How to Notes: Setting Up DDNS [No-IP.com]
ICRealtime How-to Notes 96071
Setting Up DDNS [No-IP.com]
[This note applies to all ICRealtime ICR DVR's, NVR's, Hybrids]
! Before Proceeding !
Note that forwarding ports through your router/gateway device is required before you can access the DVR remotely. Do not proceed with this walkthrough unless this is finished!
For a general understanding of this process, please use the following links: Understanding Port Forwarding / General "How-To" Network your DVR
First we will need to setup a “NO-IP.COM” Account. Type in “Noip.com” in your address bar of your internet browser. Once this page has loaded, you will see “Personal Use” Below it it says “Get Started”. By left-clicking on get started it brings you to the next page. Scroll down till you see the No-Ip Free and left click on “Sign Up Now”.
After successfully signing up, check your e-mail for an activation message to confirm your registration to the site. Once confirmed, you should now be able to login through No-IP's homepage and get to your member console by clicking the "Your No-IP" option at the top of the page.
Now that you have your account created we have to generate a host for the DVR to update its WAN IP address on. Click the "Manage Hosts" icon when your member console opens. Then click the "Add a Host" button on the following screen.
The first question it asks you is to create a host name. Fill in a unique name followed with a pre determined domain on the right. This will form the complete host name you will be using to access the DVR from now on. The host type is for advanced DNS redirection/functionality; keep it set to "DNS Host (A)" for what we are doing. Now type in an IP address which does not need to be valid since when we set this up on to the DVR it will update the host with the correct IP address that is being assigned for that location. All further information is null for what we need to do so click on "Create Host" to finish.
You should be redirected back to the manage host console where you should now see your newly created host name. We will be using the host name that has already been created shown below as an example from this step on.
Now that the DDNS host name has been created for the DVR. We can now go to the DVR and login to the “Main Menu”. We need to bring up the DDNS menu to input our No-ip.com info. Start by getting in to the "Network" menu of the unit. Main Menu/Settings/Network. Now double click on the "DDNS" option in the panel at the bottom. If you do not see it at first, use the scroll bar to the right of the panel.
You should now see a menu as shown below. We will be using No-IP.org as the demo for setting up DDNS on the unit. Select "NO-IP DDNS" from the drop down that indicates "DDNS Type". Now click on the "Enable" box to activate the function. Do Not Change the “SERVER IP” and “PORT” the defaulted HTTP port will be 80 No Matter What. Now enter in the full domain name you used to create a new host through No-IP. For an example we used the one from a couple screen shots above. The "Host Name" refers to the username (e-mail address) that you used to sign up to No-IP with. The "Password" refers to the password you used to setup your No-IP account with the host name. If all is completed properly, you should now be able to check the host from No-IP and see that it has updated it with the most current IP address issued for that location. You may now use the domain name to login to the locally or remotely. The DVR will act as the update device to tell No-IP if the locations IP address has changed.
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