Setting up a DVR for a security system - remote viewing?

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  1. Redsand187 macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central Washington State
    I'm not sure if this is the best place, but it seems to be the closest place that might work.

    I have an Airport Extreme hooked to my cable modem. I have a Hikvision DS-7608NI-SE/8P. I cannot figure out how to get it to be visible on my LAN, let alone remotely.

    It's plugged in directly to the Airport via Ethernet. It appears in the settings on the DVR itself, that it has the IP of, if I enter that in my browser, it just times out.

    If I follow the instructions from HikVision using their service, it says that communication with the server failed. I signed up for DynDNS to see if that would help. Nope.

    There has to be someone somewhere with an Apple network and a HikVision DVR that works remotely.

    I'm a self confessed idiot when it comes to network stuff.
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    It's been awhile but I had my Hikvision camera hooked up to my AirPort Extreme router. I had everything setup for viewing on my network as well as port forwarding for remote viewing from iVMS-4500 app on my iPhone.

    You will just need to see what IP address is assigned to your camera and then log in on your browser. I since bought a new router as I couldn't get a USB connected hard drive to work with my camera. Even with my new Netgear R7000 nighthawk, I still haven't successfully set up a hard drive for recording :(
  3. eduardrw macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2013
    The computer you use to log in to your NVR needs to be on the same subnet as your NVR.
    So manually set your computer to a fixed IP address of something like
    Log in and set the HIK NVR to either use a dynamic IP address or a fixed address in your airports subnet.
  4. blacka4 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2009
    That IP address seems suspicious to me. It's seems like it's a self assigned address like it's not getting on from your dhcp router. What IP address are you getting on your computer.
  5. eduardrw macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2013
    Stop confusing the OP by posting speculations.

    Here are facts:
    Network Connection (from DS-7600NI-SE/P Series NVR - quick start guide)
    Using Web Browsers
    All Hikvision products use the default IP address of
    1. Connect a CAT5 or CAT6 cable from the NVR to a PC or Laptop computer. Note your laptop or PC computers existing address, such as:
    IP: Subnet:
    2. Open web browser.
    3. In the address bar, type
    If prompted, allow the installation of the Hikvision application.
    It may be necessary to add this IP address as a Trusted Site with Low Security.
    4. Login to the DVR:
    Username: admin Password: 12345

    Make sure the computer you use to log in is on the same subnet as the NVR!!
    It needs to have a IP address of 192.0.0.XXX (not 64) and a subnet of

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