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Plug in the ethernet and USB cables to your laptop and watch your ROV power on!

The USB connector acts as the on/off switch for the ROV.

It takes a minute or two for everything to boot up. The first thing you'll see is lights indicating power in the top control box. Boards will light up in the electronics chassis -- this takes a little longer.

The ROV has a built in static IP address of, so to connect with it, your computer's ethernet IP address should be on the same subnet, i.e. "". The subnet mask should be set to

The version of software that shipped with the Pro Camera-HD Upgrade is meant to run off the SD card so should be left in the ROV.