NetCam behaves like any PC when it boots up. Unless previously configured with a static IP address, NetCam waits for a DHCP server to auto assign an IP address. If no DHCP server is present, NetCam will automatically assign itself its own IP address.
To find out what the IP address is, run StarDot tools. It will scan your local network for StarDot devices and display their IP addresses. Once you browse to the camera, you can configure NetCam with a permanent or manual IP address.
If you do not have a router (DHCP server) on your network, NetCam will automatically assign itself an IP address starting with 169.254. This feature is called Zero Configuration Networking and is supported in version 1.1.56 and higher. If your PC is also set to automatically get an IP address and there is no router or DHCP server on your network, your PC will also assign itself a 169.254.x.y address and StarDot Tools will find the camera's IP address.
Note: If your PC is already configured with a manual IP address, you can go into your network settings (Manage Network Connections), and under TCP/IP properties, click Advanced and Add the IP address 169.254.50.50.
Article ID: 135
Last updated: 11 Jun, 2020
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