Viewing a security DVR from outside the LAN
Posted on 2008-10-31
One of my clients has just installed a security system with four cameras feeding into a Honeywell HRDP DVR. The DVR connectes by Ethernet to a port on the office switch (a NetGear FSM726). The switch, in turn, is connected to a Netopia 3347NWG DSL modem with DSL service through AT&T.
We can see the video feed from the other computers on the LAN by putting in the DVR's LAN IP in a web browser. My issue is that I need to be able to have the video feed available to be monitored from an employee from their home (in case there is an alert or alarm at night on over the weekend). I am not 100% sure how to go about this.
If I log into the Netopia, I see the Local WAN IP address and the remore gateway address. I can also see the primary and secondary DNS addresses. When I go over to IP Passthrough section of the Netopia setup, it is disabled, but I also do not see the DVR's IP address or name in the list of devices.