The NVR & the cameras are configured in 192.168.1.0 IP network by default. If your home WiFi router is in a different IP subnet, you'll not be able to get the system work properly. Depending on the system you have, you may not be able to watch the video locally or remotely on goolink app on your phone. In some cases, you'll be able to watch the videos on monitor connected to the NVR, but the video cannot be watched on your laptop or phone. This tutorial shows you how to change the IP Address of your NVR & cameras.
Step 1 - Find your Home IP Network
Connect your PC to your home WiFi Router with a network cable. Wait for 10 - 20 secs. Go to Start and type "cmd" in the "search programs and files" and press enter. The command prompt window will open. Enter the command "ipconfig" and press enter. This will display the IP address information of your home network.
In our example, we have a subnet of 192.168.2.0 network. We need to change the IP address of NVR & Camera from 192.168.1.0 network to 192.168.2.0 network so that the cameras can be accessed locally from any PC and remotely on your phone.
Step 2 - Change your PC / Laptop IP Address to match NVR / Camera subnet
In order to change the IP address of the NVR or cameras, you need to first manually change the IP address of your PC to 192.168.1.x subnet. Once we are done with changing the NVR & Camera IP addresses, we'll change the PC IP settings back to defaults.
Open Network Connections - Go to Start and type "ncpa.cpl in the "search programs and files" and press enter.
This will open the "Network Connections" windows. Right click on the "Local Area Connection" and click on "Properties"
Change the IP address to 192.168.1.100 & Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0. Leave all other fields unchanged and click on OK button to save the settings. We are now ready to change the IP addresses of the NVR & cameras.
Step 3 - Change NVR IP Address
The NVR is shipped with an IP address of 192.168.1.20. If the NVR was reset to factory defaults after you received it the IP address would be 192.168.1.188. To change the IP address of the NVR to your home subnet, please follow these steps
Connect to NVR web gui from your browser. Login with username "admin". By default, there is no password set. If you have not changed the NVR password, leave the password blank or enter your password. Mode should be set to "non-activex"
Go to config --> network parameters --> network settings, and change the IP address to match your home network.
In our example, our network is 192.168.2.x so we are changing the NVR IP address to 192.168.2.20.
Once the IP address of the NVR is changed, you'll not be able to access it any more from the browser. Dont worry about it at this time, just move to the next step. Once we have completed all the step, you'll be able to access it.
Step 4 - Change Camera IP Address
Login to the camera web gui from your browser. Default username is admin and password is admin. The IP addresses of the cameras are as follows. CH1 - 192.168.1.21, CH2 - 192.168.1.22, CH3 - 192.168.1.23, CH4 - 192.168.1.24 and so on. You have to change the IP address, one camera at a time.
Go to Parameters --> IP Settings to view and change the Camera IP Address
In our example, our home network is 192.168.2.x. We are changing CH1 camera IP address to 192.168.2.21
Repeat Step 4 for each camera to change the IP addresses of all the cameras you have.
Step 5 - Change your PC IP Address back
Once you are done changing the IP address of the NVR and all the cameras, its now time to change the IP address of your PC back to its original settings. Open the network connections from start (as you did in Step 2), and then change the IP Address back to its original settings.
Change the settings back to "Obtain IP Address Automatically" option as shown
Step 6 - Reconfigure the Cameras on the NVR
Since the IP Addresses of the Cameras have changed, we need to configure the new addresses on the NVR so the NVR can get the video from the cameras. The NVR can automatically detect the Cameras. We do this with the following steps
Login to the NVR Web GUI
Go to Config --> Channel Settings --> LAN Search, to delete the existing camera configuration
Click on Device Search --> Search to automatically search for the cameras. Give 10 - 30 secs for all the cameras to be detected. All your cameras should be found by the NVR and listed here. Click on Auto Binding for binding each camera to a channel.
Save the settings by clicking on List of IPC tab and then on the Save button. This completes the procedure and now all cameras should be accessible locally from any PC or Laptop and remotely from phones using the GooLink App.