When setting up the P2P on Dahua recorders (NVR or DVR), in many cases you may get P2P offline or P2P not connecting.
In order to view Dahua cameras on the phone (via the gDMSS/iDMSS app) you need to have the P2P online and connected. In this guide, we will offer a few recommendations and tips on how to fix the “p2p offline issue”.
P2P troubleshooting on Dahua DVR/NVR
- Make sure the cabling is okay. Check the connection (cable) from the NVR to the router, and ensure that there’s no bad cable or loose connection.
- Make sure you have a stable internet service.
- Check if the device’s P2P function is enabled or not. Go to the Main menu > Settings>Network > P2P.
Untick and tick it again, save the settings and wait if the P2P shows up online. Sometimes you may need to wait 1-3 minutes.
- Make sure that the IP address of the recorder is set to DHCP mode. To enable DHCP go to the Main Menu > Setup > Network > TCP/IP and tick the DHCP (as shown below). On the Preferred DNS: 126.96.36.199 and Alternate DNS: 188.8.131.52. Save the settings.
- Check the information entered on the gDMSS/iDMSS app, make sure the username and password is typed in correctly. Consult this article: How to view Dahua cameras on phone via P2P.
- Reboot the NVR/DVR and check again.
- In some cases, the firmware on the recorder needs to be updated. Get the latest firmware and update the software on your recorder.
Note: this guide works for Dahua and their OEMs sold under these brands: Activecam, Advidia, Amcrest, Ameta, Ascendent, Backstreet Surveillance, BV Security, CCTV Security Pros, CCTV Star, CP Plus (Orange Line), Dax Networks, eLine, ENS (formerly Eastern CCTV and SavvyTech), Expose, Lorex, GSS, Honeywell, IC Realtime, Ikegami, Impath Networks, Inaxsys, IndigoVision, Infinity CCTV, Innekt, Intelbras, KBVision, Lumixen, Maxron, Montavue, Oco, Optiview, Rhodium, RVI, Saxco, Security Camera King (Elite), Space Technology, Speco, ToughDog, Tyco Holis, Tyco Illustra Essentials, Unisight, VIP Vision, Watchnet, Winic, Zuum.