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Dynamic DNS Setup for Zavio IP Cameras



It is common for Internet service providers to assigns dymanic IP address to the Internet connections they provide. This means that if your modem restarts, it is likely that the ISP will assign you a different IP address than the one that was previously assigned. Some ISPs offer upgrades to static IP addresses which means that your IP address never changes. This makes setting up remote access to IP cameras simpler because it eliminates the need to use a dynamic DNS service.

If your ISP does not offer static IP addresses or it is not cost effective to upgrade to one, there is an alternative solution to this problem which is using a dynamic DNS service, also known as DDNS and DynDNS. DDNS service allows you to choose a host name, such as mydvr.dyndns.org that gets mapped to the IP address of your internet connection. When and if your IP address changes, the host name will automatically point to the new IP address. So, you never have to worry about keeping track of a changing IP address.

Zavio IP cameras are integrated with the following DDNS providers. The most popular of these is Dyn and these instructions will cover the setup with them. However, the process is basically the same for all DDNS providers.


Zavio Dynamic IP Address Setup with DynDNS


1. First log on to DynDNS.com. You are then going to select the Devices option which at the time of this writing costs $25 per year. (Shown Below)



2. You will then be asked to enter your desired Username, Password and Email. Click Create Account once completed. Once your account is fully setup, proceed to Step 3. (Shown Below. Click on the image below for a larger view.)



3. Now go ahead and login to your Zavio IP Camera. Then click the Setting button on the left. (Shown Below)



4. Then click the System tab on the left column, followed by Network Advanced. Finally, click the DDNS tab on the top. (Shown Below)



5. Now click the ON bubble. Once the menu appears go ahead and change the Server Name to DynDNS. Then fill in the User ID, Password, Hostname that you created on DynDNS.com. Then click Save. (Shown Below)



6. Now that this is setup you will be able to access your Zavio IP Camera using the Hostname you created. So instead of using the IP Address you will use the Hostname.

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Mike Haldas

This article was written by , co-founder and managing partner of CCTV Camera Pros. If you have any questions security cameras and video surveillance systems, please email me at mike@cctvcamerapros.net.