Preparations for the initial setup of the VB-C50i / VB-C50iR

Article ID: ART104703 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 11/04/2015


Preparations for initial setup of the VB-C50i / VB-C50iR


Once your PC and the camera are connected, perform the initial settings next. The instructions here follow on from "2. Connect the Camera to the Network", where one camera is connected to a PC as an example.

1. Turn on the network device (in this case, the hub) and then your PC.

Note: Do not turn on the camera at this stage.

2. Insert the CD-ROM provided into your PC and from Explorer etc. double-click "VBSetup.exe" to start the VB Initial Setup Tool.

3. The camera connected to the network is automatically detected and its MAC address, IP address and model name are displayed.

The factory default setting is: IP address :

The MAC address can be found on the warranty card or on the white label attached on the bottom of the unit.

Note that VBSetup.exe cannot be used across subnets.

Click the MAC address to select it, and click the "Initial Setup" button.

4. Enter the user name "root" and the factory default password "VB-C50i" and enter the IP address and subnet mask.

If you want to specify a default gateway address, enable the "Set the default route to Ethernet" check box and then enter the default gateway address.

Although the time zone and video signal can also be specified here, there is basically no need to change the time zone setting.

Once you have entered your settings, click the

"OK" button.


  • The password for the VB-C50i and the VB-C50iR is "VB-C50i".
  • The MAC address for this unit is shown on the bottom of the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR
  • The IP address is used as the factory default setting. Please set an IP address that suits the environment in which the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is to be used.
5. A setup progress window appears and your settings will be saved.


  • Set the IP address to a value that suits your environment.
  • Where the IP address has been automatically obtained from the DHCP server, you cannot change the IP address setting from the VB Initial Setup Tool. If you wish to change the IP address, change it from the Network Settings page
  • Please consult with your network administrator for the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway address settings.
  • If 20 minutes or more passes after the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR is turned on, the VB-C50i/ VB-C50iR stops sending requests for IP addresses allocation and they cannot be detected using this tool. If this occurs, restart the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR.
  • To restore the factory default settings, refer to
  • If you are using the Multi-Terminal Module and are changing the connection of the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR and external camera, be sure to do this after having turned off the power of these 2 devices. After changing the connection, turn on the external camera first and then the VB-C50i/VB-C50iR.

Initial settings are now complete.



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