Connecting 16 IP Cameras Through 4 POE Ports

Having some time off from my more summed up and more extensive based subjects, I will examine an extraordinary workaround that can help enormously with the Gen IV G4-NVR-P NVR (Organization Video Recorder). This workaround will permit a client to utilize every one of the 16 of their IP cameras over the NVRs 4 POE ports. It’s not to say that this method can’t be applied to other NVRs with worked in Poe’s, yet these means are well defined for this specific NVR.

Gear Required

1. The Gen IV G4-NVR-P NVR
2. 2 x 8-Port PoE Switches or 1 16-Port POE Switch
3. Admittance To Your Organization, A PC, and 1 Free Organization Port

Foundation Data

While utilizing the G4-NVR-P NVR every one of the four PoE ports in the back are doled out to 4 distinct IP addresses inside the NVRs individual organization. These IP address utilize the default passage of and the IP tends to begin at and go through.68. Port 1 is assigned.65 and port 2.66 etc. These 4 locations are hard coded into the case and can’t be reset.

Moreover Gen IV IP poe camera are coded so that in the event that they are embedded into these ports, they will have their standard location overwritten for these IP addresses. This would cause it to appear to be that something like 4 IP cameras can be utilized between these 4 PoE ports, this anyway isn’t correct with a touch of inventiveness and work.

Get A PoE Switch

Contingent upon the number of IP cameras you have on the framework (up to 16) you can decide if you will need 2 8-port PoE switches or 1 16-port PoE switch. I would suggest 2 8-port PoEs as it will assist with diminishing the weight on each port. With the end goal of this article we will expect 2 8-port PoEs and continue in regards to that kind of arrangement.

Setting up Your IP Cameras

In the first place you will need to introduce 2 IP cameras straightforwardly into the third and fourth PoE ports on the NVR. These will be allocated and designed to the.67 and.68 IP addresses consequently. This is the simple task, presently comes the drawn-out part.

Next you will appoint pristine IP locations to every one of your leftover IP cameras. To do this you will interface them each in turn to your organization and reset both the IP address and the default passage. This must be done each in turn in order to keep away from IP clashes between cameras as they’re generally set to a similar default address.

To change the settings you should login to the cameras from your PC and do so physically. To login to the IP camera you should realize its ongoing IP address, this is normally for Gen IV, however you can counsel the manual for different brands. Whenever you’ve signed in you will undoubtedly have to enter a secret phrase and client name (for the most part administrator/administrator). At long last when that is completely dealt with you will need to explore to the arrangement and organization segment of your IP camera. It is in here that you will change your IP address to a 10.1.1.?? address, I would recommend setting it at.69 and afterward each resulting camera at the following number up (don’t set any of them to.65 – .68). Next you will change the default door of the camera to

You will presently have to turn off the main camera you did this with and go through every single other IP camera that you have left and do likewise, while making a point to relegate every one of them their own interesting IP address. You might need to take notes or imprint which camera is appointed to which IP address during this interaction.

At the point when this is completely said and done you will take the IP cameras and fitting 6 of them into every PoE switch (recall 2 cameras are as of now arrangement on the NVR). You will next plug both PoE switches into port 1 and two of the PoE ports on the NVR. Presently comes the following monotonous part.

You should login to your NVR and go to the distant gadget menu. It is in here that you will physically add every one of your extra IP cameras. While doing this ensure every one of them are set to “Private” under the producer setting, and afterward put in the new IP address. After you’ve done that allowed the NVR to find and distinguish the camera. However long this is effective you can approach doing likewise for each extra camera. Toward the finish, all things considered, you will presently have each of the 16 IP cameras working through just 4 PoE ports on the NVR.

It ought to be noticed that relying upon the maker of you IP camera you might need to change a couple different settings while physically adding the cameras. Settings, for example, username or secret key for instance.


There are 2 vital advantages to setting up your organization reconnaissance framework along these lines. The as a matter of some importance is the reducing of stress on your primary home or business network by just in fact having 1 piece of reconnaissance hardware associated with it (your NVR). The subsequent advantage is that of safety, as there is simply 1 passageway to your IP cameras, and that is through the NVR; this is significantly more gainful than having various cameras on the organization, all with their own passages.

Yet again ultimately I will take note of that this is a model for the G4-NVR-P NVR and not implied for other NVRs; despite how this equivalent kind of methodology might have the option to be applied to other NVRs, yet it might take some tweaking relying upon the inner organization arrangement of your particular NVR.

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