C624M-C (5/06) 143SETTING UP NETWORK PROPERTIES
The DX8000 networking capability allows you to network up to five DX8000 together. You can configure such networking options as follows:
•Configuring the DX8000 for Network Access
•Setting Up DHCP
•Setting Up a Static IP Address
•Setting Up TCP/IP and Bandwidth Throttle
•Setting Up DNS/WINS
•Setting Up COM1 and COM2 Port Properties
This section describes how to set up DX8000 network communication and includes the following topics:
•Configuring the DX8000 for Network Access on page 143
•Setting Up TCP/IP and Bandwidth Throttle on page 145
•Accessing Network Information on page 146
•Setting Up DNS/WINS on page 146
CONFIGURING THE DX8000 FOR NETWORK ACCESS
Using the TCP/IP protocol, up to five DX8000 Series DVRs can be networked together for remote viewing and management. In addition, up to five
simultaneous PC, web, and mobile clients can connect to each DVR. The DX8000 Series DVR supports both static IP addressing and dynamic
addressing through Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Consult your network administrator for more informat ion on IP address
The system must be turned on and connected to a secured, private network, and you must be logged in with either Power User or Administrator
access to configure network software settings. You must reboot the DVR for any network configuration changes to take effect.
This section describes how to setup network access and includes the following topics:
•Setting Up DX8000 Network Access on page 143
•Setting Up DHCP on page 144
��Setting Up a Static IP Address on page 144
Setting Up DX8000 Network Access
To begin the network setup process:
1. On the DX8000 toolbar, click . The Setup dialog opens to the Camera page.
2. In the Setup dialog box, click . The Network page is displayed.
3. Click the Network tab if it is not already visible.
4. Enter a new name for your DVR in the Site Name field. (Site names can be up to 30 characters in length. The default site name is DX8000.)
5. Enter a unique System ID for your DVR in the System ID field. (System IDs must start with a letter, must be 15 characters or less, and cannot
include spaces or special characters.)
Your DVR’s site name is used to identify your system to clients and other DX8000 servers. Your DVR’s system ID is used to uniquely identify
your system on a local area network (LAN). System IDs are required to prevent possible conflicts with other network devices.
6. Set up the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or static IP options. For information on setting up DHCP or static IP addressing, refer
to Setting Up DHCP on page 144 or Setting Up a Static IP Address on page 144.