CAMoIP Search User Manual

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Software Setup and Operation

2.1 Device Access

2.2 Changing Device Network Property

2.2.1 Changing to DHCP

2.2.2 Changing to Static IP Address

Appendix A : Manually unblock the search tool

Appendix B : Turning off Windows Firewall

Appendix C : How to know current IP address and change it

Using “ipconfig” in Command prompt

Using Windows “Network and Sharing Center” information

Link Local Address (169.254.xxx.yyy)

Changing Network Setting

1 Introduction

“CAMoIP Search” is Device Search tool for CAMoIP Camera, NVR, and Software Recorder (VSS).

The software is located in the provided cdrom or can be downloaded from http://www.CAMoIP.com website.

2 Software Setup and Operation

There is no installation required, just copy to local drive (i.e. Windows Desktop) and double click to run from there.


2.1 Device Access

To do searching, follow below steps:

Step 1 :        Double click on the program “CAMoIP Search.exe”.

Its window will appear as shown below.

Then click on the <Device Search> button.

Step 2 :        The security alert window will pop up. Click on <Unblock> to continue.

Note:        The security alert will not appear on subsequent search.

To manually unblock the program, see Appendix A : Manually unblock the search tool.


Step 3 :        Click on <Device Search> again.

All the finding IP devices will be listed in the page, as shown in the figure below.

Note:        The IP Camera’s default IP address is: 192.168.0.250.

Step 4 :        Double click or right click and select <Browse> to access the camera

directly via web browser.

Step 5 :        Then the prompt window of request for entering default username

and password (as shown below) will appear for logging in to the IP Camera.

Note:        The IP Camera’s default username/password is: Admin/1234.

2.2 Changing Device Network Property

Users can directly change an IP Camera’s network property, ex. from static IP to DHCP, in the finding device list. The way to change the IP Camera’s network property is specified below.

2.2.1 Changing to DHCP

Step 1 :        In the finding device list, click on the IP Camera that you would like to

change its network property. On the selected item, right click and select <Network Setup>.


Step 2 :        The <Network Setup> page will come out. Select <DHCP>, and click

on <Apply> button down the page.

Step 3 :        Click on <OK> on the Note window of setting change.

Wait for one minute to re-search the IP Camera.

Step 4 :        Click on the <Device Search> button to search the devices for new changes.

Double click on the IP Camera, and the login window will come out.

Step 5 :        Enter User name and Password to access the IP Camera.


2.2.2 Changing to Static IP Address

The steps to change to Static IP Address is the same with steps in “Changing to DHCP”, with exception of Step 2.

Please select “Static IP” and input the desired IP setting.

Note:        The IP Address should in the same subnet with the gateway, i.e the same 192.168.0.XXX, with valid XXX value of 1~254.


Appendix A : Manually unblock the search tool

Depending your Windows Security Alert notification, the “the unblocking of firewall windows will automatically pop-up.

If not appear, to manually unblock the “CAMoIP Search”, follow below steps :

Step 1 :        Go to Windows “Control Panel” and select “Windows Firewall”

Select “Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall”


Step 2 :        Press “Change Setting” to allow changing current setting.

Note:        Only “Administrator” user could change the setting successfully.


Step 3 :        Press “Allow another program...”


Step 4 :        Press “Browse” button then point to the location of “CAMoIP Search.exe”

The file location will be shown in the path bar, make sure it is correct.

Press “Add” to confirm.


Step 5 :         Make sure the “CAMoIP Search” is checked, then press “OK” button to confirm.


Appendix B : Turning off Windows Firewall

To turn off the Windows Firewall, i.e. for quick check, follow these steps.

Warning : Turning off Windows Firewall is not recommended.

Step 1 :        Go to Windows “Control Panel” and select “Windows Firewall”

Press “Turn Windows Firewall on or off” on the left panel


Step 2 :        Choose “Turn off Windows Firewall” on both “private” and “public” network.

Then press “OK” button.


Appendix C : How to know current IP address and change it

There are two ways to know and check current IP Address :

Using “ipconfig” in Command prompt

Step 1 :        In Windows “Start” button in bottom left, search and execute “CMD.exe”

Note: it is in Start->All Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt, or located in C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe

Step 2 :        In the command window, execute “ipconfig


Step 3 :        To know more information, execute “ipconfig /all” instead.

Look for “Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection”

Note: the name of adapter depends on your computer system configuration

Using Windows “Network and Sharing Center” information

Step 1 :        Go to Windows “Control Panel” and select “Network and Sharing Center”

Depending on connection type, select “Local Area Connection”.


Step 2 :        New “Local Area Connection Status” window will appear.

Pressing “Details...” button will bring “Network Connection Details”

Link Local Address (169.254.xxx.yyy)

When the IP Address assigned to your computer is in the range of 169.254.xxx.yyy (with Netmask of 255.255.0.0), means your computer is set to “Obtain IP Address automatically” but there is no DHCP available.

This technique is called “Zero Configuration Networking” using “Link Local Address”.

When this happens, to access the IPCam, follow one (or all) of below method :

  1. Provide DHCP server, accessible from the network, and execute “ipconfig /renew” (in command prompt) to force to obtain IP Address automatically
  2. Manually change to fixed IP address to match the address of the camera, i.e. to 192.168.0.78. Please see below section for the how to.

Warning: devices (computer, IPCam, NVR, etc) with Link Local Address only will not be able to send data to the internet.


Changing Network Setting

To change network setting follow below steps :

Step 1 :        Go to Windows “Control Panel” and select “Network and Sharing Center”

Depending on connection type, select “Local Area Connection”.

Step 2 :        New “Local Area Connection Status” window will appear.

Pressing “Properties” button will bring “Network Connection Properties”

Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” then press “Properties” button.

Step 3 :        In “TCP/IP properties” window, change the IP address.

Then press “OK” when finish.