IP Network Setup Guide for Surveillance

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 06, 2015

In this guide, we teach the fundamentals of setting up an IP video surveillance network, taking factory default cameras through to a fully configured and ready to run network. We explain these topics:

  • Discovering IP cameras on your network
  • Assigning IP addresses to cameras
  • Basics of managed switch interfaces
  • Checking switch port status and disabling ports
  • Monitoring PoE usage and rebooting devices
  • Setting up a Virtual LAN (VLAN)
  • Configuring Quality of Service (QoS)

Inside, we share 7 video screencasts. Here is an excerpt from our VLAN screencast inside:

 Those looking for more guidance on networking for surveillance should also see our related guides, including:

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