HOW TO CONNECT A DVR TO A ROUTER

DVR(Digital Video Recorder) is similar to dedicated computers that records, stores, and digital playback media available with their service providers.A DVR uses a hard drive rather than a videotape. It can also pause live TV by recording the current show in real-time. Most cable and satellite TV set-top boxes include DVR capability with an additional charge.You can connect your DVR to a Wi-Fi router either using a network cable or a wireless connection. 

  • Step 1:First, connect your DVR directly to the computer using the VGA or HDMI cable.
  • Step 2:Connect your surveillance camera to the DVR through hard-wired connection.
  • Step 3:When the system detects the DVR, start configuring the DVR settings by accessing DVR  Configuration  Network.
  • Step 4:In the Network section of DVR, disable the Obtain IP Automatically feature and set Static IP Address.
  • Step 5:Click the Enable Traffic Meter checkbox.
  • Step 6:Set your IP address to 192.168.1.7, Subnet mask to 255.255.255.000, Gateway to 192.168.1.1, and HTTP Port to 80.
  • Step 7:Reboot your DVR after applying the above data.
  • Step 8:The router should be connected to the DSL or Internet connection and linked to your computer for configuration.
  • Step 9:Now, open your computer browser and launch your router setup page using its IP address.
  • Step 10:Type your Username and Password to log in to the setup page.
  • Step 11:Configure the Wi-Fi router for DVR.
  • Step 12:Navigate to Port Forwarding and enter 80 as the Port number. Type 192.168.1.7 in the IP address field and the Protocol should be set to All
  • Step 13:Enable and save all the above settings. Reboot your Wi-Fi router.
  • Step 14:The DVR has only Ethernet Port for network connectivity and no built-in Wi-Fi setup.
  • Step 15:Now, remove the VGA or HDMI cable from the monitor and plug the router LAN cable into the DVR port. 
  • Step 16:To connect your DVR to a router wirelessly, you must use a Wi-Fi connector or adapter to act as a wireless bridge between the DVR and Wi-Fi router. 
  • Step 17:Use a standard Wi-Fi Connector like AP-3500 or WNCE3001, which is nothing but a universal Wi-Fi Wireless-N dual-band USB adapter.
  • Step 18:Configure the Wi-Fi connector or adapter as a bridge to your Wi-Fi router.
  • Step 19:As long as the port forwarding feature is enabled on your router, you can access the DVR over the wireless network.
  • Step 20:Perform the wireless connection secondarily when you are unable to use the LAN connection.
  • Step 21:In most cases, the wireless connection is suitable because the reliability of bandwidth for video streaming is higher with hard-wired connection as compared to a wireless network.