Installation using PPP

The camera server supports the Point to Point Protocol (PPP) which is a mechanism for creating and running the Internet Protocol and other network protocols over a serial link. This can be either:

PPP can transport any IP based protocol and allows the camera server to be remotely accessed almost as if it were directly connected to the network. However, the major difference between PPP and an Ethernet connection is of course speed. A standard Ethernet connection operates at 10 Mbps (maximum theoretical throughput), whereas an analog modem only operates at speeds up to 56 kbps.

Configuration of camera server

You need to enable PPP support in your camera server. By default the serial port is disabled.

  1. Use a Web browser to view your camera server's home page over Ethernet, (such as http://mycam). You can do this even if you do not have access to Ethernet, look here.
  2. Click on Settings at the bottom of the picture.
  3. Select Host Mode in the Serial Mode pop-up on the Modem page.
  4. Select Autodetect Modem in the Modem Type pop-up.
  5. Choose a baud rate, 19200 or 38400 is recommended.

UNIX users

Simply treat the camera server as any other remote PPP host. No userid or password is required. You can also assign the camera server a temporary IP address for the duration of the connection.

Instructions for setting up and establishing a connection in UNIX.

Windows users

Instructions for setting up and establishing a connection in Windows 95.


The currently known limitations in the PPP support: