Hikvision NVR, DVR and camera via IPv6

In this post, let’s talk about how you can access a Hikvision recorder, DVR or camera via IPv6.

The IPv6, or Internet Protocol version 6, is the most recent version of IP (Internet Protocol) but the first widely developed version. Developed by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), the IPv6 was made to aid anticipated exhaustion problems of the IPv4 address.

In the steps below, we will be accessing a Hikvision recorder (NVR/DVR) through a web browser, particularly Internet Explorer, and utilizing the iVMS-4200, which is a camera management software.

Prior to gaining access, you will need the latest iVMS-4200 version installed. You should also ensure that the IPv6 and the Hikvision recorder are available in the same network as your computer.

Note that the IPv6 address of your recorder is unalterable.

Access a Hikvision recorder via IPv6 through Web Browser.

To begin, you will need to find the IPv6 address of your Hikvision NVR/DVR straight from the recorder. To do so, go to Configuration and then Network Settings. You could also find it in the SADP tool.

Once you have the IPv6, type it into the URL address bar of a web browser.

See a real example below where I have access to my Hikvision NVR using the IPV6 IP address:

http://[2601:586:cf80:dc70:9a8b:aff:fed4:300f]

IPV6 Address in the Web browser

The previous example is for a web browser, but you can also use software such as i-VMS-4500 or Hik-connect.

Hikvision camera on mobile using Hik-connect via IPV6

Here’s an example of the Hikvision camera on the Hik-connect for End User.

As you can see, the configuration address is an IPV6 address.

IPV6 Address for Hikvision camera

The picture below shows the Hikvision camera using the IPV6 address.

Hikvision Stream in a mobile using IPV6

Access a Hikvision recorder via IPv6 through iVMS-4200

After finding the IPv6 address of the Hikvision recorder through the device or via SADP, launch the iVMS-4200 software. 

Once open, select Add device and enter the address, your username and password, and the port into the software.

As you can see in the following picture, the IPV6 address is used for the configuration.

Hikvision IPV6 Address

And here we have the live video stream from a Hikvision NVR using the IPV6 protocol. Cool, huh?

iVMS-4200 live video via IPV6

That’s all.

Now you have your Hikvision NVR ready to go.

Video: How to use IPV6 on Hikvision NVR, DVRs and cameras

You can learn more about IPV6 on Hikvision devices by watching this video.

Video: Hikvision IPV6 Address

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Final Thoughts

Yeah, it is that easy to access a Hikvision recorder via IPv6. Whether you use the iVMS-4200 software or a web browser like Internet Explorer.

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