Amcrest View Desktop Setup (IP3M-956E)

Amcrest View Desktop Access
Setting up you Amcrest camera on your network to access your camera and all its features and settings using Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari on Windows or Mac.

Step 1
Connect the camera to a power supply using the included power adapter

Step 2
Connect your camera to your router using the included Ethernet cable. (Skip this step if you have already setup your camera on WiFi using Amcrest View mobile application on your smart phone or tablet.)

Step 3
Using a PC or Mac, insert the included CD and install the IP Config software. Alternatively, you can download the IP Config software here.

Step 4
Open the IP Config software and hit the refresh button. The camera will appear in the device list. Click the   icon to open the camera in your web browser. Ensure that you are using Internet Explorer or Safari.

Step 5
Log in to the camera using the default login credentials (use admin for both the username and password if this is you have not already set the device up

If this is your first time logging into the camera, you will be prompted to change your password. Please select a password that is at least 8 characters long, and one that uses a combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and numbers

Step 6
Download and install the Amcrest browser plugin to enable live viewing

 

After downloading the Plugin be sure to run and install it.

Step 7
The camera is now successfully set up for live viewing and playback

Step 8
To set up WiFi (optional), navigate to Setup > Network > WiFi, then double-click the line that shows your WiFi network. If necessary, enter your WiFi network’s password. The camera may take up to 2 minutes to connect to the WiFi network. Click the Refresh button after the process is complete. Once the camera has successfully connected to your WiFi, you should see the word “Connected” in green display next to your WiFi network’s name in the WiFi Network Information Table under WiFi List table.

To set up WiFi (optional), navigate to Setup > Network > WiFi, then double-click the line that shows your WiFi network.

If necessary, enter your WiFi network’s password. The camera may take up to 2 minutes to connect to the WiFi network. Click the Refresh button after the process is complete.

Click the Refresh button after the process is complete. Once the camera has successfully connected to your WiFi, you should see the word “Connected” in green display next to your WiFi network’s name in the WiFi Network Information Table under WiFi List table.


 

Step 9

Note that the IP address may have changed once connected to WiFi. Be sure to use the IP Config tool to access the camera using its updated IP address.

 

Step 10

After configuring the camera to connect to WiFi, use the P2P Setup method to connect the camera via your smartphone or your tablet.

Step 11
For quick and easy remote access on your PC or Mac, please use AmcrestCloud.com or AmcrestView.com. To setup advanced remote access using Port Forwarding click here. Further advanced remote access via UPnP/DDNS, please refer to the user manual which can be accessed here.

Step 12
To set up the camera’s desktop interface for remote access, please refer to the user manual which can be accessed here.

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