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Camera not working in wireless mode.

Postby dnissen » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:05 pm

I've followed all the steps over and over trying to making the camera F18918W wireless. But I can't get my network to see the camera. I've added the correct MAC # to my router. Wireless LAN settings are correct. The camera works fine when connected to the router. I've rebooted everything. The camera does not seem to be broadcasting. The green light flashes very slow. It flashes more quickly when attached to the router.

What else can I try? Is there another way to test if the camera is broadcasting it's IP address?

Thank you for your help.
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Re: Camera not working in wireless mode.

Postby mycam » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:30 am

Did you broadcast the SSID of your router?
Did you use special characters in wireless key?

Did you disable mac address filter in your router?
How far from the camera to your router?

If you click scan button,could the camera find your router's wireless?
When you use scan button,pls scan more than two times.
The interval between the first scan and the second scan should be longer than 2 minutes.
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Re: Camera not working in wireless mode.

Postby dnissen » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:53 am

Thank you Mycam for the quick reply. Let me answer all your questions first.


Did you broadcast the SSID of your router? I'm not totally clear on your question, but under "Wireless LAN Settings" I do have my correct SSID displayed.
Did you use special characters in wireless key? No

Did you disable mac address filter in your router? Yes
How far from the camera to your router?About 3 feet

If you click scan button,could the camera find your router's wireless?Yes
When you use scan button,pls scan more than two times.
The interval between the first scan and the second scan should be longer than 2 minutes.

I'm not sure what else to try. I've followed the Foscam online instructions diligently.

When I click on "Device Info", I get the Device ID for the wired MAC ID. Shouldn't I also have a Device ID for the wireless MAC ID? When I click on Multi-Device Settings it asks for, among other things, a Host for the 2nd device. But I don't know the camera's wireless IP address. Should I be creating this second device for the wireless?

Am I on track here or am I totally lost?
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Re: Camera not working in wireless mode.

Postby dnissen » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:04 am

Wireless is working great now. Thanks to Alice at Foscam technical support.
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Re: Camera not working in wireless mode.

Postby Kerfuffle » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:15 pm

Any chance you'll share the final solution?
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Re: Camera not working in wireless mode.

Postby dnissen » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:03 am

I had forgotten to enter the Shared Key on the Wireless LAN Settings tab. Once I entered the key it worked fine.
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