Go to a computer that is connected to the same network equipment as the DVR Open a command prompt and obtain the IP, Gateway and DNS server addresses.


Gain access to the router. Typing into the address bar of the computers internet browser, the gateway address that was obtained.  The default is When entered it should open a window that prompts you to enter a user name and password. The default is “admin” for the user name and leave the password field blank.


Check the router setup. Once in the router click on the “Status” tab to see the routers Internet or WAN IP address. The IP shown is the current outside IP address of the router. This address should not be an IP that starts with 10.X.X.X, 192.168.X.X or 172.16.X.X. If it is then the device that is connected to the WAN port of the D-Link is also a router. This other device should be bridged so that the public IP address passes strait through or the DVR network cable should connect to this other device. If the DVR connection is moved the other device, then the other device must be setup. If the other device is to be bridged, contact the Internet Service Provider for assistance with making this configuration change.



Decide upon what IP address you will use for the DVR. It must be an IP address that functions with the router, it cannot be used by any other device, it should be statically assigned and outside the DHCP pool. If the D-link is in its default configuration any IP between to will work.


Setup the router. Click on the “Advanced” tab. On the left hand side you will see “Virtual Server” and click on it.



Several communications ports are used so several applications will need to be setup. Click on Enable the Virtual Server. Give the application a descriptive name such as ADMIN, WATCH or SEARCH. Type in the DVR’s IP in to the Private IP field. Select “TCP” for the protocol type. In the Private and Public Port fields enter the port number for the communications port that you are setting up. The default port numbers that are commonly used are with most DVR’s are 8200 – Admin, 8016 – Watch, 10019 – Search. For Schedule click on Always. Apply the application and add the other ports.


The router setup is complete.


The DVR network settings must be changed. Go to the network LAN setup page in the DVR and change the IP address to the same address that you setup in the “Virtual Server” in the router. Match the Gateway, Subnet and DNS Server addresses with the information that was obtained from a computer earlier. Enter the settings into the DVR and save your settings. Go to the DVR network DVRNS screen and setup to use our service.


The DVR setup is complete


Setup the remote software and connect to the DVR.




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