do I connect to my DVR from a computer?
Before attempting any connection, make sure your machine is not
S-Model, such as 3014S or 3016S. You can tell the machine model from a tag on
the bottom of the machine. The “S”tandalone model cannot be connected from the
For 1 or 4-channel DVR:
to MAIN MENU - COMMUNICATION to get to COMM SETTING.
NET ENABLE to ON.
NET DHCP to OFF unless you are not using a router and you are getting
dynamic IP from your Internet Service Provider.
NET IP setting, set IP, MASK, GATEWAY, and HTTP PORT.
you are using a router (which is placed between DVR and the box provided
by ISP), the IP should start with 192.168.
- The Gateway is the IP of the router,
most likely 192.168.0/1.1.
HTTP PORT to a port number that is available. Default is 80. On the
router, forward that port number to the IP you assigned to your DVR.
- If you do not add a router between DVR
and ISP box, check with your ISP support for IP and GATEWAY numbers.
For 9 or 16-channel DVR:
to MAIN MENU – ADVANCED SETTING – COMMUNICATION – NET SETTING.
DHCP to OFF unless you are not using a router and you are getting dynamic
IP from your Internet Service Provider.
IP ADDRESS. It should start with 192.168 if you put a router between DVR
and the box provided by ISP.
SUBNET MASK. If the DVR is on a LAN, the typical value is 255.255.255.0.
GATEWAY address. This is the IP address of the router, usually it is
you do not add a router between DVR and ISP box, check with your ISP
support for IP and GATEWAY numbers.
Now you are ready to access your DVR using either the Viewer
Software that comes with the unit or Microsoft Internet Explorer. If your PC is
on the same Local Area Network as DVR, the Viewer Software will locate the
device automatically. If your PC is outside the LAN, you should use the
external IP address to access it.