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Q: Linksys SoloLink DDNS Service using the WVC11B Linksys webcam HELP ( Answered 2 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Linksys SoloLink DDNS Service using the WVC11B Linksys webcam HELP
Category: Computers
Asked by: profitsee-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 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.
Subject: Re: Linksys SoloLink DDNS Service using the WVC11B Linksys webcam HELP
Answered By: aht-ga on 04 Jul 2004 01:08 PDT
Rated:2 out of 5 stars

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:

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 ''. 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?


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profitsee-ga rated this answer:2 out of 5 stars
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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