Configure Linksys Wireless Camera WVC80N and WVC54G

Do you want to monitor your home or office while you are at a different location ? If yes, you must have wireless cameras installed at your office and home. This tutorial explains steps to configure different models of Linksys wireless cameras to monitor your office and house though Internet. Two leading models of Linksys wireless cameras are WVC80N and WVC54G. WVC54G is a wireless G camera works in IEEE 802.11g standard and WVC80N works in IEEE 802.11n standard. Main advantage of WVC54G and WVC80N is the ability to work though wireless connection. So you do not need to connect Linksys cameras with Ethernet cables when they monitor.


Configure Linksys WVC80N Home Monitoring Camera

WVC80N is a wireless N home monitoring camera with automatic motion detection, email alert etc. With a Dynamic DNS account, you can access and view the camera over Internet. You can configure WVC80N using the setup disc automatically. Some important steps are explained below.

  1. Run WVC80N setup disc on your computer which is connected to your network

  2. Start setup process by following the onscreen instructions and click next to continue

  3. Connect WVC80N to router using an Ethernet cable when the setup wizard ask you to do it.
    Connect to WVC80n

  4. Connect WVC80N to router using an Ethernet cable and power on the camera to continue the setup
    Watch WVC80N by Internet

  5. Once the wizard find your camera, enter a username and password
    secure Linksys camera with username and password

    This protects your monitoring camera from unauthorized entry.

  6. Now you must name your wireless camera to detect
    name your camera to monitor

  7. Once the setup completes, the entire configuration file will be saved on your computer. You must click OK and click next to continue.

  8. Now WVC80N starts searching for available WiFi networks. You must select your wireless network and the camera will configure the network.
    Configure WVC80N

  9. Now disconnect WVC80N from the router and power off the camera as shown. Once the device is disconnected from your router, power on it after one minute. Now WVC80N must verify its wireless access to the router. You must let WVC80N to access the router by entering router username and password.
    WVC80N

  10. Once the access is verified, you will be asked to enter the Dynamic DNS account details if you wish to view your WiFi camera though Internet. If you do not want that feature, you can click exit and complete the setup.


How to Configure Linksys WCV54G Wireless Camera

  1. Connect WiFi Camera to your computer using an Ethernet cable

  2. Log in to WCV54G setup page

    Open browser and type 192.168.1.115

    Now you will be prompted for a user name and password.

    User Name : admin
    Password : admin

  3. Configure the WCV54G

    After log in to the WiFi camera setup page, click on setup tab. In basic setup page, select the following details.
    • Configuration type = Fixed IP address

    • Network type = Infrastructure

    • Security type = Click edit security settings button to change as in the router

    • SSID = same Wireless network name as in the router

  4. After having the details, click on apply button.
    Configure WCV54G wireless cam


  5. Setup Wireless Security on WCV54G

    WiFi security settings must match the security settings on the wireless router. The same details should be entered here. To set wireless settings click on edit security settings on the basic setup page.
    Enable Wireless Security on wireless cam

    After entering the details click on apply.

You should install Linksys Viewer Recorder Utility on your computer for getting full functionality of the Wireless camera. It is available in the CD comes with WCV54G.


Set time for Capturing Videos by Linksys WVC54G Video Camera
  1. Double click on the Linksys Viewer Recorder Utility icon in system tray
    Linksys Cam video recorder

  2. Set time frame

    To schedule the recording click on Scheduled Recording.
    How to Schedule Linksys Wireless cam video Recording

  3. Now a Small Window appears where we can set the starting time and duration of the video capturing.
    Set Frequency and time on Linksys Internet G Wireless cam


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