I am trying to connect a DVR onto my office network so the manager of the office can access it over the LAN. I've tried following the user manual instructions by:
1)Entering the following into the DVR LAN setup page: - the fixed IP address of the DVR - the LAN mask, - the gateway IP address - the DNS server IP (using the same DNS server IP address that appears in the Windows XP 'Network Connections/Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) properties page).
2)I registered the DVR for DDNS using the manufacturer's website 'i-dvr.net'. 3)I entered the DDNS server onto the DDNS setup page of the DVR: - Server: i-dvr.net - Host: The host name I registered on the manufacturer's DDNS website - User name: The administrator's username - Password: The administrator's password
When I try to set these entries by pressing the 'PLAY' button on the DVR (as per the user manual instructions), I get the message 'FAILED TO SET DDNS'. I don't know if this is the source of the problem, but either way, I can't access the DVR over the LAN. This is what I have tried: 4) Enter the IP address (static, unassigned IP of the type '192.168.1.x') of the DVR in the browser of Windows IE 5) A window pops up asking for the username and password, and I enter the admin username and password I used in step 3 above. 6) After a long wait, I get the message "401 Unauthorized. Authorization required for the URL '/'."
The DVR I am using appears to be a generic type with no brand name, although the manufacturer's webisite is 'i-dvr.net'. The router I am using is of the HUAWEI brand. Does this seem like it is a problem that requires port forwarding?