July 22, 2014
Location: Rockford, IL
This is a review and instructions on how to configure the LH040 for use with the Apple Time Capsule. If your not somewhat tech savvy, then find someone who is to assist you. The LH040 is a nice system for home use, even though clarity in the evening is a bit to be desired. Even with the infrared built-in to the cameras, having more lighting outside, if using the indoor/outdoor provided cameras outdoors, would benefit your monitoring/recording in the evening. You should have someone help you regardless of your expertise level as one person will need to mount and aim the camera, while another monitors the display and relays to you what looks good or not. (A two-way radio or mobile phone would be good in this situation). NOTE: Do NOT mount the camera close in a corner with one side of the camera close to a solid wall otherwise in the evening, the infrared will bleed too much into the camera lens and wash out the picture. Make certain on setup to keep the resolution MATCHED for your display. (ex. A 13? VGA monitor should be set at 800x600) If the system mouse seems to disappear or become non-responsive, simply move the mouse, click either button and then on the provided remote, with the batteries inserted, press 000 (three zeros) then go back to the mouse. NOTE: You might have to repeat this process a few times, but it will work. There is no keyboard with the LH040 system and every entry must be made using the bundled mouse. NOTE: A USB extension cable can be used on the mouse without any issues provided it is no longer than 1 meter (3 feet). Also note that speed of the mouse is fast and cannot be adjusted. There is NO software included, other than what is installed and my unit did NOT come packaged with a users manual, even though the box was factory sealed. To have the BEST experience with the LH040 unit, you will need the MAC address of the LH040. To locate this, use the included mouse and Right-click on the display then Enter the credentials (see your Quick Start Guide for the defaults, which should be ADMIN 000000, then click the Main Menu button, then System button, then select the Info tab. You will see the MAC address. Make a note of this as well as a note for the IP address. I strongly urge you to use your technical expertise here or your technical buddy going forward because this is where you should hardcode all the MAC and IP from the LH040 into your router. If you're on a PC (Windows based system) and are using a traditional Cisco/Linksys, D-Link, Netgear etc. router, then I would suggest following the Quick Networking Guide, in English, included. However, with this said, if you are using an Apple Time Capsule, then you will need to follow the instructions below for the best experience. It took me a short while to figure this out, because LOREX does NOT include this amazing router in their Quick Networking Guide. Anyways, you will need to manually set up Port Mapping on Apple Time Capsule for ANY Lorex system. Follow the following steps: Open your Airport Utility, and then click Network ADD the LOREX DVR into the DHCP Reservations list by clicking the (+) plus symbol. Description: LOREX DVR Reserve Address By: MAC Address (The LH040 MAC Address) IPv4 Address: This will be the IP address shown on the LH040 Click Save, then under Port Settings by clicking the (+) plus symbol. Description: PERSONAL WEB SHARING Public UDP Ports: (Leave Blank) Public TCP Ports: 80, 90, 1025 Private IP address: This is the IP that was shown on the LH040 and what you entered into the DHCP section. Public UDP Ports: (Leave Blank) Private TCP Ports: 80, 90, 1025 Click Save and then click Update. Your Time Capsule will restart and your LH040 will then be viewable over the Internet using the Lorex Client for your computer, iPhone and Android. Follow the instructions from Lorex how to install and configure their client. After doing all of this, everything will work!