Despite of the advantages like longer cable and broader bandwidth, GigE astronomy cameras' setup is a little more complicated than those of the FireWire or USB cameras, which are basically nothing but driver installation. This post will illustrate how to configure the PC's IP options after you install the driver of GigE camera.
Note that GigE astronomy cameraeras work on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. The following steps only apply to the scenario in which the camera is directly connected to the PC's network card. If the camera and your computer are connected via a router, ignore this post, because the IP stuffs will be set up in the router.
1. Go to "Control Panel" and double click "Network Connections".
2. Right click your LAN and select its "Properties".
3. Select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" in the items list box and click "Properties" button.
4. Deactivate the DHCP by setting up the IP options as in the image below.