DDNS Setup for iDVR-PRO 960H / H.264 / HD CCTV DVRs
Most Internet service providers assign dynamic IP addresses to Internet access customers. A dynamic IP address means that the IP address of your internet connection can change over time. For example, if your modem restarts, your ISP may assign a different IP address. Dynamic IP addresses are the opposite of a static IP address, which never changes and is less typical for home and business Internet connections.
iDVR-PRO H.264 CCTV DVRs have a DDNS service built into them. This means that you can have a hostname assigned to your DVR that you will use to remotely access it instead of the IP address. For example, you would use something like mydvr.ddns-host.com instead of 188.8.131.52. Once this is setup, you no longer have to worry about your IP address changing. You will always leave your DVR viewer and mobile apps configured to connect to your DVR using the hostname. Follow the below instructions to setup DDNS on iDVR-PRO.
First, ensure that the correct ports are forwarded in the router connected to your DVR. If you have yet to do this, please visit our iDVR-PRO 9DVR Network Setup article.
On the iDVR-PRO 960H DVR, select Menu followed System Setup. (Shown Below)
Then select DDNS under the Network tab. (Shown Below)
Now on the DDNS menu, switch DDNS to ON. Then next to DDNS Server, select the server you wish to connect with. The dvrlink.net is a free server, while the dyndns.org server is a paid service (If the dyndns.org option is selected, you will have to create an account at dyndns.org to receive a username and password). Enter the DVR Name that you wish to use and select DDNS Registration Test to see if the name can be used. The Username and Password will only be used if the dyndns.org is selected. The DVR Address will now be displayed in the bar to the right, select DDNS Connection Test to ensure the connection is working. The DVR Address is what you will enter into a web browser or mobile app to remotely view the DVR. Select the Apply button to save the settings. (Shown Below)
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This article was written by Mike Haldas, co-founder and managing partner of CCTV Camera Pros. If you have any questions about iPhone security camera app for iDVR, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.