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LNR200 netHD Series - Connecting to your NVR Using Safari for Mac - FAQ

Relevant Models / Series: LNR200 Series (LNR240, LNR280)

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A plugin is available for LNR200 netHD Series Security NVR's to view your cameras on Mac computers using Apple Safari. This article will explain how to install the plugin and connect to the NVR.

 

Connecting to your NVR Using Safari on a Local Network

First, confirm connectivity to your NVR over the local network (LAN). Then, set up a remote connection and confirm connectivity over the Internet.

 

Step 1 of 2: Obtain your NVR's IP Address:

NOTE: To complete the steps below, your computer must be on the same network as your NVR.

  1. Power off your NVR using the power switch.
  2. Connect an Ethernet cable (included) to the LAN port on the rear panel of the NVR.
  3. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to an empty LAN port (usually numbered 1~4) on your router.

    Connect NVR to router
  4. Power the NVR back on.
  5. Right-click and click Information or press the INFO button on the remote control to open the System Information window.

    Maintainence window
     
  6. Write down the IP Address of the NVR.
    • A local IP looks something like this: 192.168.1.100.

 

Step 2 of 2: Installing Safari Plugins and connecting over the LAN

  1. Download Plugin for Mac Safari from the Downloads tab for the LNR200 Series.
  2. Install the plugin, then quit Safari (hold right-click on the Safari icon in the
    Dock and select Quit).


     
  3. Restart Safari.
  4. Open Safari and enter the NVR’s local IP address in the address bar in the following format:


     
  5. Enter the User Name and Password for the NVR and click Login. By default, the user name is admin and the password is 000000. The live viewing interface opens and streams live video from your cameras.

To connect to your NVR over the Internet:

Step 1 of 3: Port forwarding and DDNS registration:

  1. Port forward the HTTP, Mobile, and Client ports (default: 80, 1025, and 3000) on your router to your NVR's IP address. For more information on port forwarding, see the Port Forward a Router guide.
  2. Click here and follow the instructions to register your NVR for DDNS. Lorex offers a free DDNS service for use with your system. A DDNS account allows you to set up a web site address that points back to your local network. This allows you to connect to your system remotely. You must create a DDNS account in the same network as your NVR.
  3. Record the following information from the confirmation email sent to you after you register for DDNS:
    • Domain name/URL Request
    • DDNS User Name
    • Device DDNS Password

 

Step 2 of 3: Enable DDNS on the NVR:

  1. Right-click and then click Menu>Configuration>Network>DDNS.
  2. Check Enable DDNS.
  3. Configure the following:
    • DDNS Type: Select LorexDDNS.
    • Device Domain Name: Enter the Domain Name/URL Request you received in the confirmation email after you set up your DDNS account.
    • User Name: Enter the DDNS User Name from the confirmation email.
    • Password: Enter the DDNS Device Password from the confirmation email.
  4. Click Apply to save changes. Right-click repeatedly to return to live view.

NOTE: Please allow up to 15 minutes for the DDNS servers to update with your system's IP address before trying to connect to your system over the Internet.

 

Step 3 of 3: Connect to the NVR over the Internet Using Safari:

  1. On a remote computer, install the plugin for Safari and restart Safari (see above for details).
  2. Open Safari and enter http:// and the URL Request you created earlier, followed by .lorexddns.net, colon (:), and the HTTP Port (default: 80). See the example below.


     
  3. Enter the User Name and Password for the NVR and click Login. By default, the user name is admin and the password is 000000. The live viewing interface opens and streams live video from your cameras.


 

Congratulations, you can now connect to your NVR over the Internet using Safari. You may now also connect using a smartphone or tablet (see the Instruction Manual for details).

 

Last Updated: 4/2/2013

 

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