How to connect Dahua DVR to mobile phone (step-by-step)

In this article, I show you how to connect Dahua DVR to mobile phone.

The process is straightforward and also works with Dahua NVR and IP cameras.

First, let's take a look at how to set up your DVR into the network.

Connect the Dahua DVR to the network

Before connecting your Dahua DVR to a mobile phone, it's necessary to make sure the device's network configuration is correct.

Open the DVR network menu and check the IP address information.

The picture below shows an example of such a configuration.

Dahua DVR Network Menu

As you can see, the DVR has IP address, Subnet mask, Default Gateway, and DNS information correctly configured. The device can work in your network.

You also need to check which port number your DVR is using.

The default Dahua DVR port is 37777, but you need to make your DVR is using such a port, as shown in the picture below. 

Dahua DVR port numbers

It's not mandatory to use the default port. If your want to use a different port number, just change it and write it down to configure your mobile phone later.

You can add the Dahua DVR, NVR or camera to a mobile App.

How to set up the Dahua DVR on a mobile phone

Now that you have your DVR connected to the network, it's time to set up your mobile phone to connect to it. Use the mobile phone App gDMSS Lite or Plus.

Here's the step-by-step to add the Dahua DVR to the mobile app.

  • Download and install the gDMSS App on your mobile phone;
  • Open the App and go to the "Device Manager" menu;
  • Click the add (+) button;
  • Choose the type of device you are using;
  • Select the type of connection;
  • Insert the camera information;
  • Press "Start Live Preview";

The pictures below show how the process works.

Install the gdMSS App on your smartphone.

gDMSS Lite

- Open the Device Manager.

gDMSS Device Manager

- Click the Add button.

gDMSS Lite Device Manager Add Button

- Insert the DVR information.

Adding a Dahua DVR to a mobile phone

- Click the "Start Live Preview" button and choose the channel.

Dahua camera live in the smartphone

And it's done. You have your Dahua camera displayed in the App.

Be aware that the example in this article is for a local DVR in the network. If you are trying to add a DVR, NVR, or camera located in a remote office, please configure your router for port forwarding and use the external address.

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