the Camera List.

Step 8: Repeat Step 2 through 5 to add other cameras into your list.

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Dec 17

This error is caused by Protection mode being enabled in your internet security settings of the Windows Vista / Windows 7 Internet Explorer 7 browser.


You will need to disable Protection Mode. Below are the steps:

Step 1: Double click the Internet icon at the bottom of your Internet Explorer 7 browser to bring up the Internet Security options .


or click Tools at the top of your browser and select Internet Options.


From the Internet Options box, click the Security tab.


Step 2: Clear the Enable Protection Mode check box and click Apply then OK.

Note: Internet Explorer must be closed and re-opened for changes to take effect you should have and Internet icon at the bottom of your browser that now shows Protection Mode: Off.


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Nov 16

For each camera that resides behind a router or gateway, three ports must be forwarded by the router to obtain both audio and video. If audio is not desired, only the HTTP port will need to be forwarded. The three default ports are as follows:

  • 80 (TCP) HTTP Port (allows access to web-configuration and transmits video if other ports are not forwarded)
  • 5002 (TCP/UDP) Audio Channel Port (transmits synchronized audio)
  • 5003 (TCP/UDP) Video Channel Port (transmits synchronized video)

These port numbers will need to be changed in the camera configuration on each additional camera that is added behind the router. Port numbers can be changed from the Advanced > Network screen.


Practical Example:

Three DCS-6620s are behind a D-Link DI-604. The router has a public IP address (WAN) of and an internal (LAN) IP address of

Camera 1 IP address: Ports: 80, 5002 and 5003
Camera 2 IP address: Ports: 81, 6002 and 6003
Camera 3 IP address: Ports: 82, 7002 and 7003

Each set of three ports must be forwarded to the respective IP address. Set-up for Camera 1 inside a DI-604s configuration is shown below:


This will need to be done for each camera and their respective ports.

To contact these cameras from a remote location (across the Internet), use the Public IP address (WAN) of the router along with the appropriate web port. Using the above example:

To remotely contact camera 1 with Internet Explorer, enter
To remotely contact camera 2 with Internet Explorer, enter
To remotely contact camera 3 with Internet Explorer, enter

These cameras can also be contacted remotely with IP surveillance (included software).

Step 1 Launch the Monitor application and choose Function Menu > Camera Configurations.

Step 2 Enter the routers Public IP address and port number in the IP address field in the top left corner.

Step 3 Click the Insert button directly above.

Step 4 Click Save.

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Aug 22

With Back-to-School season upon us it’s officially time for rushed mornings, forgotten lunch and the dreaded homework. So in order to make the transition back to school life a little less painful, we’ve gathered a list of smart gadgets to take a few speed bumps out of the back to school road.


Be There, Even When You’re Not

Wi-Fi Cameras are great year round, but for parents who like to check in on the kids from the office, they’re especially handy during the school season. With D-Link Wi-Fi Cameras, you can check in on the family anytime right from your smartphone or tablet device to make sure they’re alright. Many Wi-Fi Cameras even have 2-way audio so you can even give a quick reminder to spend less time playing Wii (or whatever kids these days are in to) and more time on geometry.

Lock Smart

With Schlage locks you no longer need to worry about the kids losing their house keys or wonder whether leaving a hidden key for emergencies is too risky. In fact, with Schlage you don’t have to worry about keys at all! Everyone in your family can have their own code which they can use to come and go. An added benefit to keyless entry is that you’ll know exactly who is coming and going and when, with push alerts on your phone. And if you need to let someone without a code into the house, you can do so right from your mobile device.


With a few strategically placed Wi-Fi Smart Plugs you can make mornings and school nights easier. A Wi-Fi Smart Plug is essentially a smart outlet for your home. When you plug a device into a Smart Plug, you can turn it on and off right from your mobile device or set simple on/off schedules. Set up a few throughout the house for your lights and schedule them to turn off at the kid’s bedtime and on in the morning so you’re not waking up to a dark house. Even consider adding one to the kids rooms so when they need that extra push to get out of bed you can turn a light on right from your phone. Use a Wi-Fi Smart Plug throughout the day as well to check to see if you left a light on or even to turn to Crockpot on or off for dinner (Check out  my favorite Crockpot Recipe here)!

Know When Things Are Moving


Wi-Fi Motion Sensors are devices that plug right into spare outlets in your home and alert you with push or text notifications when they detect motion. With a Wi-Fi Motion sensor set up near the front door, you can receive a push or text notification when your kids get in from school. Motion sensors are also great for making sure the kids don’t go anywhere or get into anything they’re not supposed to while you’re out. Set up motion sensors in off limits rooms or areas so you can receive push alerts on your mobile phone when they detect movement.

Keep it Cool

A smart way to save money on your energy and make sure you don’t come home to a house that feels like the center of Dante’s Inferno is with the Honeywell Thermostat. With the Honeywell Thermostat you can remotely monitor and control your thermostat from anywhere with your mobile device and make sure the house is the right temp for when the kids get home or just make sure they’re not messing with it while you’re gone. In any case, it provides an efficient way to control your home’s temperate and save money.


Have the Power of Wi-Fi

For Back-to-School you want to make sure you’ve got the Wi-Fi power necessary to handle all the demands of kids working on projects, checking email and streaming movies and gaming (just because school’s in session doesn’t mean you’ve got to cut out all the fun activities). One great feature of D-Link Wi-Fi Routers is the ability to set schedules and curfews so when it’s bed time you can limit Wi-Fi access to the kid’s devices and even block certain websites to make sure they’re focusing on school stuff rather than Facebook.

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