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Setting up Rover DVR for Remote & Local Access

In this post I will guide you the basic on how to access video streaming of Rover DVR from your home or office. Setting up will require a basic networking skill and patience. After successful setup, you’ll be able to access video streaming remotely or locally via internet explorer browser or an iPhone / Android app.

Setup Rover DVR to internet access

High speed internet bandwidth is required along with Static IP address. No guarantee that it will work if you have a DHCP residential subscription and wireless broadband as well. This allows your DVR’s web server to run smoothly over the internet. Static DSL / Fiber subscription is the best option.

You have to set a valid local IP address on the DVR local configuration. Connect your DVR to Router’s port / Switch using a Cat5/6 Ethernet cable. To check local connection, make a ping test. If you can ping it, open your internet explorer browser and let all active controls and plug ins be enable.

Login to your DVR by typing the local IP address on the address bar. If your DVR has different HTTP port other than 80, include a suffix port number. You may install add ins if prompted to, and accept all warnings. After that,  you may now successfully connected with your DVR locally.

To make it available over the internet, check your Router’s port forwarding or NAT setting. You need to create a firewall rule that will allow an external request to forward it into your DVR. Take note all of the DVR ports. List down its local IP address, MAC address, HTTP port and Media port.

Using a remote PC (external/ different public IP address), run your internet explore browser. Type in your Static IP address in which your DVR is connected. You must enable all active x controls and plug ins. You may now log in to your DVR remotely.

Search and install Rover app from Google Play or App Store if you want to access it by smartphone. Run the app and click register. You must input your desired username and password and email. Now, add your device, type in the DVR’s serial number, and log in credentials.

That’s it. Leave your comments below.

This applies to Rover DVR Version


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