How 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 network.

 

For 1 or 4-channel DVR:

 

  1. Go to MAIN MENU - COMMUNICATION to get to COMM SETTING.
  2. Set NET ENABLE to ON.
  3. Keep NET DHCP to OFF unless you are not using a router and you are getting dynamic IP from your Internet Service Provider.
  4. Enter NET IP setting, set IP, MASK, GATEWAY, and HTTP PORT.
    1. If you are using a router (which is placed between DVR and the box provided by ISP), the IP should start with 192.168.
    2.  The Gateway is the IP of the router, most likely 192.168.0/1.1.
    3. Set 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.
    4.  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:

 

  1. Go to MAIN MENU – ADVANCED SETTING – COMMUNICATION – NET SETTING.
  2. Set DHCP to OFF unless you are not using a router and you are getting dynamic IP from your Internet Service Provider.
  3. Set IP ADDRESS. It should start with 192.168 if you put a router between DVR and the box provided by ISP.
  4. Set SUBNET MASK. If the DVR is on a LAN, the typical value is 255.255.255.0.
  5. Set GATEWAY address. This is the IP address of the router, usually it is 192.168.0/1.1
  6. If 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.