Installation Guide
D-Link Internet Camera
DCS-1000 & DCS-1000W

Package Contents:
• One Internet Camera
• Two External Wireless Antennas (DCS-1000W Only)
• One Installation CD-ROM
• One AC power adapter
• One Camera Stand
• One Category 5 Ethernet Cable
Note: If any of the contents are missing, please contact the reseller.
System Requirements
• Java Enabled and Compliant Web Browser
• CPU: Pentium II, 266 MHz or above
• Memory Size: 32 MB (64 MB recommended)
• VGA card resolution: 800x600 or above
• An 802.11b Access Point (for Infrastructure Mode) or another 802.11b
wireless adapter (for Ad-Hoc mode.)

Hardware Installation

(DCS-1000W Only) Attach the Wireless
Antenna: From the rear panel of DCS-
1000W screw the 2 external antennas
that came with DCS-1000W into the
antenna connector.


(DCS-1000W Only) Configure Network
Communication: From the rear panel of
DCS-1000W select the desired network
communication for DCS-1000W from the
Slide Switch. Position the Slide Switch to
the setting required either LAN or
LAN/WLAN position.

Please refer to the Physical Description
section for detailed information.

• Connect an Ethernet Cable
Connect an Ethernet cable to the network
cable connector located on the Internet
Camera’s rear panel and attach it to the

We suggest using the Ethernet port to
configure the DCS-1000W and then
install the camera in its correct location.
Doing so will allow easy installation and
proper configuration.

• Attach the External Power Supply
Attach the external power supply to the
DC power input connector located on
the Internet Camera’s rear panel and is
labeled DC 5V and connect it to your
local power supply.

Note: Power source is confirmed when
the LED indicators label Power on the
Internet Camera is illuminated.


Configuring the IP address on your PC

The instructions contained in this section are intended for users of
Windows Me, 98 and 95. Please refer to the documentation for your
specific operating instructions for details on changing the IP address of
your computer so that you can access and configure the Internet Camera.

If your computer already uses an IP address of 192.168.0.x, please skip to
the next section.

• With your computer on,
open the Control Panel by
clicking the Start button,
select Settings, and click on
Control Panel.

• Find and Double Click the
Network Icon


• Under the configuration tab, find
and double click TCP/IP for the
network adapter used to
configure the Intenet Camera.

• Please make note of the IP
Address settings so that you can
change these settings back after
the configuration of the Internet
Camera is complete.

• Select Specify an IP address
and type “192.168.0.x” (the
number “x” can be replaced
with any number that will not
conflict with other devices on
your network). If your network
does not already use the
192.168.0.x IP address scheme,
then using the number “5” as
shown below will work.

• Click the “OK” button.
Windows may copy files
needed to complete your

• When asked, restart the PC. If
you are not asked, restart your
PC manually.


Configuring the Internet Camera

• Using your favorite web browser, type “” in the address
box (the default IP address is Press Enter.

• The Welcome screen of the Internet Camera will appear. Click “System
Administration” to access and change system settings.
• In the “Computer Name” field, type a name of your choosing that relates to
the camera or its location.
• In the “Location” field, type a description of your choosing.
• In the “Admin” field, type a username that will be used as the Administrator
account. We highly recommend that you change this setting now to enable
the highest security for the camera.
• Type a unique Admin Password into the “Admin Password” and “Confirm
Password” fields.
• In the Manually Assign section, input the correct settings for this camera into
the “IP Address”, “Subnet Mask” and “Default Gateway” fields. If you
are not sure what these settings should be, please contact your network
adminstrator to determine the correct settings.
• The Default Gateway is the IP address of your Router. This setting allows
the Internet Camera to be seen from the public Internet.
• Next, type in the “DNS IP Address” of your Domain Name System servers
into the cooresponding fields. These settings will be detirmined by your ISP.
(DCS-1000W Only) The Wireless Interface section detirmines the 802.11b
Wireless configureation. Please enter correct values into the cooresponding
fields. These settings need to match the settings used by your wireless access
point when used in Infrastrucure mode, or your client PC when used in ad-
hoc mode. Refer to the Manual for more information
• In the LED Control Settings section, choosing one of the following:
Normal: Lights operate normally.
OFF: Lights will stay off.
Dummy: Lights will operate randomly.

• Refer to the Manaul for instructions on how to use the “Loading Active X
From” setting.
• The Open Second Port section is reqired to be used when installing the
Internet Camera on a network with a public web server. Please refer to the
Manual for detailed information regarding this feature.
• Press the Save button to save the settings.
• The camera is now configured to work on your network. If you were
required to change the IP address of a computer on your network to make
these changes to the camera, you may now change the settings back to their
original settings.
• For instructions and details related to other settings related to System
Administration settings, please refer to the Manual.

Accessing the Streaming Video

• Using your favorite web browser, type “http://address” in the address box
where address is the IP address that you assigned to the camera from the
previous section. Press Enter.

• The Welcome screen of the Internet Camera will appear. Click on “View
Image – Java Mode” from the Home screen to access the streaming video.
• Next, you will want to adjust the focus of the lens. To do this, turn the lens
slowly in either clockwise or anti-clockwise direction until the desired image
appears. DO NOT over-turn the lens in either of the directions as it will be
out of focus. Unless you want to substitute the lens DO NOT unscrew more
than 1.0mm apart from the Fixed Lens Assembly.
• To help you get the best image quality, keep in mind that while adjusting the
Internet Camera’s focus you can preview the image quality from your Web


Tips and Technical Support

§ If you are installing several cameras, it may be easier to use one
computer to configure all of them before you install them into the
planned location.
§ (DCS-1000W Only) When using the camera in 802.11b mode, make sure
that the camera is located within operating distance of the wireless
access point. Also, pay attention to the number of walls and other
objects that my hinder the wireless affective operating distance.
§ Make sure that you have the latest version of Java installed on your
computer to ensure proper operating when viewing the video in Java
mode. Java can be downloaded for free from Sun’s website
§ Refer to the manual located on the CD-ROM for additional information
regarding all features and instructions related to the Internet Camera.
§ If problems arise when installing the camera or viewing the video,
please refer to the Appendix section of the Manual for troubleshooting
tips. If the Manual does not answer your questions, please refer to the
D-Link technical support web page described in the next section.

Technical Support
D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United
States during the warranty period. U.S. customers can contact D-Link
Technical Support through our web site, e-mail or by phone.
D-Link Technical Support over Telephone:
1-(877) 453-5465
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
D-Link Technical Support over the Internet:



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