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IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« on: March 16, 2013, 06:29:48 PM »
I set up a Lorex system today. In the DVR, the IP address was 192.168.001.102.  Port 80.  I used the CD that came with the system to set up autoforwarding. I set up an account at LorexDDNS.net. When I set up that account, when I logged in it listed my IP address for the DVR as 70.41.188.152. I don't know which IP address to forward the router to. I have tried both and neither works. Either way on my web browser I get a blue screen with no login box.

I would post a screen shot, but I do not know how to capture a screen shot within the DVR.

The router is using Port 80 and the DVR is also using Port 80. I am trying to connect to this: http://184dvr.lorexddns.net
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IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 06:39:06 PM »
Here are screen shots of the Lorex router forwarding screen, using each IP address.

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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 07:21:08 AM »
A bit more information-

I can access the cameras on the local network using the 192 ip address. But on Lorexddns.net, the ip assigned to the dvr is the 70 one. I tried changing this to the 192 ip, but it said that was an invalid address. And I cannot access remotely using the lorexddns.net url.

When I used the Lorex autoforwarding setup CD, I was using it at the remote location for that router. Should I be using it to set up the router where the DVR is plugged in? Do I have to set up the routers at both locations? I want to be able to check the cameras from work.

Also, the router at the remote location is Port 80, same as the DVR. Should I change the DVR to 8080?


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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 12:48:06 PM »
Also keep in amind a lot of home routers normally dont like reverse nat
http://www.pcwintech.com/test-for-reverse-nat

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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013, 01:27:54 PM »
I just tried connecting to you ad I get the lorex login screen so it is working :-)

As trpted said, most home routers dont like reverse nat.

So that means when your on the same network as the DVR you have to use its local IP. When outside your network, like I am, is when you use your DDNS name :wink:

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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2013, 04:04:46 PM »
After reloading the page a few times, I finally got the login screen. I logged in, but the cameras were not showing. A little box appeared that said "Reconnect. Connection Failed". Then the camera images started appearing. They drop out and then come back, then drop out again. But I guess it's working. Thanks for the replies!

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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2013, 04:17:49 PM »
All I am getting now are blue screens on IE, FF, and Chrome. I am at a remote location (totally different network and router), so reverse nat is not an issue.

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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2013, 04:22:18 PM »
Yeah it was loading very slow for me as well I noticed. I thought you might just have a slow connection lol

Try this instead. Change the http port the DVR uses to 8080 and change the port forwarding rule to match. Make sure to reboot the DVR when you do.

I will try to connect again when you do. It might be your ISP simply doesnt like people hosting on port 80, this test will tell us that :wink:

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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2013, 04:25:27 PM »
Ok, I will have to drive to the location where the DVR is, but I should have an update for you within 10 or 15 minutes.

I tried going to the url again on Chrome, and it prompted me to install a plugin. The plugin was SurveillanceClient.dmg which would not open. I'm going to ignore that for now unless you are familiar with it.

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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2013, 04:26:45 PM »
.dmg is a mac install file. Not sure why it asked you that unless your on windows lol

But lorex only supported IE last time I checked.

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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2013, 04:28:55 PM »
I'm on Windows 7. I'm mainly attempting to use IE but I also tried Firefox and Chrome just to see if the page opened. I am going to change the port to 8080 in a few minutes.

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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2013, 05:07:28 PM »
I changed the port number on the DVR to 8080, and changed it in the router forwarding settings as well. I was also now able to change the IP address in the LorexDDNS.net account to the IP address of the DVR. The internet connection where the DVR is plugged in is just slow (satellite service). I have to keep reloading the URL when it times out. It's probably going to be that way indefinitely due to the internet service at the location of the DVR. Thanks for the help!

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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2013, 05:12:56 PM »
http://184dvr.lorexddns.net:8080/

Still dog slow. satellite service is the worst type of internet you can get lol

It is dog slow and the blue screen is because we are waiting for the dvr to send us the active x control, where giving how slow the upload speed is from the satellite service it is taking to long to get.

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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2013, 05:47:00 PM »
Yeah, that seems to be the problem. I logged back into Lorexdnns.net and it had changed the DVR IP address back to 70.41.188.152. But that doesn't seem to be effecting anything, so I'll leave that alone. Thanks for all your help.

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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2013, 05:49:06 PM »
No problem :wink:

Also the DDNS name is suppose to point to internet IP, not the local. Thats why it changed, the DVR auto updates it. :-)

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Re: IP number changes and I only get a blue screen
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