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How to connect your Cantonk CCTV DVR to internet

How to connect your Cantonk CCTV DVR to internet

Cantonk DVR Local and Remote Access via web Browser and Mobile App

For desktop PC viewing, please use Windows 7, or 8 operating systems, Internet Explorer 8 or 9 versions. Cantonk CCTV Camera and DVR

Setting up from Local PC connection

To view CCTV using a local desktop computer, please follow this procedure below.

  • Open an Internet Explorer Browser, type the static IP address of your DVR in the address bar using http:// prefix then press Enter key
  • You may be asked to install the webvideo.cab active x control, right click it, then select install.
  • If installation of webvideo.cab fails, click Tools > internet options > security tab > custom level > browse down for active x controls and plug ins, click enable for the following settings, or prompt will do.
    click OK > apply >  OK
  • Reload the web page: (http://192.168.xxx.xxx) your DVR ip address
  • Click install webvideo.cab, wait until the web page appear.
  • If asked with username and password, use these default values
      username: 88888888
      password: 88888888
  • You can now navigate on the CCTV Main window.
  • Click OPEN all to view all cameras
  • Click log out to exit.

Setting up from a remote PC connection

To view CCTV from a remote desktop computer, follow the procedure above but you must change the IP address into public IP. You can find the existing public IP address via ISP inquiry or go to www.whatismyip.com using a local PC in the DVR server connected network.

Replace the IP address with an public one eg. http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx this is the current public IP address for your internet connection.

Setting up from a Smartphone connection

To view the CCTV via mobile, example iPhone, iPad, and Android devices please find zMEye application in the Appstore or Google Play.
Install the app, run it and find for setting icon, to add new CCTV DVR.

Use values below 

Local Viewing

Device Name: cctv local (any preferred name)
Address: 192.168.xxx.xxx (local IP Address of the DVR)
Mobile Port: 3357
Username: 88888888
Password: 88888888
Max channel: x (number of supported channels of your DVR)

Remote Viewing

Device Name: cctv remote (any preferred name)
Address: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (Public or External IP Address of your Modem or Router)
Mobile port:3357
Username:88888888
Password:88888888
Max channel: x (number of supported channels of your DVR)

Click Play icon to start viewing

Remote viewing will work only if you have properly configured port forward settings on your router, otherwise you need to plug in the DVR directly on your Router or modem to work. But this direct connection means you have to input the Static Public IP address, Subnet Mask and Gateway on your DVR.If you don’t have Static Public IP Address then you may consider creating a DDNS Account.

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