Mac stand alone network configuration

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Mac OS X stand alone network configuration

Most Mac computers are configured to allow Ethernet to work automatically over an Internet connection. You need to change the configuration to used a fixed IP address when your Mac and camera are connected together using an Ethernet cable.

Screenshots from Mac OS X 10.11.6.

  • Pull down the Apple menu in the top left corner and select System Preferences.
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  • In System Preferences select Network.
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  • In the left pane of the Network dialog, select Ethernet. In the right pane of the Network dialog, set Configure IPv4 to Manually configured. Set the IP address to 10.11.12.1 and the Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0. The Router setting is not important - 10.11.12.254 is fine.
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Troubleshooting Mac OS X networking

Can not connect to camera after updating Mac OS

Several customers reported after they updated their laptop, they could not longer connect to the camera. The problem is the Apple update process can corrupt your network settings.

One solution is to connect the camera to the computer and then delete the network adapter setting that was causing problems. Reboot laptop and then re-create the network setup.

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