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Installing ActiveX Control on your Computer when Using the Video Camera

Some Internet browsers require ActiveX Control software to be installed on your computer to view a video on your Linksys wireless video camera.  The camera’s web-based setup page will inform you with a prompt that ActiveX Control needs to be installed in your computer.

NOTE:  The video output of the camera will be recorded as MP4 files.  You will be able to view it using a media player with codec that can read MP4 videos.  Examples of this would be Windows Media Player, K-Lite Codec Pack and XviD MPEG 4 Codec.

IMPORTANT:  This article assumes that you have already installed your Internet Home Monitoring Camera.  If not, click here for instructions.

To know how to install ActiveX Control, follow the steps below:

Step 1:
Access the Linksys wireless video camera’s web-based setup page.  For instructions, click here.

NOTE:  In this example, the Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera (WVC80N) is used.

Step 2:
On the video camera’s web-based setup page, click View Video.


Step 3:
An alert bar will appear, stating that the website wants to install the ActiveX control add-on: ‘LinksysMLViewer.cab’ from ‘Cisco-Linksys LLC’.  Click Install.

NOTE:  The images may vary depending on the Internet browser used.


A Security Warning screen may appear asking for your confirmation, click Install to proceed.


The ActiveX Control software should now be installed in your computer.

Related Articles:

Accessing the Setup Page of the Wireless-G Video Camera
Accessing the Wireless-G Video Camera’s Web-Based Setup Page Using Mac
Installing WVC80N

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