Known for their ultra-sturdy routers, D-Link occasionally chooses to branch out and make other gadgets, with their security cameras being a prominent example. The 2011 DCS-932L model continues to be a sought-after camera, as its perks remain valuable with home security enthusiasts. 24-hour recording and full night vision are combined in an attractive camera that’s easy to conceal and repurpose for anything you might want to record. It’s not without its share of issues, however, and its use of the mydlink app for real-time monitoring, while handy, tends to complicate matters further.
Solving the D-Link DCS-932L’s top three problems without a PDF Manual
Camera can’t connect through Wi-Fi: Among the chief problems the D-Link DCS-932L encounters is a lack of Wi-Fi connectivity. While full Wi-Fi access is touted as one of its perks, many users report either a need to use the cable to prevent the camera from going offline or losing connection with the mydlink app. One way to fix the camera’s wireless connection to the PC is to place the router next to the camera or, alternatively, get a router with a stronger signal. This will help the DCS-932L stay connected without breakups, although you could have difficulty concealing the camera. You can also try accessing the camera’s web interface and tinkering with the Wi-Fi info – while the camera has an auto-fill wizard, it can sometimes get important info wrong, leading to Wi-Fi connection problems.
Camera is stuck on red light: Some users find that their DCS-932L is stuck with a solid red light and won’t power on even after a reset. This will require you to wire the camera to your router and use the same web interface to update the firmware and the DCS-932L wizard, making sure to sync both of their versions as a mismatch can frequently cause problems.
Can’t access the camera remotely: While you might suspect that the mydlink app is to blame for remote access problems, the reason is often much simpler: your own firewall is blocking access to the DCS-932L. Your PC’s firewall will almost certainly treat the communication between mydlink and the camera as a security issue and block it, so you’ll need to add an exception for the app in the firewall’s settings. Some users also combine the built-in Windows Firewall with a security suite from a specialized manufacturer. If you’re one of them, you will need to add permissions in both.
If your camera still gives you trouble, it’s time to download the D-Link DCS-932L PDF manual
Problems unrelated to the three issues above fall into the exotic category, and you’ll need to look into the camera in detail by downloading the D-Link DCS-932L PDF manual. You can do it through our link: http://files.dlink.com.au/Products/DCS-932L/REV_A/SetupGuides/How_to_install_the_DCS-932L.pdf