In this article, we will show you how to access a Hikvision NVR or DVR using IPv6. Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the latest revision of the Internet Protocol (IP) and the first version of the protocol to be widely deployed.
IPv6 was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to deal with the long-anticipated problem of IPv4 address exhaustion.
We will access the NVR or the DVR via the web browser (Internet Explorer) and the iVMS-4200 camera management software. So before you start, make sure you have downloaded the latest version of the iVMS-4200 and have it installed on your computer.
Also, make sure that the Hikvision NVR/DVR on IPv6 is available in the same network segment as your computer. At the same time, IPv6 address of NVR/DVR is unalterable.
Access your Hikvision NVR or DVR via IPv6 on web browser
Step 1. Get the IPv6 address of NVR/DVR directly from the recorder (Configuration > Network Settings) or through the SADP tool.
Step 2. Type the IPv6 address into the URL address bar of the web browser (use Internet Explorer). Check the picture below, type exactly the same way.
If the device’s http port is not 80, you need add the port number like this:
Step 3. Click Enter and you’ll be redirected to the recorder’s login screen. Type the username and password to log in. So, now we have accessed our recorder using IPv6.
Access the NVR or DVR via IPv6 on iVMS-4200
Step 1. Get the IPv6 address of NVR/DVR directly from the recorder or via SADP.
Step 2. Launch iVMS-4200 software and click on “Add device”. Enter the IPv6 address, port, username, and password into the client software.
Step 3. Click on the “Add” button to add the device. That’s it, we added the system on the iVMS-4200 by using IPv6.
As you can see, it’s quite easy and logical to access a Hikvision recorder (NVR, DVR) via IPv6. It doesn’t matter if you use the iVMS-4200 software or a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
Simply punch in the IPv6 address and you should be able to log into the camera or recorder.