In Client Mode, the Lock is not acting as a router / firewall on the network, it’s acting as a client. This means the Lock will provide a secure remote access to the network but can not protect the devices connected to the same LAN, as the default gateway to Internet is another device on the network. In the network diagram below, Lock on Site 1 is configured in default mode, protecting the camera on Lock LAN side. Lock on Site 2 is configured in Client Mode providing secure access to all devices on Site 2 but not acting as a router/firewall and so is not able to protect the LAN.

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Configuring Client Mode

  • Connect your computer to the Lock using the service port.
  • Log into the Lock’s browser interface as admin.
  • Go to the page Network > LAN
  • Set “Protocol” as “DHCP client”, then click “Switch protocol” and after the page has reloaded click “Save”. Wait until the changes have been saved.
  • Connect the Lock from any LAN port to the network


If you need to configure Client Mode with static addresses

  • Connect your computer to the Lock using the service port.
  • Log into the Lock’s browser interface as admin.
  • Go to the page Network > LAN.
  • Set “Protocol” as “Static”, then click “Switch protocol” and wait until the page has reloaded
  • Set LAN IP (free static IP from the target network, e.g. 192.168.100.10 in the example) and set the netmask (255.255.255.0 in the example)
  • Set Gateway IP to point to the firewall/router on the target network (192.168.100.1 in the example)
  • Finally click “Save”. Wait until the changes have been saved.
  • Connect the Lock from any LAN port to the network


Note: USB modem and WAN cable must not be connected to Lock when changing the Lock to Client mode. The Lock will automatically change to default configuration if the USB modem or WAN cable is connected to the Lock after it has been set to Client Mode.