How to Connect Your Cameras Directly to the PC

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How to Connect Your Cameras Directly to the PC

You may follow the steps below to access Reolink cameras without a router by connecting your cameras directly to your PC and then log in to the camera

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You may follow the steps below to access Reolink cameras without a router by connecting your cameras directly to your PC and then log in to the cameras via Client.

Please download the lasted version of Client before you start.

Step 1. Please power on this camera and then connect it directly to your PC with a network cable.

Note:For wifi IP camera, please refer to How to Power on WiFi camera

For POE camera, Please refer to How to Power on PoE Cameras

Step 2. Open Client, then click Add Device -> Scan Device In LAN to find the IP address of your camera.

Add Device Interface

Step 3. Change the IP address of your computer to the same network segment of your camera.

  1. Click Start –Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center. (For Windows 8 and higher versions, search for Control Panel and then select Network And Internet).
  2. Tap on Change adapter settings.

    Change Adapter Settings

  3. Right-click on Local Area Connection and then select Properties.

    Properties

  4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and tap on Properties.

    Local Area Connection Properties

  5. Select Use the following IP address and enter the IP addressSubnet Mask, then click OK button and close the Local Area Connection 2 properties window.
Notes:
1. The IP address eg: the camera IP is 192.168.177.105, then you ought to set the IP address as 192.168.177.X. X is the figures selected by yourself but shouldn’t be the same as the camera.
2. The Subnet Mask is 255.255.0.0.

subnetwork.png

Done! Now you are able to access Reolink cameras without a router after connecting your cameras directly to your PC. You may log in to the cameras via Reolink Client.

Note: please set a static IP address for this camera once you can connect this camera via your PC client in case the IP address changed next time.

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