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I currently have RLN8-410 with 7 RLC-410 and one RLC-423. My RLC-423 can be seen on my LAN with the same IP address as my NVR but just different port. How can I update my other cameras to be seen on my lan so I can connect them to Blue Iris too.(blue Iris is quicker to connect on my phone then the app)
You can "see" the RLC-423 because it is a WiFi camera that is not wired directly to the NVR for Power Over Ethernet (PoE). The cameras that are connected to the NVR are [censored]igned IP addresses by the NVR which are not in your normal WiFi IP range. (Frankly, I am surprised that the RLC-423 has the same IP as the NVR. My [censored]umption is that it would get an IP address from your router.) This business of the NVR [censored]igning IP addresses to the cameras is a recurring issue on this forum. A number of people have pleaded with Reolink to let the customer decide IP addresses.The only way I know of to make the cameras "visible" is to have them get IP addresses from your router. i.e. instead of providing PoE from the NVR, install a PoE switch that is connected to your network and connect the RLC-410's to it instead of the NVR. An 8-port PoE switch is about $100.By-the-way, I can understand what led the NVR designers to do what they did. If the cameras are connected directly to the NVR, (1) it's a LOT harder to hack them because they are physically separate from the main network, and (2) none of the camera traffic goes over the main network. When networks were a lot slower than they are today, a dozen cameras blasting constantly could overwhelm the customer's main network. Today... not so much.Of course, with the cameras not visible, it also means that customers rely on the NVR and are sort of tied into the ecosystem.
My RLC-423 is POE only it doesn't have wifi capabilities. It's wired directly to NVR.
Yes, if you connect the camera to the NVR, you will not be able to access it separately. If you want to access it separately, you need to connect it to the router and let the router [censored]ign the IP for it. And then you can refer to How to Add Reolink Cameras to Blue Iris to add the camera to Blue Iris.
currently I have my PTZ camera connected to my reolink NVR and when I scan Network cameras on Blue Iris I can set up and view my RLC-423 camera. I added a screenshot to show Blue Iris and Reolink app showing the same camera at the same time.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WvqXKbxkn0ZHaeLnnn1No[censored]5COzkOZG6/view?usp=sharing
You are, of course, correct about the RLC-423 being PoE and not WiFi. I sometimes have trouble with the Reolink "Product" display and thought I was selecting WiFi cameras. Sorry.Have you tried email@example.com? It might be different people on the Tech Support help desk than on the community web site?Just wondering, what port number does Blue Iris find the RLC-423 at?
I checked this problem with our R&D people. May I know if you connect the RLC-423 to channel 1 on the NVR? If you are, it is normal that the camera on channel 1 is added to the Blue Iris. If you also want to add other cameras to Blue Iris, you should modify the video path according to the channel. For example, if you want to add the camera in channel 2 to Blue Iris, you should change the path as /h264Preview_02_main in step 5. Please check the sample graph in the attachment.lADPBE1XYDGYbmHNAiTNA2A_864_548.jpg
I checked this problem with our R&D people. May I know if you connect the RLC-423 to channel 1 on the NVR? If you are, it is normal that the camera on channel 1 is added to the Blue Iris. If you also want to add other cameras to Blue Iris, you should modify the video path according to the channel. For example, if you want to add the camera in channel 2 to Blue Iris, you should change the path as /h264Preview_02_main in step 5. Please check the sample graph in the attachment.
Thanks Carl, Ill try that out tonight.@Crimpon it was port 8000
*Update* This did work Thank You, step 5 I had to manually type but other then that it worked like a charm.Thanks Again!
You are welcome. If you have other problems during operation, you can contact our support team for further [censored]istance. Have a nice day:)
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