[Network] Setting Administrator Password, LAN, IP Address, DNS, etc
Article ID: ART139892 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Description

[Network] Setting Administrator Password, LAN, IP Address, DNS, etc

Solution

[Network] Setting Administrator Password, LAN, IP Address, DNS, etc

The following can be set here.

  • Administrator Password - Set the administrator password.

  • LAN - Set the IP address and other items needed to establish a LAN connection.

  • IPv4 - Set IPv4 address.

  • IPv6 - Set IPv6 address.

  • DNS - Set the name server address, host name and DDNS registration.

  • SNMP - Configure the necessary settings to use SNMP

 

Administrator Password

  1. [Password] - Set the administrator password. Up to eight (single byte) ASCII characters (space or printable characters) can be used. The factory default setting is Ô£ameraÔ® If the Admin Viewer, Admin Tools, etc., are connected, terminate the connection before changing the password.

  2. [Confirm Password] - Enter the same password as above for confirmation.

 

Important

  • To ensure system security, be sure to change the administrator password. Do not forget the new password.

  • Press the reset switch to restore factory default settings if you have forgotten the administrator password. Note, however, that this will reset all camera settings to factory default settings except for date and time.

 

LAN

  1. [LAN Interface] - Select [Auto], [Full Duplex] or [Half Duplex]. Normally [Auto] is used.

  2. [Maximum Packet Size] - Enter the maximum transmission unit. Normally there is no need to change the default setting of 1500.

Important

  • The camera may become inaccessible from the active web browser if [LAN Interface] or [Maximum Packet Size] settings are changed. Check beforehand the precautions in Ô‰mportantÔ in Ô›Reboot Item] Setting Items Requiring RebootingÔ¼/P>

  • Set [Maximum Packet Size] to 1280 or greater if using IPv6.

Note

  • When using optical fiber or ADSL, setting the maximum packet size to a slightly lower value may increase sending efficiency.

 

IPv4

  1. [IPv4 Address Setting Method] - Select [Manual] or [Auto (DHCP)] in the address setting method. If [Manual] is selected, directly enter the values according to the environment in which the camera is used. If [Auto (DHCP)] is selected, the value automatically acquired from the DHCP server will be entered in [IPv4 Address], [Subnet Mask] and [IPv4 Default Gateway Address].

  2. [IPv4 Address] - If [Manual] is specified in (1), enter a fixed IP address.

  3. [Subnet Mask] - If [Manual] is specified in (1), enter the designated subnet mask values for each network.

  4. [IPv4 Default Gateway Address] - Enter an appropriate value if [Manual] is specified in (1). Be sure to set when connecting the camera to a different subnet from that of the viewer.

  5. [AutoIP] - Set AutoIP to [Disable] or [Enable].

  6. [IPv4 Address (AutoIP)] - When [Enable] is selected in (5), an automatically set IP address is displayed.

 

Important

  • Contact your System Administrator for the [IPv4 Address], [Subnet Mask] and [IPv4 Default Gateway Address].

  • The camera's IP address cannot be set to an IP address that starts with 127., such as 127.0.0.1.

  • If any of the [IPv4 Address], [Subnet Mask] or [IPv4 Default Gateway Address] settings is wrong, network access may be disabled. In this case, see Ô?erforming Initial Settings for the CameraÔ and use VB Initial Setting Tool to set the address again.

  • The camera may become inaccessible from the active web browser if settings are changed in [IPv4 Address], [Subnet Mask] or [IPv4 Default Gateway Address]. Check beforehand the precautions in Ô‰mportantÔ in Ô›Reboot Item] Setting Items Requiring RebootingÔ¼/P>

  • If [Auto (DHCP)] is selected as the IPv4 address setting mode, the IPv4 address may not be assigned correctly in certain environments, such as when a router is present between the DHCP server and the camera. In this case, assign a fixed IPv4 address from the [Manual] settings.

Note

  • You can check the IPv4 address assigned by [Auto (DHCP)] with the VB Initial Setting Tool.

 

IPv6

  1. [IPv6] - Set IPv6 use to [Disable] or [Enable].

  2. [Auto (RA)] - Select [Enable] to set an address automatically using RA (Router Advertisement, network information automatically transmitted from a router), or select [Disable] not to set an address automatically.

  3. [Auto (DHCPv6)] - Select [Enable] to use DHCPv6 to set an address automatically or [Disable] not to set an address automatically.

  4. [IPv6 Address (Manual)] - Enter a fixed IPv6 address.

  5. [Prefix Length] - Enter a prefix length from 16 to 128 if [Disable] is specified in (2).

  6. [IPv6 Default Gateway Address] - Enter a default gateway address if [Disable] is specified in (2). Be sure to set when connecting the camera to a different subnet from that of the viewer.

  7. [IPv6 Address (Auto)] - If [Enable] is specified in (1) and [Enable] is specified in (2) and (3), then the automatically acquired address will be shown.

 

Important

  • Contact your System Administrator for the [IPv6 Address (Manual)], [Prefix Length] and [IPv6 Default Gateway Address].

  • The camera may become inaccessible from the active web browser if settings are changed in [IPv6], [IPv6 Address (Manual)], [Prefix Length] or [IPv6 Default Gateway Address]. Check beforehand the precautions in Ô‰mportantÔ in Ô›Reboot Item] Setting Items Requiring RebootingÔ¼/P>

Note

  • In an environment where IPv6 cannot be used, if IPv6 is set to [Enable] and auto is set to [Enable], then the [IPv6 Address (Auto)] field will display the link-local address only.

 

DNS

  1. [Name Server Address 1], [Name Server Address 2] Enter the name server address you want to register.  To register only one address, keep the [Name Server Address 2] field blank.

  2. [Auto-Setting of Name Server Address] - Select [Enable] to use DHCP to automatically set an address using a name server automatically obtained from DHCP, otherwise select [Disable]. To select [Enable], specify [Auto (DHCP)] in [IPv4 Address Setting Method].

  3. [Host Name Registration with DDNS] - Select [Enable] and enter the name server address and host name of the camera. You can register the host name of the camera in the name server. Characters A to Z, a to z, 0 to 9, Ó­Ô (hyphen), ÔŸÔ (underscore) and Ó®Ô (period) may be used up to 63 (single-byte) characters in length

  4. [Search Domain] - To specify the server used for uploading and mail notification by host name, enter the domain name added after the host name and then click [Add].

  5. [Search Domain List] - A list of domain names added using [Search Domain] appears. The function queries DNS server for each domain name starting from the top of the list. Use the buttons on the right to change the order of the domain names. To delete a domain name, select one from the list and then click [Delete].

Important

Do not use ÔŸÔ (underscore) in [Host Name] and [Search Domain] in Internet Explorer 8/9.

 

Note

  • Register the host name for DNS if the camera IP Address Setting Method is [Auto (DHCP)] (p. 47). DNS server registration settings must be set in advance. Contact your System Administrator for the DNS server settings.

  • If the name server address 1 is unavailable, the name server address 2 will be accessed. However, the name server address 2 must be set in advance

 

SNMP

  1. [SNMP] - Set SNMP use to [Disable] or [Enable]. Camera information can be referenced by the SNMP Manager if [Enable] is specified.

  2. [Community Name] - Set a community name for SNMP. It is recommended that you change the community name to ensure system security.

  3. [Administrator Contact Information] - Set contact information (e-mail address, etc.) for the Administrator of the camera. Setting information can be referenced by the SNMP manager.

  4. [Administration Function Name] - Set the camera name used for administration. Setting information can be referenced by the SNMP manager. If left blank, the following will be used by default:

  1. [Installation Location] - Set information regarding the installation location of this camera. Setting information can be referenced by the SNMP manager.

Note

  • The information set in the camera is read-only from the SNMP manager.

  • Use the SNMP Manager that supports SNMP MIB2 (supporting RFC1213).

  • Supports SNMP protocol versions v1 and v2c (v3 unsupported).