CAMNET
System
Server name
But first, the editbox
All keyboard input is made into the editbox. As seen in the image below, this is the long field above the Accept and Save buttons. To add or modify a field value, select the field. For example, select the LAN-side control port (touch or left-mouse-button (LMB) click into the box with 4040). This copies the current contents of that field (4040) into the editbox. The text-editing cursor is placed at the first character. The Accept button also activates. Add or modify the value as needed and press Accept to copy the contents of the editbox back to the field under edit. Many fields offer suggested input. Use the menu drop-down button at the right of fields to bring up the menu list of suggested values. The first suggestion in the list is the same as the current value (if any). When all desired changes to the panel have been made, press Save.

The editbox uses standard keyboard editing shortcuts for selecting, copying, and pasting text. The system clipboard is used. The Home and End keys move to the start and end of the editbox text. Long text can be scrolled by using the left and right arrow keys (this applies to menu lists with long rows, too). The Esc key works as you would expect. The editbox normally will not Accept an empty value; to zap a field (i.e., make it nothing) use a single space. Accept will take it, and consider it as nothing.

When first setting up CAMNET, the location of the server is needed. The client maintains two locations: one for LAN access, and the second for WAN access. Another System panel, the LAN/WAN panel, can be used to switch. The camnetsvcmgr.exe has an option switch, -lan or -wan, that can be used to start in a particular mode. WAN access could also be used instead for locating another machine on the LAN.

The LAN/WAN location is used for supplying default server location for System access. For example, adding a user. You add a user to a specific server location. That server location can be changed at the User panel, to any location by editing the Remote server name or IP address and the Control port fields at the User panel. The values here, at the Server name panel, are the defaults supplied to those panels.

For camera access, these are used as the default values for each camera when the camera is first set up, but each camera can specify its own LAN/WAN server locations, at the Cam setup, ID panel.

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<ComputerName> is the stand-in value for the name of the computer currently running the client. To change this value to something specific, such as DVP, or 192.168.0.187, touch within the field. The focus moves into the editbox directly above the Accept and Save buttons. Enter the name or IP address that the server is running. Do the same for the port. The default control port is 4040. From this base port other ports are defined:

      control port +0:  admin access       (4040)
                   +1:  non-admin access   (4041)
                   +2:  http event server  (4042)
                   +3:  tcp event server   (4043)
                   +4:  reserved
                   +5:  ftp event server   (4045)
                   +6:  onvif event server (4046)
                   +7 to +15 are reserved  (4047 - 4055)
For WAN-access, only the admin port, or non-admin port, needs to be available (open/fowarded). The event server ports are local to the server and do not need to be available from the WAN. This holds so long as any camera that may be using an event server is on the same LAN as the CAMNET server, which is the usual case.

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After entering the LAN-side server and control port: Save. You can do the WAN-side now, or later.