How to Set Up a Security Camera With a Linksys Router

by Jim Campbell

A security camera connected to your network on a Linksys router allows you to see camera images from anywhere on your network. You also can view the footage on the Internet. Connect the security camera to the router, then configure the camera with IP settings. Security cameras and Linksys routers have a Web-based interface for network configurations.

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Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into your security camera. Plug the other end of the cable into the Linksys router. Power on the security camera, if you have not already done so.

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Click the Windows "Start" button and type "Internet Explorer" in the search text box. The Web browser opens. Type your security camera IP address in the address text box and press "Enter." This brings you to the security camera's setup console.

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Configure the security camera for your Linksys router settings. The method depends on the type of camera you own. Most security cameras have a basic setup screen. Choose Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) from a drop-down menu, which is the protocol that sets up the camera's IP address.

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Type the Linksys SSID in the "SSID" text box. This ID is the network name configured on your Linksys router. Click "Apply" to save the changes to the security camera settings. Close the console window for your security camera, then type the IP address for your Linksys router to log into the router's configuration manager.

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Click the "Status" tab. Click the "Routing Table" link to view the IP addresses connected to your router. You should see an IP address assigned to your security camera. This verifies that the security camera is connected to your network.

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About the Author

Jim Campbell has been a computer engineer for over five years. He excels in hardware repair, computer programming and troubleshooting, and software design. He is currently attending Florida Atlantic University, pursuing a master's degree in computer and electrical engineering and fine-tuning his technical writing abilities.