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Author Topic: DCS-825L Portability - Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi  (Read 7901 times)


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DCS-825L Portability - Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi
« on: March 07, 2014, 10:40:35 PM »

Hi All,
Seeking some advice on moving the camera off-premises on the road or to other locations using its built-in Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi Access Point.
I have a 5000mAh battery which can plug into the microUSB port to power the camera for at least 4 hours, or might want to set it up on mains at a relative or carer's house.

I am running latest FW 1.02b3427 and have currently set the camera up (through Mobile App and Web or Web) with it's AP Client connecting to my home Wi-Fi network (in "Infrastructure" mode).

It seems the that the original Wi-Fi AP ("Ad-Hoc") service is shut down as soon as the AP Client is configured, and there is no way to get it back (other than a pin-reset?).

XML source from http://ipaddr/cgi/admin/tools_admin.cgi shows: supportAPMode is 1, apEnable is 0 when clientEnable is 1.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2014, 04:10:40 AM by DavidAu »
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Re: DCS-825L Portability - Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 03:11:24 AM »

Just FYI for anyone needing this info.
The latest FW (1.4) and guides are much more complete than they used to be.

The process to enable the camera's Wi-fi AP Router:
- Wait for the camera to boot up.
- Hold the '+' (volume up) button for 5 seconds and the temperature light will start to blink.
- The "AP Router" function of the camera will enable.
- On your phone/tablet/laptop mobile device, you'll be able to find a 'myBabyCam-xxxx' Wi-Fi network to connect to.
- Once you're on the camera's network, the camera functions will be available on IP address:

Note: If you want to change the name (SSID) or password for this access point, the configuration page is:
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Re: DCS-825L Portability - Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 07:36:35 AM »

Thank you for the feedback and information. Hope this helps future users.

Enjoy.  ;)
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