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CameraFTP Support

IP Camera Model: D-Link DCS-5010L

Firmware version: 1.03 Firmware upgrade link to official website( http://www.dlink.com/support/)

This also apply to D-Link DCS-933L, Firmware version :1.02. Please read the documentation below, or watch the setup guide video for a different D-Link model. The setup steps are very similar.

Step 1: Setup the Camera – Find the Camera’s IP Address

Please refer to the manufacturer’s manual for more detailed information.

Turn on the camera; connect the camera with a network router using an Ethernet cable.

From a PC in the same network, insert the camera’s software CD and install the setup wizard. After it is installed, run the Setup Wizard. You will see the screen like below:

Click on “Search” to find the D-link camera in the same network.

Step 2: Configure the Camera Using the Web-based Configuration Tool

Open a web browser and access the Camera’s configuration page at: .

(Please replace the IP address with the real IP address found using the SwannEye Search Tool), log on the configuration tool. According to the manual, the default username is admin and the password is blank (empty).

Step 3: Set the Image Resolution

Using the camera’s web-based configuration tool, click “Video”, if you subscribe image plan on Cameraftp.com, please set Encode Type “MJPEG” here, it will allow you to select an image resolution. (See the screenshot above). Please make sure it matches your CameraFTP subscription.

For most home users or casual users, 320x240 is ok.

For better image quality, you can choose 640x480. Please note this will increase the bandwidth and storage usage by about 4 times. The CameraFTP subscription cost is also significantly higher.

If you subscribe video plan on Cameraftp.com, please set Encode Type “H.264” here. Please select an image resolution, and Frame Rate which matches your CameraFTP subscription.

Step 4: Wireless Setup

Click on “Wireless Setup”, and then click on “Site Survey”. You will find a list of Wireless Networks. Select your wireless router’s SSID in the list and enter the correct authentication credentials. Your camera will be connected to your wireless network.

Step 5: Setup CameraFTP Service

If you don’t have an account on CameraFTP.com, please visit www.cameraftp.com and sign up a free trial account. CameraFTP.com offers 3-day free trial. After 3 days, you need to order our paid subscription to continue using the service.

Assuming you have an account on CameraFTP.com, then click on the “FTP” tab on the left-hand side. You will see the screen below.

If you subscribe image plan, check the checkbox “Enable uploading of images to an FTP server”.

Motion Detection” is recommended.

If you select “Always”, then please select an upload interval that matches your CameraFTP subscription. For example, if your subscription allows a max upload frequency of 1 image / 2 seconds, then select the “Image Frequency” to 2 Seconds/Frame. Entering an incorrect number may get your account blocked.

Please enter the following information:

  • FTP service: ftp.cameraftp.com (or IP:
  • FTP port: 21
  • FTP User / Password: FTP username is your CameraFTP username, FTP password is available in Configure IP Cameras page. (Your CameraFTP password may also work).
  • FTP Upload Folder: /YourCameraName
  • Passive Mode:
    Yes. (Note Active FTP is often blocked by routers. Please use Passive Mode, or PASV)

Your Camera Name is created on www.CameraFTP.com website when you add a new camera. (See the screenshot below)

Click on the” Test” button to test your FTP setup.

If it is successful, congratulations, you are done! If not, you can click on the Status tab to find more detailed error information.

If you subscribe video plan on CameraFTP.com, please see below photo.

Just check the checkbox “Enable uploading of video clip to an FTP server”, Motion Detection is recommended, too.

Note: as our testing, it seems upload avi video of this IPcamera have issue to our CameraFTP server, so images is recommended, if you subscribe video plan on CameraFTP.com, you also can choose to  upload image to CameraFTP server, and please select image solution (Encode Type: MJPEG referred at step 3) and framerate which almost match your video plan.

You can visitwww.cameraftp.com to monitor or play back your recorded images from anywhere.

You can also download CameraFTP Viewer App for iOS and Android.