Connecting your SAMi router to the internet

Connecting your SAMi router to the internet is generally not required or recommended. The SAMi system works fine without an internet connection and keeping your camera and iOS device off the internet maximizes security and reliability.

However, if you want to use the SAMi Internet Viewing feature with the SAMi router you must configure it as follows.

NOTE: As an alternative you can stop using the SAMi router and simply setup the SAMi camera to use your home Wi-Fi network.

NOTE: To connect your SAMi router to the internet you need to use an Ethernet wire. This will probably require locating the SAMi router near your home router and may reduce the Wi-Fi signal quality at the camera and/or monitoring location.

NOTE: These instructions reconfigure the router for Access Point Mode. Access Point Mode disables the automatic IP address assignment (DHCP) on the SAMi router and instead uses the home router’s DHCP server. This means that you can no longer use the SAMi router without it being connected to another router. If you count on being able to travel with the SAMi router do not proceed.

NOTE: After reconfiguring the router .

If you haven’t already, we strongly recommend you first add a password to the SAMi Wi-Fi network. This prevents unauthorized users from accessing your home network and/or using your internet service. Instructions are here. Make sure the camera is operating properly before proceeding.

Steps to reconfigure the router for Access Point mode:

  1. Plug an Ethernet wire into the yellow jack on the back of the SAMi router. Plug the other end into a “LAN” jack on your home router.
    NOTE: If you had to move your SAMi router to do this check that the SAMi camera still has a strong Wi-Fi signal.

  2. Using a computer connect to the “SAMi” Wi-Fi network.

  3. Start your web browser and enter the address “http://192.168.1.1”.

  4. Login with username “admin” and password “password”.

  5. Click on the “Advanced” tab.

  6. Click on “Advanced Setup”.

  7. If you see a link for “Wireless Access Point” click on that. Otherwise click on “Wireless Settings”.

  8. Click on “Enable Access Point Mode” or “Enable AP Mode”.

  9. Leave all settings at their default and click on the green “Apply” button.

  10. Unplug your SAMi camera, wait 5 seconds, and plug it in again.

Once the router and camera have restarted start the SAMi app and confirm the camera is working properly.