ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

DVR LAN Set UP of Internal IP Address for Port Fowarding For Remote Viewing

Updated on September 3, 2012

DVR WLAN Set Up For Remote Viewing

The first step in viewing a security camera remotely is to incorporate the DVR into the Local Area Network. Once incorporated into the WLAN, assign a port to the DVR, this will allow port forwarding of data from the DVR to a remote computer or cell phone. The process begins by connecting a CAT 5 cable from the Router to the DVR. Once the Cat 5 cable has been connected press the menu button on the face of the DVR.

Select network settings from the menu. This will provide a network setup menu. The IP address in the network settings is the internal address the DVR has set for itself to communicate with the router. Our objective is to have the router assign the IP address for the DVR rather than have the DVR assign its own address.

To do this, change the IP mode to DHCP, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. DHCP is an auto configuration protocol used on IP networks, preventing more than one device from being assigned to the same internal IP address. In DHCP mode the router will automatically assign an IP address to the DVR. After selecting the DHCP mode hit the menu button or save and a new IP address will be generated.

Once the new IP address has loaded, select menu and go back to the network settings. Here you will notice the IP address has been changed. Change the IP Mode back to Static. This will keep the internal IP address for the DVR the same, so it does not change on the local network.

Static and Dynamic IP addresses are important to understand. Static IP addresses are used on the internal network as well as the external network. Static IP addresses are constant or remain the same. Dynamic IP addresses are constantly changing. The internal IP address can be set for static as well as dynamic, also know as DHCP.

External IP addresses are provided by your Internet Service Provider. Most businesses have a static IP address. While residential is served by a Dynamic IP address unless specifically requested from the service providers.

While in the Network Setup, configure port forwarding by changing the HTTP Port from 80 to an unused port perhaps 88. Port 80 is a commonly used network port that may create conflict with other devices.

By selecting 88 as a specific port within the network, a specific location is created to provide remote viewing to external computers or cell phones. Once completed hit enter or save the new settings into the network.

Once this has been done, our DVR is now part of our WLAN, set up to receive request from the internal and external IP address to port forward the video from the cameras.

How To find The Internal IP Address

To find your internal IP address on windows operating system type cmd in the search box. It will open a window then type in IP config and it will show you your internal IP address. To find the internal IP address on a Mac go to system preferences, select network, the network window will open, then select advanced in the lower right hand corner. In the next window select TCP/IP. When the window opens the IPv4 address will be the internal address of the computer and the router IP address will be the main address of the internal network.

How To Find the External IP Address

The easiest way to find your external IP address is to go to or Your external IP address will be displayed. If you have a static IP address you will know that you do. For more information visit The

DVR and Router Set Up For Port Forwarding


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)