a friend has a swann DVR in his shop and he had a company run cameras, wire, configure the DVR (swann DVR), etc...but when it comes to networking/static ip's, port forwarding, etc...he didnt have any networking equipment installed at the time, in his shop.
i work full time and i work with systems that were well out of his price range, which is why i didn't do the install/buy the equipment.
of course every piece of documentation is sitting in a dumpster.
i have already statically assigned the DVR the following IP: 192.168.1.2 and opened the following ports in his router: 9000, 81, 18004 and forwarded them to 192.168.1.2
i can access the DVR from the web browser by going to http://hisDDNShostname:81
(client running on his PC updates the IP when it changes)
i login with the user name/password i setup in the DVR and everything works great
i downloaded the swann DVR app on his iphone and logged in and see camera views, but this is where the problems occur.
it asks me for port # and max channel
i assumed the port was 9000 because that is what it showed me on the browser when i logged in and i dont know what max channel is. is it asking me how many channels i want accessible on the iphone? he has the 8 channel dvr with 7 cams.
when it works, it seems to only work some of the time. i know that his no-ip account is working properly because i am able to test it from my web browser in a different location. if no-ip wasn't working, i wouldn't have been able to see his cameras off site.
i am wondering if i have all of the ports open for the mobile device/app (swann dvr for the iphone), maybe i missed something?
has anyone setup a swann dvr for web/iphone access?
here is a pic of the router settings
i am logged in, off site right now, and these are the settings i see on his DVR
media port and web port: