Ethernet communication

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  1. Dave1act

    Dave1act Cyanogen Customer

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    I tried to connect a CAT 5 and Cat 6 Ethernet cable between my STXL 16200 camera and my 64 bit windows 10 professional HP laptop computer. I used both CCDOPS and Maxim DL to try to communicate with the camera. I was unsuccessful and received the following error:
    "No Ethernet camera was found"
    When I went to windows to check the Ethernet connection, it said "Ethernet does not have a valid IP address".

    Within CCDOPS, I tried both the auto detect (IN 000 000 0 000) and put in the IP address 192.169.9.100 and got the same messages.

    DO I need an Ethernet crossover cable?

    Dave
     
  2. Colin Haig

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    Start by checking your PC's networking settings.
    Did you set a static IP address for the computer's ethernet conection?
    If it is trying to use DHCP, that will fail.

    Did you follow the instructions in the manual for setting up the camera on the network?
     
  3. Dave1act

    Dave1act Cyanogen Customer

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    I tried doing the following procedure. My comments are in red.
    Instructions for connecting the camera using a switch or crossover cable.
    (rewritten from David Morrow)

    1. Disconnect the computer from the router or LAN. Yes
    2. Connect the camera direct to the PC with a crossover cable (Yes) or connect the PC to a switch port 1 and connect the camera to switch port 2. no
    3. Open Windows Network Sharing Center (Win 7) Using Windows 10
    4. Select Connections: Local Area Connection. I had two ethernets links called ethernet and ethernet1
    5. Local Area Connection window select Properties. Yes
    6. Local Area Properties window Networking tab double click Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4). Yes
    7. In the Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) window click Use the following IP address.
    8. IP Address: 192.168.0.1 (This is the PC address), Mask 255.255.255.0,Default Gateway: 192.168.0.2 (This is the camera address) (Yes as shown)
    9. DNS all blank, Ok, Ok, Ok, Close
    10. Open CCDOPS connect USB cable to the camera and select USB in Misc Graphic/Comm Setup. Could not establish a link "No Ethernet camera was found"
    11. Establish a link.
    12. Go to the Camera dropdown menu and select STX/STT IP Properties.
    13. Uncheck Enable DHCP.
    14. IP Address: 192.168.0.2, Gateway: 192.168.0.1, Net Mask: 255.255.255.0, TCP/IP 5000, HTTP Port 80, OK
    15. Power camera off and on to load new address.
    16. Open Misc Graphis/Comm Setup and select Interface Ethernet.
    17. Set Ethernet Address: 192:168:0.2
    18. Auto Detect does not work, click OK.
    19. Establish Link. Link status is shown bottom right on the CCDOPS toolbar.
    20. You can aslo connect using a web browser. IE may require you to use HTTP.
    21. http::// 192:168:0.2
    What next? I have tried using both a regular Ethernet cable and a crossover getting the same results. Do you have a procedure for Windows 10?

    Dave
     
  4. Colin Haig

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    I apologize if these seem a bit dumb, but let me ask anyway so we can get you running:
    Does the camera talk to the PC with the SBIG Driver Checker via USB ?
    I'm assuming you did install the SBIG Driver Checker and drivers, right?
    Did you Get Firmware Version from the firmware tab in the driver checker? this is a handy way to ensure they are talking.


    I'm not sure where you got those steps from.
    Step 4 - what are these two different ethernet interfaces?
    do you have two different network cards in the computer, or WiFi and wired ethernet?


    Step 8 -
    The camera default IP address is not 192.168.0.2
    The default IP address is 192.168.0.100

    If and only if you changed it, then it would have .2 instead of .100

    Step 10 -
    You need to have a USB cable between the PC and the camera.

    See section 2.3 in the manual.
    https://diffractionlimited.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/stxl_manual.pdf

    You can also use a web browser to connect to the camera's IP address, and then you can check it's properties.
    e.g. go to http://192.168.0.100

    Gateway doesn't mattter - you can set to the PC address. Becuase you are specifying the exact IP address of the camera.
     
  5. Colin Haig

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    I should also ask - is this the first time you are trying to use the camera?
    Are the status lights on for the Ethernet jacks?
    Camera: Green = link is good, Yellow blink = data
     

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