How to setup the TRENDnet TV-IP672WI with cloud recording
The TRENDnet TV-IP672W is a nice camera with a whole slew of features. While is doesn’t have all the features that some other cameras have it is also not outrageously priced. Most importantly though it is compatible with Sensr.net’s cloud recording. Some users on amazon were actually complaining there was no cloud recording option for the TRENDnet TV-IP672W; however, they obviously didn’t know about Senser.net! This tutorial will show you how to configure your TRENDnet TV-IP672W and how to record to the cloud with Sensr.net
There are five steps to this tutorial so if you already know how to do some feel free to skip around.
- Setup your hardware and find your camera’s IP address
- Go to your camera’s network access page to control you camera
- Get FTP credentials from Sensr.net
- Tell your camera about its new FTP credentials
- Victory song
1. Setup your hardware and find your camera’s IP address
Setting up the hardware here is pretty easy. Simply plug you camera into your router and a power outlet. Note that if you plan on having you camera connected to wireless you will need to connect with WPS or, if your router doesn’t support WPS, setup via a weird connection and then connect to wireless from the network access page. Once you are connected to power and internet you will need to find your camera’s IP address. I will show you how to do this on a mac (because I am writing from a mac) but it is also very easy to do from a PC (the PC process is outlined in this article). On my mac it is under system preferences>Network>Advanced…>TCP/IP. The page looks like this:
Once you have the IP address just enter it into your browser and it should bring you to a network access page. Everyone’s looks different depending on the make and model of their browser. Mine, for example, looks like this:
If you aren’t sure which device is new you can always unplug your camera then plug it back in to see which one disappears and comes back.
Step 2: Go to your camera’s network access page to control you camera.
Type your camera’s IP address into your browser and it will bring you to a page asking for a username and password. The defaults are admin and admin. Make sure you change these! You don’t want someone getting onto your camera without your permission. Once you’ve entered in the username and password you will get to a page that looks like this:
From here you can control all aspects of your camera. Now that you have control over your camera you are ready for the next step.
Step 3: Get FTP credentials from Sensr.net
Now you are ready to setup stuff from the Sensr.net side of things. We will store all your recorded data in the cloud so you can access it from any device, anywhere. We have a number of different plans but the first week is always free so just set it up and give it a try. If you don’t like it you don’t need to continue to a payed plan. Log into your Sensr.net account click the Add Camera button. Once you login you’ll see a page like this: Next you’ll see a page like this where you can set the timezone for your camera, give it a name, and tell us the model. Cameras default to private but you can make them public if you want to share them with the world. After that, we’ll generate some FTP credentials for your server. This generates a login for your TRENDnet to where it can upload images via FTP. This tells your camera where to upload the images. The important information here is:
- FTP Server
- FTP User name
- FTP Password
Step 4: Tell your camera about its new FTP credential
Go back to the other tab where you have your camera’s network access window. Click the setup tab on the left panel then go to action, one of the options on the left of the page. Choose video Clip from the drop down menu that appears. There are three sections here Trigger by, Video clip type, and Target. First you want to go to trigger by and choose always, then go to video clip and choose 1 frame per second. Lastly go to target and Choose FTP. Copy the credentials you got from Sensr.net and paste them into their respective sections. Make sure the passive mode box is checked and click apply. Now you are done and you should be uploading to Sensr.net go back to Sensr.net and the page should look like this:
Step 5: Victory song
Belt it out because you are done (I suggest We are the champions by Queen).
Now that you’re on Sensr.net we’ll archive all the motion events, giving you 30 days of archives, SMS and email alerts, guest access, and a whole lot more. You can view the live stream on our website or in our apps.
As always let me know if you have any questions. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the feedback button on the right of the page!