Since the release of the Kaptivo 3.0 firmware, Kaptivo cameras support the Bonjour protocol for service discovery.
This includes implementing mDNS (multicastDNS) in Kaptivo, and with this, it means that you can easily find a kaptivo in the network using its mDNS name.
The mDNS hostname of a kaptivo is "kaptivo-ABCDEF" where ABCDEF is the Kaptivo-ID.
This means in MacOS or Linux you can reach the device by doing "http://kaptivo-ABCDEF.local."
(note that the dot after local is not strictly needed, but it actually is more correct)
In Windows, http://kaptivo-ABCDEC seems to work (adding the local. suffix makes it fail...).
Similarly, if you want to find the IP address of the Kaptivo, use the names above with a 'ping' command.
This may not work 100% of the time (if something in the network is blocking mDNS for example), but when it works, it is quite convenient.
The other ways to find the IP Address of a Kaptivo on your network would be
- to check the Kaptivo Insights management portal kaptivo list at https://my.kaptivo.com
- to check the admin web interface summary or network tab, by going to https://www.kaptivo.com/setup and selecting reconfigure
- put your kaptivo into wifi setup mode by pressing and holding the control pad button for 10s, connecting to the wi-fi network 'Kaptivo-ABCDEF' and browsing to http://setup.kaptivo.com/ . Once in the admin setup pages, check the network tab.