This article will guide you through the steps of easily setting up a Foscam camera using a process known as the QR Code method and Ezlink 2.0.
If your camera's UID ends with Y2Z, please follow below steps to set up wireless connecton for it by Ezlink 2.0.
If your camera's UID ends with ZZZ, please click here to see the steps of setting up wireless connection.
Before moving forward with the camera setup verify the following steps are completed.
1)Download the Foscam App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store and install it on a mobile device.
2)Apply power to the camera and allow it to complete the self-test.
3)Verify the camera is set to the factory settings
If this is in question perform a hard reset of the device. To perform a hard reset on the device press and hold the reset button down for 12-15 seconds. The camera will announce reset succeeded, power cycle, and perform the movement test if it is a motorized Port and Tilt camera.
4)Connect the smartphone to the wireless network which the camera is going to connect to and verify the cellphone is connected to the 2.4 GHz wireless band on the wireless network. If your camera supports dual-band wireless, your cellphone can connect to either 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz wireless.
5)Verify the smartphone and camera are within 3 meters (10 feet) of the wireless router.
6)DO NOT power off the camera during the setup process unless it is to move the smartphone screen closer to the camera lens.
Perform the following steps to configure the camera for connection to a wireless Network:
Step 1: If you have not done so already power on the camera, allow it to complete the initial startup tests and standby until the camera announces “Hello Foscan” and “Ready for wireless Configuration.”
Step 2: Launch the Foscam App on the smartphone, login to the account and tap the + button to add the camera.
(Register for a cloud account on the Foscam App if an account has not been setup yet. If you already have a Foscam Cloud account please enter the credentials for the account to login. Cloud account interface to the camera is a free service offered by Foscam. Additional services are available for an additional cost. Please see the App or Foscam website for details.)
Step 3: Scan the QR code of the camera using the camera of the smartphone. (The sticker with the code on it is on the bottom or the side of the camera depending on the model.)
Step 4: Within the Foscam app, please select Wi-Fi connection and select Ready.
Note: Some cameras will announce with a voice prompt “Ready for WIFI configuration.”
Step 5: Within the Foscam app enter the password for the wireless router and click “Next” to generate the QR code with the login information for the wireless router.
Note: : Verify that the correct WiFi password was entered before proceeding
Step 6: Standby for the Foscam app to generate the QR code. Once the process is complete the app will announce that the code has been generated and it will be displayed on the screen of the smartphone. Position the screen of the smartphone toward the camera lens so the camera can collect the information to configure itself to login to the wireless network.
Note: The distance between the smartphone and the camera lens should be within 15 centimeters. The camera is using two methods of communication to self-configure. One is transmitting and receiving wireless broadcast packets and the other is scanning the QR code identification information which contains the login password for the wireless network.
Step 7: After the configuration process is completed the camera will announce “WIFI connection.” After the announcement, the smartphone can be safely repositioned away from the camera lens. Standby until the camera announces Congratulations! Successfully added.”