EZVIZ Cloud cameras can be configured to join the network using alternate methods;
1. Reverse QR code
2. Mobile Hotspot ( For Android Phones only)
3. The use of MicroSD card
1. Reverse QR code Method
When the device failed to push the Wi-Fi credentials, Click on “Generate a QR code” tab
Input your Wi-Fi password and click on “Next”
Point the lens of the device to the QR code shown on your mobile phone and hold about 5” close, once this process is successful, the status lights will start flashing blue, click on the “next” to add the device to your account and complete the setup.
2. Use the Hot spot feature on your mobile phone to create a Wi-Fi connection.
(Android Devices Only)
Turn off your home router
Step 1: Turn on the hot spot feature of mobile phone A, when setting up the mobile hotspot, make sure the SSID and password is the same as your router’s SSID and password.
Step 2: Configure mobile device B to join the Wi-Fi that you just created on the mobile hotspot (connect to the Wi-Fi of mobile phone A)
Step 3: Connect the mini using mobile device B to the hotspot created on mobile phone A
Step 4: When Wi-Fi configuration is successful, and device is now online, turn off the hot spot feature of mobile phone A.
Step 5: Turn on the power of your router; the device will connect to the router’s Wi-Fi automatically.
3. Use the TF card [Micro SD card] installed in the Mini
Step 1: Remove the TF card from the Mini
Step 2 Put the TF card into computer using a card reader
Step 3 Build a TXT file named ezviz in the root directory of the TF card using a software called Notepad which is installed in every windows computer [Do not put this file inside a folder on the TF card].
Note - Make sure the file name (ezviz) is all lowercase.
Create the following contents inside this file you just built in the specific format shown below
SSID: Input the name of your Wi-Fi
Password: The password of the Wi-Fi (if the password is empty, just write”password :”)
Type: Input the encryption type of the Wi-Fi (you can leave this field empty; the device program will select the type automatically)
Note - All these information should be the same as listed in your router.
Step 4: Insert the TF card into the mini [Make sure the mini is powered off]
Step 5: Power on the device [Observe the status lights, wait till the indicator lights starts flashing a blue ONLY]
Step 6: Use the mobile APP to scan the QR code on the back of the device or search and add the device by using the EZVIZ Web Application
Step 7: Follow the instructions to add the device and complete the setup