Applies to: Most of the Annke DVR
Let us take a DVR as an example to answer this question.
The DVR has 3 modes.
Mode 1: analog mode
8 analog cameras whose resolution is 1080P can be plugged into DVR directly.
Mode 2: network mode
4 IP cameras whose resolution is 1080P can connect system.
Mode 3: mix mode
2 analog cameras whose resolution is 1080P can be plugged into DVR directly.
At the same time, 2 IP cameras whose resolution is 1080P can connect system.
The system can only be in one mode.
1. If you want the system to connect IP camera, you need select mode 2 or mode 3. But in mode 2 or mode 3, the system is not able to connect 8 analog cameras. Do you mind that???
2. The IP camera cannot be plugged into DVR to get the image. They must be plugged into the router first. Here is the method of how to hook up an IP camera to DVR.
The steps are complicated. Do you mind that?
Besides, the IP camera needs to meet some requirements so that the system can connect it.
3. To configure wireless function, you also need access camera on phone or computer to set up wifi so that the camera can connect router by wifi instead of cable.
In other words, DVR can connect IP camera. But whether the camera can be wirelessly connected to the router depends on the IP camera itself. If your IP camera supports wifi, the system can connect it.
In summary, we don‘t suggest you use a DVR to connect IP camera.