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Setting Up

The HNC290G can operate wirelessly, but setting it up requires a wired network connection. Figure 1, from the Hawking manual, shows the back panel of the unit with the various connections marked. The front of the camera, shown previously, has a manual-focus ring, tiltable adjustable lens and several status LEDs. When I powered the camera up, I turned to the Windows-only installation wizard for configuration. 

Rear of HNC290G

Figure 1: Rear of HNC290G

Figure 2 shows the initial screen of the application after it scanned and found the camera on the network.

Scanning for cameras

Figure 2: Scanning for cameras

The wizard walked me through the initial setup, which guided me through configuring the network address (Figure 3).

IP Address Setup

Figure 3: IP Address Setup
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