Linksys SoloLink DDNS Service using the WVC11B Linksys webcam HELP
Asked by: profitsee-ga
List Price: $10.00
03 Jul 2004 16:42 PDT
Expires: 02 Aug 2004 16:42 PDT
Question ID: 369347
Please provide help in setting up the emailing of video images using the camera. I've renlentlessly searched for this information throughlinksys website without success. It seems the information the camera is asking for requires a networked computer to be available on the network to email the images it detects. Is this correct? (It is asking for an SNMP address box to mail the image). I thought the camera would be able to be set up to detect motion and email the image without the need for a network-connected computer. I am confused. If there is a way to email images without the need for a networked connected computer, then please provide the steps to affect this result. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Linksys SoloLink DDNS Service using the WVC11B Linksys webcam HELP
Answered By: aht-ga on 04 Jul 2004 01:08 PDT
profitsee-ga: To configure the Linksys WVC11B to send an e-mail alert whenever the motion detection threshold has been exceeded, you will need to access the 'Advanced' settings tab in the web-based configuration utility for the wireless camera. The instructions for doing this can be found in Chapter 8 of your camera's User Guide, which can also be viewed through the following link: ftp://ftp.linksys.com/pdf/wvc11b_ug.pdf After you have logged into the web-based configuration utility, click on the Setup link, followed by the Advanced link. Check the 'E-mail Alert' checkbox. Set the length of the video clip to e-mail (the shorter the clip, the smaller the e-mail). Enter the recipient e-mail address that you want the alert sent to. Enter the "From" name that you want the e-mail to appear as being sent by... for example, "Camera One". Enter the subject line you want to use, for example "Motion Detected!". Enter the exact name of the outgoing SMTP mail server for your ISP. For example, if your ISP were Earthlink, then your SMTP mail server might be 'smtp.earthlink.net'. If you do not know the name of your ISP's SMTP server, contact your ISP and ask them. You can often find this information on the customer service pages of your ISP's website. Most likely your ISP's SMTP server will require you to login (authentication), so enter your ISP username and password in the fields provided on the configuration page. At this point, your camera should be able to send an e-mail alert through your ISP e-mail account, unless your ISP uses extremely non-standard settings for outgoing e-mail. If you are not using an ISP for your Internet connection (for example, if you have this service set up within an office network that does not have an SMTP server available), then you most likely will not be able to use this feature of your camera. I hope that this helps. Incidentally, in your question, you mention a field for an SNMP address. From the WVC11B documentation that I have found, I do not see any mention that the WVC11B supports SNMP. For your reference, SNMP standard for Simple Network Management Protocol, and is used to allow devices to pass along diagnostic messages and warnings to an administrator on the local network. SNMP is not involved in setting up the WVC11B to send e-mail alerts to an e-mail address. Can you let me know where you are seeing this SNMP field? Regards, aht-ga Google Answers Researcher
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I apologize that I should have clarified that this was a web-based email, not through an ISP-based email. The only help I uncovered from your answer was from entering the name of the outgoing SMTP mail server. Now, because this was a web-based email account, not an ISP, the purpose of this mail server didn't make any sense (in other words, I don't send out emails using MS Outlook with an Earthlink account --- I send emails out through a web-based email account, like hotmail) -- I discovered that the web-based email service listed an alternative SMTP address under a video-conferencing help document. I tried that SMTP address, and I was then able to receive .asf files (images) by email. I guess this type of question demanded greater detail; but also, your answer seemed contingent upon a non web-based email account. I don't believe the SMTP address I provided in the outgoing SMTP mail server box on the Linksys WVC11B advanced page is an outgoing address, but its some alternative incoming address. The page does not accept settings without an outgoing SMTP address filled-in, so perhaps its irrelevant anyway... ...I gave you 3 stars and myself 2 stars for the group work we accomplished, and succeded together, factoring in my mistaken typo "SNMP" - I meant "SMTP" - which induced confusion.
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