0Old Foscam FI8918W in Milestone XProtect

I’ve recently been on a tool buy­ing spree and decided I now need a degree of secur­ity for my gar­age. I also have an old VGA foscam cam­era sat unused in a box and a func­tion­ing CCTV serv­er sys­tem, so I figured I might as well set the foscam up inside the gar­age — not only would it help identi­fy any­one who was in there who should­n’t be, it will also help me know where I left that tool I just can­’t find, and if the neigh­bours cat has got locked in there again


Such an old and basic device works via the uni­ver­sal driver option in which you will need to spe­cify the IP of the cam­era, the port (in my case 8084) and the user­name and password.

Once the device is added you will need to edit stream num­ber to the cor­rect set­tings, which in my case are as below, although your port and fram­er­ate may be dif­fer­ent, and you will need to enter your own user­name and pass­word (the user­name is likely to be admin unless you changed it).

  • Codec: MJPEG
  • Con­nec­tion URI: videostream.cgi?user=admin&pwd=your­pass­word
  • Frames Per Second: 60
  • RTSP Port: 8084
  • Stream­ing Mode: HTTP

Then switch away from set­tings and click “save set­tings” when promp­ted. I then had to right click on the hard­ware and click refresh.

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