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    Dahua - Where to buy

    It's a calculated risk for sure but I went with Dahua cameras out of China Aliexpress. Yes they have hacked firmware which must not be updated, too far/expensive to send back and any backup may be difficult. I worked out it costs about 40% the price of the camera to post it back so I figure on...
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    User error with Dahua NVR5216-4KS2

    How to Find the IP Address of Your PC IIRC, I had to deactivate security warnings in I.E. Also add the NVR Ip to I.E. trusted sites. I may have reduced the security level to medium for the site as well, can't remember exactly. It's at medium now anyways. Try that..
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    Hikvision Compatibility

    I have a similar story. I have a cheap Chinese NVR and two cameras which are all branded Besder. After 5 months the 2 cameras died. I already had a 3year old Hikvision bullet working on the same NVR. Then I bought a Dahua camera to go with it. It works too. Technically I suppose it depends on...
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    DS-7608NI-SE/P Not showing live feed

    Perhaps start by reducing FPS...
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    Configuration loss

    Most welcome. I only added my "location" once you pointed out it wasn't listed... so you didn't actually miss it. Yes, the Menz sheds is a great concept. Am watching with interest. It's a shame the Ipcams aren't as good as the NVR. They cost $101 NZD (free ship) for the pair. They arrived in...
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    Configuration loss

    NZ I'm happy with it however it is my first NVR. (had a analog Fuho DVR before this). You may have read of my criticism of the CMS software supplied. I should comment about the way the software is written. It leaves a bit to be desired with user friendliness and the Chinese command of English...
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    Configuration loss

    It turns out there is no way of hard resetting these. They'd have to be sent back to China or at least the motherboards do. Given the cost of post I think just forget it.
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    User error with Dahua NVR5216-4KS2

    Windows command prompt: arp -a This command from Windows command prompt has helped me find and identify devices on my network in the past. Hope this helps.
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    Configuration loss

    Oh, I nearly forgot... Studying the Hi3516, there's mention of POR (Power-on-reset) It's listed under 'peripheral interfaces'. According to Wiki, A power-on reset (PoR) generator is a microcontroller or microprocessor peripheral that generates a reset signal when power is applied to the device...
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    Configuration loss

    Good idea. Only I don't have another POE injector, switch or NVR. The cameras are only POE, no DC jack. There is another Ip camera still operating via the NVR POE. It's an older Hikvision. The network cable running to it has flashing leds at the RJ45 whereas the 2 unresponsive IPcameras, their...
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    Configuration loss

    Searching around on this issue I note the chip is fairly common. Most of the "reset" talk is about lost password... but I can't even get to a log in page. I've run Onvif Device Manager, IP Search, arp -a ...nothing. Shame because as recent as last night I had the opportunity to do a hard reset...
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    Configuration loss

    Thanks Looney2ns, I should have done that. Unfortunately the cameras have now stopped working and aren't returning IP addresses. They are receiving power because IR is working. Onvif Device Manager doesn't detect them either. At this moment I think I need to factory reset them but can't find a...
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    Configuration loss

    Two IP cameras can suffer configuration settings loss when power is disconnected or at auto-reboot. It's happened about 4- 5 times since May. Auto-reboot is Tuesday 3:00am. NVR reboots at 1:00 same day. Behaviour isn't always identical. Sometimes IP address is changed, sometimes not. I've done...
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    H.265 NVR H.264 CMS

    Interesting, thanks. The situation here is it's much more convenient to use CMS rather than a monitor off the NVR. Of course that will all change when the cables get here however it would be good to have access from elsewhere on the network. What I've noticed is there's more control via monitor...
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    H.265 NVR H.264 CMS

    Thanks for joining in. Good to know you dropped H.265 When my cable parts turn up, I'll retry H.265. It seems like there's a lot to like about it. Given that it's new tech it may be that not everything is up to speed with it yet. BTW, I've searched high and low through the CMS program. There's...
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