Applies to: N48PI/N44PI/N46PI/N44PAM/N48PAW/N46PCK/N88PCH/N441Y/N481Y
As the adding camera steps for the built-in switch are the same with the ones for the PoE interfaces, we take the instruction of connecting to the network cameras via the PoE interface as an example.
The PoE interfaces enable the NVR system to pass electrical power safely, along with data, on Ethernet cabling to the connected network cameras.
For the NVR which supports the PoE function, it can connect to the network cameras directly via the PoE interfaces. And if you disable the PoE interface, you can also connect to the online network cameras.
As for N48PI, when you want to connect 2 online cameras and connect 6 network cameras via PoE interfaces, you must disable 2 PoE interfaces in the Edit IP Camera menu.
Add Cameras for NVR Supporting POE Function:
Before you start:
Connect the network cameras via the PoE interfaces.
- Enter the Camera Management interface: Menu > Camera > Camera
Note: The cameras connecting to the PoE interface cannot be deleted in this menu.
- Click the button, and select the Adding Method in the drop-down list.
● Plug-and-Play: It means that the camera is connected to the PoE interface, so in this case, the parameters of the camera cannot be edited. The IP address of the camera can only be edited in the Network Configuration interface, see Configuring General Settings for detailed information.
● Manual: You can disable the PoE interface by selecting the manual while the current channel can be used as a normal channel and the parameters can also be edited.
Input the IP address, the user name and password of the administrator manually, and click OK to add the IP camera.