1-As I directed your attention to 4 post's back. 2-The default IP is not 192.168.1.8, it is 192.168.1.108, which I had told you in the same post. 3-I use the IP Config tool all the time without problems, make sure you have downloaded the latest version. 4-Ip Config tool works fine. 5-format in camera, it may already be formatted and you can see that in the camera. 6-Factory defaults work fine to get started, you will need to tweak each cam based on their location and surroundings after you get them installed. It all affects the settings. 7-What @Cameraguy said above. 8-When all else fails, read the instructions. The instructions are right here in 100's of posts.