How to change the Amcrest camera default IP address and password

This article shows how to change the Amcrest camera default IP address and password for the first login. The process is simple and takes less than 5 minutes.

Amcrest Bullet Camera

If you are trying to access your Amcrest camera for the first time and have no idea how to get it working, this article can help you with a step-by-step procedure.

The Amcrest default IP and password

The camera used as an example in this article is the Amcrest IP4M-1046EW-AI

Default IP address: 192.168.1.108

Default username:  admin

Default password: admin

The information may be similar to other Amcrest models, but in any case, there's a way to get into the camera configuration using the Amcrest IP config tool.

Let's take a look at how to change the username and password for the camera.

Network Diagram

The following diagram shows the Amcrest camera connected to a PoE switch.

Note the Default IP address 192.168.1.108 that I will change to 192.168.0.105.

Amcrest camera network diagram

In this example, I use a switch, but it could also be a router.

I'm assuming the Amcrest camera will not automatically get an IP from a local router (I don't have one in this example). Let's work with static IPs. 

The IPs in red represent the camera network range 192.168.1.x

The IPs in blue represent the laptop network range 192.168.0.x.

It's necessary to add an extra IP to the laptop (192.168.1.161), so it can access the camera via its default IP (192.168.1.108) and then change the camera IP to  a new one (192.168.0.105). I hope this makes sense... Please make you understand that.

==> You can watch the video in the end of this article for more info.

Add an extra IP to your laptop / computer

You can add an extra IP to your laptop so you can access the Amcrest camera.

Just follow the steps below.

  • Open the "Network & Internet Settings";
  • Click on the Ethernet icon;
  • Click on "Change adapter options";
  • Select "properties";
  • Select "Internet Protocol Version 4";
  • Click on "Advanced";
  • Click on "Add";
  • Add an extra IP address.

See the following picture for more details.

Right-click the network icon and click "Open Network Internet Settings".

Open Network and Internet Settings

Select "Ethernet," which represents your computer's interface.

Network settings

Click on "Change Adapter Options"

Winbdows Change Adapter Options

Click on "Properties"

Network Interface Properties

Click on "Internet Protocol Version 4"

Network IPv4

Click on "Advanced"

Advanced IP Settings

Click on "Add"

Add button

Add the IP address that is the same network range as the camera (192.168.1.x)

Extra IP

Use the Amcrest IP config tool

Now you can use the Amcrest IP config tool to change the camera's IP address.

Open the software and wait for it to find the IP camera.

Amcrest IP Config found the camera

Click on "Login"

Login with the default username and password  admin/admin

Amcres IP Config Login

On the "NET" tab, uncheck the DHCP box.

Change the camera's IP address.

Click the "Save" button.

Change the Amcrest Camera IP Address

Open a web browser and type the camera's IP address.

Login with the default username and password admin/admin

Change the password (mandatory).

Login and change the password

And it's done. Now you have your Amcrest camera using a new IP and password.

Conclusion

Now you know how to change the Amcrest camera default IP address and password, and you can use this procedure for different models.

If you need extra help, please visit the Amcrest Website.

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