How do I set up Foscam 9826P cameras?

DEPRECATED: Please use Camio Box ( instead of FTP.

These instructions reference the FI9826P User Manual.

  1. Find the IP address of your camera on your local network. We recommend using the app called Fing for iOS and Android to find the IP address.
  2. Open the IP address of your camera with your Web Browser. For example, if Fing found your camera at IP address, then you would open the page with your Web Browser.
  3. Enter the settings changes outlined below.

Did you forget your username and password after changing them from Foscam's factory default usernname:admin without any password? Follow these factory-reset instructions.


4.3.8 FTP Settings

FTP Server Replace "driveway" with your preferred name for your camera like "front" or "backyard" as in
Port 21  
User name paste your shortened Upload Token from NOTE: the same Upload Token is used across all your cameras.
Password camio The password is ignored, so anything is OK.

4.4.4 Snapshot Settings

Image Quality Medium  
Alarm Pictures Save To FTP  
Enable timing to capture uncheck Do not upload continuously regardless of motion-detected alarms. Instead, specify in Alarm Settings to upload snapshots whenever motion is detected.
 Capture Interval 1 Choose the lowest value, since we want to capture motion continuously for the duration of the motion event.
Schedule All Click all days so that all times are red, indicating capture is always active.

4.5 Alarm

Enable checked  
Sensitivity Medium  
Triggered Interval 5s  Or the lowest value available.
Action: Take Snapshot checked Time Interval 1s
Schedule All Click the All button so that the entire time range is selected and red colored.
Set Detection Area all regions selected See Figure 4.56 and make sure that all regions of the camera's view are selected for detecting motion so that any movement in the scene triggers a motion-detected FTP transfer.


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