Networking most DVR units is a challenge. If you want to view the DVR on your smart phone or on your computer remotely, you are going to need to know some basic networking. There are several variables in determining what you need to do. If you are not able to follow along with the guides you may need to hire a computer networking professional. A professional normally cost 100 bucks or more an hour, so you might just want to dig in and learn it. Save your money and follow along.
You will need to understand basic port forwarding concepts inside your router. You will also need to understand basic TCP/IP. And last, but not least you are going to be introduced to DDNS, dynamic domain name services.
If you don’t want to use DDNS you will need to contact your ISP (internet service provider) and order a static IP address for your home or business.