DVR LAN Setup using Wireless Repeater Bridge

DVR LAN Setup using Wireless Repeater Bridge

Connecting your DVR to the internet can seem to be a bit of a hard task in some cases.

But by using a wireless repeater it not only improves your wireless signal it acts as a wireless bridge between your router and DVR.

It’s a fact that a large majority of DVR’s have limited network capabilities.

One of the limitations is the lack of wireless connection abilities.

This issue is easily avoided with the use of a wireless repeater.

We are going to show you how to connect your DVR to the internet via a wireless repeater.

Step 1 –  Connect your repeater to your computer via Ethernet cable and plug the repeater in to a power outlet.

Step 2 – Before you access the web user interface, connect the NP124 (wifi Repeater) to your computer

  • Connect the NP124 to a power outlet.
  • Connect the Ethernet cable from your computer to the NP124

To access the web based configuration, complete the following steps:

  • Open your browser and type 192.168.20.1 (the factory default IP address) into the address bar at the top of page.

Please note: If you are connecting the NP124 to a hidden wireless network, you will need to enter the information from your existing wireless router / access point manually.

  • Choose the applicable operation mode from the drop-down box (Steps for each mode are listed below).

  • If you selected either Repeater or Wireless Bridge mode, click the Site Survey button to show the list of available wireless networks.
  • Click the Connect button located on the right side of the Wireless network you want to connect to.
  • Enter the wireless network key / passphrase for your original wireless internet connection

Click the Apply button to save the settings.

  • Now the repeater is configured and synced to your wireless network.

You now can unplug the repeater from the computer and the power socket.

Now place the repeater and DVR in a suitable location within your wireless network range.

Set up as pictured bellow.

DVR SETUP Main Menu, Click on System

Then Network Config.

You will be taken to the following screen where you need to enable DHCP This is a Dynamic IP that your router allocates to your DVR.

Make sure you click “Application” (Apply) tab then “ok”.

The DVR should now restart upon successful configuration.

If not reboot the DVR.

Once the DVR is restarted the router should have allocated it a local IP address. Now you can access the DVR WebUI via any web browser.

For example, using the image above, we can determine the DVR Web User Interface (WebUI) page can be found at http://192.168.2.88.

If you have manually set the http port to something other than 80, e.g. 85, your DVR WebUI

login page will be found at  http://192.168.2.88:85.

If the page loads correctly you will be presented with a login prompt where you enter the DVR user name and password.

Common default DVR login credentials are;

Username: admin Password: admin
Username:admin Password: password

Log in to your router configuration page,

depending on the brand of router you have the log in address could either be

192.168.1.1 ,

192.168.1.254 ,

192.168.0.1

The routers configuration address and user name and password can usually be found on the bottom of the router. From there try to find a client list of devices that are connected to the router.

This can be found when navigating to either “DHCP table”, “connection table” etc etc.

All depends on what type of router you have.

The DVR will be near the bottom of the list since you have just connected it to the router.

So if your router default ip is 192.168.1.1 it could be 192.168.1.8 (not saying it is, this is just example).

All depends on the number of other devices connected to your local network.

The DVR should have the hostname of “localhost” Once you have determined what IP address the DVR has be allocated, you can type that into your web browser and you will see the DVR login page.

Unfortunately the DVR requires you to use Internet Explorer if you would like all the DVR web ui features.

Can be viewed on other browsers but without Activex controls.

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