How Do I Set Up My Netgear Arlo IP Cameras?

Netgear Arlo

Netgear is a brand which is well known for manufacturing networking equipment. Arlo has been a part of Netgear till 2017. In the same year, the company decided to get separated from Netgear and form a different brand. Arlo has released some excellent wireless devices in the market. It has grabbed a lot of attention from the customers since then.

Netgear Arlo IP Camera Setup Process

1.   Grab The Devices

Before starting the setup process, you must collect all the devices together. Here is a list of things that you need to start with the setup process.

  1. Networking equipment
  2. Arlo base station
  3. Arlo IP cameras
  4. Wires and cables
  5. Surveillance device (PC/smartphone)

Once you make sure, you have all the hardware required to start the setup process continue to the next section of this article.

2.   Set Up A Network

To set up a network, we must have a good WiFi router. Buying a WiFi router from well-known brands like Netgear would ensure that you don’t face any compatibility issues letter on. If you are connecting several devices are to the same network, make sure that you have a perfect WiFi router that can provide continuous connection and required bandwidth to all the devices connected to its network. For information about installing Arlo Wire-Free cameras, see Arlo Wireless Camera Setup.

3.   Interface All The Devices

It is time to interface all the devices that you have gathered. To start the interfacing process, connect the ethernet cable coming from the output of your WiFi router to the Arlo Base Station. This is done so that the Arlo base station gets network or internet connectivity.

Now install the Arlo mobile application on your Android or iOS device. The Arlo mobile application is user friendly. You will get used to it pretty quickly. Open the application after completing its installation. If you have any issue with Arlo mobile app, then visit How To Troubleshoot Issues With The Arlo Mobile App? 

The Arlo mobile application comes with seven days of free cloud storage. If you want to increase the number of days for which your feed is stored or want to connect more number of cameras two sem account, then you will have to buy a premium subscription. 

Next step is to connect all the devices. Bring both the camera and the base station together and press the sync button on both of them. Doing this will let you pair the device together. If you have multiple cameras that you want to pair with the base station, connect all of them one by one.

Make sure you have correctly connected the previous device before moving to the next one. Verify your email id and phone number from the Arlo mobile application before completing the setup process.

4.   Test Your System

To make sure that you have done everything correctly, you should test the system before connecting it. Open the write an application and try to watch the video free coming from the Arlo wire-free camera. If you can access the video feed through your smartphone or any other remote surveillance device, then you can be sure that you have done the setup process correctly.

For the motion sensing to work correctly, you need to install the Netgear Arlo IP camera at least seven feet above the ground and at a slightly tilted level.

5.   Install The Hardware

After completing the process of synchronising your devices together, you have to install it at the correct place. You can either mount your Netgear Arlo wire-free camera with the help of a magnet or keep it on a flat surface. Once this step is complete, you will no longer be able to make changes in the system without completely removing it.

Netgear Arlo IP Camera Troubleshooting

If you are facing issues with your Netgear Arlo wire-free camera then here is a list for you which has a solution to some of the most common problems faced by the users.

Netgear Arlo IP camera keeps disconnecting: If your Netgear Arlo IP camera keeps disconnecting frequently you should check the issue with your network and make sure that the system is stable. Also, there is a small possibility that something is wrong with a base station. Check your base station’s connectivity to the internet.

Netgear Arlo IP camera is offline:  if this happens to you, then there are chances that the camera has run out of juice. Recharge your Netgear Arlo wire-free cameras and see if that works for you.

Netgear Arlo IP camera shows low-quality, content: Netgear Arlo wire-free camera shows the video feed in HD. If you feel that the quality of video or audio is low, then there is something wrong with your device. Try cleaning the device’s lens and see if the video quality improves. If it doesn’t, try to get your device replaced all contact customer care to make a warranty claim.

If nothing works for you, you know you can always contact the customer care, and they will be more than willing to help you with your problem. You will be able to solve your problem in no time if you contact the customer support team from Arlo.