HOW DO I FIND OUT THE NETWORK INFORMATION TO MANUALLY ENTER IN MY DVR?

There are two kinds of networks you can connect the DVR to, and which kind you connect to will dictate how you get your network information.

1.      You are connecting the DVR into a Local Area Network (LAN).  In general, if you are connecting the DVR into a network of other devices (like computers, servers, or other DVRs) that are within a room or building, you are connecting the DVR into a LAN

2.      You are connecting the DVR into a Wide Area Network (WAN).  In general, if you are connecting the DVR directly into the Internet via a modem, you are connecting the DVR into a WAN.

If you are connecting the DVR into a LAN, then the DVR must have a similar IP address as the rest of the devices connected to the network, and the exact same subnet mask and gateway as the rest of the devices are in the network.

To find out this information, get on to a computer in the network you wish to put the DVR in, and follow these steps:

Follow if your computer uses Windows 98 operating system

Left Click on the Start icon in the bottom left corner of your monitor

Move your mouse onto Settings, then left click on My Computer in the next pop up submenu

In the next window, double left click on Network

In the next windows, left click on "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" to highlight it

Left click the "properties" button on the middle right hand side of the window

Follow if your computer uses Windows 2000 operating system

Left Click on the Start icon in the bottom left corner of your monitor

Move your mouse onto Settings, then left click on the Network and Dial-Up Connections in the next pull up sub menu

In the next window, right click on the icon that's labeled "Local Area Connection” left click on properties

In the next windows, left click on "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" to highlight it

Left click the "properties" button on the middle right hand side of the window

Follow if your computer uses Windows XP operating system

Left Click on the Start icon in the bottom left corner of your monitor

Right click on the My Network Places

In the next window, right click on the icon that's labeled "Local Area Connection” left click on properties

In the next windows, left click on "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" to highlight it

Left click the "properties" button on the middle right hand side of the window

In the next window, if the option to "obtain an IP address automatically" is chosen, then the network is connected to a DHCP network and you probably shouldn't be trying to apply a static address to the DVR.  If, on the other hand, the "Use the following IP address" is chosen, copy down the IP address, the subnet mask, and the default gateway on a piece of paper.  As mentioned before, the subnet mask and the gateway for the DVR should be the same as the subnet mask and gateway you copied down from the computer.  As for the IP address, in most general cases, give the DVR the same first 3 numbers, and then for the final number, use the last number of the IP address you got from the computer and increase it by one.  If this does not work, keep on incrementing the last number by one until it works.  Warning:  For the last number in the IP address, never use 0 or 255.

If you are connecting the DVR into a WAN, then you must acquire the network information from your ISP