In this post I will guide you the basic on how to monitor CCTV video streaming of Rover DVR from home or office to mobile phone or Desktop PC. Setting up will require a basic networking knowledge and patience. After configuration, you’ll be able to access CCTV camera remotely or locally using internet explorer browser or smartphone app.
Basic network configuration of Rover CCTV
High speed internet is required along with Static IP address in setting up CCTV remote access. No guarantee that it will work if you have a DHCP residential subscription and wireless broadband as well. This allows your DVR’s web server to run smoothly over public internet network. Static DSL or Fiber subscription is the best option.
You have to set a static local IP address on the DVR network configuration. Connect your DVR to Router’s ethernet port or Switch using a Cat5/6 Ethernet cable. To check local connection, make a ping test. If you can receive replies, open your internet explorer browser and let all active controls and plug ins be enable.
Login to your DVR by typing the local IP address in the browser’s address bar. If your DVR has different HTTP port other than 80, include a suffix port number. For example, http://192.168.1.100:8080 . You may install add ins if prompted to, and accept all warnings. Refresh your browser to login.
To make it accessible from remote location, check your Router’s port forwarding or NAT setting. List down the local IP address, MAC address, HTTP port and Media port of the DVR. You need to create a firewall rule that will allow an external request to forward it into your DVR.
Using a remote PC, open an internet explorer browser. In the address bar, type the static external IP address of network in which your DVR is connected. This external IP address are assigned to you by internet service provider. You must enable all active x controls and plug ins, then login window will prompt.
Search and install Rover app from Google Play or App Store if you want to access it by smartphone. Run the app and click register. You must input valid username, password and email. Now, add your device, type in the DVR’s serial number, and log in credentials.
That’s it. Leave your comments below.
This applies to Rover DVR Version