Windows 8 stand alone network configuration

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Most computers running Windows 8 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.

  • Slide your mouse to the upper right corner to bring up the charms bar and select Start.
  • Type network to bring up the Network browser window.
  • Select the Network tab and then the Properties icon.
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  • In the left panel of the Network and Sharing Center, select Change adapter settings.
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  • In the Network Connections window, select Ethernet.
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  • In Ethernet Properties, select Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and press the Properties button.
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  • Select Use the following IP address: and enter the following settings
    • 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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