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How to setup Y-cam with a wireless wifi connection

This "how to" guide walks you through how to setup Wireless on your Y-cam IP camera.

Enter the Settings screen of your Y-cam.

The Network menu is located on the right of the Settings screen.  When you click on the word “Network”, a sub-menu of network setup options will be displayed.

Wireless Setup

The Y-cam can connect to any wireless network through standard IEEE802.11b/g WiFi connections, and features WEP and WPA/WPA2 Encryption for extra security.

To get the most benefit from the Y-cam, you will probably want to set up the camera to talk to your WiFi / Wireless Router.

To set this up, you will need to know:

-          The name of your WiFi / Wireless Network
-          The password or key to log-on to your WiFi / wireless network
-          How your network is protected – None, WEP64-bit, WEP128-bit, WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK (your router will contain these details)
-          If the camera is connected to your router or your computer directly


 
Wireless Setup Options

[SSID]
Type the ID of the wireless network you want to connect to or an easier option is to click “Search” and all available Wireless Networks in range will be displayed.  If your network isn’t listed, move the camera closer to your wireless router or access point.

[Mode] Infrastructure mode or Adhoc mode:

Adhoc Mode:
Select Adhoc mode when you want to connect the camera wirelessly directly to your computer.
Infrastructure Mode: Select Infrastructure mode when the camera is connected via an access point or router.

If you have connected your camera to your network via a router or switch, you will need the settings for “Infrastructure” setup.  

If you have connected your camera directly to a computer, you will need the next section for “Adhoc” setup.

Infrastructure Wireless Setup Options


[Security mode] Select the type of security mode that your wireless network is using. None (i.e off), WEP64, WEP128, WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK

Whichever you are using, you will need to enter the settings to connect to your router.  Each mode has default settings, which should suit most installations.

Example below shows WEP128bit encryption.

 

Any “key” it requires is the password you use to access your WiFi / Wireless Connection.  You need to enter this twice so it matches.

Security Mode Options

[Authentication] Select the type of authentication that your router requires.
 
[Key type] Select the WEP/WPA/WPA2 key type. Either in hexadecimal (Hex) or ASCII characters. Note: Most routers provide WEP keys in Hex format.

[Encryption type]
  Select either TKIP or AES for your default encryption setting.

[WEP/WPA/WPA2 key] Type the encryption key that matches that of your router.  You will need to enter this twice.

Once you have entered your settings, click “Apply” to save them.  If you have entered a setting incorrectly (such as the key) the software will tell you.  

Once the correct settings are saved, click on “Test” to test the settings.  Note : Always click “Apply” before clicking on “Test” as otherwise the previous settings will be used to test the wireless.  The test will take a few moments to run, and if your connection can successfully send and receive data, you will get a “success” message.

Note: The settings you enter to connect to your WiFi / Wireless access point or router need to be correct. Please contact the provider of the Wireless router or access point, or consult the equipments manual on how to verify or modify these settings.




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