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How do I connect my CCTV (VHX264) to the internet?

January 8, 2013 by admin  
Filed under CCTV DVR

My VHX264 (4 Cam CCTV System) is already up and running and I can already view images remotely on PC’s and Mobiles, However I’m about to change from the Netgear Router that they currently connect through, to s BT Home Hub 3 with BT Infinity.

My VHX 264 currently connects using Ethernet Powerline adapters and everything works well, I will be getting rid of the Netgear router and it’s associated Broadband connect leaving only the BT Infinity and Home Hub 3.

I only have limited experience of routers but do know how th make changes and login etc..
Thanks :)

Unfortunately, you will need to contact the manufacturer of your DVR to find out which ports need to be forwarded and how to check to see what its IP address is.

If you do not know what the address of the router is, you can go to the start menu on Windows XP, Vista or 7 and go to "run" and type in "cmd". When the black box appears, type in "ipconfig" and look at the default gateway address. This address will be the address of your router.

To find your external IP address, go to http://www.whatismyip.com/ from a computer that is connected to the same network your dvr is on, and it will let you know what your external IP address is.

Comments

2 Responses to “How do I connect my CCTV (VHX264) to the internet?”
  1. Judy says:

    That’s where the technical support people at your internet service provider come in. That’s what they are there for. Since you’ll be disconnecting your internet, you can call them on the phone and they will walk you through the process– step by step. Where is a better place to get instructions? And in realtime as you are doing it? Cause once you start the switch you won’t have access to this page, unless you keep one device connected to your old internet connection, then connect it afrterward.
    But, I would just call them. Why take instructions from here IF you have experts available? I’ve called the tech support to set up my internet connection in the past (different set-up type).

    Otherwise I would search the topic in any search engine– I did and there was plenty of guidance available. If I knew how, I would tell you.
    Good Luck!
    References :

  2. Chartles says:

    Unfortunately, you will need to contact the manufacturer of your DVR to find out which ports need to be forwarded and how to check to see what its IP address is.

    Once you have this information, you will need to access your router by typing in the routers IP address into Internet Explorer on a computer that is connected to the router.

    If you do not know what the address of the router is, you can go to the start menu on Windows XP, Vista or 7 and go to "run" and type in "cmd". When the black box appears, type in "ipconfig" and look at the default gateway address. This address will be the address of your router.

    Once you log into the router, you will need to go to the port forwarding section of the router and forward the ports specified by the manufacturer to the IP address of the DVR. When this is done, you should be able to access your dvr from outside your network using your external IP address.

    To find your external IP address, go to http://www.whatismyip.com/ from a computer that is connected to the same network your dvr is on, and it will let you know what your external IP address is.

    Hope this gets you set in the right direction. Email me if you have any further questions!
    References :
    http://www.apexcctv.com/ <- the CCTV Experts

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