Home Camera Repair How to Connect a Security DVR to the Internet

How to Connect a Security DVR to the Internet


Many modern security camera control systems contain a digital video recorder (DVR) device integrated into the system, as well as an Ethernet network interface. By utilizing this network interface along with simple wiring connections and some possible basic device settings changes, one may integrate the DVR into the local area network (LAN) and successfully connect the DVR to the Internet. The materials and devices required for the process are common and easy to attain at many retail and online stores.

Things You’ll Need : Security DVR device with Ethernet interface, Ethernet LAN router, Computer with Ethernet interface and Web browser software, Ethernet network cables


  • Connect the Ethernet router to the broadband Internet connection device. Plug one end of an Ethernet cable into the Internet interface of the router, usually labeled as “Internet” or “WAN.” Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into the broadband Internet connection device’s LAN port, often labeled as “LAN,” “PC” or numbered sequentially when more than one exists.