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Setting your camera up on a Wi-Fi network

Last Updated: Nov 01, 2016 03:12PM GMT
Wi-Fi can be set up on your HomeMonitor camera in two ways:
  • When you first set up your camera
  • After your camera has been added to your account
Before you begin, please ensure that your camera is connected by Ethernet cable to the router and that it is showing a green status light (indicating connection to the internet).

When you first set up your camera:

When you first add your camera to your account, you will have the option to connect it to a Wi-Fi network. Following the onscreen steps allows Automatic Setup of your Wi-Fi. These steps are outlined below:
  1. Your HomeMonitor will begin by searching for all Wi-Fi networks in the area
  2. All detected Wi-Fi networks will appear in a list
  3. Select the Wi-Fi network you would like HomeMonitor to connect to
  4. Type in the Wi-Fi password for that network in the Wi-Fi password field
  5. Click Connect to Wi-Fi
  6. Wait for the Wi-Fi verification to be completed (up to 2 minutes)
  7. Remove the Ethernet cable when prompted

After your camera has been added to your account:

If you chose to connect by Ethernet cable when you first set up your camera, you can always connect to Wi-Fi later by heading to Camera Manager and then choosing the Wi-Fi Settings button.

 
  1. Log on to your account at https://monitor.y-cam.com
  2. Navigate to Camera Settings > Wi-Fi Settings
  3. Your HomeMonitor will begin by searching for all Wi-Fi networks in the area
  4. All detected Wi-Fi networks will appear in a list
  5. Select the Wi-Fi network you would like HomeMonitor to connect to
  6. Type in the Wi-Fi password for that network in the Wi-Fi password field
  7. Click Connect to Wi-Fi
  8. Wait for the Wi-Fi verification to be completed (up to 2 minutes)
  9. Remove the Ethernet cable when prompted

You can also use this method to change details about your Wi-Fi network (for instance, if you receive a new router or change your Wi-Fi password).

If you experience any issues with this setup, please take a look at our article, ‘I am having problems setting up my camera’s Wi-Fi’: http://support.homemonitor.me/customer/portal/articles/1661680.

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