General Settings For Remote Viewing Connection

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General Settings For Remote Connection

1. Connect the DVR system (PC Base Or Stand Alone) To a network that has internet Active (via Cat5 Cable, Ethernet Cable.)
For Stand Alone System you will Do the following Steps.

Once the DVR Connected to the Network With internet Active Please Log into the DVR by pressing the MENU or Setup Button On the DVR Itself.

2.1: Please refer to the DVR manual so you can navigate to the Network Settings and find out what is the IP Address Of the DVR.
2.2: Now Go to A Computer that is Connected on the same Network as the DVR, and Click ( Start > Run >(type) CMD> And Press Run (In case your DVR Is PC Based you will do this on the same System)
2.2 Example

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2.3
: On the Command Window you will type IPCONFIG so you can see what’s the IP address of your Computer and the IP address of your Router or Modem Router. You will also See what’s the Subnet Mask. You will need all of these settings in order to setup the DVR System (In case your DVR Is PC Based you only have to assign an STATIC LOCAL IP ADDRESS ) Refer to Steps 3 For More Information ipconfigall.jpg
2.4: Now go back to the Network Settings on the DVR were you can see the IP address of the system. Make sure you have the Same SUBNET MASK and the same DEFAULT GATEWAY settings that you copy from the Computer.
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2.5: Please Assign an IP Address to the DVR that’s not on your Network. To see if the Ip Address you are going to assign to the DVR it’s not Taken Please Go back to the Command window and you will type PING (IP ADDRESS) and press Enter
(In case your DVR Its PC Base You don’t need to assign an IP Address because it already has one)

Example ( Ping 192.168.1.100 ) If the Ip address is Taken you will get a reply.

Pinging 192.168.1.100 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for 192.168.1.111:

��� Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

��� Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

If the Ip address is not taken you will Get a Request Time Out.

Pinging 192.168.1.145 with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 192.168.1.145:

��� Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)

Make Sure you are assigning an Ip address that it’s not taken by any other device on the Network.
For Example
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.145

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

2. 6: Now that you had Assigned an IP Address to the DVR now you can use the PING Command to see if you get a Reply from the DVR. If you Do get a reply you had Successfully Assigned an IP to the DVR.

2.7: Now Log into the Router by Typing the IP address on the Address Bar on a Internet Window. If you don’t know what’s the Ip Address of your Router please refer to the DEFAULT GATEWAY settings when you typed IPCONFIG on the Command Window. (In case your DVR Its PC Base you will do this on the same DVR System)

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2.8: You will need to see your Router’s Manual To Find where you can find the Settings for (PORT FORWARDING) In there you will need to Forward the Ports that the DVR requires in order to Remote Connect to it. ( See DVR Manual to check what Ports are needed to be forward to the DVR. This Apply to PC BASE DVR & STAND ALONE SYSTEMS.
Once you had found the Port Forwarding page on the router, Forward the Correct ports to the IP Address of the DVR. Please Make sure you Forward the Ports on ‘TCP & UDP’ Protocols. This Image shows you an Example of how it’s made.

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If you are not Sure where to go to the PORT FORWARD Page on your Router Please See this following Page that will Show you almost all the Routers On the Market.

http://portforward.com/routers.htm


2.9: Once Ports are forwarded you will need a Computer that is connected to the internet on the same network and go to http://canyouseeme.org In the Box where it say What Port You need to type the PORT that you forwarded to the DVR system. (In case your DVR Its PC Base you Need to have the DVR SOFTWARE OPEN in order to test if the ports are correctly Forwarded)

For Example

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You Need to see SUCCESS in order for you to go to the Next step.

If you get ‘Error: I could not see your service..‘ you need to contact your Router or Modem Manufacture so they can help you do the Port Forwarding correctly, or just double check what you did wrong.

2. 10:If you see SUCCESS you can now See your DVR locally and From a Different Location by typing your IP address of the DVR Location.

2. 11: To see your DVR Locally you can now Type the IP Address of the DVR on the Web Browser (Only if the DVR has the WEB SERVER SUPPORT) If the DVR Does not support Web Server then you can use the SOFTWARE that came in a CD with the DVR you Purchased. (This Apply to PC BASE DVR & STAND ALONE SYSTEMS)


2. 12: Please refer to the DVR manual to use the DVR REMOTE SOFTWARE.

2.13: You have successfully setup your DVR for Remote Viewing Locally and From a Different Location.

FOR PC BASE DVR Follow These Steps in this Specific Order.

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To set up an Static IP Address on PC Based please see the following Steps.
Got to STAR>Control Panel>Network Connections>Local Area Connection (Right Click and Click Properties)> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)Select and Click Properties> Then type the Static Ip you would like to assign. See picture below for more information. (Example.)

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3.1: Once you have assign an Static IP Address to the PC Based DVR system follow the next steps. You will need to see the steps above in this specific order.

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Finish!