|Thema: Ethernet interface for the network|
Your MOBOTIX camera is equipped with an integrated 10 Mbps Ethernet interface to connect the camera to local networks.
From the factory, the camera is pre-configured for a class A subnet:
The Quick Installation wizard is the easiest and most secure way for initially configuring the camera. It is performed automatically when the Admin Menu is opened for the first time.
Once you have selected the language, this wizard helps to configure the following basic settings:
|Note:||Depending on the settings you have selected, not all pages mentioned above will be displayed.|
It is recommended that you use the Ethernet Interface dialog only when you feel comfortable with the terms and services involved. Invalid entries may render your camera unreachable!
|Ethernet||Enable/disable the Ethernet interface. The factory default setting is on.|
|BOOTP/DHCP||Provided these services are available on your network, the camera can use them to automatically obtain its network configuration. Ask your network administrator whether these services are available. If the configuration using BOOTP/DHCP has been successful, all other settings in the menu are ignored. If the configuration using BOOTP/DHCP fails, your settings or the factory default settings are used.|
You can assign a host name to the camera that should describe e.g. the camera's location in more detail. Using this name, you can select the camera e.g. when configuring a Multi View screen.
Note: In order to access the camera on your local network using its host name, a DNS service needs to be available and a DNS server has to be specified.
|IP Address||You can access the camera in the network via its IP address. Ask your network administrator which IP address is available.|
|Network Mask||In order for computers to be able to communicate in a network, the IP address needs to be assigned a matching network mask. Again, it is your network administrator who will tell you which network mask to use.|
|Broadcast||The broadcast address is used to send messages to the other computers within the network.|
|Gateway||A gateway acts a relay between individual networks and it coordinates the data traffic between these networks.|
The camera can manage two different network configurations. When you configure your camera for your network, select On in order to store the factory default configuration as alias configuration. Thus, you can make sure that the camera remains accessible using the factory default configuration.
Note: The alias configuration cannot be defined independently.
|Domain Name Service (DNS)||In some dialogs (e.g. FTP Profiles), you can replace the IP address by a symbolic name (e.g. ftp.mycompany.com). In order for symbolic names to be transformed to IP addresses, at least one and a maximum of three DNS server have to be registered. In the Quick Installation wizard, you can select a DNS server or enter a DNS server of your Internet provider.|
|Domain||When you enter the host name without the domain name, the camera will automatically add the domain name specified here.|
Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the camera is rebooted.
Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.