Remote Viewing Manual Using standalone Dvr

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Setting up DVR
to be used from remote location

1.

Connect your DVR to your router

2.

Use menu on DVR to
assign internal IP

and
gateway

and
port number
.


This Local IP must be in the same Gateway range as the Router. If you are unsure check
the Router and locate the Status section, or goto the
Command prompt

of Windows XP
and type in
ipconfig
.


Look for Gateway. If the Gateway is
192.168.1
.1, then you can m
ake the DVR's IP
anything from
192.168.1
.2
-

192.168.1
.255.


Also you will need to use the same SubNet Mask, which is typically 255.255.255.0, and
also use the same gateway.

3.

Next
find out what port your DVR uses
. The easiest way to it is by reading the ma
nual
of your DVR. Look for the network section of it.


Also if it comes with network software, check out if in the connection area the software
shows the port number.


Also check the Server software/Programming (Network section of it) to see if the port
is
listed.


In many cases it will be as simple as just Port 80, which is an HTTP port.

4.

Set your router to forward chosen port to internal IP address of DVR
.


To access the Router itself,
use the Gateway

you just located. If the gateway is
192.168.1.1, th
en
enter that into the location edit box of your browser

and then click
the
Enter

button. A
username

and a
password

are typically required, but it depends on a
router. For Linksys use "admin", "admin". By default DLink doesn't require any
username or passw
ord (It is highly recommended to change the default password).


Once you're logged into the Router, in the
Applications & Gaming Section

/
Servers of
the Router
, you need to
add a Server/Application
.
Enter the port number

and select
TCP only
. Where it say
s Port 0 to 0
enter the same port number

twice. Or if your DVR
uses for example, ports 3550, 4550, 5550, 6550, and there is nothing else utilizing these
ports in between, then you can actually just enter one line, 3550
-

6550.





5.

Enter the DVR/Cameras int
ernal IP
.


Enable it
.

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Example


If the port was 1024, and the Local IP is 192.168.1.200, then it would be:


NAME = Anything you want

Port = 1024 TO 1024

TCP/UDP = TCP

LOCAL IP = 192.168.1.200

ENABLED = CHECKED


OR


NAME =
Anything you want

Port = 3550 TO 6550

TCP/UDP = TCP

LOCAL IP = 192.168.1.200

ENABLED = CHECKED

6.

Set up
additional entries for as many ports the DVR uses
, to the same local IP. Check
your DVR manual and it's

networking section for all additional ports required. Also
check the DVR software itself.


If your router has enough free entries, you can seperate them. Use it like DVR_HTTP for
the browser port, DVR_AUDIO for the audio port, etc.


If you are going to
use VNC to a PC DVR, then you would need to set up port 5900, and
perhaps call it VNC_DVR, for example.

7.

You have a static IP so you don't need to use sevices like
www.dyndns.org

. You just
enter your static IP and your router forwards packets to your DVR.


Every router is different. There are no any general instructions on how to set up all of them.
Manufactures always provide manuals

so you should refer to them.


Using dyndns.or
g with your DVR



Create an account

with a username and password.



Login



"
Account
"
-
> "
My Service
"
-
> "
Add Host Services
"
-
> "
Add Dynamic DNS Host
"



Enter and select
hostname



Enter IP address of your computer



Click "
Add host
"

In your DVR software:

o

Find
DDNS ne
twork settings

o

Enable DDNS

o

Enter
username, password and hostname

from dyndns.org

o

Apply

the settings


Then if your IP address changes, DVR software sends the data to dydns.org and updates it. This
allows to access your computer from remote location by using

not a weird IP address, but a user
-
friendly hostname.


p.s.Please note that routers can also be configures to work with DDNS (instead of configuring
DVR software, you can configure your router).

DVR Viewer Setup for Internet &
Network

The new CCTV Camera Pros dual codec JPEG

DVR comes with a new
DVR viewer software application.


This software

is called the integrated
remote station (IRS)

and is included on a CD that comes with the
surveillance DVR.


One of the applications in the IRS i
s a transmitter that
allows you to watch your security cameras over the Internet or Intranet
(internal network / LAN).

The transmitter is meant to replace the DVR
viewer that was used in the last version of the JPEG DVR.


The integrated remote station als
o lets you
review previously recorded surveillance video footage. The most recent version of the DVR
viewer

integrated remote station

can be downloaded here:
Integrated Remote Station
. The integrated remote
station, also referred to as the DVR viewer software, runs on a Microsoft Windows based computer.


NOTE: If you are considering the purchase of a replacement DVR for your old
JPEG2000, w
e highly recommend our iDVR. Check out these images & videos to see
why the
iDVR is our best selling stand alone DVR
.



iDVR Remote Access Image Gallery



iDVR Demonstration Video Gallery





DVR Viewer Setup

Please follow these setup instructions to setup remote Internet access for the dual codec JPEG DVR:

1.

Assign your DVR an IP Address

2.

Connect to your DVR on your L
AN
-

Local Area Network

3.

Setting up Port Forwarding on your Router

4.

Setting up a Static DHCP IP address for your DVR

5.

Remote Internet Setup

6.

Creating and Configuring a Dymamic DNS Account

7.

Setting up Dynamic DNS on your Router

8.

Setup Remote Internet Connection

Assign an IP Address to your Surveillance DVR

In this section, we will assign your surveillance DVR an IP address.


Make sure that your DVR is connected to your
network by attachin
g an ethernet cable to the back of your DVR and attaching the other end to your router.

1.

Login to your DVR by pressing the menu button on the DVR or on the wireless remote control.

2.

When you are prompt to enter a password, just press the OK button on the DV
R or remote.


The default
admin password for the DVR is blank.


If you have already setup an admin password for your DVR, then
enter this, then press OK.

3.

From your DVRs System menu, select External Device.

4.

On the External Device menu, select TCP/IP Setup
.

5.

On the TCP/IP Setup screen, select DHCP setup and press enter.



6.

On the DHCP setup screen, confirm that the DHCP mode is set to automatic.


If it is not, adjust it so that it
is by pressing the OK button.




7.

Select Detect IP and press enter.


The
screen should refresh and populate values below.


Note the IP
address.


This is the internal IP address that your router has assigned to your DVR.


This is the IP address
that you will setup port forwarding for.

8.

After you have noted this IP address, select

DHCP Mode and press OK.


The mode will be changed
Manual.


This will ensure that your DVR will always be assigned the same IP address from your router.
THIS IS IMPORTANT

because if you loose power to your router, your router may assign your DVR a
differen
ce IP address and you will no longer be able to access the DVR remotely.

9.

Press the menu button once

to return to the TCP/IP setup screen.

10.

On the TCP/IP setup screen, select IP config setup and press enter.


On the IP config

setup screen,
confirm the port number of your DVR as seen below.


The default port is 8000.


If your DVR is not set to
port 8000, please edit this value to set to 8000.


NOTE: please ignore that the below screen shot shows
port

50000.


Port 50000 was used

for the last version of the JPEG DVR.



11.

Press the Menu several times on your DVR or remote until you exit out of the DVR menu system
and see the live view of your cameras.



Local Area Network (LAN) DVR Viewer

Access


The Integrated Remote Station allows

you to access your security cameras locally on your netork as well as
remotely over the Internet.


Before proceeding with remote Internet access, it is a good idea to test out local access
first.


Also if you do plan on using the DVR viewer / Integrated R
emote Station from on the same network as your
DVR, you will get much better performance using your network's local IP address because you do not have to go out
to the Internet for access and the performance of the video will be much faster from on the Int
ranet / LAN.

1.

Install the most recent version of the Integrated Remote Station by downloading it from our website here:
Integrated Remote Station Download
.


This version is always

the most recent and should be used instead of
the version that is on the CD that came with your DVR.

2.

Save the file "JPEG
-
IRS
-
Setup.exe" to your windows desktop or select run.


This is the installation file to
install the Remote Station on your computer.


If you saved the file, locate it and double click on it to begin
installation.


If you selected to run the program, the installation will begin after the file is done
downloading.

3.

Once the installation is complete, an icon will be created on your Windows d
esktop to launch the Integrated
Remote Station.


The icon will look like this:


4.

Double
-
click on the icon to launch the program.

5.

On the main IRS screen, click on the IRS Setup button.


6.

On the IRS Setup screen, click on the Registering Site button.


This
will open a new Window where you
can add the settings to connect to your DVR.


This screen can be seen below.




A) Select Manul for CONNECTION.

B) Enter the IP address that you previously noted from your DVR's TCP/IP setup screen in the ADDRESS
field.
IM
PORTANT
: If any of the number fields in the IP address contain leading zeros, they should be
removed.


For example, if your DVR's IP address is 192.168.000.066, you should enter 192.168.0.66.

C) Enter 8000 for PORT

D) Enter admin for USER ID

E) Leave the p
assword blank if you did not setup a password on your DVR or enter your DVR password if
you did set one up.


Press OK when done.

7.

You should now see an entry created for the local area connection (Intranet) information that you just
entered

in the Site Setu
p list on the IRS Setup screen.


Click on the entry that you just created so that it is
highlighted in green then press OK.

8.

On the main Integrated Remote Station screen click on the Transmitter button.


This will open the DVR
transmitter which is that new
DVR viewer application.


You can note that also in this list there are other
application.


Although this application replaces the DVR Viewer, you can see there is still a Viewer
application available.


This is so that older legacy DVRs can still use the IR
S application by using the DVR
Viewer.


Remember for the dual codec DVRs you should use the Transmitter because you will get better
performance as it takes advantage of the H.264 MPEG
-
4 video encoding built into it.

9.

Once the transmitter application opens,
the connection information that you setup will be populated in the
upper right.


Click on the Connect button.


The transmitter should fairly quickly connect to your DVR and
display your security cameras.

10.

If you are unable to connect, please go back and to
this section and
assign an IP address to your DVR
.

11.

If you are still unable to connect, continue to the next section to
setup port forwarding on your router
and
complete it, then try to connect again.


Setup Port Forwarding on your Router

Port forwarding needs to be setup on your router so that a computer on the Internet can communicate remotely with
your surveillance DVR.


Click here if you want to learn more about
how port forwarding works
. Follow the below
instructions to setup port forwarding.



Remember:
Your DVR is going to use port 8000 (not 50000).


50000 was the default port for legacy non
-
dual
codec DVRs).

If you do not have one of the rout
ers listed below, please consult the manual for the router that you have or call your
Internet Service Provider (ISP) for help if you are using a modem / router supplied by them.


Tell them that you need
to open and forward port 8000 to a DVR on your netwo
rk.



LinkSys Port Forwarding

setup instructions



D
-
Link Port Forwarding

setup instructions


Setup static DHCP IP Address

Although you previously setup the DVR to always request the same IP address from your router when when you set
the DHCP setting to manual in the DVR configuration, it is st
ill a good idea to also configure your router to always
assigns the same IP address to your DVR.


Some routers support this feature and some do not.


If your does not, it is
OK to skip this section.


The reason to set this up if you can is that if your ro
uter needs to be restarted or if there is a
power failure, there is risk that your DVR will be assigned a new IP address.


This will make the port forwarding
setup that you just finished useless.


Follow these instructions to setup a static IP address for
your DVR.



D
-
Link Static IP Adress Setup


Remote Internet DVR Viewer Access

These last three sections are needed to setup the remote Internet ac
cess to your security cameras.


The first thing that
should be done to setup remote access is to find out if your Internet connection has a static or dynamic IP address.


If
you do not know, please contact your Internet provider and ask them.


If you have
a static IP address, you can skip
the next two sections and jump to setting up the
Internet connection to your surveillance DVR
.

Creating and
Configuring a Dynamic DNS Account

If your DVR will be connected to the Internet using

a dynamic IP address (most cable and DSL connections), you
need to setup a free service to manage the DNS (domain name service)

for you so that you can access your DVR
r
emotely without needing to keep track of your IP address.


If you are unsure whether your Internet connection uses
a static or dynamic IP address, please contact your Internet service provider.



If you are using a static IP address,
you can skip this sect
ion and the next section "Setup Dynamic DNS on your Router".


If you are using a dynamic IP
address, click here to

setup your
free dy
namic DNS service
.


Return to this screen to continue after setting up your
free dynamic DNS service.

Setup Dynamic DNS on your Router

Dynamic DNS is used when the Internet connection you will be using for your DVR uses a dynamic IP address.


The settings
that you setup using the DynDNS service will be added to your router's DDNS configuration to always
keep your IP address up to date.


The host name that you chose, something like "mydvr.dyndns.org", will always be
kept up to date with the latest IP address

assigned to your Internet connection by your ISP.


This way you can use
your host name to connect to your DVR remotely instead of trying to keep track of your dynamic IP address.


CCTV
Camera Pros has DDNS setup instructions for D
-
Link and LinkSys routers
.


The instructions are based on certain
models but are likely the same or close to the same for other models of D
-
Link and LinkSys routers.


If you need
specific instructions for you router, please consult the manual that came with it and look under the s
ection that has to
do with Dynamic DNS support.


Most modern router/switches support dynamic DNS.



LinkSys Router Setup
-

Dynamic DNS Service




D
-
Link Router Setup
-

Dynamic DNS Service

Setup Internet Connection to your DVR

The last step is to configure the Internet connection in the Integrated Remote Station for access
from outside of your local network.



1.

If the IRS is not already running, please start it by double
-
clicking on the JM
-
IRS icon on
your desktop:


2.

One the main

IRS screen, click on the IRS Setup button.





We will be adding a new entry for your remote Internet connection.


So when you are finished, if you also
setup the LAN connection, you will have two connection

configured in the IRS setup.


One for local access
to your DVR and one for remote Internet access.

3.

On the IRS Setup screen, click on the Registering Site button.


This will open a new Window where you
can add the settings to connect to your DVR.


This scr
een can be seen below.




A) Select Manul for CONNECTION.

B) In the Address field, enter the static IP address that your ISP gave you if you are using a static IP
address.


If you are using a dynamic IP address and finished setting up your DynDNS account,

please enter
the host name that you setup when registering.


C) Enter 8000 for PORT

D) Enter admin for USER ID

E) Leave the password blank if you did not setup a password on your DVR or enter your DVR password if
you did set one up.


Press OK when done.

4.

Y
ou should now see an entry created for the Internet connection information that you just entered

in the
Site Setup list on the IRS Setup screen.


Click on the Internet entry that you just created so that it is
highlighted in green then press OK.

5.

On the mai
n Integrated Remote Station screen click on the Transmitter button.


This will open the DVR
transmitter which is that new DVR viewer application.


You can note that also in this list there are other
application.


Although this application replaces the DVR
Viewer, you can see there is still a Viewer
application available.


This is so that older legacy DVRs can still use the IRS application by using the DVR
Viewer.


Remember for the dual codec DVRs you should use the Transmitter because you will get better
pe
rformance as it takes advantage of the H.264 MPEG
-
4 video encoding built into it.

6.

Once the transmitter application opens, the connection information that you setup will be populated in the
upper right.


Click on the Connect button.


The transmitter should
fairly quicky connect to your DVR and
display your security cameras.

DVR Viewer / Transmitter Troubleshooting Techniques

1.

Ensure that your internal IP address to your DVR has not changed buy going through this
section again to

a
ssign an IP address to your DVR
.


If your IP address changed, then you
need to setup port forwarding rules again based on that new IP address, so go here to
setup port forwarding on your router
.

2.

Make sure that you have the correct IP address for your Internet connection.


Ask your
ISP for your IP address if using a static IP address.


You can
also look up the IP address
of your internet connection here:


Get My IP Address

3.

Make sure that your router does not have any advanced firewall rules in place by
consulting the manual.

4.

Call your ISP and ask them if your modem has a firewall that you can disable.

5.

Call your ISP and make sure that they do not block any incoming ports to your Internet
connection.