Jump to content

Hikvision camera's not working on switch, but work on router

Recommended Posts



I am new to this forum. I have installed many analog and IP cameras professionally but I worked with a IT expert and he did most of the networking. Now I am installing four DS-2CD2145F-IS gray market Hikvision cameras at my home and I cannot get more then one to show up on my un-managed switch (netgear FS116) they all show up fine if I replace the switch with a router, they work fine on the switch individually. My former coworker is 4,000 miles away, so I thought I would try the forum.


I have them set with static IP's - that much I know.

The subnet mask appears to be correct for my network.

Using HTTP port 80 and server port 8000 for all four cams.

I have checked using Hikvision's SADP tool and iVMS-4200 - same problem with both.

I did a "arp -a" cmd ping on the network, it confirms that it sees the cameras on the router but not on the switch.

I tried a different switch with the same results.

I confirmed that my router does not have a firewall that would block the cams - and if it was something hidden I would think it would affect it with either a switch or router.


I am pulling my hair out, I have been at this for 8 hrs and have current security threat that I need to be monitoring, not messing around with the network.


I suspect it is something obvious that I am just completely missing.


Please let me know if you have any ideas?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Does your router have progtammable ports ? I do not know if their is even such a thing. Have you checked patch cables between the router and switch? Do you have a pc or other device that is working off a separate switch and have you tried plugging into that switch to see if it works then

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now