DHCP Network Configuration - PC

Caution

The correct instructions for network configuration will depend on your SDK version. Choose your SDK version in the bottom left drop-down.

Warning

Make sure you are familiar with DHCP before you configure this mode. It is easy to run into issues with DHCP. For example, running more than one DHCP server with overlapping address range on the same network.

This guides you through how to set up a DHCP server on the PC. Make sure you first have configured the camera to DHCP before going onward. Go to DHCP or Link Local IP Network Configuration - Camera in order to do this.

  1. Install a DHCP server. If the network already has a DHCP server running you can skip this step.

  2. Configure the DHCP server. The example here is based on the DHCP server implementation referred to in the previous step. The concepts should apply to alternative DHCP servers. You can either list the IP addresses the DHCP can assign, or list the hostnames assigned to the connected camera(s).

    1. Option: List IP addresses.

      Configure the settings in the dhcpsrv.ini file

      [Settings]
      IPBIND_1=172.28.60.2
      IPPOOL_1=172.28.60.3-172.28.60.10
      AssociateBindsToPools=1
      [General]
      SUBNETMASK=255.255.255.0
      
    2. Option: List hostnames.

      Configure the settings in the dhcpsrv.ini file

      [Settings]
      IPBIND_1=172.28.60.2
      [DNS-Settings]
      EnableDNS=1
      [General]
      SUBNETMASK=255.255.255.0
      DNS_1=$(IPBIND_1)
      
  3. (Re-)start the DHCP server.

    Navigate to the folder where you extracted the executable, and double-click dhcpsrv.exe, or open Command Prompt and

    C:\dhcpsrv>dhcpsrv.exe -runapp
    

    You can verify that the DHCP server is running by checking your tray:

    Screenshot which shows that DHCP is running on Windows

Once you have configured the camera to DHCP and started the DHCP server on the PC, go back to Discovering and connecting to the camera.