This guide assumes the following:
- You have video from your cameras
- You have your ArmorPro DVR connected to a router
- You have a PC on the same network that you can use to configure the remote access
Check the IP address of your DVR by going into the Menu (If it asks for the password the default is 11111111). Go To ‘link’ then ‘Network’. DHCP should be turned ‘ON’. If not, adjust the setting using the F+ button until it is (Advanced Users who wish to assign a specific address to the DVR can use Static). Write down the IP address and Default Gateway.
Go to the PC that is on the same network as the ArmorPro. Install the DVR Viewer software from the CD that came with the DVR. Inside of the software, go to ‘DVR List’ and enter the DVR’s IP address, a name for your DVR on the network, and the password. Hit connect to test the DVR and see if it’s working on your network.
If the test worked, then you can proceed to step 3 and configure your router. If it did not, please call technical support at 866-241-3400
Go to the website www.portforward.com using your internet browser. On the list of routers on the front page (Scroll down), find your router based on its make and model and click on it. On the advertisement page that appears, click on the text ‘Click here to skip this advertisement...’ in the top-right corner.
Click on the text ‘Default Guide’ in the fourth paragraph of this new page. Do not scroll down to the list of programs, EZWatch Pro is not on this list.
Follow the instructions given by the site to log into your router. When it asks you to enter the ‘internal IP Address’ of your router, type in the Default Gateway number that you wrote down during step 1.
Follow the directions on the site to configure Port Forwarding in your router. You will need to forward port 5400 to the IP address of the DVR (That you wrote down in step 1). The port is a ‘TCP’ port.
After your port has been forwarded, get your public IP address by going to http://www.whatismyip.com/.
You should now be able to access your cameras remotely using the DVR Viewer software. Simply connect by adding the DVR to your DVR list on a remote PC using the public IP address you got from Step 6.