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Video Encoder / Server Setup

The following instructions will demonstrate how to setup the Vivotek VS7100 video encoder with a manually assigned IP address within your local area network (LAN).

1. Place the Vivotek CD in you CD ROM tray and install the Vivotek Installation Wizard 2
2. Connect the power adapter to the unit and connect the unit to your network switch / adapter via CAT5 cable
3. Run the Installation Wizard 2 to analyze your network environment and detect devices, then Click "Next"

Video Encoder Setup - Analyze Network

4. Select the device you wish to configure
5. Click the drop-down menu button
6. Click the "Manual Setup" button

Video Encoder Setup - Manual Device Setup

7. On the General Settings page, set Hostname
    (you may leave the default "Video Server" or type a name of your choice)
    Create and confirm a password of your choice
8. Click "Next"
Video Encoder Setup - General Settings

9. When prompted to setup PPPoE, Click "No"

Video Encoder Setup - PPPoE

10. Un-check the "Get IP by DHCP Server automatically" and input IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway,
     Primary and Secondary DNS server of your choice following proper Internet Protocol naming conventions.
11. Click "Next"

Video Encoder Setup - Manual IP Address

12. Leave default "Manual (Advanced)" radio button selected and default port numbers as they are
13. Click "Next"

 Video Encoder Setup - Port Mapping

14. Leave "Enable DDNS" check box unchecked and all other fields blank (default)
15. Click "Next"

Video Encoder Setup - Disable DDNS

16. Click "Apply"

Video Encoder Setup - Confirm & Apply Settings

Your VS7100 Video Encoder / Server is now configured with the IP address and settings for your LAN.
You may open your Internet Explorer browser, type in the IP address that you assigned and will be able to connect to your Video Encoder via the web page interface.

Recommended Video Settings

Click "Audio and video" in left navigation menu

Video Encoder Setup - Video Settings

* NOTE: If you are getting a duplicate image in the 704 X 480 Frame size, make sure you have "Frame mode" enabled by checking the box.

We hope these instructions have helped you in your video encoder setup.  Please call us at 888-849-2288 if you need further assistance or if you want help designing a video surveillance system that's right for you.