When trying to view your cameras on your mobile there are two ways of doing this:
The first: QR Code/Serial Number
Majority of the new dvrs have now made it so easy all you have to do is scan a QR Code or enter a unique serial number which is allocated to your dvr and you’ll be on your way.
The Second: Port Forward/Ip Address
This is the harder option, where you manually configuring your router and then manually entering the settings on your mobile to view the cameras.
There are two parts to manually configuring the router:
The Port Forwarding part and the Static/dynamic IP address part.
I’ll run through both parts BRIEFLY.
How to port forward a sky router:
In your browser type in the address bar 192.168.0.1
This will bring you to the sky hub summary page click “Advance” at the top and this will ask for username and password, type “admin” as username and “sky” as password.
Once you enter the details it will bring you to the “WAN Setup”
In the “Default DMZ server” type in 192.168.0.xx This is the IP address of your DVR, this can be found in the network settings of the DVR. Then Press Apply.
The DMZ opens all the ports for that IP address.
Now that the port forwarding is sorted you need a IP address, you can get a static IP address from SKY for £5 extra a month or the other option is to get a dynamic IP address from third parties online, which vary from free to £25 a year. Most popular is Dyndns.org and No-IP. If you have a static IP then you don’t need to go any further, everything is sorted, if you choose the dynamic IP, then you need to register with one and then enter those settings in the “dynamic DNS” in WAN Setup. Each time sky changes the IP address, your router will update the new IP address against the IP address you just registered with the dynamic IP provider.
Your DVR network settings should be something like the following:
Ip Address: 192.168.0.114
Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.0.1
Preffered DNS: 192.168.0.1
Alternate DNS (if Applicable) 192.168.0.1
Leave port as it is.