Wired HD IP Bird Box camera is used by birdwatchers to monitor or track birds in their nests or natural habitats. It’s small in size, painted green, and seems like the birds are not bothered by its presence.
By default, the Wired HD IP Bird Box camera doesn’t have a password and you just can leave it blank. But, if you did create a password for your camera and then accidentally forgot it, then you need to reset it by following the procedure shown in this guide.
Just to clarify, this is the password that you set on the camera when you first initialized it (connected to the internet), not the account password for the phone apps such as XMEye or iCSee Pro. If you need to reset an XMEye DVR, then consult this article.
Reset Wired HD IP Bird Box Camera
To reset this type of bird box camera you need:
- A laptop to access the IP camera’s interface via the network using the Internet Explorer browser.
- XMEye Pro app installed on your phone. We will use this app to generate the reset code for the camera. The app can be installed on Android or Apple.
- Download the app called XMEye Pro on your phone or tablet.
The first thing you need to do is find the IP address of the camera which we will need to access via the web browser. The easiest way to do this is to use CMS5, the desktop software that manages, views, and records these camera models.
This software comes with the bird camera package. If you don’t have it, check with the seller. Additionally, you may use other scanning tools such as the ones discussed here.
Once the CMS5 is installed and running, navigate to the Device Manage page and you should see the IP camera listed over there. The IP address of the device can be found under IP/Port followed by the port number. In our case, the IP address is 192.168.1.100:3400.
Next, you need to type this IP address in the URL bar of the Internet Explorer browser (only this browser works for this camera, the others such as Chrome, Mozilla, Edge won’t work). We typed: http://192.168.1.100 and then you should see the login page as shown below.
Set the Language to English on the top and then the web server will show a message at the bottom. This is the web plugin that the camera needs to use in order to show the live view and the rest of the settings. Click Allow.
On the next window, click the “?”
Another window will be displayed. You can either try the Security Questions (if previously set them) or just click the “Forget” button.
On the next page, you should see the screen below with a QR code on the left side.
Now you need to open up the XMEye Pro app on your phone and log into it. On the Device List page, tap the Scan icon on the top left.
Using your phone (and the XMEye app), scan the QR code that shows on your computer’s screen. Point the camera toward the screen and allow it to scan the code.
Once do that, your phone will generate a 6 digit reset code that you need to enter into the “Verification code” box as shown below.
The next prompt will ask you to create a new password without using the old one. The username will be admin and then enter the new password twice.
When you try to view the live view of the camera, it will ask you to enter the new password again. Once you do that, you should see the live feed of the camera. Basically, that’s all it takes.
If for some reason you’re not able to reset the password on the camera, then you may need to contact the seller or manufacturer. They utilize special software to re-flash the firmware that will erase the old password and bring the camera to factory reset.