All Reolink IP Cameras
With a Reolink PoE NVR, you can record video with IP camera without turning on the computer. To do that, first, you need to add Reolink IP cameras to the NVR.
To start with, please make sure all the IP cameras that you want to add to the NVR are on the same LAN as the NVR. Otherwise, the IP Cameras won’t be shown on the scanned list and can’t be added to the NVR.
The cable connections for PoE NVR are shown as below.
There’re two ways for you to connect a Wi-Fi camera to the PoE NVR:
- Connect the Wi-Fi IP Camera to PoE NVR directly via an Ethernet cable( you need an external DC power adapter for the camera as well).
- Connect the camera to the same router which the NVR connected, the network topology is shown as below:
The steps and interface of adding Wi-Fi IP cameras and PoE cameras to the PoE NVR are exactly the same. Steps are shown below.
Step 1. Log in to your NVR, and go to the IP channel.
Step 2. Select Auto Add, and click Scan so that all the cameras in the same LAN can be automatically shown on the list.
Note: the number of cameras that can be added to the NVR could be different, depending on the channel numbers of the NVR.
Step 3. If you never changed the password of the IP cameras (i.e. the password of the IP camera is the default password) and there are enough channels for all the cameras, you may press Apply to finish adding the IP cameras.
However, if you have changed the login passwords for the IP cameras or the number of IP cameras you have is more than the number of NVR channel, you may need to go through a few more steps.
Step 4. If you have an 8-channel NVR and 9 or more IP cameras, you need to choose which 8 IP cameras that you want to be added to the NVR. And for those cameras that you don’t choose, select None in Channel so they won’t be added to the NVR. You can also allocate the IP cameras to any channel you want.
Please NOTICE: You can’t allocate two cameras to the same channel, or configurations would fail to be saved.
Step 5. Passwords are required if you have set new passwords for your cameras. please drag the menu bar to the password column and input usernames and password.
Step 6. Click Apply if you have finished adding the cameras.