Please read this article a line at a time, don’t get overwhelmed and don’t skip anything. Read it through once and then actually go through it again and do it.
This set up process can be applied to just about any DVR. Slight differences exist with things like location in the menu of different things…. but that is about it.
1. Make your life easy. Contact your ISP and get a static IP address. This is for ease of use later.
2. Connect a LAN cable to your router and the DVR. Switch it on with a VGA screen connected to it.
In your DVR main menu make sure you have, under encode, selected D1 recording under mainstream for all channels. USER= admin PASSWORD = BLANK ( as in leave it empty, write nothing )
On your PC
Already connected to your router, go to ‘RUN’ and type ‘cmd’, press OK
3. In the window that appears, type ipconfig ( at the end of C:\USERS\xxx > here )
4. you will see something like this somewhere on the screen:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe70::d90g:3242:b9g4:ae7b%24
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.9
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
5. Take note of the IPv4 Address, this is the PC’s local address ( the one you are on now ) (192.168.0.XX is very common, 10.0.0.x is common also)
Write down the Subnet mask ( will need for DVR )
Write down the Default Gateway, this is your routers IP address ( will need for DVR… 192.168.0.1 is very common,10.0.0.x is also common) )
6. 192.168.0.1 is the default Gateway for my router. Yours should be similar or a 10 dot something.
Next we are going to pick a random number and change the last number of this default Gateway…. I will pick 122 ( can’t be higher than 255) We will use this number to assign an IP to the DVR.
We need to check this number is OK to use. Go Back to the ‘cmd’ prompt (C:\USERS\xxx > ) and type ping 192.168.0.122 as in the next line
Ping request could not find host 922.214.171.124 Please check the name and try again.
You need to see this or something like’ Destination Host unreachable’. This means that the address 192.168.0.122 is free for us to use. If you get a response that says something like a ‘ms reponse time’ then pick another address and test that one until you find a free one. So 192.168.0.122 is right for me to use. Write it down. ( will need for DVR )
Go to your DVR
Press ‘menu’ on the front panel. The USER field should be already filled in with the default user name… usually ‘admin’
PASSWORD = blank ( as in leave this area empty ) and click ‘confirm’ and you will see your menu.
Find NETWORK and click and enter NETWORK.
Under Ethernet IP or IP address… enter 192.168.0.122 ( or whatever IP number you got free earlier )
Under NETMASK enter the Subnet mask you wrote down earlier. 255.255.255.0
Under GATEWAY enter your Gateway IP, in this case, 192.168.0.1
Make sure AUTO ASSIGN IP or DCHP is OFF ( not crossed )
Make sure enable UPNP is OFF ( not crossed )
Make sure DDNS SERVER is set to not used or Blank
Under HTTP Port enter 8080
Under Server Port ( sometimes called media port ) enter 34567
Under Mobile ( or video port or mobile port ) enter 34599
Maybe have to click RETURN
Back to your PC
Type in your default Gateway, in this case 192.168.0.1 press ENTER
Enter your USER and PASSWORD for your router.
Once in your router go to Services, make a custom service e.g. DVR You may have to make a custom service for each port . eg DVR 1, 2 and 3.
In what is usually called ‘services’… open up ports 8080, 34567 under TCP and 34599 under TCP. This is under inbound services if there is a list for that. Make sure any ‘enable’ box is ticked to allow this.
Open them up under the DVR’s IP 192.168.0.122 or whatever you put in your DVR for its IP…. usually under ‘firewall’ or ‘rules’
Basically open up the 3 port numbers you have in your DVR…. whatever they are or you have made them.
If you have LAN IP setup, go in there and assign 192.168.0.122, Name DVR, tick it and then ADD, so the router always assigns that address to the DVR. If there is a ‘log’ option in your router… select ‘never’.
Press Save or update throughout these screens and exit.
Still on your PC
Open up IE8 and type in http://192.168.0.122:8080 ( or whatever you used in the beginning for the local IP)
A screen will open.
Download or Run the active x
Once downloaded, refresh the page, click run on the active x
If your PC won’t let you do all this, go to Tools, Internet Options, Security, Custom Level and find Download unsigned active X…. select ‘Prompt’. For any box talking about running active x… select allow.
If you have any more trouble after doing this, look for things to do with the running of active x, and Enable them.
It may take 1 minute or 20 minutes for this download to happen depending on server load. Be patient!
Click allow if prompted. You will get an interface with USER and PASS. Use admin and BLANK ( as in empty, as in write nothing ). Click it. Select under bit rate mainstream, click OK…. your images will be up.
For remote viewing
Open up IE8 and go to Google
Type in whats my ip
Write your IP down.
Mine was 126.96.36.199…. you use yours
In IE8′s address bar type http://188.8.131.52:8080
Now when you enter http://184.108.40.206:8080 you will see a screen with a USER and a PASSWORD
Enter the defaults e.g. admin and BLANK ( as in empty, as in write nothing )
Select mainstream for maximum quality. Select extra stream for quicker refresh and less quality on an internet connection that is slow at either end.
Mobile phone viewing…. Iphone
Download the app eyeplayer. It is $10.49
If you are asked to update your OS on the Iphone, set aside 2 hours to save EVERYTHING firstly and then update through the IPhone Policeman called ITunes.
Open your viewer.
Got to’ settings’ and fill it all in
Address is 220.127.116.11 ( No ‘http://’ at the front and no ‘:8070′ or anything else at the end )
Under Port enter 34599 ( or the number you wrote down ) ( not the 8080 as with IE8 viewing )
USER is admin and PASS is BLANK ( as in empty ) ( or whatever your defaults are )
Presto… pick a camera for a look on your IPhone.
For another mobile phone… use the program on the supplied disk… e.g. Android on Samsung
In your DVR main menu make sure you have, under encode, selected D1 recording under mainstream for all channels.