Before You Begin
Test the Wi-Fi connection strength at the site of your bird box using a smartphone, tablet or laptop. We suggest that you have a signal strength of at least 30%.
Download the XMEye app to your smartphone or tablet.
Preparing Your Wi-Fi Bird Box Camera
- Plug in the power supply into the trailing cable of the camera
- Remove the lens cap
- We would recommend mounting the bracket to the bird box and then mounting the camera to the bracket
- The camera also has the ability to work with a MicroSD card (up to 128GB), so insert the card into the slot on the camera if you want to record
- Make sure that the Wi-Fi antenna on the camera is pointing straight up to achieve the best signal
Connecting the Camera Directly
Above: Video on how to set up your camera on a direct connection
First, you need to connect to the Wi-Fi camera directly to activate it.
When the camera is powered up, open the Wi-Fi settings on your smartphone or tablet and the network with the following name should appear beye_***. Select and enter the password 1234567890
Should this Wi-Fi Network not appear it may mean that you need to reset the camera. To do this press and hold the reset button for 15 seconds on the camera as shown below.
Once connected, open the app and select Direct Login in the bottom right of the screen.
Your camera will be listed, so simply tap on it to check that you are receiving live images.
This method of connecting has limited functionality as you won’t be able to view the camera remotely or from other devices on your network. Furthermore, the range of the Wi-Fi from the camera in this mode is limited. Therefore, we would recommend to now connect the camera to your Wi-Fi network.
Connecting the Camera to Your Wi-Fi Network
Above: Video on how to set up your camera by connecting it to your Wi-Fi network.
First, ensure your smartphone or tablet is connected to the Wi-Fi network you want the camera to use.
Double press the white button found on the end of the cable on the camera.
Make sure you have the list of available Wi-Fi networks displaying on your device. You should see the beye_*** network disappear at the point of double pressing the button on your camera.
Next, open the app on your phone and tap Local Login in the bottom-left corner.
Now select the icon in the top-right and tap Quick Configuration.
Enter your Wi-Fi network password and select the two options Ensure the indicator and Device Operation.
Tap Complete all of the above operation at the bottom of the screen.
You will be prompted with a question asking whether your device is post-2015; just select Yes.
Wait for the app to scan the network and your device should show up as a green icon.
Tap this icon and it will automatically fill out all the details needed to connect to the camera.
Select OK at the bottom of the screen.
Your device should now show in your device list and you will be able to view live images over Wi-Fi.
Hints & Tips
- Make sure the camera successfully connects to your network before you mount it into your bird box
- Keep the antenna pointing upwards as this improves the Wi-Fi range
- To improve the range of your Wi-Fi signal, purchase a Wi-Fi extender kit
- In some cases, you may need to reset the camera. To do this, press and hold the reset button on the camera cables for 15 seconds
Above: Video on troubleshooting tips
Enjoy watching wildlife on your Green Feathers Wi-Fi Bird Box Camera!