Setting up camera

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheUser, Sep 13, 2017.

Share This Page

  1. TheUser

    TheUser n3wb

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    after setting up my scnc3905 being hard wired to my router, I can't see it wirelessly. Any suggestions?
     
  2. mat200

    mat200 Pulling my weight

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2017
    Messages:
    490
    Likes Received:
    202
    Welcome TheUser

    Helps to let people know a bit more about the camera than just the model number:

    "Sharx Security SCNC3905 High Definition 1080P Wired PoE and Wireless b/g/n Weatherproof Outdoor H.264/MPEG4 IP Network Camera with Infrared Night Vision and built in DVR"
    https://www.amazon.com/Sharx-Security-SCNC3905-Definition-Weatherproof/dp/B00IAZ3R0C

    Can you see it via the wired network?
     
  3. TheUser

    TheUser n3wb

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, and have picture.
     
  4. mat200

    mat200 Pulling my weight

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2017
    Messages:
    490
    Likes Received:
    202
    Unplug the ethernet cable and see if you can see it with wifi
     
  5. TheUser

    TheUser n3wb

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    No I cannot see it after unplugging the Ethernet. It's not in the router settings at all.
     
  6. TonyR

    TonyR Getting the hang of it

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2014
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Houston, Alabama
    Page 16 of the user manual => here <= tells you how to set up the wireless.
     
  7. TheUser

    TheUser n3wb

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am unable to find that screen. (p16) I've seen it before when I was logged into the camera and I've tried multiple downloads "camera set up", titanium, and smart manager none of them show that particular screen. On another note, I could be fighting norton antivirus.
     
  8. TonyR

    TonyR Getting the hang of it

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2014
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Houston, Alabama
    What browser are you using? Try Internet Explorer and allow both ActiveX installs/runs (so says the manual).
     
  9. TheUser

    TheUser n3wb

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    yes I had to go through that when I was hard wired. only the old internet browser works ie. Chrome doesnt support it. Still would like to know how to get the program described in the manual.
     
  10. TonyR

    TonyR Getting the hang of it

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2014
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Houston, Alabama
    When you "saw it before" (that screen on page 16) that has the search function for the SSID of your Wi-Fi, what did you do / what happened?
     
  11. TheUser

    TheUser n3wb

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    It seems that screen is only available when I'm logged into the camera. Maybe I need to plug the camera back in to the router and get that screen back.
     
  12. TonyR

    TonyR Getting the hang of it

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2014
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Houston, Alabama
    Yes, the screen is generated by embedded software in the camera that generates a browser-viewable 'web page' so initially you must have the Ethernet cable plugged into the cam to view it and configure it. Once the wireless is set up properly you should be able to view it again as well as other pages with the Ethernet cable unplugged and with the same IP address (according to the manual).
     
  13. TheUser

    TheUser n3wb

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ok that worked! Thanks. Now it says I'm supposed to be able to view the camera from my iPhone using safari. So far I've had no luck viewing the camera on my iPhone. There is something written about an app that costs $10 to download. Is there a free app?
     
  14. TonyR

    TonyR Getting the hang of it

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2014
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Houston, Alabama
    Glad I could help. IP Cam Viewer Lite (by Robert Chou) is free and claims to support Sharx but I prefer the interface and intuitiveness of Live Cams Pro by Eggman Technologies for only $2.99. It has a profile for your specific Sharx model. I put it on my iPhone SE to try out a client's Amcrest, works great. Requires iOS 8.0 or later. For the record, I have 5 IP cams on a Dell i5 / Blue Iris 4 server and the Blue Iris app on my iPhone....a hard to beat combo!
     
  15. TheUser

    TheUser n3wb

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    I will check out the Live Cams app since I only have the one camera. Thanks again.
    Not knowing what blue iris is I checked it out on you tube. Looks like great software.
    I tried setting my camera up in the garage looking down the driveway through a window. That did not work as the reflection was all I could see. Looks like a an outdoor installation is the only thing that will work. Unfortunately the weather shield did not come with my camera. I wonder if one can buy parts for my camera or I will I just have to fabricate one.
     
  16. mat200

    mat200 Pulling my weight

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2017
    Messages:
    490
    Likes Received:
    202
    A soda can should help as a start to fabricate...
     
  17. TheUser

    TheUser n3wb

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    In my setup of the camera I was looking at different image sizes and now all I get is color bars. Any idea how to my picture back?
     
  18. TheUser

    TheUser n3wb

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ahhh, I found the problem at the box marked privacy.
    Can the picture be rotated slightly by the software?
     
Tags: