The ASH21 camera has 2 methods of setup, you can set the camera up using Wi-Fi (which is recommended) or directly using an Ethernet connection. Please note, Both setup methods cannot be used simultaneously. There is not an Ethernet Wi-Fi setup option available for Amcrest Smart Home devices. This article will detail how to set up the camera using the Wi-Fi-only method. For more information on how to set up the camera using an Ethernet Only connection, click here.
Before setting your camera up using the Ethernet Setup Method, ensure an Ethernet cable is plugged into the back of the camera and the camera is connected to your network. The camera is not POE and must be powered using the included microUSB power cable/adapter. Please ensure the camera and your mobile device are on the same network during setup.
Please note, before setting up the camera on any other platform, such as the Amcrest View Pro app or an NVR, the device must be connected to the Amcrest Smart Home app first. For more information on how to set up your camera on the Amcrest Smart Home app, please refer to the information provided below.
For more information on how to set up your camera via the Ethernet only setup method, please refer to the information provided below.
Step 1: Tap on “Add Device”.
Step 2: Scan the QR code located at the bottom of your camera. If you are unable to scan the QR code you can manually enter the serial number by tapping “Manually enter SN”. The serial number can be found on the serial tag on the bottom of your camera.
Step 3: Tap on "Ethernet Only Setup"
Step 4: Ensure your mobile device and phone are on the same network during setup. Tap on the “Phone and Device are on same network” checkbox once confirmed. Tap "Next" to continue.
Step 5: A password will then need to be set for the camera. This will be the password for your camera. Enter a password with a minimum of 8 characters using a combination of upper/lowercase letters and numbers and confirm. A recovery email can also be entered in case you forget the password for your device. Tap "OK" to continue.
Note: If you want to enable Wi-Fi after Ethernet only set up is complete, click here.
Step 6: Enter a name for the device and verify the time zone information. Tap Start Live View to view your camera.