If your camera is connected to your router as a DHCP client, the IP address of your camera will change depending on the DHCP address assigned to it by your router. In order to access the web-based user interface, follow the below steps to determine the IP address of your camera.
Note: the following instructions are for Windows® 7.
Step 1: Open My Computer.
Step 2: From the menu on the left-hand side, click on Network.
Step 3: Under the Media Devices section, locate the DCS-2136L and right-click on the icon. Select Properties from the pop-up menu.
Step 4: In the Properties window, locate the IP address at the bottom of the window. This is the IP address of your camera. Make a note of this address.
Step 5: Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, and enter the IP address of your camera in the address bar.
Step 6: A pop up window will ask for the login credentials. The username for the administrator account is admin. Enter your administrator password in the password field. If you have not changed this from the default, leave this field blank. Click OK.