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IP Camera Model: D-Link DCS-5211L

Firmware version: 1.01 Firmware Build Number: 1522Firmware upgrade link to official website( http://www.dlink.com/support/). 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 cable. Note: This IP Camera is not wireless IP Camera.

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 . (It is recommended that you change the password.)

Please click this link “Click here to download NCSPlugin and install. And then re-open your browser is reconnended. ”, it will download NCSPlugin, please install, and then restart your browser.

Step 3: Set the Image Resolution

In the above screen, click “SETUP”, then click “Audio and Video”, it will open the following page.

If you subscribe image plan on CameraFTP.com, please set “VIDEO PROFILE 3”, please select resolution which match your CameraFTP subscription.

For most home users or casual users, 320x176 is ok.

For better image quality, you can choose 640x352. 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 select any of these three video profiles (“VIDEO PROFFLE 1”,”VIDEO PROFILE 2”,”VIDEO PROFILE 3”), and select resolution and FPS which match your CameraFTP subscription. Note: About Encode Type, MPEG4 is recommended, if you select H.264, it will upload avi file to Cameraftp.com, most of browsers cannot play it except IE.

Step 4: 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, and you have subscribed image plan on Cameraftp.com, then click on the “Snapshot” on the left side.

Check the checkbox “Snapshot”, Trigger by Motion is recommended.

About Motion Detection, click on the tab “Motion Detection” on the left side, please see below photo.

Check the checkbox “Enable Video Motion”, and draw motion area, then save settings, go back to the tab “Snapshot”.

Check the checkbox “FTP”, please enter the following information.

  • FTP Server/Port: ftp.cameraftp.com (or IP:
  • 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)

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

Check the checkbox “Video Clip”, Trigger by Motion is also recommended.

Video Clip Type: about source, please select profile you set at step 3.

Target: please enter almost same with snapshot paragraph described.

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