Are Toshiba Network Cameras Compatible with the Macintosh Operating System?
FAQ #92

It is possible with the use of 3rd party software to use all Toshiba network cameras on Macintosh computers. Consult the information below on how to view your camera using a Mac.

To set up any network camera on a Mac:*

  1. Connect the camera via network cable directly to your computer.

  2. Change your computer’s IP address to 192.168.0.50

  3. Open a web browser and enter http://192.168.0.30/admin.htm.

  4. Enter “root” as the username and “ikwb” as the password.

  5. Once logged in, browse to “network settings” and “general” and change the IP address to an IP that is compatible with your network (if your computer’s IP address is normally 10.0.0.5, set the camera to 10.0.0.X).

  6. Change your computer back to it’s previous IP configuration.

To view video from a Toshiba network camera on Mac OS, follow the instructions below for the applicable model:

IK-WB01A, IK-WB11A

These cameras are Java based and should work on any operating system that supports Java (including Mac OS). Once the camera is configured the live view can be brought up by going to the IP address of the camera in a web browser.


IK-WR01A, IK-WB02A

These cameras are ActiveX based, and can only be viewed using Internet Explorer on a Windows PC without 3rd party software. To get around this, you can use Windows on your Mac through virtualization software such as Virtual PC (For PPC based Macintosh computers) or Parallels (for Intel based Macintosh computers). There is also a Mac program (for both PPC and Intel Macs) called Security Spy (more information at http://www.securityspy.com) that currently supports all Toshiba cameras.


IK-WB15A, IK-WB21A

These cameras are ActiveX based, and can only be viewed using Internet Explorer on a Windows PC without 3rd party software. To get around this, you can use Windows on your Mac through virtualization software such as Virtual PC (For PPC based Macintosh computers) or Parallels (for Intel based Macintosh computers). There is also a Mac program (for both PPC and Intel Macs) called Security Spy (more information at http://www.securityspy.com) that currently supports all Toshiba cameras.


IK-WD01A, IK-WB30A, IK-WB70A

These cameras will use an ActiveX control when loaded in Internet Explorer and a Quicktime control in any other browser. If not using Internet Explorer, first download and install the plugin “Apple Quicktime” that is required for viewing the camera. Most browsers will do this automatically.The plugin can also be obtained at the following link: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/.


* The IK-WB02A and IK-WR01A cannot be configured on a Macintosh computer. Both of these models will have to be configured using a Windows-based PC before being viewed on a Mac.

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