To do this, you will have to go into the configuration screen for your camera and set the option to have a fixed IP address and not use DHCP.Many times, unchecking DHCP will present you with the necessary fields for an IP address, subnet mask, gateway and DNS. The easiest place to get this information is to go on a PC that is on the network and open a DOS window (on Windows, press the START button and then type “command” or on a Mac, run Terminal).One of the biggest benefits of having IP cameras is being able to access them from the internet.Many of us have smartphones, i Pads or netbooks that we take with us and it would be great to check in on the place, a pet or the elderly while at work, in a coffee shop or while traveling.
The first step is to set a fixed address on the camera so that it doesn’t change and you can always find it.
Use this subnet mask (typically 255.255.255.0) and default gateway (the IP address of the router).
In the DOS window, enter the command “ipconfig”, on a MAC enter the command “ifconfig”.
You will see the IPv4 address, the subnet mask and the default gateway.
By default, most IP cameras are assigned a temporary IP address by your router.
This is composed of 4 numbers from zero to 255 that are separated by periods that is how you find your camera.