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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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    H.265 NVR H.264 CMS

    Thanks for the thoughts. As I understand it H.264 and H.265 are video compression standards designed to boost streaming. The latter is the newer and takes up less HDD space IIRC. I'm assuming that if I set the NVR to H.264 compression it will record in that mode, the downside being the extra...
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    H.265 NVR H.264 CMS

    I have a fairly new 8ch H.265 Besder NVR with 2 Besder Ipcams. It came with CMS software which is installed on a PC in the home network. I've waited till I have a reasonable grip of the systems' capability before posting so I've done quite a bit of study and poking around. Query/problem. If I...
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    P2P Xmeye

    Am not any closer to solving the puzzle of how to get the router VPN setup (from behind CGNat). Can anyone point to a tutorial? Meantime I found this very good tutorial on setting up XMeye not that I need it. This is already working here but f I had this info at the start... Putting here in...
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    P2P Xmeye

    I've been studying the situation but I'm in need of some help. They way I understand it is the home IP address is shared because it's behind CGnat. Therefore I can't forward any ports, so even DDNS is unavailable as well. How to set up a router (HG659) with VPN in this case? Please advise...
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    P2P Xmeye

    Thanks for thoughts. I read the secure network wiki with great interest. Big warning there is don't use port forwarding. There's a lot of talk about modern routers having built-in VPN. Indeed the router does have L2P2, IPsec. So the question is: can the HG659 router VPN be used successfully...
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    P2P Xmeye

    I've got a Chinese Besder NVR and IPcamera system up and running on XMeye for a homeowner. I've been asked to do the best I can do with what is there. The system runs quite well and was easier to setup than I was anticipating. Even XMeye wasn't too bad. Once I'd figured out their way of doing...
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    HDMI output distorted or no signal from NVR

    I received my NVR just a few days ago. According to listing pics it was equipped with hdmi only but it came with vga as well. This time it worked out nicely as I really didn't have a spare hdmi monitor. Can you borrow a hdmi monitor to help eliminate/isolate/diagnose the problem?
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    HDMI output distorted or no signal from NVR

    I have a Viewsonic monitor that "goes to sleep" if I attempt to set nvr with 1920x1080 resolution. Looking at monitor spec it only goes to 1440 × 900. Could this be your problem also?
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    Monitor choice, what's good

    I've been given the task of getting a cheap Chinese NVR set up and running. It proved to be nowhere near as bad as I was anticipating. The Besder nvr worked right out of the box along with 2 Besder cams. A 3rd Hik camera eventually yielded and that works as well. Xmeye worked once I figured out...
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    Another new member

    I may use Teamviewer to remote view if Xmeye P2P isn't reliable. I need to study it a bit more. I'm expected to do the best I can with what I've been given. In the end if it doesn't work/can't work then I'll have a very compelling case. So far I've got the system running with initial confusion...
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    HDD size minimum

    Thanks. The 500GB HDD is recognized as is working.
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    HDD size minimum

    Hi, I've been given the task of getting a Besder nvr8908t-q up and running. Also there is a used but supposedly good 500GB HDD with it. My initial thought is the HDD is very small but owner wants it going till a bigger one is purchased. Probably a silly question but will the system recognize...
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    Another new member

    Brief is get it sorted with remote viewing. Not using port forwarding..
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    Another new member

    Thanks. Very little info about these. It's a Besder nvr8908t-q with 2x Besder 5mp dome cameras. I guess I'll find out how these are..!
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    Another new member

    Hi all, I've been dropped in the deep end as I've been given the task of installing a Chinese NVR/camera setup. I'm learning fast. Systems have come a long way since I installed my CCTV 7-8 years ago. Thanks.
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