Every device that connects to a network needs to have an lP address and video surveillance devices are no exception. So here l will show how to enable DHCP on the Hikvision and Hitosino NVRs to get an lP address automatically.

It is very important to mention that do not forget to have your local router ready to work with the DHCP service, otherwise, there’s no way for the camera to get an lP.

Let’s dive into the details.


What is DHCP?

DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol which was created to facilitate the way network devices can have an lP.

A server or a router is in charge of distributing the lPs to the devices in a local network as soon as they are connected and ask for such information.

So when you enable the DHCP on a Hikvision/HITOSINO NVR, it will send a broadcast message to the network asking for the lP that can be used to become part of the network and have access to the Internet. See the image below.


Every router has a different menu to enable DHCP, but you can find the configuration in the “LAN Setup”, check it on your router.

How to enable the DHCP on the Hikvision and Hitosino NVRs

A. Using Hikvision software SADP

 Here are the steps to enable the DHCP using SADP : 

  1. Power the NVR and connect it to local network
  2. Run SADP and activate the camera
  3. Enable the DHCP service

Click “Modify” and refresh the SADP and you will see the IP address has been modified automatically.

Now, let’s see how to do it via a web browser.

sadp dhcp

B. Using the Hikvision and Hitosino NVR’s interface

Here are the steps to enable the DHCP on Hikvision NVR:

1. Power the NVR and connect it to local network
2. Click the ” Configuration” menu

poe-camera connection
  1. On the network > General menu, open DHCP
monitor nvr2

And that’s all. Just click the “Apply” button and it’s done.


C. Using the web browser

Here are the steps to enable the DHCP using a web browser. 


  1. Open a web browser (l.E.)
  2. Log in to the camera
  3. Open the network menu
  4. Enable the DHCP service
  5. Click “save”
poe-camera connection

After this step you can see what lP the camera got from the router and set it statically to guarantee you always know what it’s the lP it’s using (my recommendation).

Now you know how to enable DHCP on Hikvision and HITOSINO NVR, and you can use this knowledge to configure other devices such as cameras and DVRs. Or you can refer to related articles:

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