- During the Startup Wizard, network check fails
- Device cannot be found in the network
- Device cannot get an IP address (Wrong IP settings)
- The Night Owl Connect CMS Software is not connecting remotely.
- Night Owl Connect App cannot connect while in local Wi-Fi
1. Check all cable connections
• Please, check that the network cable is not loose and is properly connected. Network cable must be connected from the DVR network port to one of the available LAN ports in the Local Router (e.g. LAN1, LAN2 etc.)
2. Check for damaged cable or ISP issues
• Unplug the Ethernet cable from your DVR and connect it to another device (e.g. laptop) to check the cable condition.
If you have an internet connection in the other device, this means that the Ethernet Cable works. Please plug the Ethernet cable into the DVR again and continue to Step 3 of this guide.
If you don’t have an internet connection on the other device, either the cable is bad, or you are having a problem with your ISP (Internet Service Provider)
• Connect the DVR using a different Ethernet cable and check the network connection as indicated in the next step.
- Check for the Ethernet port to show green and amber activity lights on the system.
If you still don’t have an Internet Connection after changing the cable, on the DVR or in the laptop, you must contact your ISP.
If you can see activity lights working, please restart your device. This will refresh the IP assigned to the DVR by your router. After restarting, your device should have an Internet Connection. If not,
please go to Step 3.
3. Check Network Settings and IP address
- Check if the IP address of the DVR is different from the default one.
|DVR/NVR Series||Default IP address|
The DVR's IP address must be different from the default one.
- Check if the IP address is set in DHCP (Static/DHCP disabled Configuration is recommended only for advanced users)
To check these parameters, please follow the next steps:
3.1 For CX Series DVR:
• Right-click anywhere on the screen and the quick launch bar will appear at the bottom of the screen
• Click on Main Menu (You may need to log in after this step)
• General Tab will appear and then select Network Sub-tab. On this screen, you can check the IP address of your device and verify if DHCP is enabled. (If you change the settings from Static to DHCP, please restart your device. This will refresh the IP assigned to the DVR by your router)
4. As a last resource, default the System to the factory settings.
(Note that all current setting will be erased but not the HDD recordings)
For help on factory reset your device, please, follow the next link: C50XFR Series: How to Factory Reset my DVR
If all Troubleshooting Steps Fail and a Warranty Claim is needed, please call our Technical Support Team. Our Technicians will need to make sure all steps were done. Please, have the device's model noted when you call.
Note: In order to remote connect the DVR/NVR using your smartphone or CMS, your network speed must accomplish some minimum requirements. Please, follow the next steps:
1. Use a computer with PC /MAC OS
2. Open a Website Browser and type www.speedtest.net
3. Right-clicking on Begin Test
4. See the download/upload speeds
NOTE: We recommend minimum 4 Mbps upload speed for your DVR. Consider that your Internet Connection is shared between all the devices you have in your home. So, you will need more than 2 Mbps of upload speed to have your device properly connected.