Reolink PoE NVR allows you to record videos for Reolink IP cameras without using a computer. To achieve that, you need to add the camera to the NVR first. This article will guide you to add your camera to a PoE NVR. 

Applies to: All Reolink IP cameras (excluding battery-powered cameras) and PoE NVRs with the hardware version H3MB18/N2MB02/N3MB01/N5MB01/N6MB01/N7MB01

The cabling for PoE NVR is shown below.


Here is a video for your reference:

You may then follow the steps below to add Reolink cameras to Reolink PoE NVR.

Step 1. Connect your Reolink IP cameras to the Reolink PoE NVR. There're two different ways of powering your IP cameras:

  • PoE cameras with PoE NVR

There are two ways of connection:

 a. Connect the PoE cameras to the PoE NVR directly via an Ethernet cable. (suggested way)

 b. Alternatively, you can power on this camera by a PoE switch/injector and connect to your router, then add this camera to the POE NVR system in the same local network.

  • WiFi cameras with PoE NVR

All Reolink WiFi cameras (except for battery-powered cameras) can be used with Reolink PoE NVRs, too. You need to connect them in LAN, the connection diagram is as below:

Wi-Fi Camera to PoE NVR


Note: Make sure all the IP cameras you want to add to the NVR are connected to the same network (LAN) as the NVR. Otherwise, the cameras won’t be shown on the scanned list and cannot be automatically added to the NVR.

Step 2. Log in to your NVR, and go to Channel > Channel Management.

Step 3. Select Auto Add and 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 may vary depending on the NVR channel numbers of the NVR.

Step 4. If you have never changed the password of the IP cameras (the default password of the IP camera is blank) and there are enough channels for all the cameras, the camera will be added to NVR automatically. 


If you have changed the login passwords of the IP cameras or there is no spare channel to display all the IP cameras, you may need to go through a few more steps.

Step 5. If you have an 8-channel NVR and more than 8 IP cameras, please choose the one of 8 you want to add to the NVR and click Replace to add the camera to this channel,

Note: You may assign the IP cameras to any channel you want, but you cannot have two cameras on the same channel, or configurations would fail to be saved.


Select one of the cameras you want to add to this channel and click"next" to add.


Step 6. If you have changed the User Name and the Password of your cameras, please find this camera displayed Incorrect account name and password then click Modify and use the soft keyboard to input the required information.



Step 7. Click OK to save and apply the configuration.

Here is a video for your reference to add the WiFi camera to the new UI NVR:


RLN8-410 (with the hardware version H3MB02) and RLN16-410 (with the hardware version H3MB02 and H3MB16) don't work with 8MP cameras including B800/D800. The 4k cameras can only work with RLN8-410-E (with the hardware version H3MB16 and H3MB18) and RLN16-410 (with the hardware version H3MB18). And only the RLN8-410(H3MB18, N3MB01) and RLN16-410 (H3MB18) support the Human/Vehicle detection function.