Applies to: All Reolink NVRs and Cameras.
Generally, there are 3 ways to achieve remote access for Reolink cameras/NVRs.
Method 1: By Using UID (exclude the cameras in NVR security kits)
Step 2: Refer to the following three methods to remotely access Reolink cameras/NVRs.
- Remote Access on Reolink Client (Windows)
- Remote Access on Reolink Client (Mac)
- Remote Access on Reolink App
Method 2: By Using Domain Name (exclude the battery-powered cameras and the cameras in NVR security kits)
Step 1: It requires that your router has a public IP address, and the camera is connected to that router.
Step 2: Register a DDNS service account (for example, you may register a No-IP account). The DDNS service provider will provide you a domain name, and please refer to here to configure your DDNS on the camera/NVR.
Step 3: Please use the port forward function of your router to forward the required ports of your cameras/NVR to WAN network, please refer to here for port forwarding.
Note: The Port Forwards page varies depending on the specific type of your router. You may refer to the user manual of the router to set up port forwarding.
Step 4: Refer to Method 1 ->Step 2 to remotely access your device via Windows Client, Mac Client or Reolink App, but set the Register Mode as Domain Name/IP Address after entering the Add Device page.
You may also use the domain to Remotely Access Reolink Cameras/NVRs on Web Browsers. (just need to change the IP address to domain name)
Method 3: By Using IP Address (exclude the battery-powered cameras)
If you have a fixed public IP address on your router, then you don't need the DDNS service.
You may use the port forwarding function to forward the camera/NVR port to the WAN network, then login to the camera/NVR via that public IP address directly. Please refer to the Method 2 above for port forwarding.