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EasyN F-Series IP Camera - sound does not work

EasyN F-Series IP Camera - sound does not work

Postby simplex » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:32 am

EasyN F-Series IP Camera - sound does not work

I bought an EasyN F-Series IP Camera, a few days ago.
One problem with it is that sound does not seem to work. The camera has a built in microphone and a speaker.

If in EasyN IP Camera Super - Client, "Talk (button)" is opened and "Audio (button)" is opened I just hear in the camera speaker short parasitic sounds (like striking with the finger nail in the table) lasting each much less than 1 seconds that repeat at irregular intervals of time (could be seconds, minutes) and which I can not logically connect to any action I do.
Same problem appears if I use Internet Explorer EasyN ActiveX Client instead of EasyN IP Camera Super - Client.
With Internet Explorer Client I can even record video clips with the EasyN camera but without sound.

Has anybody had the same problem as me? Does anybody know what I have to do to fix this problem and make the camera record and play sound.
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Re: EasyN F-Series IP Camera - sound does not work

Postby hybrid » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:32 am

Try reinstalling the ActiveX component. You'll need to go into Internet options and "Manage Add-ons" in Internet Explorer and remove it. Then when you restart and browse to the camera it'll ask you to reinstall it.

I'd also try accessing the camera from another machine to see if the problem is replicated.
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Re: EasyN F-Series IP Camera - sound does not work

Postby simplex » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:37 am

I can not access my EasyN F series IP camera from the internet

What I have done since my last post:

1) I plugged 2 Ethernet cards into my computer.
2) I connected the first Ethernet card, using an Ethernet cable, to my Cable Modem and the modem to the cable outlet in the wall.
3) I connected the second Ethernet card, using a second Ethernet cable, to my EasyN F Series camera.
4) I opened the configuration tool (that comes with the camera) called EasyN IP Camera Finder and I set the Network Card connected to my EasyN camera as being the one from point (3). The camera connected after less than one minute to my second internet card.
5) I opened in the browser the Inner Access address (192.168 .1.126:81) detected by EasyN IP Camera Finder and I introduced the default username "admin" and password "left blank".
6) Finally, under the address - 192.168 .1.126:81 /monitor - Internet Explorer (with Active X) displays a TV screen and a Panel with arrows and some configuration parameters. I can now record surveillance clips with sound and control the position of the camera. Also the camera reacts to movement and triggers alarms if set to do so. I mention that all the sound I hear is from the computer loudspeakers and not the speaker of the camera which continues to emit short parasitic sounds, but not often. Anyway the microphone of the camera works now.

Configuration of my Network (I do not have a router)

CAMERA ---- Ethernet Cable ---- EthernetCard2|COMPUTER|EthernetCard1 ---- Ethernat Cable ---- CableModem ---- CoaxialCable ---- CableOutlet

I'd also try accessing the camera from another machine

Here lies my second and worst problem with this ip camera.
I can not access my EasyN F Series Camera from the internet

If at point (5) from above, instead of opening in the IE browser the Inner Access Address (192.168.1.126:81) I open the Outer Access Address detected as username.easyn.hk (where username is a particular string of 6 letters) I reach this page easyn. hk / noline. htm that display the message "Device is not online". Here I stopped.
I mention that I run Windows XP and "IP routing is enabled" which I understand is a setting good for port forwarding in order to make my EasyN camera visible in the net.

This is what the main status page 192.168.1.126:81 /admin displays:
EasyN IP Camera Options
Device Status
Device ID (a number)
Device Firmware Version 4.22.2.29
Device Embeded Web UI Version 4.5.3.44
Alias IP Camera
Alarm Status None
DDNS Status Errors in Network Communication
UPnP Status UPnP Failed: Errors in Chat with UPnP Device
P2P Status Can not connect to the server


I can not even ping my EasyN camera from another computer linked to the internet. I do not know how to make it visible on the net. (Note: I can ping the camera only from my computer).
What parameters do I have to configure for my two Ethernet cards (IP addresses, Gateways, Sub Masks, DNS, etc...), Port Forwarding, etc., to at least, make this camera pingable from the internet?
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Re: EasyN F-Series IP Camera - sound does not work

Postby hybrid » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:31 am

In my experience using a Windows XP machine as an IP router is never a reliable option. The best idea would be to get an Ethernet to Ethernet router and use it in a NAT configuration.

In this instance the router would sit where your computer is. It would then share its IP address with network devices, such as your computer and camera. You can then also set up port forwarding so that you can access your camera. There's also no need for you to keep your computer on all the time, saving money.
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Re: EasyN F-Series IP Camera - sound does not work

Postby simplex » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:06 am

Buying a router is out of question for the moment. I simply do not have money for it and I do not need it.

What I want to do is to fully test the functionality of my EasyN F Series camera and see if it can be access from the internet. Even if a router made from a PC with 2 Ethernet cards is not reliable, as you say, it should work for a test. Maybe if a want to use it for months I will have problems but for one hour it should work. I am not really interested in using the camera for non stop surveillance operations. I will not use it more than 3 - 4 hours a month and I will always be in the room where the camera and the computer are. Somebody else from the internet will watch in his monitor what the camera in my room sees. Also he is the one who will control the movements of the camera.

Even if I buy a specialized router I am afraid I will have the same problems as now, i.e. the camera will not be accesible from the internet.
I miss something, a setting. I do not know.
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Re: EasyN F-Series IP Camera - sound does not work

Postby simplex » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:08 pm

1) QUESTION: Does anybody know how to set the EasyN F Series camera to transmit 1 image a second through internet?

Why? Because I noticed that, at the current frame rate, even if the image has a low resolution of only 160 x 120, the traffic the camera generates is quite high which will finally make me to exceed my internet quota and pay too much.

2) As a Note: Finally I succeed in connecting the EasyN camera to a wireless router which happened to be in the building and which has nothing to do with my personal internet.

I completely disconnected the camera from my computer (it talked just with the wireless router) and I could access it from my computer which does not uses wireless internet. So I verified that the camera can be accessed through the internet.
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Re: EasyN F-Series IP Camera - sound does not work

Postby tmaster » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:05 am

I have the same camera you should have no problems using ICS as long as you open the correct ports on your firewall. Open the one you have your camera set for and 808 which is used by ddns.

Once the camera is able to connect to ddns go to app.easyn.hk/
create an account and add your camera to your device list.
The screens are confusing but when they ask for the camera DeviceCode don't enter the password enter the cameras username first 4 letters of your ddns name. It should then show up online if all is working. I dont trust that chinese server so I dont use the free DDNS.
I would suggest you turn off the DDNS and signup for a free DDNS service somewhere else. I own my own domain names so I just map my name to a free ddns service using CNAME.

As far as controling how fast the images are sent. You have 2 options it can send a snapshot. Or you can control the speed of what is not really a video feed its a series of jpeg images. Look up the specs on the foscam they are the same.

IP:PORT#/videostream.cgi?user=&pwd=&resolution=&rate=23
15 1 fps
17 1 fp/2s
19 1 fp/3s
21 1 fp/4s
23 1 fp/5s

You could also use teh motion detect to upload images to a FTP server. However the version of software mine has doesnt allow for uploading a image every few secs like the WasView I have does. However my Wasview doesnt have presets like the EasyN does. so.....


My question is does anyone know what the
P2P Status Connecting ... is all about on the info page?
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