To connect an IP camera on the your local wireless network using the built-in WPS buttons on the camera and your router, do the following:
- Press the WPS button on the camera for a few seconds, an LED will then normally start flashing to indicate that WPS is enabled, e.g. on D-Link cameras a blue LED is flashing
- Then press the WPS button on the router for some seconds to initiate pairing. If there’s no WPS button or you don’t have access to the router, you can start WPS pairing from the router utility:
- On D-Link routers, the WPS function is available under Setup Wireless Settings. Press the button “Add Wireless Device Using WPS” and choose that you have a “Push button configuration”
- If you have an Apple Airport Express, start the Airport app that provides access to the router setup. Once the app is started, select the Airport device and then click “Add WPS printer” from the Base menu (though the camera is not a printer)
- Soon thereafter (5-10 seconds) the WPS activation LED stops flashing on the camera and instead a data send/receive LED starts flashing. This means that the connection is established, e.g. for D-Link cameras a green LED starts flashing.
Normally, it takes about 5-10 seconds to “pair” a new device to the router using WPS. For a combination of certain cameras and routers, WPS does not work. This results in a time out for the pairing – and the camera will not connect to the router. If this happens, it sometimes helps to restart the router and repeat WPS pairing. If the problem persists, you should connect the camera to the router via a network cable and then manually configure WLAN settings on the camera.