Manually Assigning Your H-Series Camera an IP Address (Windows)

This guide shows you how to manually assign an IP address to your H-Series IP camera using a Windows computer. If you'd like to automatically assign an IP address, click here. 

Download and Launch the Search Active Device Protocol tool (SADP)

Click here to download. When you launch the program, you'll be prompted to give the app permission to make changes to your device. Once you click yes, the program will open and begin searching for H-Series products on your network. It could take up to twenty seconds to load a list of your devices.

Activate Your Camera

Click the check mark next to your camera. This will bring up the panel to the right, which will prompt you to activate your camera. Simply create a new password and click "Activate." You should now see the "Modify Network Parameters" panel, which displays the camera's current network settings.

Note: Click the screenshots below to view full size.
Activate your camera
Before Activating Your Camera
View your camera's current network settings
After Activating Your Camera

Find Your Default Gateway

Before we continue, we'll need some information about your network. To do this, open up a Command Prompt window, type "ipconfig," and hit enter. Right now you're looking for the first octets of your Default Gateway.

Go ahead and take note of your Subnet Mask and full Default Gateway, as you'll need these later on.

Edit the First Three Octets of Your Camera's IP Address

Use the first 3 octets of your Default Gateway displayed in the Command Prompt to replace the first 3 octets of your camera's IP Address in the SADP Tool. 


In your Command Prompt window, type "arp -a" and hit enter

This will show you a list of all the IP addresses on your network. When you assign your camera its IP address, you want to make sure it's not conflicting with other IP Addresses on your network.

Edit the Last Octet of Your Camera's IP Address

This number can be anything between 0 and 255. Just make sure it's a unique number not already used by one of your devices.

Note: we recommend using a higher number for your camera's IP Address, as your router will usually assign other devices on your network such as computers, cell phones, etc. a lower IP Address.

Verify the Other Network Details

Next, make sure the Subnet Mask in the SADP Tool matches the Subnet Mask from the "ipconfig" command. Also make sure your IPv4 Gateway in the SADP Tool matches your full Default Gateway displayed in the command prompt.

Make sure the "DHCP" Option is Unchecked

You want your camera's IP address to remain static.

Enter Your Password and Click "Modify"

For cameras with firmware 3.0 and up, you'll enter the password you created eariler. For cameras with firmware below 3.0, enter the default password: 12345.

Assigning IP: Hikvision IP Camera

You have now successfully assigned an IP Address to your camera!

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