If you have ordered the RLC-542WA or if you are interested in this model, and want to get some basic information before putting it in use or placing the order, you may refer to the introduction below.

This article includes the following 4 parts which will help you quickly understand the use and working principle of the camera:

Part 1: Unboxing for RLC-542WA

Part 2: Product Overview

Part 3: Installation 

Part 4: Initial Setup

Unboxing for RLC-542WA 

If you just receive your new camera and are not familiar with the camera, you can have a look at the below video about the unboxing, setup, and installation of the camera.

Product Overview

You may find detailed information about the structure and components of the camera here.




  1. Power
  2. Reset Button
  3. Network
  4. Waterproof Lid

For more specifications of the RLC-542WA, please refer to Specifications - 542WA

Installation of RLC-542WA

Connection Diagram

To make the camera work properly and monitor the designed area, you need to connect the camera to network first

Please take the below diagram as a reference to connect the camera to the network. (The network cable between the camera and router is only needed during the initial setup process. It is not necessary all the time. )


To make the camera work, you need to use DC Power (DC 12.0V⎓1A, <12W) to power camera.

Or if you want to make Reolink NVR work with the camera, then it connection diagram will be like below:

Wi-Fi Camera to PoE NVR

Mount the Camera

The wrench in the box will be used during this process. 

Here is a video for your reference (from 1:44). 

SD Card Installation

Before installing/uninstalling the SD card, please power off the camera first, in case it will damage the SD card.

Here is a video for your reference:


Initial Setup

For initial setup, please power on this camera with a DC adapter and also connect the camera to your router LAN port with an Ethernet cable, and then follow the steps to set up your camera. Please make sure your camera and your phone are on the same network.

  • On Reolink App

    Step 1. If you've opened the Add Device Automatically option on the Settings page, you can tap this device on the Device List page and turn to step 2 directly. If you don't enable that option, you can tap the Add icon on the upright corner, and scan the QR code on the camera to add this device.
    Step 2. Create the password and name the device.
    Step 3. Choose the WiFi network you want to join, enter the password of the WiFi network, and then tap Save to save the configuration.
    For more detailed instructions, you may refer to the articles below:
    How to Initially Set up WiFi cameras via Reolink APP 

  • On Reolink Client

    Step 1. Launch Reolink Client, click on "+" icon on the right top corner, tape the fresh icon beside Scan Device(s) in LAN, then choose the device you want to add.
    Step 2.  Please enter the camera's username and password, then click Login to log in to the device. The default username is "admin" and the password is blank (no password).
    For more detailed instructions, you may refer to the article: How to Initial Set up WiFi Cameras via Reolink Client (New Client)