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DW IP Finder for Ubuntu

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DW IP Finder™ for Ubuntu

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Affected Roles:  Administrator, Owner

Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps:  DW Spectrum® IPVMS, DW IP Finder™

Software Version:  IP Finder v4.4.12 or later

Last Edit:  July 28, 2021

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DW IP Finder™ Software

The DW IP Finder™ software is now available for use on systems using an Ubuntu/Linux operating system.  DW IP Finder™ can be utilized to scan your local IP network to locate and identify Digital Watchdog MEGApix® IP cameras.  This is especially useful when combined with the software’s additional support features such IP address assignment, password assignment, and device maintenance.

This article will outline:

  • How to install DW IP Finder™ on Ubuntu 16.04 and up
  • Creating a desktop shortcut for the software
  • How to uninstall DW IP Finder™ on Ubuntu 16.04 and up

Supported/Affected Devices:

DW IP Finder™ for Ubuntu is fully compatible with the following camera models.

  • DW MEGApix® IP cameras using firmware versions beginning with “A”, “S” (i.e. A6.2.x, A7.2.x, A8.2.x, etc.)
  • DWC-MBT4Wi28, DWC-MBT4Wi36, DWC-MTT4Wi28, DWC-MTT4Wi36, DWC-MTT4Wi6, DWC-MTT4WiA, DWC-MVT4Wi28, DWC-MVT4Wi36, DWC-MVT4Wi6, DWC-MVT4WiA, DWC-MB94Wi28T, DWC-MB94Wi36T, DWC-MT94Wi28T, DWC-MT94Wi36T, DWC-MT94Wi6T, DWC-MT94WiAT, DWC-MV94Wi28T, DWC-MV94Wi36T, DWC-MV94Wi6T, DWC-MV94WiAT

**NOTE:  DW cameras that are not included in the above section may be discovered by DW IP Finder, but will not be fully supported.

Installation File Download:

Installing DW IP Finder™ on Ubuntu 16.04

To install DW IP Finder:

  1. Download and locate the DW_IP_Finder.4.4.12.pkg.run file in the computer’s Downloads folder.
  2. Right-click on the DW_IP_Finder.4.4.12.pkg.run file, then select Properties.

  1. The Properties window will display.

Select the Permissions tab and enable the “Allow executing files as program” setting, located under ‘Execute’.

  1. Next, double-click on the DW_IP_Finder.4.4.12.pkg.run icon to start the installation wizard.

  1. The DW Finder Installer Setup installation wizard will display.

Follow through the installation wizard to install the DW IP Finder™ software.

  1. If you are installing the DW IP Finder™ software on a DW Blackjack® Server, the installation wizard will prompt you to enter the system’s Administrator password.

Enter the computer’s Administrator password, then click the OK button.

Once the installation has completed, click the Finish button.

  • For DW Blackjack® units sold using Ubuntu 16.04, the default sudo password is “admin”.
  • For DW Blackjack® units sold using Ubuntu 18.04, the default sudo password is “Dw5pectrum”.

  1. DW IP Finder™ can be searched for and launched in the File Manager tool.

Creating a Desktop Shortcut for DW IP Finder™

Rather than having to launch DW IP Finder™ using the Show Applications tool, a desktop icon can be created as a shortcut.  To create a desktop shortcut:

  1. Open the File Manager and navigate to:

/usr/share/applications

  1. Locate and right-click on the DW IP Finder icon.

Select “Copy To…”.

  1. When selecting the destination, select “Desktop”.

  1. Next, on the Desktop, double-click on the dw-ip-finder.desktop icon.

A confirmation window will display.  Click the “Trust and Launch” button.

  1. The DW IP Finder™ icon will be placed on the Desktop.

To launch the program, double-click on the DW IP Finder shortcut icon.

Uninstalling DW IP Finder™

To uninstall the DW IP Finder™ program:

  1. Open the File Manager application and navigate to the folder:

/opt/DW-IP-Finder

  1. Double-click the “uninstall” option and follow the installation wizard to uninstall the DW IP Finder™ software.

  1. If you are uninstalling the DW IP Finder™ software from a DW Blackjack® Server, the installation wizard will prompt you to enter the system’s Administrator password.

Enter the computer’s Administrator password, then click the OK button.

Once the uninstallation has completed, click the Finish button.

  • For DW Blackjack® units sold using Ubuntu 16.04, the default sudo password is “admin”.
  • For DW Blackjack® units sold using Ubuntu 18.04, the default sudo password is “Dw5pectrum”.

**NOTE:  If you have copied a DW IP Finder icon as a shortcut to the computer’s desktop, you may delete the icon following uninstallation.

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