If your computer’s IP Address is not on the same subnet as the TMT2 Camera’s default subnet, the easiest way to connect to and perform the initial configuration of the TMT2 Camera is to use a straight-through Cat-5 Ethernet cable and directly connect your computer to the TMT2 camera. Plug the one end of the cable into your computer’s Ethernet port then plug the other end of the cable into the camera’s Ethernet port.
When you directly connect to the TMT2 camera, you will have to make sure your computer’s IP Address is on the same subnet as the camera’s default IP Address (see directions below on how to change your computer’s IP address). When your computer is on the same subnet as the TMT2 Camera, you use Internet Explorer (IE) to connect to the camera by simply typing the camera’s default IP Address, 192.168.1.88, into the browser to get the login screen the enter the default User Name (admin) and Password (admin).
Changing your computers IP Address
1. Open your computer’s Network Connections window, the shortcut to this is by pressing the Windows key and the R key at the same to open the Run box, then type ncpa.cpl and hit Enter.
2. Double-click on your Ethernet adaptor connected to your network, click the Properties button, highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then click Properties button again.
3. The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv2) Properties window shows your current IP Address configuration, make sure you store how your Ethernet adaptor is currently configured. If the Obtain an IP address automatically radio button is selected, click the Use the following IP address radio button. If the Use the following IP address radio button is already selected, clear out the information already entered.
4. Enter this information in the Properties window.
NOTE: The IP Address you enter must not be the same IP Address as the camera’s
5. Click the OK button twice, then the Close button.
You can now continue with the direction of using Internet Explorer to login to the web browser interface. After the initial camera configuration and changing the camera’s IP Address to one that is available on your LAN’s subnet, you can re-connect your computer to your LAN and reset it’s IP Address information to the original settings that you recorded in step 3.
NOTE: If you cannot get the login page in IE after changing your IP Address and connecting to the camera with an Ethernet cable, please make sure you have disabled all Network Adaptors in the Network Connections window by right-clicking the icon and selecting Disable from the menu. After you have set up the camera, re-enable any adaptors you disabled.