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Help Setting up camera connected to DVR for access from anywhere


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#1 jam2009

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 09:16 PM

Hello,

 

I need help to access my DVR connected camera from any computer.

 

I have a COP USA DVR model# DVRC264. I have a Actiontec router. My isp is Verizon

 

Current setup:

DVR is connected to  router. There is no computer connected in the network. 

 

I can access the DVR from any computer connected to the LAN. But I am not able to access it from a computer not connected to the LAN. 

 

PLease help me connect to the DVR from anywhere.

 

Thank you very much

 

 

 

 



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Posted 21 September 2013 - 10:36 PM

http://www.cop-usa.com/images/product/manual/DVR4_8_16ME_MD_s.pdf

 

See the User Manual here, networking setup is at page 54. Be sure to rotate to clockwise before view it.

 

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:23 PM

its not very helpful. I looked at it previously.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:17 PM

So, you want to access it from the computer outside of the LAN network?

 

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:35 AM

You'll need to enable port forwarding for your router to forward whatever port the dvr uses. Once that's done, I would recommend if you don't have a static ip address which most home users don't unless purchased, to create you a ddns entry so that no matter what the ip address is, your ddns entry will always be the same.

 

If you can provide us with the model of your Actiontec router, we can help you setup port forwarding. Without the model of the router, it's impossible to really know what steps to take.


Edited by chrisd87, 24 September 2013 - 07:36 AM.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:27 AM

Hello,

 

Sirawit, yes  i want to access it from the computer outside of the LAN network

 

chrisd87, 

 

Actiontec Router Model:GT784WNV

 

I did some reading and I learned exactly what you said:

 

1. Enable portforwarding in the router.

2. Create a ddns entry because I have verizon dsl and my ip is dynamic.

 

The router that the DVR is connected to does not have a computer connected.

But since its a wireless router. I can use any laptop connected to the LAN to access

router settings. I know how to do so.

 

I tried looking online for setting up port forwarding on that particular router

but could find no info. I tried setting port forwarding of my router by looking at 

a video of another Actiontec model router but was not successful.

 

 

Could you please tell me how to set up portforwarding and also recommend 

any good links on setting up the ddns.

 

Really appreciate the help



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:03 AM

I'm trying to understand that router because no good information. Worst case is verizon block portforward for this model.

(IDK about this but my ISP modify firmware so user cannot modify any settings.)

 

1. Open browser, type in address 192.168.1.1

2. Enter Username and password. Default is likely to be admin and admin

3. Find a tab called port forwarding. Most likely in Advanced Settings Tab.

4. Go back to your COP USA DVR and go to network settings.(pdf file I mentioned you. at page 54.) And uncheck "Obtained IP Address Automatically".

    Save the settings.

5. Back to your computer and enter these information on port forwarding page:

  • Starting Port : 6036

  • Ending Port : 6036

  • Protocol : TCP

  • IP Address : 192.168.1.100

6. Click apply.

7. Try it.

 

This is the best I can help you on port forwarding.

 

For DDNS, try this for Verizon : Click

 

Thank you.


Edited by Sirawit, 26 September 2013 - 10:12 AM.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:04 AM

I'll be glad to try and help.

 

If you login to your DVR and go into Menu and then go to >Setup>Network>network tab; you should see a page similiar to this ->Capture-8.jpg

 

Take note of the http port and server port as you'll need both of these for the port forwarding.

 

*I would also advice to set a static ip address in the network page of the dvr and not use dhcp. Having a static address will make management and troubleshooting easier.*

 

After you've wrote down the 2 ports you'll need please login to your router.

 

Typically the ip address is 192.168.1.1 but yours may vary depending on how you have it setup.

Once you are logged into the routers administration page please go to the Advanced Setup page which should look something like this ->GT784WN3.jpg

 

The starting point for the first port you'll be forwarding is 80. So input 80 as the starting and 80 as the ending. Protocol will be tcp, and lan ip address will be ip address of the dvr.

Once you have that done please click apply. It may refresh the page for you to input any more ports that need to be forwarded. Now you'll need to enter 6036 for the starting and 6036 as the ending, protocol will be tcp and lan ip will be ip address of the dvr. Once done click apply. That's it and you should be done with the forwarding.

 

Now try to enter the ddns entry you created in a web browser or your phone and see what happens. You'll need to either type :80 or :6036 at the end of the ddns entry for it to work. Example would be http://www.mydvr.com:80 or http://www.mydvr.com:6036

 

*REPLACE mydvr.com with your DDNS entry*

 

Here is something you can do as well that may make it simpler

 

Login to the dvr and go to the network settings again. You should see a page like this -> Capture-9.jpg

 

Go to Other Settings and input your DDNS information that you created. Once everything is filled out click TEST to test the effectiveness of the relevant information. If everything checks out good then Apply and Exit.


Edited by chrisd87, 26 September 2013 - 10:17 AM.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:17 PM

I got the dvr working.

 

THanks Sirawit for pointing me in the right direction

 

Thanks chrisd87 for the detailed steps

 

You guys are awesome!!!!



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Posted 26 November 2015 - 07:40 PM

hi 

chrisd87 

i have some dvr in your pic but i cant conect dvr in my mobile it conect to the web browser 

in my mobile it say conection failed ,how i can fixit ???






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