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I have just installed the new EchoLife DG8041W Home Gateway.

Customer Question

I have just installed the new EchoLife DG8041W Home Gateway.
It has recognised my Wifi security camera which has a static IP address of How do I addd this device to the device list using either the IP address or the MAC address?
On my previous Router (Huawei HG633) this was simple. I cannot see how to acheive this with the Echolife router. I cannot set up port forwarding either as the device cannot be seen in the list.
JA: What's the model of your Huawei router?
Customer: Echolife DG8041W as shown above
JA: What have you tried so far?
Customer: I tried using the WPS button but that did not work. If connected via a cable the device is found but not with wifi.
JA: Anything else you want the Network Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Networking
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I meant to say The gateway has NOT recognised the Wifi camera
Expert:  Andrew Taylor replied 14 days ago.

Welcome to JustAnswer.
My Name is Andy, I will do my best to help you.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Are you ready to start?
Thanks Again,


Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Expert:  Andrew Taylor replied 14 days ago.

Is the IP address on the CCTV in the same range as the new gateway?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
yes the gateway range - 254 Camera is
Expert:  Andrew Taylor replied 14 days ago.

Great - what device or software are you using to manage the CCTV?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
IP Camera P2P client v5.1.1.0
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Note. I can also log into the camera IP address independently to change options
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Nothing heard! Please ignore this as I have resolved the issue myself.
Expert:  Andrew Taylor replied 14 days ago.

I will do my best to assist you with your problem.

Step 1: Launch the Foscam app from your smart device and log into the Foscam cloud account.
Click the + icon too add a new camera to the account.
Click “No QR Code”

Step 2: Enter the UID/DDNS/IP of the camera to be added manually
Note: Alphabetical characters for the camera must be entered capitalized otherwise this process is going to fail. Once all of the characters have been entered click OK.

Step 3: Enter the username and password for the camera.
In the Security Settings input the username and password of the camera.
Click OK and standby for the camera to be added. (This process may take up to two minutes.)

Step 4: Log-in to the camera to view live video
Note: If the camera has been recently reset or is brand new you will be prompted to enter a new username and password for the camera. Once this is completed you will be able to view the video feed from the camera.
After the process is completed select the recently added camera and press the Arrow (Play) button.

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The length of the password should be 6-12 letters, numbers and combinations of symbols. Symbols supported are ~ ! @ # % * ( ) _ = { } “ | <> ? ` - ; ’ \ , . /
It has been my pleasure to help you today, please let me know If you need any other assistance.
Thanks Again,