Forum General Discussion Can Reolink NVR be setup in a headless fashion.

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  • #176666

    paul
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    Just bought the 8 cameras (410) 3TB 16 channel NVR. My network closet is all run headless.
    Just checking to make sure…..
    I assume the NVR setup has to be done with a monitor. I have a Lenovo i7 tiny, that runs some VM’s and I drive it from Team Viewer. My plan is to have Reolink client running on it for the user interface to the NRV. I was hoping the client would discover the NVR and I could also set it up. Unless I am missing something, I guess I will need to hook up a monitor for the initial setup. Just in case there is a way I thought I would ask.

    So is there a way to set up the NVR headless?

    Also future questions, I do not see a Linux client. Again, I am new and could have missed something. I was hoping to use a Raspberry PI running the client, to display the cameras through one of the TV HDMI ports. But first things first, get the NVR setup, cameras installed, and then start having fun. 🙂

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    Carl
    Keymaster

    Hi Paul, yes, you can use the Reolink Client on PC(Windows or Mac) to set up the NVR. Refer to Add Reolink Cameras/NVRs to Reolink Client. But we don’t have the Linux client for it.

    #178476

    paul
    Participant

    Hi Paul, yes, you can use the Reolink Client on PC(Windows or Mac) to set up the NVR.

    Carl, thanks for the reply. I was not clear on my OP. I needed to do the initial setup. I was hoping when turning on the NVR and it powers up for the first time into the setup, that it would get a dhcp address. Then assuming you are on the same subnet, the “setup client” which could be a part of the Reolink Client, would do a discovery and you could then do an initial setup. For example, set the IP and Admin Password. Then you could use the Reolink Client to find cameras and finish. Not that big of a deal borrowed a monitor from work, got the IP in, then did as you said and used the Reolink from that point.

    But we don’t have the Linux client for it.

    My thought there was to use a Raspberry PI to display the cameras on one of my TV’s HDMI ports. I might be able to accomplish that by a different route. I notice in the setup there are different ports. Of course, there is http and https. Also Media, RTSP and Onvif. I have googled RTSP and Onvif enough that I have a feeling I can use my plex player connected to the TV already to maybe do what I want. Lots to learn and I bet there will be a ton of questions here before long.

    Just curious, again, is there anything explaining connecting Plex to the NVR?
    While i am at it, I would also use the camaer system in my Home Assistant.

    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by  paul.
    #178786

    Carl
    Keymaster

    Hi, to initial set up the NVR via the Reolink Client. You may just finish the installation and connection on the NVR and cameras, then log in the NVR via the Reolink Client on the LAN to set it up. When you connect the NVR’s LAN port to the router, it will obtain an IP address from the router automatically. And the default login account is “admin” without the password.
    For the Raspberry PI, I’m not familiar with it. Hope you may get help from other users. But for the Home Assistant, we have the plan in next year and you may subscribe our emails to get the news: https://reolink.campgn4.com/Subscribe-Us.
    Have a nice day!

    #180060

    paul
    Participant

    But for the Home Assistant, we have the plan in next year and you may subscribe our emails to get the news: https://reolink.campgn4.com/Subscribe-Us.

    Signed up. Do you have a beta program? Any hints you can share?

    For the Raspberry PI, I’m not familiar with it.

    A little video and description of a PI.

    More questions, but that will be for other threads. 🙂 Thanks again.

    #180434

    Carl
    Keymaster

    Hi Paul, you may submit a request to the support team and ask them to add you to our beta plan testing users list and they will contact you when they need the test help. Have a nice day!

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