June 12, 2015
Purchased a IPOB-TP2ip150L2812-B camera and I'm trying to connect it to a Hikvision DS-7700 Series NVR.
I can get the TP camera connected to my network and it can be viewed through IE from a computer on the network. However when connected to the NVR with a built in POE switch it cannot be detected by the NVR.
I've tried several things. The camera IP is static to 192.168.1.2. The NVR IP's run in the 192.168.254.X range. I reset the camera IP to DHCP hoping it would grab the correct IP within the range of the NVR. Not good.
I tried to force the NVR to look for the camera at the 192.168.1.2 IP. Not found.
I set the NVR camera settings to ONVIF protocol, management port 80, video port 1 with DHCP enabled on camera. Not found.
I set the NVR camera settings to ONVIF protocol, management port 80, video port 1 with ip at 192.168.1.2. Not found.
The NVR has many different protocols: Hhikvision, Acti, Arecont, Axis, Bosch, Brickcom, Canon, Hunt, Onvif, Panasonic, Pelco, Psia, Samsung, Sony, Vivotek, Zavio.
Am I using the wrong protocol for this camera, wrong ip settings, or am i missing something completely different to get the NVR to see it? Any help would be much appreciated.
The first thing is I do not know the exact procedure for the HikVision equipment, but I will do my best to help you out. With our NVR's with built in POE the TP camera needs to be set statically to match the scheme of the switch, in your case it is 192.168.254.x. Once that is done go through the NVR and the NVR will not find it automatically so you will need to add it manually.
Here is an article on how the camera should be configured before connected to the NVR. Thanks.