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  • Darren Cassano

    I'm guessing your didn't RT*M lol as it describes how to do this.. :)

    to help you out..

    For each camera in camera management, select a line D1, D2, etc. then change the drop down box from Plug and Play to manual. 

    For C800 Cameras, you should be able to select onvif, your cameras IP, Username & password, leave everything else default and it will add your camera. it takes upto a minute per camera being added.

    Doing it this way means the NVR also supports all connection types including custom ones you can create a new profile for, then select that profile via the drop down box instead of onvif. (i.e. RTSP or HTTPS etc.)

    Updating the device via SSH is likely to render custom code written by Annke (or any other mfr) useless and is usually the case for all manufacturers.  It might be based on Linux, but if your Linux savvy then you know that after an update / upgrade, command names, switches and syntaxes often change. An IOT device sold with an OS would usually have a firmware update that has been tested with those updates. While I agree firmware updates to keep on top of cyber security threats can be improved across the CCTV industry, Annke aren't different to any other you will buy regardless of where and aren't the worst. Most of these can be mitigated by limiting what has access in and out of your internet router with proper firewall rules.

    The use of ActiveX and IE I too dislike, however research before purchase may have given you that information. IE11 is still technically supported, so fingers crossed they open up broader browser support.

    Hope this helps,

      

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  • Cliff Cogdill

    Yes, if I plug the C800 camera into the same PoE switch that the NVRs LAN port is plugged into, I can add it as an ONVIF device like the manual states; that much I knew. However, once I plug the camera into the NVR I can no longer reach the IP address of the camera. If I set the camera to plug and play in the NVR, then the camera gets a different IP address from the DHCP service running on the NVR.

    The setting I found to help a little more, was to enable virtual host under Network > Advanced > Other. This allows you to go to the Camera Management screen and connect to each camera directly. While this still isn't quite what I want, it gets me one step closer. I should also mention this setting is only available in the web interface.

    Also, in the Guarding Vision client you can adjust DHCP address range the NVR uses for the cameras under Control Panel > Device Management > Select your device > Remote Configuration > Network > General > POE field. When setting is in the same network as my home network, the cameras get IP addresses in the right subnet but I still couldn't get to them because they aren't in the same layer 2 domain; it seems like the NVR is acting as another router within the network, which makes perfect sense if you wanted a true closed CCTV system.

    If the cameras are plugged into the NVR ports you can either enable the virtual host setting in the web interface or adjust the POE field in Guarding Vision and use one of the NVR camera ports and connect into your switching fabric. If you choose the latter method, you have to be very careful not to get duplicate IPs because you now have two DHCP servers in the same subnet and no way to control reservations on one of them (NVR).

    As for Active-X I couldn't find anything on the product webpage as a requirement. All it states is: "Get remote viewing or playback via FREE ANNKE App, client software or browsers wherever."

    https://www.annke.com/products/h800-8ch-system#description

     

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  • Cliff Cogdill

    Update:

    Plug the NVR's LAN port and one of the NVR's camera ports into your network switch, plug the 4 cameras into the other remaining ports on the NVR. If you have 8 cameras, you will need a PoE capable switch to continue this setup and plug the 8th camera into one PoE port on the switch.

    Leave the POE setting in Guarding Vision set to 192.168.254.1, but still enable the virtual host setting in the web interface of the NVR.

    Add all the cameras to the NVR using the Plug and Play method. The cameras should come online with 192.168.254.XXX address.

    In the camera management section, either web interface or Guarding Vision client, click the link that should show up in the connect column. This will take you to the web interface of the camera.

    Once in the web interface of the camera, navigate to the TCP settings and document the MAC address, repeat this for each camera.

    Log into your router and setup DHCP reservations for each camera's mac address.

    Return to the NVR and web interfaces for each camera. In the NVR web interface ( or Guarding Vision ) modify the cameras entry (D1, D2, etc...) and change the 'Adding Method' to manual and update the IP address for that camera to match the value you used in the DHCP reservation on your router, select OK. Return back to the camera's web interface, navigate to the TCP/IP settings, click the checkbox for 'DHCP' and Save.

    After about a minute, the NVR should reconnect to the camera on the IP you setup the DHCP reservation for and keep using the IPCAM protocol. You should now also be able to log into the web interface of the camera directly. 

    While you don't technically have to go through the DHCP reservation method, it is recommended so that way your NVR and camera's IP's stay in sync.

    If you run into issues and can't connect to your camera, simply go back into camera management and change the camera back to 'Plug and Play' and hit OK. It should get another IP in the 192.168.254.XXX range.

    While going through this process, I realized the cameras Live Feeds will work on Chrome, Firefox, Brave, etc.. without Active-X but their firmware versions are a little newer; so perhaps there is hope for the NVR firmware as well...

     

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  • Raul E Watson

    This works, the only downside I can see is that you will need to connect the cameras outside the router to be reachable through the network and that also means you will need to buy an extra POE switch to connect them.

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  • Support Team

    Hello Raul E Watson,

    The PoE switch is one of methods when the PoE cameras are connected to the NVR indirectly.
    Another method is to connect a 12V DC power adapter to the camera's DC plug (though the placement might not be easy as the PoE switch)

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