Windows 7 stand alone network configuration

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Most computers running Windows 7 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 laptop and camera are connected together using an Ethernet cable.

Open the Control Panel network settings dialog and adjust the Ethernet network settings.

  • Click on the Start icon in the lower left corner.

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  • Click on Control Panel on the right side.

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  • Click on Network and Internet.

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  • Click on Network and Sharing Center.

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  • Click on Change adapter settings.

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  • Click on Local Area Connection.

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  • Click on Properties.

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  • Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

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  • Set the following values:
    • IP address: 10.11.12.1
    • Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
    • Default gateway: leave blank

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  • Select OK in the Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) dialog and Close in the Ethernet Properties dialog.

You can now browse to your camera using Chrome and the URL

http://10.11.12.13


To revert back to the previous Ethernet configuration (so you can connect to the Internet), follow the same steps, but select Obtain an IP address automatically in the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) dialog.

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